Burning Wood in a Coal 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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Stove/Furnace Make: dutch west medium Hitzer 354
Stove/Furnace Model: Farm & Fleet style wood

Post Wed. Aug. 27, 2008 8:53 pm

I would like to buy a coal stove to try and burn the locally available bit coal. If the bit does'nt work out due to smoke,ash, etc. will I have a stove that can due a good job of burning wood. I hate to drop the dough on a coal stove if it does'nt work.

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Post Wed. Aug. 27, 2008 9:21 pm

Wood and bituminous have similar draft requirements so yes is the short answer. Check the bituminous forum as there is a lot of info that can help you in there. The choice you make for a stove is important, not all of them will perform well with both fuels.
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