Quality of Coal? Weso Stove Troubles

Very popular in the 70's and 80's there is many brands of smaller hand fired coal stoves from many European countries. These can also date back to the turn of the last century. Imported stoves would include such brands as Franco Belge, Saey and Efel among many others.
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Post Tue. Feb. 05, 2008 7:17 pm

Here's a picture of the shaker grate all the way over to one side. It "twists" the other way too. Basically, it pivots on that "X" you can see below the grate.

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Post Tue. Feb. 05, 2008 11:52 pm

That's better than stationary but it's still not great, not much movement there. Only thing I can suggest is giving it harder shakes. e.g bang it around a bit assuming its sturdy enough for that but I wouldn't go overboard.
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Post Wed. Feb. 06, 2008 4:27 pm

I just put the new seals on the doors so I think I'll fire it up and try it. Worst I can do is waste a bucket of coal.
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Post Thu. Feb. 07, 2008 10:14 pm

jpete wrote:I just put the new seals on the doors so I think I'll fire it up and try it. Worst I can do is waste a bucket of coal.
How did the bucket of coal do.
I read this stove is only 5k btu, Is it really that small.

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Post Fri. Feb. 08, 2008 8:36 pm

xackley wrote:
jpete wrote:I just put the new seals on the doors so I think I'll fire it up and try it. Worst I can do is waste a bucket of coal.
How did the bucket of coal do.
I read this stove is only 5k btu, Is it really that small.
I haven't gotten to fire it up just yet. I don't know how many BTU's it puts out, the data plate on the back says 8000 watts, IIRC. Anyone know the conversion?
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Post Fri. Feb. 08, 2008 8:57 pm

jpete wrote:
xackley wrote: I haven't gotten to fire it up just yet. I don't know how many BTU's it puts out, the data plate on the back says 8000 watts, IIRC. Anyone know the conversion?
27,312 BTU

W x 3.414 = BTU
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