Coal in a EPA Woodstove

Coal in a EPA Woodstove

PostBy: Guest On: Sun Nov 06, 2005 12:44 am

Is anyone aware of a EPA certified woodburing stove that can also burn coal? I know in europe there are "multifuel stoves", but I have found nothing here in the states, including stoves that are labled multi fuel in europe.

An Example. The Morso 1410 is multi-fuel (wood AND coal) in Europe, but here there is a coal version and a wood version.


Thanks,

Bruce
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PostBy: Guest On: Sun Nov 06, 2005 6:14 am

Harman makes a dual fuel (coal/wood) stove model # TLC 2000. Go to
http://www.harmanstoves.com/list.asp?id=3,4,7,13,14,15,16,17&title=Harman%20Coal%20Stoves
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


I had looked at it and it was around $1600
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Coal in EPA certified woodburing stove

PostBy: Guest On: Mon Nov 07, 2005 6:52 pm

I thank you for the help, but the Harman TLC 2000 Coal Stove does not seem to be EPA certified. No mention of clean burning with wood, EPA Certification or any type of secondary burn system. The web site calls the stove a "fireplace stove" when using wood. I guess it is EPA exempt due to excess air, and grill function. Does seem like a neat unit though.

Anyone else?
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PostBy: Mlou On: Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:16 pm

I don't think you are going to find an EPA rated wood/coal stove. In order for the woodsotve to achieve the EPA rating, it must have some sort of secondary burn. In order for any secondary burner to work, it must burn HOT. Coal stoves are meant to burn at a much lower temperature. So any afterburn/catalyst will not work properly on a anthracite burning stove. There are a few wood/coal furnaces out there that might be EPA approved for woodburning, but they are designed to burn bituminous coal, not anthracite. I would not think of burning bitumionous coal inside my house, it is stinky & dirty.
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Re: Coal in a EPA Woodstove

PostBy: wg_bent On: Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:50 pm

Bruce,
I found the same problem. I did a lot of digging on the Morso, the only addition to that stove is a lower air port AND some plates to allow the coal to be directed at the shaker grate. Otherwise it's the same stove. The problem is that it's a REALLY small stove. If you compare a Jotul 602, a Vermont castings Aspen and the Morso, the Jotul and VC will both take a 16" log, but the Morso will only take 12. On the other hand, it will also burn coal. Kind of nice. If I were looking to heat a smaller room, or cabin, That would have beem my choice of stoves. (I may still buy one to put in my basement!!



Guest wrote:Is anyone aware of a EPA certified woodburing stove that can also burn coal? I know in europe there are "multifuel stoves", but I have found nothing here in the states, including stoves that are labled multi fuel in europe.

An Example. The Morso 1410 is multi-fuel (wood AND coal) in Europe, but here there is a coal version and a wood version.


Thanks,

Bruce
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Re: Coal in a EPA Woodstove

PostBy: Cyber36 On: Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:50 am

I know this thread is a bit dated but, I'm using a Logwood Furnace "Yankee" that was in the house when I bought it in 1992. Furnace is 1988 vintage. It actually is a 3-way converstion(oil,wood,coal) & has a secondary heat exchanger built in between the chimney hand damper & the main flue. Almost acts like a turbo charger on a car engine supposibily.Not really sure about the EPA approval, but it's suppose to be really efficent with all 3 types of fuel......
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Re: Coal in a EPA Woodstove

PostBy: greg white On: Tue Dec 25, 2007 2:24 pm

Again,this is dated but....I have a Harman dual fuel hand fed, I could not(with my limited knowledge)ask for anything better.
I have been heating with wood for 30 years and switched to wood and coal ,I think 3 years ago.
My stove is a 1983(ithink)SF150,it is no longer available,BUT,its big brother the SF250 is.The wood fire is awsome quick heat,the coal fire is super long lasting,mellow and hot as you want it.
I think alot of coal stoves will burn wood,BUT,the goberment will not allow the lableing as such.
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