michaelanthony wrote:That is a bargain and even better if you can show up with 5 or 6 hundred and wave it under his nose. The stove is a Vermont Castings Vigilant 2310 coal stove, a mini modern base burner of sorts with an indirect exhaust path. I have one and heated my house this extreme winter for $5.78 per day!
The accessories on this stove (warming shelves and mitten warmers) are worth $200.00.
I went there and looked at the stove today. It was in a cluttered basement and appeared to have never been fired up? I asked about it's history and the lady told me that she bought the house 4 years ago. The previous owner had the stove installed and never used it. The current owner tried to use it but couldn't figure out how to get a fire going and gave up. There was about 4 inches of pea coal in the firebox with all kinds of charred wood and burned paper on top of the coal.
She said they tried using half a box of starter logs and all they did was burn and the coal never lit. Hmmmm wonder why? This made sense as there was no sign of fire every having been lit in this stove. There was no ash in the ash pan, no ash anywhere, just some signs of rust that was starting from sitting in a moist basement.
Sitting next to the stove on a pallet was about 30 bags of Blaschak pea coal. She said it had been there since they bought the house 4 years ago and never did anything with it. We started at $800. I offered $500 and we settled on $600 for the stove and 30 fifty pound bags of pea coal.
I will be pulling that dirty old never been used coal stove out of their basement this next week.
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