Coal stove inserts

Coal stove inserts

PostBy: 69dartgt On: Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:19 pm

I am looking at a ranch house that has a fireplace but it is raised off the floor and the hearth is only about 16" deep. What are you your suggestions for an insert or should I try to make a freestanding stove work? Wasn't sure how well inserts work (efficiency, reliability, etc.)
69dartgt
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Vigilante
Stove/Furnace Model: I

Re: Coal stove inserts

PostBy: McGiever On: Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:30 pm

Inserts can get the job done...but...

They are more so reliant on cheaply made electric fans operating in a very hostile environment to keep them going though. ;)
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Coal stove inserts

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:31 pm

My preference would be free standing---can you extend the hearth area?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

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Re: Coal stove inserts

PostBy: franco b On: Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:49 pm

freetown fred wrote:My preference would be free standing---can you extend the hearth area?

Also there is the matter of getting at things to service and clean.
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Coal stove inserts

PostBy: Blackrocks On: Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:53 am

I have a Hitzer 503 insert ......heats my whole house (ranch) with no problems whatsoever...love it

Rick
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503 insert
Coal Size/Type: Nut --- bagged

Re: Coal stove inserts

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:21 am

A Chubby Jr will fit on the hearth with some room to spare. Not sure if a Chubby Sr will though. Both are awesome stoves with 12 to 16 hour burn times. A Crane Cooker will fit as well.
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: Coal stove inserts

PostBy: cowentz On: Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:21 am

Another thing to keep in mind is you can't use a barometric damper on an insert (no room for it). In the winter I have strong winds and my chimney has very strong draft it is hard to regulate my stove with out it. I have a Harman Mark II sitting in front of my fireplace, but I have a 20" deep hearth. How big is the house? The Mark I might be a little shorter in depth. The harman legs unbolt. I took mine off and made shorter ones to get the pipe low enough to go through the fireplace opening. I am rebuilding a hitzer 50-93 currently (with shortened legs) to take place of the harman.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kast Console II Hearth

Re: Coal stove inserts

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:24 am

You're jumpin right to a big dog--NICE. You know we want some pix now that you've mentioned it. ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coal stove inserts

PostBy: McGiever On: Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:02 am

69dartgt wrote:I am looking at a ranch house that has a fireplace but it is raised off the floor and the hearth is only about 16" deep. What are you your suggestions for an insert or should I try to make a freestanding stove work? Wasn't sure how well inserts work (efficiency, reliability, etc.)


:idea: You could do a SEARCH on here and get some good reading on past discussions about inserts. :idea:
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

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