Franco Belge gravity oil stove

Franco Belge gravity oil stove

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:44 am

A friend of mine has a Franco Belge gravity fed fuel oil stove. It seems to work well but I've been trying to convince him coal would be a better choice. Anyone know anything about those stoves? It's the only one I've ever seen.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Franco Belge gravity oil stove

PostBy: Lightning On: Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:58 am

Get some detailed pictures.
Would love to see it.. :D
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Franco Belge gravity oil stove

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:00 pm

Next time I'm there I'll snap some detailed photos.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
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Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace


Re: Franco Belge gravity oil stove

PostBy: franco b On: Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:24 pm

Oil stove.
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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: Franco Belge gravity oil stove

PostBy: blrman07 On: Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:52 pm

Gravity fed oil stoves using either number 2 or kero are the norm in the southern regions of the U.S. When we lived in Florida we had a 55 gallon drum on a stand outside the house. The drum was higher than the stove so it fed by gravity through a 3/8 inch copper line. It had a needle valve on the rear of the stove and that was how you regulated the flow of oil.

Try typing Franco Belge Oil stove in Google and you'll find lots of information on them.

Rev. Larry
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Baseburners & Antiques: rebuilding a 1906 March Brownback Double Heater, using a UMCO 1920's Pot Belly stove in the church
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: Franco Belge gravity oil stove

PostBy: Berlin On: Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:15 pm

gravity oil stoves are great. I've got a napoleon. They're very efficient and simple.

Not as inexpensive as coal, but, they're convenient, and run off #2 heating oil (cheaper than kero).
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal

Re: Franco Belge gravity oil stove

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:50 pm

He likes the stove. They have electric baseboard heat which they only use when they have to. The oil stove does a good job of keeping the downstairs warm and the upstairs "comfortable" for sleeping. Funny thing is his parents have some sort of coal stove which they haven't used in years. I told him to let me take a look at it sometime and see if he can use it at his house. Depending on what the stove turns out to be, if he doesn't want it, I might make his parents an offer.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace