With the much needed help of coal berner, he got my 1st coal fire in the Gibraltar LCC going the other morning. My 1st two attempts of the fire tended to fill up the room with smoke. Once he had it going, the basement was a nice 85 and the upstairs was a very warm 80. I really enjoyed watching the "blue ladies" dance in the stove and could not believe how much nicer the coal heater was compared to the P.O.S. gas unit we had in the past. I guess the old saying of once you go black (coal), you never go back. lol
Again, a big thanks to Coal Berner! His wisdom and knowledge of coal and willingness to help me out is what makes him a great friend.
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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- Joined: Fri. Jan. 25, 2008 9:34 am
- Stove/Furnace Make: USS Hot blast
- Stove/Furnace Model: 1557M
- Location: upstate NY
Well if you got coal berner to help, your off to a go start.His Knowledge of coal and how to burn it made my life much EZer.And all I did was read his posts.