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Replace a Wood Stove?

Posted: Mon. Mar. 10, 2014 11:59 am
By: char1300
Thinking of replacing my wood stove with a hyfire 2 wood stove is in my living room with a brick Chimney I've Never Used Coal Kinda Scared About Installing All Seems Complicated

Re: Replace a Wood Stove?

Posted: Mon. Mar. 10, 2014 12:02 pm
By: Carbon12
Coal is much easier than wood. Just a slightly different skill set. Looks like you're perfectly set up for coal!

Re: Replace a Wood Stove?

Posted: Mon. Mar. 10, 2014 12:09 pm
By: char1300
so there still a learning curve with a leisure line hyfire? my other idea was a Harman p68 I know BIG heat differance
:shock:

Re: Replace a Wood Stove?

Posted: Mon. Mar. 10, 2014 12:15 pm
By: Carbon12
Learning curve isn't as steep with a stoker stove over a hand fired stove. Nothing to be concerned about. This forum can teach you everything you need to know. Pretty much in real time! :D you really don't want a wood pellet stove if you have access to anthracite coal.

Re: Replace a Wood Stove?

Posted: Mon. Mar. 10, 2014 12:38 pm
By: freetown fred
How ya set for power outages in your neck of the woods?

Re: Replace a Wood Stove?

Posted: Mon. Mar. 10, 2014 1:02 pm
By: char1300
not set up at all for power outages thats next years project was going to get a battery back up system for the harmen from what ive seen on here seems like I can do the same for the hyfire

Re: Replace a Wood Stove?

Posted: Mon. Mar. 10, 2014 1:09 pm
By: freetown fred
Good, then that's not a concern :) Learning curve is no big deal on them thar girly stoves :clap: toothy --that'll get a couple people wound up ;) ---plug em in & enjoy---BUT, just remember, the only stupid questions, are the ones we don't ask, so take full advantage of all the tried & true experience on the FORUM :)

Re: Replace a Wood Stove?

Posted: Mon. Mar. 10, 2014 1:10 pm
By: titleist1
Welcome to the forum.... We are happy to offer info, experience and advice but could use some additional info...

Couple questions....
I noticed you had a couple posts last fall, how did that heat calc work out, did you get an idea of BTU requirements?

What part of the world are you living in, easy, economical access to anthracite?

Do you experience frequent prolonged power outages?

Were you able to satisfactorily distribute the heat from your woodstove?

Do you have a current central heat system that could be used to distribute the BTU's from a stoker or hand fed that would more evenly heat the house than what the woodstove already does?

Re: Replace a Wood Stove?

Posted: Mon. Mar. 10, 2014 1:31 pm
By: char1300
this was my first winter in the house also my first year burning wood. When I bought the house it came with 5 cord of wood so I figured I was going to use that this winter from what I can find for info the wood stove is 50,000 BTU the house is 1600 squre feet no basement it does have crawl space under it there is also a oil furnace. I've kept that at 55degrees so if I was away to long it would keep the pipes from freezing. I live in northern maine there are places that sell coal though a lot more sell wood pellets. wood stove is extremely messy especially when its in your living room. as far as power outages go we lost power 3-4 times this winter for a couple hours each time. getting the heat moving around the house is doable (is that a word) I run two ceiling fans constantly a 20 inch box fan the kitchen and laundry rooms furthest away are 5 degrees cooler using this method.

Re: Replace a Wood Stove?

Posted: Mon. Mar. 10, 2014 1:50 pm
By: northernmainecoal
You'll be very happy if you switch to coal. I live in PI and have been burning coal for 4 years now. I think our coal prices here are pretty reasonable considering how far it has to be trucked. There's a place in Mars Hill that sells Kimmel for $300/ton bulk (only bagged) and the place in Easton has Blashak coal that is the same bulk price.
If you haven't yet it would be worth your time to check out the Hitzer stoves in Easton, they are a great stove and the prices are reasonable.

Re: Replace a Wood Stove?

Posted: Mon. Mar. 10, 2014 2:13 pm
By: char1300
looking to put in a girly stove :x ;) needs to be easy as my girlfriend needs to tend with it :D

Re: Replace a Wood Stove?

Posted: Mon. Mar. 10, 2014 2:18 pm
By: northernmainecoal
I'll send my wife over to show her how to tend a Hitzer :lol:
The 30-95 is her stove, I get the EFM :D

Re: Replace a Wood Stove?

Posted: Mon. Mar. 10, 2014 2:42 pm
By: char1300
wow this is truly a friendly forum never thought someone would be sending me their wife :D :shock:

Re: Replace a Wood Stove?

Posted: Mon. Mar. 10, 2014 2:58 pm
By: char1300
heat loss calculation 59,904

Re: Replace a Wood Stove?

Posted: Mon. Mar. 10, 2014 3:17 pm
By: windyhill4.2
For even heat distribution rig your furnace fan to run on low speed 24/7 ,that will give you even heat throughout the house.