skobydog wrote:The biggest question I have how large of an area this will heat.
skobydog wrote:I've read that it's better to be a bit small than too big with a coal stove.
skobydog wrote:Also, the permit for the chimney is asking for the BTU output of the stove.
skobydog wrote:Hi guys,
New here and also new to coal. Anyway, I see a Crane Coal Cooker for sale on CL and it appears to be the model 44.
The biggest question I have how large of an area this will heat. I've read that it's better to be a bit small than too big with a coal stove. The home is 1,800 sq ft although realistically will probably be heating 1,200-1,400 due to the layout.
Also, the permit for the chimney is asking for the BTU output of the stove. How would I find this out? Thanks for any input
dcrane wrote:stack temps and stovetop temps on the 44 are far higher then a larger stove and I kept the stove overfired most of the time except spring and fall
skobydog wrote:dcrane wrote:stack temps and stovetop temps on the 44 are far higher then a larger stove and I kept the stove overfired most of the time except spring and fall
Any issues with running the stove at these temps? Also, can you still get a 12 hour burn when running like this?
I don't want regret buying something too small but I've heard such great things about this stove that it may actually work for what I need. They're asking $100.00 OB which seems like a deal to me, plus it wouldn't break the bank if it was too small. The only thing I don't want to happen is regret it when the cold weather sets in.
I will say this to you... In 40 years Ive never once heard a person who bought this stove (used or new) say they were disappointed in their purchase.
skobydog wrote:Just getting my feet wet this seems this may not be a bad option.
I'm guessing inspection of the grate should be easy. I see aftermarket grates going for around $100.00, would that be a fair estimate if a replacement is needed?
With regards to the cement lining, will it be obvious on visual inspection whether it will need to be rebuilt?
Anyone burn wood in this? I'm not saying to heat the entire house but just to take the chill out early in a season. Thanks
skobydog wrote:Anyone know if grates are available online or will have to hunt one down somewhere? I'm going to look at it this afternoon and wanted to know beforehand. Thanks
skobydog wrote:I ended up buying it for $80.00.
Looked to me like she's ready to run without fixing anything. Bottom grate looked good along with the lining. The door seemed to seal well also. I may post pics at a later time as I have a few other questions.
BTW, the stove fit in the trunk of my Honda Civic. The guy I was buying it from thought I was crazy but I measured it 3 times and it fit with ease.
Not sure if I got the best price but I'm sure I got a great little stove.