Just my 2 cents worth

Just my 2 cents worth

PostBy: rampage84 On: Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:55 pm

We have an old Glenwood cabinet stove I got at a garage sale 24 years ago for $15.00. I burned wood in it the first couple years but with the price of wood and all the work, that ended. Just used it for power outages. This year I got a half ton of bagged nut coal to try. We have electric heat in our 1000 sq ft cape and the bill from mid Nov to mid Dec was $376. After that bill I got going and used the stove full time. Our mid Dec to mid Jan bill was $109. Mid Jan to mid Feb was $125. So half a ton of coal per month at $150 per half and being warm is working out for us. At first I had trouble keeping the fire going for more than three days but reading this forum I've finally got the hang of filling the box up to the bottom of the door and the fires being going for two weeks now. I know our stove is nothing fancy but it works great. I remember a few below zero nights I had to crack a couple windows because it was so warm in here. The dogs wouldn't even sleep in the livingroom,lol. BTW I use Blaschak coal and have no complaints about it.
Besides being an interesting read this forum has been a great help and I just wanted to say thanks.
rampage84
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood
Stove/Furnace Model: #14 Cabinet

Re: Just my 2 cents worth

PostBy: billw On: Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:04 pm

Talk about a hell of a buy. 15.00 and the payback is hundreds a month in lower electric bills. Congrats.
billw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: GOODBYE OIL COMPANY

Re: Just my 2 cents worth

PostBy: coalvet On: Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:05 pm

Welcome to the warm house gang, how about some pics of your stove if you get the chance!

Rich
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane Model 404
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: NG Boiler

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Re: Just my 2 cents worth

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:31 pm

rampage84,

Always good to hear from another happy coal burner. You say your stove is not fancy. Your stove looks terrific in your avitar :!: The only inferior stove is one that doesn't heat well. Sounds to me like your Cabinet stove is a winner. :)
grizzly2
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.

Re: Just my 2 cents worth

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:27 pm

I'm very happy you finally discovered the treasure that you had all the time and didn't know it. Glenwood stoves are among the best ever made and they were in business for many decades. Be proud of it and make good use of it. :D
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

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