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D-frost wrote:Mrs Southy,
I purchased a used Chubby off of Craigs List about 6 weeks ago-$250. This 1979 unit has the see through door, full window, external shaker,a blower with a variable speed rheostat, and came with a new spare grate. It was missing the ash pan, and the mica was a mess.
As I stated earlier, I only replaced a Jotul #118 wood burner because it would not burn coal.
After looking at your floor plan with the open staircase, I think you will need a fan to move the heat to the dining area and family room and back to the living room. Otherwise, the heat will go upstairs. If you find a Chubby with a blower, great. If not, low speed fans will give the same result.
On the Chubbystove.com web page, click on 'operator manual', and open the .pdf file. Scrolling down to the pictures of a fireplace install with a "baro". I installed a "baro" with a home made cover from an aluminum pie plate, to use when burning wood. This house is a 1400-1500 sq.ft. ranch, built in the late 1950's. This Chubby is like the "energizer bunny". It will maintain 68-70 degrees in the living, dining, and kitchen areas for a 10-12 hour duration, using 1-1.5 lbs/hour of Reading anthracite nut coal. Burning 'DRY' hard wood, will give the same heat, but much shorter time.
These stoves are out there. They are more plentiful in the Northeast, because they were manufactured here. Ma'am, be patient, you will find one.
McGiever wrote:Hubby can just oval the 6" pipe to get it to fit through the fireplace damper.
Rockcrusher45 wrote:I love my chubby stoves, I have 4 of them... 2 Chubby Sr's in my home, in both firepaces on each end of the house, my home is 3400sf (oil Heat).... One in My lake home on Winnepesawkee in Wolfeboro, NH ever use, "Chubby Sr with rear discharge and Blower) and one at my parents home in NC... all are the full size, all are the Gen 3 shaker pots (Bottom Brace arm), and all have the egg shaped view hole. On average it costs $5/ day when running them..I prefer the Blackshaks or Reading over the Eastern Ice Nut coal. Ive had some QC issues with Eastern ice Coal here in SE Mass...Fist size stove coal fills the bag ok but not my stove...I hear more and more stories about folks getting giant clunkers in their coal orders . Does anyone know how this happens? Has anyone in the Coal iindustry ever used a screener?...LOL In My opinion the Chubby is the best coal stove for the money. I remember going with my dad to purchase our first one from Larry and Kenny Trainer at the Plymouth Coal Stove works in Plympton, ma back in 1981. I have purchased 2 from Craigslist fortunately for me the folks i bought them from didnt know what the hell they were.. they were listed as "Chubby Wood Stove" and I purchased one for $250 and one for $100. both needed gaskets and mica, one didnt have the Firepot in it. I bought everything I need from Larry, I totally restored them and they've saved me about $1800.00 in Fuel costs per year..plus when we lost power for a week in 2013, they provided warmth and cooking ability to the neighbors who joined us. A four star product,. I recommend them restored at $800 or New at 1800.00. A very simple timeless design .
Hambden Bob wrote:Yes, anthracite comes in different sizes as well as bituminous coal. I would not burn bituminous coal in your Chubby. The draft design will not burn it very well. Bituminous coal needs more draft above the fire to burn it well and the Chubby is not designed for bituminous coal. The Chubby manual states to use only wood or anthracite for this reason. Anthracite is the hard clean burning coal that you want to burn in your Chubby. From the prices you stated, they are better than what I can get here in Pittsburgh, PA.....Doug
I answered my own question-Don't Burn Bit in a Chubby !