Devil5052 wrote:I also don't like to burn wood in my coal stove. I always throw scraps of 2x3's 2x4's etc in there & the stove window always turns black from creosote. Just not worth the hastle of tending the fire so much either.
Well, you are burning pine, which is part of the problem.
If you were burning oak and maple, it would run hotter longer, with less creosote.
To answer the original question in the thread, just about _any_ stove will burn wood. It's the other way around that is impossible.
Yes, you can burn wood in your coal stove. The EPA says you are a bad, bad boy, but you can do it. Don't burn pine, or other light, pitchy wood, and pay attention to chimney temps and cleaning. Wood burns with a much hotter flue temp to stove temp than coal does, and it's _much_ more needy than coal vis-a-vis tending.