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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Post Fri. Jan. 23, 2009 8:41 pm

Cap wrote:Did I ever tell you I like THERMOMETERS? :lol:
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And you like them big! I can read them from here. :D
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator
Coal Size/Type: Nut and Stove
Other Heating: Heat Pumps
Location: Lehigh Twp, PA

Post Fri. Jan. 23, 2009 8:42 pm

grizzly2 wrote:
Cap wrote:Did I ever tell you I like THERMOMETERS? :lol:
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Your basement looks like the laboratory of a mad scientist :crazy:

Yea, I ain't winning any prizes for neatness or best looking set up. :oops: That picture is from 2006. But that corner is quite busy with well tanks tied in parallel, electric, cable, phone, hot water & coal stove. That's a handful. :D
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Post Fri. Jan. 23, 2009 9:56 pm

Nice engine room! Now I want more thermometers.

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Post Sat. Feb. 07, 2009 2:25 pm

Just bought a new thermometer. I put it (as directed) 12 inches above the stove on my chimney. I'm wondering if I might be better off putting it on the stove itself. Any thoughts on this? My main goal here is to get the most efficient burn for my buck. Also, if I put it on the stove, where should I put it, front, side, etc. AND...what temps am I looking for on the chimney or on the stove. Thanks for the help!

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