I am trying to revive my father's old WESO stove. I am a bit confused with the documentation. It says NOT to use anthracite, coke, or cannel coal. Soft coal, charcoal, lignite, brown or chestnut coal are OK. It also says coal bricks are OK too.
But the stove came with a letter from a UL testing lab which states "...that Ceramic Radiant Heat of Lochmere, New Hampshire have had their stove successfully tested by the Arnold Greene Testing Laboratories, to UL-1482." and that "Kingsford charcoal and stove grade anthracite and bituminous coal were used."
I think we only tried to burn coal in it once or twice, weren't successful and gave up. Plus, we had plenty of access to free(not including labor
) wood so it was never an issue.
I called the place in New Hampshire a while back and the woman I talked to was a little "iffy" on coal burning. She talked about early and late model stoves, said mine was an early model and not really designed for coal. I think the thing is ideal for coal burning but I'd rather not find out I'm wrong.
Anyone have any help?