convert wood stove to coal stove

convert wood stove to coal stove

PostBy: hotblast1357 On: Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:56 am

So I've got a nice little Ashley 1821 wood stove, fire brick line, I was thinking about cutting the floor out of it and installing grates and a ash pan to burn anthracite, I'm a expirienced welder and mechanic so I know I could fab it up, just curious if any ones ever done this, what parts they used and where they got them, or if I should just sell it and buy a small coal stove, its for my garage, which is attached to the house, has seperate block interior chimney lined, 6 inch
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: hot blast 1357M
Baseburners & Antiques: coral andes 213 baseburner
Coal Size/Type: anthracite stove/nut/pea
Other Heating: oil furnace

Re: convert wood stove to coal stove

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:04 am

Just buy a good used coal stove and keep the hot blast as back up. A less than a grand will get you a good used stove.
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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: convert wood stove to coal stove

PostBy: titleist1 On: Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:11 am

For the effort involved in the necessary mod's, I would sell the ashley and buy a small coal stove.

You can always burn wood in a hand fed (although not as efficiently) if needed.

There are a few listed in the for sale section of the forum.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

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Re: convert wood stove to coal stove

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:16 am

Either or hb, sounds like it would be an interesting project to me--price all the parts/mods you would need--grates, etc--& do a comparative on selling & repurchasing or just having fun with a re-do on your Ashley--hell of a good stove there!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: convert wood stove to coal stove

PostBy: hotblast1357 On: Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:20 am

Carbon12 wrote:Just buy a good used coal stove and keep the hot blast as back up. A less than a grand will get you a good used stove.


I don't want to change the hot blast, best purchase I've ever made, I'm talking about a small wood stove in the garage
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: hot blast 1357M
Baseburners & Antiques: coral andes 213 baseburner
Coal Size/Type: anthracite stove/nut/pea
Other Heating: oil furnace

Re: convert wood stove to coal stove

PostBy: hotblast1357 On: Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:23 am

freetown fred wrote:Either or hb, sounds like it would be an interesting project to me--price all the parts/mods you would need--grates, etc--& do a comparative on selling & repurchasing or just having fun with a re-do on your Ashley--hell of a good stove there!


Yes indeed its a nice little stove, but little means only a 3-4 hour burn time with wood, and in the garage I don't tend to it much, would be awesome to burn coal in it, I have a duct running into the garage off from my hot last in the basement, but the hot blast wont push the heat that far, and my garage is too big for just one duct running out to it, 6 inch
hotblast1357
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: hot blast 1357M
Baseburners & Antiques: coral andes 213 baseburner
Coal Size/Type: anthracite stove/nut/pea
Other Heating: oil furnace

Re: convert wood stove to coal stove

PostBy: ddahlgren On: Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:45 am

Craigslist can be your friend for a used stove especially in the spring and summer when people are thinking about upgrading or bought a house that has one they do not want to deal with.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: convert wood stove to coal stove

PostBy: oliver power On: Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:59 pm

I've actually done what you're talking about. It worked somewhat ok. Don't waste your time. Go buy a coal stove. If you think you'll still burn wood at times, you may want a coal stove with secondary (above grates) air controls.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: KEYSTOKER Kaa-2
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93 & 30-95, Vigilant (pre-Vigilant-II)
Baseburners & Antiques: MANY (Mostly when burning wood)
Stove/Furnace Make: HITZER / KEYSTOKER
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93 & 30-95 , Kaa-2

Re: convert wood stove to coal stove

PostBy: hotblast1357 On: Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:42 pm

That's probably what I'll end up doing this summer
hotblast1357
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: hot blast 1357M
Baseburners & Antiques: coral andes 213 baseburner
Coal Size/Type: anthracite stove/nut/pea
Other Heating: oil furnace

Re: convert wood stove to coal stove

PostBy: Davian On: Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:47 pm

oliver power wrote:I've actually done what you're talking about. It worked somewhat ok. Don't waste your time. Go buy a coal stove. If you think you'll still burn wood at times, you may want a coal stove with secondary (above grates) air controls.


I have a dual fuel stove and its great for shoulder seasons when its too warm for coal but still too chilly outside not to want to heat the house.
Davian
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Morso
Stove/Furnace Model: 1410 Squirrel

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