Riteway coal/wood stove

Riteway coal/wood stove

PostBy: badxmple On: Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:12 pm

Hi everyone I am diving into mastering the art of coal burning after burning wood for 20+ years. This forum I just had to join it is the most interesting one I found and the most informative. You guys are truly professional in this field. I just bought a old farm house in NY that has a old RitWay coal/wood stove in the kitchen area flued thru the old fireplace to a masonary chimney. Has anyone heard of this stove. I think its from the 50s it has a reflector safety shield all the way around it which makes it fully enclosed. I think it is about 40.000btu plus there is still a load of coal in the backroom so I know the old fellow who owned the farm used it alot. I wish he was still around so I could ask him all the questions. I tried for four days to keep the coal going but after reading in here I found I was doing all the wrong things. Now Im excited to get back to the farm just to try all over again.Thank you Bob
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PostBy: LsFarm On: Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:43 pm

Hello Bob, welcome to the forum. If you can post a photo of your coal burner, maybe someone will recognize it.

Let us know how the coal burning goes..

Greg L.

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PostBy: badxmple On: Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:57 pm

LsFarm wrote:Hello Bob, welcome to the forum. If you can post a photo of your coal burner, maybe someone will recognize it.

Let us know how the coal burning goes..

Greg L.

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Hi Greg I should be going back up there next week I will take some pics and post them for sure I have no internet up there so it may be awhile until I can post them. I hope I can master it by the time I get back home. By what I read here I should have no problem now that I know to fill the stove with coal rather than try to keep a small fire. Draft under a full bed is where I think I was going wrong.My draft was around the coal because the box wasnt full. Bob
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