Question About a Grate...

Question about a grate...

PostBy: 4570FAN On: Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:02 pm

Would someone please take a look at Item # 96835-0VGA on the Harbor Freight website and tell me if this IS a shaker grate for a Vogelzang boxwood stove. You can find it easlily by searching for "stove" and it is on the 2nd page. Would this grate and some firebrick allow someone to burn anthracite coal in one of those little boxwood stoves? :?
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: MkIII

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Re: Question about a grate...

PostBy: coalstoves On: Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:13 pm

I don't thinks so looks too open the coal will most likely drop thru, bigger coal won't burn right in it .
I don't usually reply to Wood / Coal threads cause I think burning coal in them is an exercise in frustration.
I think you should use an appliance designed to burn Coal they usually cost more and there's a reason
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman and Liberty
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnum and Victory 700

Re: Question about a grate...

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:09 pm

When I lived in Phoenix, I used to shop at Harbor Freight for tools, etc. I bought many different things there for cheap, however, most of them broke. Sawzall stripped out the clutch, tie-down strap ratcheting mechanism broke, extensions twisted/broke & a ball-joint press bent -- that one looked impossible to bend, but it did. Made in China.

The old saying here: you get what you pay for.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - (custom built by Jim Dorsey, Taunton MA - RIP 4/18/13)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler