I am saying hello to everyone after not being on the forum in quite some time! So between having my son this year and work driving mad, I forgot about the internet
. I had no time to work on my coal stoves but I am happy to say that the WM 414A is working well again this season. I am going to pick up a pallet of blaschak this week from NOVA and crank out another season with this little stove. If I happen to come across a good deal on another little stove to put in the kitchen I may buy it. but as for now this 414A will be old faithful. I had the chimney cleaned this year as part of my warranty, although I think in the future I will just do this myself.
I am sorry that I neglected some friends messages on here. I think I need to set up my preferences to email me when I get a PM.
Even though I haven't been on here in some time, I am still as excited about coal stoves as I was when I first came here. In fact I had a nice treat when I went to England for three weeks this year, involving coal and a hand fired stove. A friend of the family had us over for tea one day and he showed me his "Rayburn" . It only uses a little bit of coal and it heats all of the hot water in his house year round, also the stove pipe that he had looked much different than the thin cheap pipe I seem to find here... it just seemed to be a thicker gauge and and was glossy rather than the dull flat black that I have been using. he said it has been that way for year. Anyways, what would be a comprable cook stove to the "Rayburn" cook stoves? Mind you I know nothing about the Rayburn other than the fact that if someone in England has a cook stove, it's most likely a "Rayburn" .
On on a chilly night, which was most, of the Southwest coast in England, Plymouth to be exact, you could smell the burning of coal while we walked home. Although it may not be a pleasent smell to most, it put a big smile on my face
. Most folks I met on the southwest coast still use coal. I also had the treat of checking out a midevil well in my wife's uncle's living room
I will have to put a picture up of that one.
So it looks like I have a lot to read and catch up on. Again, Hello and it is good to be back!