Oil Region wrote:We use the Harmon DVC-500 coal stove, which uses Rice size Anthrite coal. We have not noticed ANY coal dust. The stove is a closed system with a power vent to remove what little smoke and dust there is. If there is any dust, it comes from removing the ashes. They are very fine and light, so are easily disturbed. I usually vacuum around the ash bin before I remove it, then slide it out carefully to cause the least disturbance.
From what I hear from a local dealer, coal is much less dusty than burning wood pellets.
Hope that your still looking at this forum. I am seriously looking at picking up a DVC-500 and was wondering if you have any little tid bits or pointers regarding it. It's always nice to talk to someone that already HAS the stove and see what thier experience has been like. What kind of burn times YOU have gotten and reliability ect..
Do you use it just to heat a large room or do you heat the house with it?