Working on the Stove.

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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bigchunk
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Post Sun. Jan. 11, 2009 6:07 pm

this is me one evening getting the stove ready for the night.

the stove could've been let go for an hour or two longer but it was time for me to go to bed cause it was very late.

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Post Sun. Jan. 11, 2009 6:08 pm

heres part two of the video

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Post Sun. Jan. 11, 2009 6:09 pm

this is part three

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Post Sun. Jan. 11, 2009 6:27 pm

Looks like your ready for arctic temps!

I hope the "LITTLE". SF-250 is up to the task. :P :lol:

RS
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Post Sun. Jan. 11, 2009 9:21 pm

Holy crap! I thought you were going in there for a while. Working that close,
you won't loose your tan, but maybe your eyebrows ! Nice video !

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Post Sun. Jan. 11, 2009 10:04 pm

I don't read the hand fired stoves section all that much because I use a "girlie man" stove and don't know much at all about a hand fired. But I did find the video interesting because I have never seen a hand fired tended to before. I have thought many times about picking up a used one to put in just in case the power goes out, but thats something I don't think I'll do just because of the cost of stove and having to keep whatever type of coal it uses on hand. Power doesn't usually go down for all that long anyway. Cheaper for me to pickup a UPS and a couple deep cycle batts. to power stove until power is back up. Now I see why they call them a "manly man" stove. I guess if your in an area that is prone to frequent or extended outages they would be the cats %@#. Thanks for posting the video so that others can see whats really involved in running one of these.

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