Gibraltar Fireplace Insert

Gibraltar Fireplace Insert

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:17 pm

A guy at work recently moved into a new home that has a Gibraltar Fireplace insert. I went and looked at it. It appears to have stationary grates for wood. I'm not having much luck finding info on this insert. Does anyone know if it can be suited for coal by installing a coal shaker grate system?

He is interested in selling the unit since he'll never use it. He's not the type to tinker with a fire. I don't think he went to boy scouts when he was younger lol.

Any information on these appliances would be appreciate :D
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Gibraltar Fireplace Insert

PostBy: franco b On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:22 pm

I think to convert it would be expensive for the parts and probably some alterations would be needed even if it is the same envelope as the coal insert.

This thread has the coal manual.
GIBRALTAR STOVE
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: Gibraltar Fireplace Insert

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:12 pm

Thank you Franco b :D
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

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Re: Gibraltar Fireplace Insert

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:01 pm

I wasn't sure if maybe there was a coal grate kit that could be installed for burning coal, or if there was two separate appliances for each fuel.
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Gibraltar Fireplace Insert

PostBy: franco b On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:17 pm

Lets suppose there was a kit. It would probably be over $300 and your friend would want something for his stove. Probably cheaper to just buy a coal stove used.
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

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