blrman07 wrote:I recently acquired an Efel Ambassador 350 coal stove for $150 because the owner sold his house and is moving to Florida. Info on the internet said it was probably manufactured in the early 80's and has a capacity of 41K BTU's per hour burning pea coal. The draft control is via a hand control knob and a thermostatic bulb which controls a plate that is at the combustion air inlet pipe at the rear of the stove.
Everything necessary came with it. The stove cames with grates for burning wood or anthracite pea coal. The previous owner burned wood in it. I took out the wood grate and put in the coal grate. I installed the front and rear vase, installed the left and right locking pieces, installed the front deflector and the adjustable coal hopper plate is set on the middle tabs for pea coal. I have three slicing knives and the ash pan. I do need to get a two pronged handle for lifting the top loading plate and a slip on handle for removing the ash pan. Other than that it's ready to go but I have a question.
I am used to having stove pipe slip OVER the stove outlet. The outlet for this stove is in the rear middle. The outlet has a 6 inch ID and a 6 1/2 inch OD. The inside of the outlet has a plate in it with a 4 inch diameter hole in the center. The 6 inch single wall stove pipe slides INTO the stove outlet very snugly, not over it, and goes right up against this plate. When I check soot marks inside the stove outlet ( he burned wood ) I can see that the previous owner did exactly that. He put a 6 inch stove pipe inside the outlet, snug against that plate and put a screw in it to hold it in place. It appears to be designed for this type of installation. It appears that as long as the 6 inch pipe is snugged tight against the plate inside the outlet and sealed with high temp silicon, there will be no leakage.
I would love to include photo's but I can't find the patch cord that goes from my camera to the computer.
If anyone has an Efel Ambassador or similar stove and can verify that the stove pipe slips into the stove outlet I would appreciate it.
amypl wrote:I just moved into a house with an Efel Ambassador 350. I want to burn wood but the stove was used for coal.
I have 2 questions:
1-do I need to use the wood grate that I don't have (there is a grate that looks built in) ?
2- There is a plate in the back that you can adjust and that I can push back and forth, what is this for and do I need it for wood burning, it takes up a lot of room in the fire box.
Okay I have one more question, does anyone know where I can get a free manual for this stove?
Thanks, it's getting chilly in the mountains of VA