Mini Stove

Mini stove

PostBy: plumb-r On: Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:56 pm

I was looking into getting a mini coal stove, called a tiny tot, made by Fatsco. After a few e-mails I have found out that the fire pit is cast iron and has no fire brick. My question is will this hold up to anthracite, or will I burn it out? Please don't laugh, I have a girly man's stove and don't know anything about a hand fed. :)
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Re: Mini stove

PostBy: grumpy On: Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:00 pm

It will for awhile, just put a liner in there....

Re: Mini stove

PostBy: blrman07 On: Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:24 pm

Brand new the stove is under 400 bucks. The entire stove is only about a foot high. You would have to cut brick to get it in the thing. If you want a liner get the castable refractory and put some type of liner in it.
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Re: Mini stove

PostBy: Vangellis On: Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:18 am

Kind of interesting. Looks like it's popular with the boating folks.


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Re: Mini stove

PostBy: beemerboy On: Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:20 am

I would suggest that you don't burn anthracite coal in it. According to the brochure, this stove is designed to burn hardwood or charcoal briquettes only. Looking at the pictures, it looks like the stove isn't very air tight.
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Re: Mini stove

PostBy: dcrane On: Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:10 am

well well now... this is funny because we used to own many sailboats and ive used many boat stoves in my youth... these were great lil' units but these are not really for a home (or even a room), they are for boats, cars, RV's, etc. They are thin to be sure and put out very swift heat in a small area. You cant use anthracite (well, maybe you could burn a few peices in the middle but we all know anthracite wont burn like this :lol: ), if you filled the pot with anthracite it would make this lil' guy buckle, twist and fold up like a cheap suitcase. Edey & Duff made a quality cast iron unit you might get away with it in, but ive seen them all and the best one I ever used was called a Shipmate and if I were looking for a product like this I would search high and low until I got my hands on a shipmate!!!

EDIT: found it... the one I used was acually called a "Skippy"
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they appear to make them still ... category=6 BUT...look at those prices :eek2:
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Re: Mini stove

PostBy: tinytot On: Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:20 am

I've read that these stoves are to be used only with charcoal briquettes.

Are there thoughts out there as to why this might be? What about small hardwood strips?

Re: Mini stove

PostBy: ddahlgren On: Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:11 am

Knowing the 'master plan' to some degree might help with suggestions.
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Re: Mini stove

PostBy: McGiever On: Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:48 pm

Charcoal has no cresote and very low volitiles...wood strips have too much of both.
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Re: Mini stove

PostBy: Davian On: Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:08 pm

McGiever wrote:Charcoal has no cresote and very low volitiles...wood strips have too much of both.

I like to use wood charcoal as my fire-starter actually. I think it burns a bit hotter than the something like Kingsford and thus I use less of it to get the real coal going.

Does anyone else use wood charcoal?
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