Does anyone use Pea size coal in a Pot Belly Stove ??

Does anyone use Pea size coal in a Pot Belly Stove ??

PostBy: biggreen1 On: Mon May 19, 2014 3:57 pm

I use pea size coal in my AA130 so that is what I would like to use in a Pot Belly stove. Does anyone do this? I imagine the grate needs to be smaller. Any recommendations on brand? I'd like to find a smaller stove with a flat surface on top.
Thank you, BG
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Re: Does anyone use Pea size coal in a Pot Belly Stove ??

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Mon May 19, 2014 5:51 pm

I have with my Vogelzang Pot Bellied stove and it works, and works well. It really produces a lot of heat.

I typically use Stove Coal only because I get incredibly long burn times, and because my house is tight insulation wise, the stove coal keeps the temps from being over 90 degrees to a more comfortable 80-85 degrees!

If you have some pea coal, or know of a cheap source of pea coal and have a pot bellied stove, I would not hesitate to use/buy it. But if I had to buy coal at regular prices, I would use stove coal.
NoSmoke
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: New Yoker WC90
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vogelzang Pot Bellied Stove
Coal Size/Type: Stove/Nut/Pea Anthracite
Other Heating: Munchkin LP Boiler (Back-up)

Re: Does anyone use Pea size coal in a Pot Belly Stove ??

PostBy: biggreen1 On: Thu May 22, 2014 5:06 pm

Just bought a little pot belly. It seems to have had very little use. The grates work well and are in good shape but like I thought the spaces are to large for pea size coal. I think a extra grate with smaller holes just laying on top of the old one would work.
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