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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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Location: Western N.Y.

Post Fri. Sep. 12, 2008 7:02 pm

Looks like a fine stove to me. Good luck.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert
Location: Stillwater, New Jersey

Post Fri. Sep. 12, 2008 8:13 pm

efo141 wrote:
Wood'nCoal wrote:Looks to me like it was designed to burn both wood and coal, it has air vents both above and below the grate.

Just make sure you close the overfire air spinners when burning coal.
My New yorker and my freinds Harman Manual both say to leave the overfire spinners open some until the coal is burning to prevent coal gas from building. I know nothing about burning coal, just what ive read.
You can do that, but it's easy to forget to close the overfire draft once the coal gets going. If you add the fresh coal a little at a time and leave some burning coal exposed you won't have this problem.
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