Which Stove

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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tomjol
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Post Thu. Jul. 17, 2008 9:03 pm

Hello, all!

This is a great site!
I have an 1850 square foot, two story house, and I’m trying to find a stove with the largest fire box, and that is most efficient I will be burning mostly wood, but I want be able to burn coal also, if I need to, for some reason or another.
I checked out the Hitzer 354, which looks pretty good, but I think the Harman Mark III has a bigger firebox. Or are there other stoves to check out?
There are several large turkey farms in my area that are hauling stoker coal from Decker, Montana, so that’s the kind of coal I would be using, do any of you guys have any suggestions?

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LsFarm
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland
Location: Michigan

Post Thu. Jul. 17, 2008 9:09 pm

Moving this topic to the hand feed forum

Greg L.
Burning Pea/Buckwheat through an antique stoker [semi retired SSboiler],
Running an Axeman-Anderson 260M boiler burning Pea, About 150-250#per day
Farming, Fixing, Fabricating and Flying: 'spare time' what's that?

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coal berner
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520
Location: Pottsville PA. Schuylkill County PA. The Hart Of Anthracite Coal Country.

Post Thu. Jul. 17, 2008 9:24 pm

tomjol wrote:Hello, all!

This is a great site!
I have an 1850 square foot, two story house, and I’m trying to find a stove with the largest fire box, and that is most efficient I will be burning mostly wood, but I want be able to burn coal also, if I need to, for some reason or another.
I checked out the Hitzer 354, which looks pretty good, but I think the Harman Mark III has a bigger firebox. Or are there other stoves to check out?
There are several large turkey farms in my area that are hauling stoker coal from Decker, Montana, so that’s the kind of coal I would be using, do any of you guys have any suggestions?

You will need a stove that will burn Bit coal soft coal any coal coming from Motana will be bit coal Not Anthracite Both
of them stove are for Anthracite coal I do not know how well or if at all they will burn Bit coal
J.C.

Heating house & water with a 1986 electric furnace man DF520 using buckwheat Anthracite coal

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