New to Coal, a few questions

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Re: New to Coal, a few questions

PostBy: offcoursey On: Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:16 pm

I see the stairs in your pictures now... It looks like it could still be moved over some to get a better angle.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glacier Bay
Stove/Furnace Model: Glacier bay

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Re: New to Coal, a few questions

PostBy: dlj On: Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:53 pm

I think your set-up looks just fine like it is. I like my MPD closer to the stove, but it should work fine there. A lot of guys on here like baros put in, I don't use one, only a MPD. The real test is if it gives you any problems or not. I've run stoves with much longer runs than that. You've got a nice high chimney, should have good draft...

Just my 2 cents...

Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Castings Resolute
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Baseheater #6
Coal Size/Type: Stove coal
Other Heating: Oil Furnace, electric space heaters

Re: New to Coal, a few questions

PostBy: tikigeorge On: Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:20 pm

I live in Phillipsburg, NJ and use Aerni & Hitzel Fuel 610-252-5101 . He is in Easton,Pa. I get the oiled coal,buckwheat@ $250.00 a ton last year. No black dust when filling the stove.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: New to Coal, a few questions

PostBy: scottybk On: Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:31 pm


Nice to see someone else with the same stove as me! I really like it so far and the quality seems to be excellent compared to the junk made today that's at Tractor Supply and Home Depot, etc.

I have tried burning wood in it as I haven't gotten a coal delivery yet, and hate to keep a coal fire stoked when it hasn't been very cold during the day. This thing does seem to suck at burning wood. I cannot for the life of me get a decent wood fire going in this thing- it always just seems to smolder out. But with coal it's awesome and gives nuclear-reactor type heat.
Stove/Furnace Make: Glacier Bay (Gibraltar)
Stove/Furnace Model: CFI

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