Coal Stove Stopped Venting Outside

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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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby
Coal Size/Type: nut
Location: Uxbridge, MA

Post Mon. Nov. 03, 2008 11:16 am

Someone was smoking a cigar in the basement and had a box fan in the window. It didn't occur to me that it could be sucking air from the stove, but the stove was out so that must have been the path of least resistance. I do have a carbon monoxide detector next to the stove and near the bedrooms, so I know there has been no issues when the stove was lit. I'll be monitoring this issue - and asking the cigar smoker to open a window so this doesn't happen again.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland
Location: Michigan

Post Mon. Nov. 03, 2008 11:30 am

Better yet, smoke that stinky cigar out doors or not at all !!

Greg L.
Burning Pea/Buckwheat through an antique stoker [semi retired SSboiler],
Running an Axeman-Anderson 260M boiler burning Pea, About 150-250#per day
Farming, Fixing, Fabricating and Flying: 'spare time' what's that?

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