Wood burning stove

Wood burning stove

PostBy: steffy On: Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:46 am

Want to buy a new wood burning stove . Is cast iron better than steel and what are the better stoves?
steffy
 
Stove/Furnace Make: surdiac
Stove/Furnace Model: baronet 720

Re: Wood burning stove

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:26 pm

You may get a better response from a wood burning stove forum. While there is a page for that and there are lot folks who have burned wood for a long time here, mostly everyone burns coal and that's the focus. Have you looked at coal as a home heating fuel? You should check out some of the basic pages here and see what you are missing. Good luck, Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: Wood burning stove

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:41 pm

I would not have a stove that doesnt have a removable ash pan with a grate.
carlherrnstein
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: combustioneer model 77B
Coal Size/Type: pea stoker/Ohio bituminous


Re: Wood burning stove

PostBy: franco b On: Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:19 pm

For coal I like the corrosion resistance of cast iron. For wood I would prefer steel which will better resist the frequent temperature fluctuations of a wood fire. Lopi and Quadra Fire make good stoves. Bear in mind though that to achieve high efficiency they have to run hot. I would not consider any of the older stoves that lack the special secondary air features of modern stoves.
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Wood burning stove

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:33 am

steffy, I agree 100% w/ franco b--I take it you have good access to wood. I burnt it for 40 yrs before switching over to coal & will never look back. Even with price increases, I'm only spending $7-800.00 a yr to heat this 200 yr old farm house. Keep us posted my friend. ;) Have a Happy Easter PS--my Hitzer 50-93 cost me $500.00 used 4 yrs ago & I still see them on craigs list for reasonable$$$--NUT Blaschack is going for $250.00 per ton around here
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix