zjodie wrote:I bought a Franco Belge manual Coal Stove, I think the model is 10.1475. The stove is in fantastic shape, but, the guy who sold it to me told me it burned Nut coal, but I now see by the posts that it burns pea coal. My problem is that I just bought 2 ton of nut coal 2 weeks ago and I'm pretty sure I would be impossible to return it How bad it is to but nut coal in this stove and how do I go about doing it? Or am I just gonna be cracking 2 tons of coal this winter? Thanks in advance for your help
Richard S. wrote:It will burn but you better be careful to not overfire it which will warp the front and back hopper plates. It happens often with those stoves with pea and it will be even easier to do with nut. See if you can get another 1 or 2 tons of pea delivered and mix it with the pea. That's range, most people are not aware you can do that. It gives tyou the benefit of both and nearly every customer I had actually preferred it once they got it. Not all dealers offer it though.
1 ton may be hard to get delivered but most dealers will accommodate if you can wait for it because eventually they'll have a empty slot in your area if they have a lot of customers there. Call them and tell them you're in no hurry. I used to take 1 ton orders but they waited a few days to weeks. All depended on my schedule.
Richard S. wrote:That's one thing Hudson never did, they had customers for every size. If they didn't they would sit on it until they had a buyer. At one point before Katrina they must of had 100,000 ton sitting there. You need a lot of capital to do that though. If the rice got short they might mix some buck in it or they had crusher that went right onto the belt going into the screening plant they run some pea through.
Perky wrote:I can live with that.
Where in NEPA are you?