Can a power vent be used on any coal stove?

Can a power vent be used on any coal stove?

PostBy: mikescoal On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:28 pm

I'm on a limited budget, but will be buying a coal stove for sure.

Can a power vent be used on any coal burner?

My affinity is for Warm Morning coal stoves. I have a 414 model in my shop/garage, into a tiled chimney, and a full load lasts 24 hours. Pretty impressive for a small stove.

In my searching, I have pretty well decided on an older, windowed stoker, or a WM 400 circulator.

I can't pop for a 2.5 story metal chimney, nor a purpose-built masonary one.

So, a power vented, thru the wall system would save me a lot of money,

Thanks in advance for any insight the group may have!

Mike
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Re: Can a power vent be used on any coal stove?

PostBy: franco b On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:51 pm

On those stokers having a relatively small amount of coal burning at any one time a power vent can be used because the fire dies very rapidly if electric is lost. Because a hand fed with a large charge of coal burns so long a power vent is too dangerous to use.

You might look at craigslist for used chimney pipe which I see often. Used with wood it usually is in good shape.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Can a power vent be used on any coal stove?

PostBy: mikescoal On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:01 pm

Thank you!
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Re: Can a power vent be used on any coal stove?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:42 pm

I understand the lure of a hand-fired stove and a powervent, but for the reason franco mentioned it is a bad idea. A used stoker stove and a power vent would be the cheap & simple way to get up and running in a few weeks.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Can a power vent be used on any coal stove?

PostBy: mikescoal On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:48 pm

Thanks, Rob!
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Re: Can a power vent be used on any coal stove?

PostBy: dcrane On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:49 pm

they use power vents on hand fireds and power drafts too... but they call them by a different name (They are called Iron Forges and they would meld your steel stove into a puddle of molten lava) toothy
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Can a power vent be used on any coal stove?

PostBy: mikescoal On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:23 pm

No melting for me! Oh, maybe snow.....
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