bopper wrote:Check the rear of the stove for a plate which will likely tell you the type of stove and approved fuels to be burned in it. I have seen this stove before and believe it is a coal/wood combo stove. The one I saw had a blower in the back and two rectangle openings on the top where the air from the blower came out.
It looks like a shaker handle on the left side. Does it move the grates? If it does then it is probably suited to burn coal. Fire brick lined?
I had a Russo Wood Stove for a few years. It was a creosote factory (I cringe just thinking about it). Bought a used hand fired coal stove and never looked back. My coal stove works so well I sold my oil tank, scraped my ancient over-sized oil boiler, and heated my house this entire winter on 2 tons ($280 ton for a total of $560).
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Yes to all your questions. It's definitely coal burning that I know. Shaker on left, vents in front, brick lined, and blower in back which does a phenomenal job at heating my entire 1000 sqft cabin with 20 ft ceiling with wood or wood brick fuel. Thanks I will check the plate in the back this weekend when I am there.