buffalo bob wrote:thanks all, keep em coming ..i do have a keley cook stove,white porcilin ,probably made in the 40's,and a 23000btu kero heater do you guys/girls think the cook stove will maintain once it is heated up?? no big fan of any thing oil,screw dem arabs!!!
I have a cook stove out in my garage (24'X26' & insulated), when burning coal in it, I can get 8-10 hr. burn times in it. For cooking, you would need higher temps so that time would go down some. It kept the garage at 70° a couple of weeks ago when it was only 2°out. When burning wood in the cook stove, you have to feed it every hour but you can get higher temps with wood.
What Randy said.
My kitchen is slightly smaller than your cabin.
My 1903 Glenwood range is a bit smaller than average of the early 1900 kitchen ranges. It keeps that uninsulated kitchen at 68-70 with tall windows, three doors open to other rooms and an air register over head to a bed room above, on the coldest days (below zero). Like Randy's stove it can easily go over night 10-11 hours after a good shake down, fill up, and damped down. Uses about 30 pounds of nut coal a day.
And like Randy's, you open up the dampers more to get it hotter to cook/bake (650-700), as opposed to just heating (500-600). But, so far coal use per day hasn't gone past normal when we're doing a lot of cooking. Still working on figuring out why ?
When I close the three doors, the kitchen gets too hot except with the stove damped down to it's lowest run settings.
You can pick up working Glenwood Model C ranges (bigger then mine) for a few hundred dollars on Craig's list.