king o heat

king o heat

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:10 pm

Does anyone know anything about a stove called king o heat. On the outside it looks kind of like a warm morning I was wondering if they had hollow firebricks.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: combustioneer model 77B
Coal Size/Type: pea stoker/Ohio bituminous

Re: king o heat

PostBy: europachris On: Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:59 pm

From what I recall, they were made by Atlanta Stove Works. I saw quite a few of them back in the 70's living in S. Indiana. Very similar to the Warm Morning stoves, but no hollow firebricks.
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
Stove/Furnace Model: Custom bituminous burner

Re: king o heat

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:33 am

Decent stove...
No hollow bricks...
Quite easy to cast a new liner...
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

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Re: king o heat

PostBy: Jane684 On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:22 am

We have 2 King O Heat stoves.
http://nepacrossroads.com/post366255.html#p366255
Here are a couple of pictures of ours.
They are great stoves, and we have had them for many many years.
I dont think that there are any more around, could check CraigsList or,,,,,Oh, I did see an ancient one on boston.craigslist.
So if anyone here wants one, ours are not for sale, but there are a couple out there.
Jane684
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: King O Heat, we have 2
Other Heating: Oil and wood
Stove/Furnace Make: King O Heat
Stove/Furnace Model: the biggest model of 3

Re: king o heat

PostBy: wsherrick On: Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:51 am

King O Heat was a copy of the Warm Morning. They are solid, basic stoves for burning bituminous coal. I have seen many of them. If you want one look in Appalachia. From North East Georgia to West Virginia. They should be plentiful there.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: king o heat

PostBy: Jane684 On: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:26 am

Thats interesting. We did notice the grates look a little different in the more modern stoves meant for Anthracite, but I didnt know why.
Thank you for pointing out the origin of the King O Heats.
Warm Morning stoves, yes, I found info right here on this forum.

Also found that grates for the King O Heat stoves are available too, so the next time we have a problem with the grate wearing out or anything, looks like I can purchase a new one.
My husband was able to fix/weld or do something to the old one to fix it a couple of years ago.

Thanks again, Im learning a lot here!

Jane
Jane684
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: King O Heat, we have 2
Other Heating: Oil and wood
Stove/Furnace Make: King O Heat
Stove/Furnace Model: the biggest model of 3

Re: king o heat

PostBy: nortcan On: Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:06 am

Mme Janet, if I was you, I would buy a new grate ASAP, so if the present one breaks on the Winter's coldest day, you will have a nice smile :) . Available today doesn't mean available tomorrow so...........
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Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

Re: king o heat

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:27 am

nortcan wrote:Mme Janet, if I was you, I would buy a new grate ASAP, so if the present one breaks on the Winter's coldest day, you will have a nice smile :) . Available today doesn't mean available tomorrow so...........

DITTO
buffalo bob
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

Re: king o heat

PostBy: nortcan On: Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:37 am

For many antique stoves owners it's almost a reflex to have spare re-casted parts in case of :?: .
But having some principal spare parts for the stove is as good as having a spare tire in the car's trunk, new or antique car :roll:
nortcan
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

Re: king o heat

PostBy: Jane684 On: Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:39 am

That is a good idea! I didnt realize that they were available till today, and just showed my husband the parts list.
Thank you again,

Jane
Jane684
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: King O Heat, we have 2
Other Heating: Oil and wood
Stove/Furnace Make: King O Heat
Stove/Furnace Model: the biggest model of 3

Re: king o heat

PostBy: VtFarmboy On: Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:02 pm

I was just reading all of this about King-O-Coal stoves. I have the opportunity to pick one up in very good condition for 150 dollars. Its in real good shape. A couple of questions I have are this. I have read here and elsewhere in my research that this was originally built for butimus coal. I currently burn anthracite nut in my furnace. This would be in my basement to supplement that on only the coldest of nights. Is there that much of a difference that the grates may cause a problem? Did they make different sizes. the person I would buy this from said at best he got 4 hours out of a load. from what I have been reading it should hold about 150lbs of coal. I would hope it would get longer than 4 hours. I would think he just wasn't putting a full load in. The stove came with a house he bought and tried it for the first year then switched back to wood like he had in his old house.
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: outdoor US Stoves EF1600
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: use some wood in woodstove when it gets real cold outside.

Re: king o heat

PostBy: Jane684 On: Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:52 pm

OH, indeed, GRAB it! $150 is OK.
You can burn Anthracite nut coal, just fine, thats what we burn.
Use the grate that came in that particular stove, If you weld up a new one, make sure its the same size and configuration.
Ours is the biggest stove of the 3 that were sold, and yours sure sounds like its twin. Yes, about 150 lbs. But dont overload it, as if you put too much in, it stifles the draft. You want to see that blue flame flickering up thru the hot coals.
Practise with smaller loads, put one hod in, and see how long it burns. Also make note of how open the air intake is. If you need more heat, then with the air intake open more, then you can pile in more coal. We stoke ours morning and night, and when it went down to zero-F here on Cape Cod last night we stoked it 3 times, as we had it running hotter.
We have upon occasion, gone away for 2 or 3 days and come back and the fire is still going, throttle it way down if you wont be there to tend it for a day or so.
This link takes you to the picture part of the forum,
http://nepacrossroads.com/post366255.html#p366255
The first picture of the 2 King O Heats, is the one we are using, the second picture, is our spare.

It just takes a bit of practise to figure out how nicely these burn.
A warm basement is heavenly, our stoves are in my laundry room.

Jane
Jane684
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: King O Heat, we have 2
Other Heating: Oil and wood
Stove/Furnace Make: King O Heat
Stove/Furnace Model: the biggest model of 3

Re: king o heat

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:28 pm

Way more than 4 hours...
12 hours easy runnin normal output...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: king o heat

PostBy: Jane684 On: Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:52 pm

Just noticed you are here on Cape Cod too. We are in North Falmouth, and didn't get the wind that Chatham and the outer Cape got.
Nice storm we had, arent we glad we have our coal stoves!

Jane
Jane684
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: King O Heat, we have 2
Other Heating: Oil and wood
Stove/Furnace Make: King O Heat
Stove/Furnace Model: the biggest model of 3

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