JOHNSON BROS Coal FURNACE?

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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sandman
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Post Wed. Sep. 10, 2008 8:57 pm

anyone have one or know anything about them?

i did a search and didn't find anything.

a friend is looking at one tomorrow and wanted to know if it's a good furnace.

he's going to burn wood and coal.
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LsFarm
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Post Thu. Sep. 11, 2008 11:56 am

Hi sandman, do a google search for US Stove and look at the Hot Blast models Your photo looks very similar.. US Stove sells several furnace models.. most are better wood burners than coal burners.. but if the price is right, and you have a good chimney, you can make it work.. With the price of fuel today and the backlog of new stoves/boilers/furnaces,, any product to help with this season's heating is a good thing.

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Running an Axeman-Anderson 260M boiler burning Pea, About 150-250#per day
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Post Thu. Sep. 11, 2008 1:06 pm

Shaker grates?
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Post Thu. Sep. 11, 2008 5:18 pm

Sandman thanks for posting for me, I figured I better register and learn what I can

I went and looked at the furnace the shaker grates were warped from too much heat, after not being able to find any info on the maker I passed on the deal, still looking for something similar for my paint shop...
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Post Thu. Sep. 11, 2008 8:35 pm

thanks, I passed the info on.

btw: as far as he knew it had shaker grates
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Post Fri. Sep. 12, 2008 8:01 am

plasticweld wrote:I went and looked at the furnace the shaker grates were warped from too much heat
Do a google search for the grates, even measure them up for a close match. There are a few stove parts joints that have a plethora of them at very reasonable prices. If they can be had it would be a shame to pass up a good deal.
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