Tim wrote:Well Folks all I have to say is this, I am enjoyin my #30 Glenwood with its indirect back pipe this year on "STOVE SIZE " coal for the first time and you would not believe how much difference it has made!....burn times are through the roof with the stove size Anthracite as in the past with "NUT" I could at best get maybe 14/16 hrs. if the stove was closed down now I can easily go 22+ hrs. without having to worry or rush down to the shop if I get delayed.
I don't care what a salesman will post or say to spread his or his companies bullcrap I just know from first hand experience that my Glenwood is the best heating appliance I have ever had the joy to shake hands with PERIOD!
So get what ya want and ENJOY WHAT YA GOT!...I am a firm believer in my 115 yr. old Baby settin across from me as I type this message producing a sweet even nice heat and I am warm settin here in a pair of shorts in my little sanctuary.
So take it with a grain of salt or call BULLSHIT on me ... I AM JUST STATIN A FACT OF LIFE IN MY WORLD.
That's very interesting, and I'm not calling it either way, because the differences are not just in the stove. It's part of a "system" that includes your house, what part of the country, how it's sited, the chimney, and too many other small variables for anyone else to say for certain what you should, or shouldn't have happen.
Back to the interesting part (for me). For my kitchen range, the Glenwood literature recommends using stove coal. However, I order nut size, but shovel out the larger pieces (close to stove coal size) to save for when we need quicker heat response when doing a lot of cooking.
With just using nut size, I get more density of coal in the fire box (more fuel) and I can get much longer run times per full load when just heating than I can loading up with the larger chunks, but with not much reduction in top plate temps.
The main difference I see with the range's smaller firebox is that the stove coal is much more responsive when needing heat increases quickly, but sacrifices longevity of burn times.
More proof that stoves may be just stoves, but each is only part of the "system" it's part of.