Today the trigger has been pulled. I have made the deposit on the Herald #6. I must admit I was torn between the Glenwood #6 that Dough says he has also. However in my attempt not to be an exact copy cat of our illustrious forum member William I have chosen the Herald #6. And assured that it was equally as good as a Glenwood #6. Guessing I can't join the Glenwood community, but being the newest member of the HAND FIRED COAL STOVES community feels damn good. Beside Coalnewbie and I can
trade info. I can't wait. Doug at Barnstable says about 6 weeks And Mr. Herald will be ready for transport.
So now I have some very real concerns. As usual up late last night I was on the forum and came across a post about hand feed coal heaters exploding. Something about the coal gases igniting. Will this be an issue with one of these type stoves. Or is this for those square box type stoves? Further reading provided that it is was a minor explosion. And a dusty one nothing life threatening. just the flue coming apart. Anyways, this really got me to thinking. I really must learn how to work this thing before it get's here. I need to be confident I know what I doing. Or I'll probably fear the damn thing. I got those butterflies in my stomach. Feels just like I just jumped out of a plane, or a baby bird leaving the nest for the first time. I MUST LEARN TO FLY. At least before old man winter rears his ugly face.
My other concern is installation. After making the deposit I called the local stove shop I had intended on using when I was thinking about having a pellet stove installed. http://bylers.com/stoveshoppe/index.html
I wanted to see if they were familiar with installing these type of stoves. He says that the installs are mostly all the same. But he asked me to send him some instruction or owners manual on the heater. I don't think he understands when I said antique coal stove. I think he wants to know about clearance and things of that sort. When he said this. I was thinking.......Those instructions are antiques as well, young wipper snapper
. Besides ebay where can I find I find the information that he is looking for. He wants me to email them to him
Thanks in Advance