Need help finding a "no electricity" coal stove.

Re: Need help finding a "no electricity" coal stove.

PostBy: Davian On: Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:28 pm

bae388 wrote:One bag of nut coal a day in the worst of weather? Not bad at all! Shouldnt be too hard to keep a months worth on hand.

Thanks everyone for your input!
Brian


I average about 30-35 lbs a day on my stove...and its damn toasty at that level.
Davian
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Morso
Stove/Furnace Model: 1410 Squirrel

Re: Need help finding a "no electricity" coal stove.

PostBy: sharkman8810 On: Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:52 pm

What btu range is your stove, because you will want to match it for the heat output. You will want to go with a simple radiant stove if you don't have power for a fan. I would think a simple box stove like a hitzer or d.s. machine would be good choice or a good refurbed harmon might be a good choice because they can be had used for reasonable. Those brands will be the most affordable and you don't want to sink a ton of cash into something that is going to sit and rust until the power goes out. Stoves last the best when they are in operation.

Most handfeds use nut some will use pea or stove, none that I have heard of use rice. Coal will last indefinitely so storage isn't an issue, just a pile somewhere.
sharkman8810
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 82 ul
Coal Size/Type: nut
Stove/Furnace Make: hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 82 u.l.

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