need a SMALL coal stove to heat 300 sq. ft. cabin

need a SMALL coal stove to heat 300 sq. ft. cabin

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:47 pm

got me a small 12 x24 foot wood cabin with a 12 pitch roof need some recommendations on a SMALL coal stove, can any one come up with some good ideas.
buffalo bob
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

Re: need a SMALL coal stove to heat 300 sq. ft. cabin

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:24 pm

Franco Belge
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: need a SMALL coal stove to heat 300 sq. ft. cabin

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:02 pm

Franco like Richard said. Chubby Jr, Crane 44, Petit Godin.

Are you day tripping to the cabin or spending days on end there? Burn time between tending important?
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

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PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:01 pm

Yep, bb, how you plan to use the cabin has a lot to do with your choice--might be that coal would not even be the best choice--Soooo, Momma finally booted your ass out where you belong? :clap: toothy
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

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PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:43 pm

Is the Cabin Insulated ? Decent Doors and Windows that seal? If it was me,especially on something that small,I'd be using outside air piped in for my combustion,no matter what I installed. You should be able to find a little stinker of a used stove. If the design allows,you could minimize the burn or coalbed area down with some firebrick. I think you can create a nice little set-up fer yerself'. :smoke:
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: need a SMALL coal stove to heat 300 sq. ft. cabin

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:53 pm

freetown fred wrote:Yep, bb, how you plan to use the cabin has a lot to do with your choice--might be that coal would not even be the best choice--Soooo, Momma finally booted your ass out where you belong? :clap: toothy

lol
buffalo bob
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

Re: need a SMALL coal stove to heat 300 sq. ft. cabin

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:02 pm

cabin not insulated yet..good windows,double pane.. cant afford chubby jr.. weekend use, for visiting relatives/friends i live just up the mtn. and can fire up pre-arrival
rather have coal stove due to ease of feeding.also f.f. just incase i do get put out i'll have a warm place to go..have a well with hand pump, and an outstanding out house..what more do u need.oh no electric except gas gen.but most important no phone..
buffalo bob
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

Re: need a SMALL coal stove to heat 300 sq. ft. cabin

PostBy: franco b On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:13 pm

If you are heating from dead cold it takes quite a few hours to get up to heat so a little larger stove might be better. A full size Chubby for instance. Crane 44, Penn,
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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

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PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:18 pm

NICE bb--my kind of place :)
buffalo bob wrote:cabin not insulated yet..good windows,double pane.. cant afford chubby jr.. weekend use, for visiting relatives/friends i live just up the mtn. and can fire up pre-arrival
rather have coal stove due to ease of feeding.also f.f. just incase i do get put out i'll have a warm place to go..have a well with hand pump, and an outstanding out house..what more do u need.oh no electric except gas gen.but most important no phone..
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: need a SMALL coal stove to heat 300 sq. ft. cabin

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:32 pm

Your set up gives me the Trots just thinkin' about it! FF could be your Interior Decorator. I'm likin' the Mr.Happy Outhouse Concept. I see jpete providing the Technical,Conceptual Advice along with Advanced Bottle-Cap Twisting And Un-Capping Technique Information Sharing. No Cell Phones or Land Lines,just Smoke Signals,Carrier Pidgeons or Pony Express Accepted. Am I Nuts?...? Sure ! I just don't know it,yet !! In all seriousness,you may not believe what you may encounter in a used stove price.....Patience,Determination,Vigilance,and a few Broken Marriages later,that cabin's gonna be a Hot Spot ! :crazy: :help:
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

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PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:39 pm

Sounds nice and simple.
What Gramma would have called, "One room and path." :D

Paul
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

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PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:43 pm

Bingo ! Grandma Knows ! :notworthy:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

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PostBy: robb On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:51 pm

I know Vermont Castings makes a stove called the vigilant (I think) and it is for under 1000 Sq. Ft
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 608 stoker

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PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:53 pm

There are a LOT of small 'Oak' round stoves around for little money. I see them often on craigslist. They are too small to be mis-used as a wood stove, or at least to Lol much more than a handful of wood.aA warm morning is a good small stone as well.

How about some photos of this rustic paradise ?
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
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PostBy: ddahlgren On: Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:27 am

How about a small pot belly? they are cheap low tech and should take the chill off fairly quick burning wood to get some coals to start the coal if a weekend place.
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