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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- Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300 with hopper
- Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Nut
- Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators (fuel oil); propane
- Location: Central Maine
Replacing the chimney, make sure you get adequate height to maintain a good draft through the coal bed. From the picture I would guess your present chimney has maybe 12 or 13 feet from the stove outlet to chimney peak??? That seems a bit skimpy. Perhaps Hitzer can give you a recommendation on that as well. One nice thing about those metal chimneys, it's easy to add a section.
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