Side Vent Hand Fired

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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treysgt
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Post Sun. Mar. 09, 2008 4:48 pm

Anyone know if it is possible to do a 'side-vent' with a hand fired stove? My Dad is thinking of getting a coal stove but does not want to run a chimney and does not want to go stoker.
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coal-cooker
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Post Sun. Mar. 09, 2008 5:00 pm

Yes it is possible. They sell what is called a power vent, but you need power to run it. This can be a problem if you loose power, unless you have a battery backup system to automatically kick in if power goes out. Check Harman, they sell them I believe.
Justin S.

Burning anthracite nut & pea coal in an old Crane Coal-Cooker since 1985.

There is nothing like a bin full of coal to give you that warm fuzzy feeling. OH, I forgot to mention the fridge full of beer.

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Post Sun. Mar. 09, 2008 8:13 pm

I was under the impresion that power vents were used for stokers only?

BK
"Corn Stoves", It is morally wrong to burn something you can make into Whiskey!

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coal-cooker
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Post Sun. Mar. 09, 2008 8:58 pm

They may be, I've never used one, just seen them advertised. For myself, I'm a little leary of anything that requires power to get the carbon monoxide out of my house. I will rely on a chimney. I know there are a lot of strings on power vents here, hopefully someone that owns one can help out with info.
Justin S.

Burning anthracite nut & pea coal in an old Crane Coal-Cooker since 1985.

There is nothing like a bin full of coal to give you that warm fuzzy feeling. OH, I forgot to mention the fridge full of beer.

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Post Sun. Mar. 09, 2008 9:21 pm

I believe, Harman has one, which is auto feed, direct vent. Meaning, it doesn't need power or chimney. This may be the one or they may have more than one.

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Post Sun. Mar. 09, 2008 9:36 pm

Also, Keystoker.

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Post Mon. Mar. 10, 2008 8:15 am

bksaun wrote:I was under the impresion that power vents were used for stokers only?

BK
They have power vents for everything now a days, pellet, wood, coal stoves and oil, gas boilers, water heaters. We have one on our oil water heater.
Adam

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