Hitzer 503 Coal Insert

Modern and vintage hand fired coal stove are similar to a wood stove and in some cases can burn either. They need to be regulated and fed by hand usually every 12 to 24 hours depending on your usage. They require no power to operate making them ideal for rural settings with long power outages.
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Joined: Sat. Jan. 19, 2008 11:21 am
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hyfire 1;House Pocono;Garage
Location: Central,Pa.

Post Thu. Feb. 21, 2008 8:42 pm

Before I bought a stoker stove I fired a Alaska Kodiak gravity fed stove. I cut 2ins. off the sides and back of the hopper to let more coal down on the fire. I tried it with and without the hopper and found the hopper left the coal down slower and spread out better as I would shake it down. worked real good for me. :D
If at first you don't succeed,keep trying till something gets broke! LL-(2) Hyfire1 and a Pocono. KEEP AMERICANS WORKING Dave

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Stove/Furnace Make: us stove
Stove/Furnace Model: clayton 1800 wood/coal furnace
Location: chester county PA

Post Thu. Feb. 21, 2008 9:29 pm

enjoy your stoves gentleman,let the little ones learn now so you can relax in front of your stove later. as for the wives, they'll get over it! besides who ever died from a blister. when my daughter was born my wife had me child proof the whole house, I agreed w/ most but not my fireplace, thats where I drew the line. when we were kids you learned hard and fast.

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