Winter Storm, No Power

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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jpd989
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hand Fed Coal Stove: D.S. Machine Basement Stove #3
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat and Chestnut
Stove/Furnace Model: LL110k Boiler
Location: Mt Cobb Pa.

Post Wed. Oct. 29, 2008 12:57 pm

We had a little storm yesterday. A nice heavy wet snow that left 11 inches on the ground. Broken power lines and no power for 8 hours. Glad I kept the Alaska Hand fed. It kept the house warm. I guess I will keep this stove, thought about selling it and making a couple of bucks. It gives me a good feeling to know I can keep my family warm if this happens again.

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Stove/Furnace Make: harman
Stove/Furnace Model: sf250 magnafire
Location: upstate n.y.

Post Wed. Oct. 29, 2008 1:31 pm

. thats why I have a hand feed stove. I don't have a generator so its a life saver. what kind of alaska stove is it?

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Stove/Furnace Make: harman
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Post Wed. Oct. 29, 2008 1:33 pm

ok didnt see. You have the kodiak. does it have the heat shield plates on it and the hopper. I saw one one time it was quit the beast.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hand Fed Coal Stove: D.S. Machine Basement Stove #3
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat and Chestnut
Stove/Furnace Model: LL110k Boiler
Location: Mt Cobb Pa.

Post Wed. Oct. 29, 2008 1:36 pm

No hopper. This is an older model. Just says Kodiak on it and it throws some seriouc heat when opened up.

bigchunk
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Stove/Furnace Make: harman
Stove/Furnace Model: sf250 magnafire
Location: upstate n.y.

Post Wed. Oct. 29, 2008 1:43 pm

im very sorry I did a search on your posts and seen the pics you sent. your stove is very nice I bet it kicks out the heat bigtime. good luck with it.

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Gibraltar LCC
Stove/Furnace Make: Gibraltar
Stove/Furnace Model: LCC
Location: Schuylkill County, PA

Post Wed. Oct. 29, 2008 7:40 pm

That is the main reason why I went with a hand fired, we live out in the country and a few years ago, we were without power due to ice on the power lines. Well, never again!

Good luck and enjoy the heat!

Dan

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