coalturkey wrote:I use a warm morning 523 and a base heater Oakland. I have to say the 523 is the equal of the base heater though the base heater needs to be resealed. On a low setting, the 523 runs 48 hours effortlessly and I have run 72 hours. I burn blashek coal and just bought 3 pallets. The warm morning stoves in the 100 pound capacity are the equal of about any stove out there. You can dump 40 lbs of coal on a low fire after a shake and it just keeps rolling. I paid $30 for this one and love it. Some one shoud start making the WM stove again.
This is why I haven't settled on another stove yet. Believe it or not the little Warm morning is heating most of my 1287 sq ft house. The kitchen and living room usually stay a bit cooler though because the way the house is built. What ever stove I buy , because they are very expensive, I want it to be a good deal better than what my WM 414A can provide but if I spend around 2k for a fancy restored cast stove and it doesn't fufill a better role than my Warm Morning I will be two things, pissed and dissapointed.... well and out of 2k for something that is nice to look at it.
I want to go to Ginger Creek in NC and look at their stoves in person because they are the closest to me. I am willing to spend the money on a larger stove for my living room now but I want to see some of these in action. There is a few other places I am interested in looking at but I can't just pick up and drive to most of them.
Mike has been so succesful with his WM 523 that I want to pick up one myself to have. The other good thing about the WM is that they have a small foot print unlike a lot of stove out there that need to be 5' from the wall.
My WM is showing it's battle scars this year though. It needs a good tear down and re-seal but it still works awesome.
either way My wife and I are into coal for the long haul! Atleast that is if the dumbasses in Washington don't screw that up as well.