wsherrick wrote:[quote="nikonmom"]is it because they are wood burners, so they burn oak wood? can anyone tell me if a Smith & Anthony Hub Oak is a coal burner? I need lots of info, please. I dont even know where to post messages for help!!!
A Hub Oak is an excellent coal burner. If it has the back pipe on it in the rear, then you can't get a better coal burner unless you get a base heater.
You cant get a better coal burner then a base burner... but can you get a better heater would be a fair and debatable question?
It has been debated here, ad nausem. When I first started posting here about the characteristics of Base Burners, there was not only skepticism, but sometimes outright hostility. When it comes to coal stoves, my answer is no.
There is a growing number of people who have these stoves and have found out for themselves that it is the case in fact. Now the stove restorers in the Northeastern US can't find, restore and sell them fast enough to meet the demand.
They have been rediscovered.
The thing I'm afraid of is that these stoves, like anything else that is demanded and there is a short supply of, is the prices for these masterpieces will inevitably go up.