Burning Fresh Paint Off 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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hugg
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Post Mon. Sep. 08, 2008 2:43 pm

Hi all, I just fired up my hand fired stove after painting it :D . I took the advice of some of the people on this forum by starting a fire in it now when the new paint can burn off (with windows open) WOW! what a nasty smelling experience :sick: . lots of smoke too. I am glad my wife was at work cause the whole house was filled with smoke. Would recommend other coal rookies like me do the same. :yes:

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Post Mon. Sep. 08, 2008 3:50 pm

What kind of paint did you use? I've used Rustoleum High Heat and never even noticed it.

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Post Mon. Sep. 08, 2008 5:20 pm

I also used the Rustoleum and it smoked very little but it did get a little smelly-not bad though. Much better than paints I used years ago. I also used Krylon High heat on some of the pipes on the boiler and it performed the same as Rustoleum. All in all it was "Not too bad good".
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Post Mon. Sep. 08, 2008 5:40 pm

I used Stove brite.

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Post Mon. Sep. 08, 2008 11:29 pm

And how big of a fire was in the stove? :shock:
You want to 'cure' the paint not not incinerate it! :lol:
I am not an engineer, train or otherwise!
I stay at a Holiday Inn at least once a year!
Most of all I do have common sense and a practical application of logic.
Oh, add humor, on the dry side, along with a wee bit 'o sarcasm.

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Post Tue. Sep. 09, 2008 10:00 am

I don't have a thermometer on stove. it was not hotter than an average coal fire and I am judgeing that by the fires my father used to have in his coal stove. I am new to burning coal in my own house. however my father burned coal for 25 years and I tended to the fire a lot growing up. :D

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