Burning Anthracite in a Brunco Hearthglow Insert

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 Thu. Feb. 12, 2009 11:34 am

Manual for a Brunco Hearthglow insert says to burn bituminous coal. Does that mean I can't burn anthracite? I live in a suburb where smoke/soot would be an issue, hence the desire to burn anthracite.

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Post Thu. Feb. 12, 2009 1:01 pm

See your other thread
Anthracite Vs Bituminous ?
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Post Wed. Nov. 12, 2014 6:46 pm

had a hearthglow many years ago at timr seemed well built burned all bit and huge amounts of wood in it heated 2 story farm house a large mud room with it but the underfire draft control sucked on it allways had problems with it a lot of heat with the wood but would not burn coal as it should have //// there again it was classed as a coal only and it sucked as that .burned w. virginia coal .kentucky and southern oh. coal in it and really didnt do its job ..just my experiance with that stove !!

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