Old Stove Info

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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SemperFi
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Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: H.F. hopper 90k btu
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Post Mon. Sep. 22, 2008 12:13 pm

Just wondering if anybody had any info on this old stove. I found it at a flea market a few weeks back for $50 and was wondering how old it was and where it was made. It was purchased to look at not to burn as I would never trust it in my home. Any info would be great.
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Post Mon. Sep. 22, 2008 12:52 pm

Nice find! Why wouldn't you trust it? Probalby works as good as the newer ones! They used them in the old days probably all the time.
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Post Mon. Sep. 22, 2008 1:32 pm

These guys can. Check theirs out.

http://www.vintagestove.com/past2.html
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Post Mon. Sep. 22, 2008 3:46 pm

Great site, love the old stoves. My stove is solid with no cracking or rot, I just would have a hard time burning it in my house. I did fire it in the back yard just for fun when I brought it home. I used a 6 foot stack and about 30 lbs of nut coal, amazingly enough it wasnt that hard to control the burn, I got about 7 hours out of it ( not so good). I got 375 deg on the side of the stove and 650 plus gas temp(not very eff.). The stove is fairly tight but not air tight, I would fear having a runaway stove.
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Post Sun. Oct. 05, 2008 2:58 pm

coaledsweat wrote:These guys can. Check theirs out.

http://www.vintagestove.com/past2.html
Hmmm, a company restoring stoves in my hometown? Now that is interesting. I wonder if they are restored for use or strictly for looks.

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