ok guys been lurking in the shadows here for a couple days. I am from the heart of wood burning country. have never seen a coal burner let alone seen one in action.
So I recently picked up a little potbelly stove that I had planned on putting in my garage (28-28sq) to burn wood in. Very unsatisfied with the wood. Eats tons of wood and constantly having to feed it. Thinking I want to pick up some coal and give it a whirl. Purpose of stove isn't for 24/7 burn just nights if garage and prolly weekends im home.
this stove does have 13 stars on top as well. Dont really know what it is. have seen one other picture online with no help identifing. anyway the stove is pretty leaky. am I going to need to worry about overheating it? ash door leaks pretty bad, and where the burn pot meets the ash pan has some pretty good leaks. burning wood the flu is around 400-500.
As I said I dont know anything about coal. What would be the safest to burn in this little stove?
I think I have a pretty good grasp on how to seal the stove. wax paper and stove gasket on ash pan? and cord around the burn pot?
anything else you guys can help with sure would be helpfull.
also any Idea on what this this is worth guy is asking $100 I told him id like to try it out and see if it was going to work for what i need. Thinking pretty hard about giving it back. but really like the look of it
dont mind a little tending if it puts off good safe heat.