cookies4meq wrote:We have a Fisher wood-burning stove. Old model. Can I burn coal in that stove or does it get too hot?
I am tired of cutting wood and it's getting harder to find as my area turns more suburban every year.
If you don't mind treating your wood stove as disposable -- and its located in an area that can't burn the house down then the answer is yes - you can burn anything you want.
Last winter I beat the crap out of my Vogelzang boxer by constantly over-firing it and tossing in big lumps of coal to sweeten the pot.
It constantly glowed cherry red as did the stack pipe. The coal was not burnt efficiently, but enough to put out probably 150K BTUs on some nights!
All the gaskets are cooked and now the stove leaks like a sieve.
Even damped all the way down is eating thru wood like cotton candy :=)
Its mind over matter. If you don't mind then it don't matter ... you can burn coal in a wood stove.
The real questions is *should you* - or should you go find a used coal stove and burn coal right.
.....I get a kick out of seeing my wood stove glowing like Rudolph's nose on Chirstmas eve.