Hello Everyone! Here is our update on our 1927 Fairmount Wood / Coal cookstove!!
WE FINALLY GOT IT INSTALLED AND RUNNING!
ABSOLUTELY no problems getting it to run. Lit the first time and ran beautifully! ABSOLUTELY LOVE this stove!!
The guys at Stovehospital in R.I., where we purchased our stove, were totally the go-to people, and also with help and encouragement from the people on this forum!! Thank you one and all!
The stove is in, as is the stove pipe, all the way throught the roof!!
We are running it on coal with a starter of kindling. Although one of the days we found it easier to run it on wood for that day. We buy coal from an Amish store nearby and have used both Nut coal and then Stove coal when they were out of nut. The bags are 40 lbs each and the brand name is Blaschak, "Saint Nicholas, Mahanoy City, PA" Anthracite Coal. We just bought a skid of the Nut coal. That is 60 bags. We seem to be going through about 3/4 of a bag of nut coal per day and about the same if we use stove coal. We find that if we fill the firebox at night before bed and adjusting the dampers, that it will hold through the night just fine.
We DON'T find that it heats us out of house and home, (our home is 3500 sq. ft), but we are very happy with the heat that it does put out to both cook and bake and also to add heat to our home.
I have been having LOTS of fun cooking on and in our, new-to-us, "REAL" cooking range. I, (as well as my husband, Roger, and son, Justin and daughter, Jenny, have cooked dinners, and have baked chocolate chip cookies and bread in this stove and everything has been wonderful. (Possibly pictures to follow). We currently have another batch of sap cooking away on the stove , making maple syrup. I'm sorry that I didn't get back to your forum to post updates as I had wanted to, but life seems to have a way of getting in the way of life sometimes!
Thanks to you who have be patiently waiting for our update!