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scalabro
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Location: Western Massachusetts

Post Mon. Dec. 08, 2014 8:14 pm

Ok, my buddy has a nice old barn/shop/man cave. Heat asked me about a coal stove. I suggested an old coal gravity furnace stripped of its tin work. I think they look great with no clothes on and must generate a huge amount of heat. Right now there are several on craigs cheap. I bet if we looked hard enough we could get one free.

Good idea, what say you?

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Post Mon. Dec. 08, 2014 8:16 pm

make sure you "get one thats already outta the basemoosa. :crutch: or ya might wind up needin FF's surgeon......

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scalabro
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Post Mon. Dec. 08, 2014 9:12 pm

Yes Sir, they are heavy.

Found this video, it's Huge.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OW0hZEi17bM

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Post Mon. Dec. 08, 2014 9:33 pm

That's a little one. nice big heat exchanger. Just make sure of grates and fire pot.

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Post Mon. Dec. 08, 2014 9:40 pm

scalabro wrote:Yes Sir, they are heavy.

Found this video, it's Huge.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OW0hZEi17bM
Holy crap ! I want one !

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Post Mon. Dec. 08, 2014 9:59 pm

Smokeyja wrote:
scalabro wrote:Yes Sir, they are heavy.

Found this video, it's Huge.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OW0hZEi17bM
Holy crap ! I want one !
We had a couple over the years. No bottom in ash pit. Better have good floor protection if going in living quarters. Could burn your house down.

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Post Mon. Dec. 08, 2014 11:39 pm

I was thinking more of the Middle of a garage with a concrete floor . Just neat from what I saw in the video .
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Post Mon. Dec. 08, 2014 11:40 pm

Double post ...

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Post Tue. Dec. 09, 2014 6:39 am

Hey I've messed around with one of those doughnut type looking stoves seen in the video!! A buddy of mine had one in his 40X60 non insulated, dirt floor garage. You talk about some massive intense heat. We mainly burned wood, trash, oil, and just about anything else that would burn. Couldn't tell you how many times I saw that stove, and or stove pipe glowing.... Really wish I could get him to come off of it, those suckers are worth every penny.

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Post Tue. Dec. 09, 2014 8:25 am

There is a 'Heatrola' looking wood/coal unit with a door big enough to shovel in coal, in a town called, Granby, $45, on Western Ma. C/L. That, with a ceiling fan, might work for him.
Cheers

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Post Tue. Dec. 09, 2014 5:02 pm

D-frost wrote:There is a 'Heatrola' looking wood/coal unit with a door big enough to shovel in coal, in a town called, Granby, $45, on Western Ma. C/L. That, with a ceiling fan, might work for him.
Cheers
Thanks DF!

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Post Wed. Dec. 10, 2014 10:10 am

Member PACOWY has the one you are looking for. Stay warm

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Post Thu. Dec. 11, 2014 6:43 pm

I have tended one of these beasts for a friend that was laid up last winter and they definitely throw off some serious heat. The one I used burned all papers and burnable trash and wood. you could fill it to the top with wood and it would put out great heat. I wouldn't want to put one in an old barn with a wood floor or anything. This was a converted old barn with cement floor and block walls with no insulation.

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Post Fri. Dec. 12, 2014 9:31 pm

I have one up for sale on Craig's List, in Pa. It Really does throw the heat! The only reason I'm selling it is due to my work schedule. I'm away some days 13+ hrs and this beast needs to be feed around the 10th hr. Recovering from a low fire or no fire usually takes me another 2hrs. Very heavy cast iron.
If anyone else needs a great furnace, price is negotiable.

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Dave
P.S. it is already on ground level, and ready to load up.

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Post Sat. Dec. 13, 2014 1:40 am

Scottscoaled wrote:Member PACOWY has the one you are looking for. Stay warm
Thanks, Scott.

I have collected a few to keep them from going to scrap. To me the design and materials, as well as the appearance, make them good candidates for "recycling" as stoves. Beware, though, that they tend to be free or cheap for a reason. Like anything 50+ years old they have some parts that don't always work like they did when they were new (pickin' my words carefully here :lol: ). A unit mistreated during use, extraction or handling, or components that are beyond their useful lives, are worth about $0.10/lb.

Mike

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