sharkman8810 wrote:How good are these stoves? I have seen one used it is one with lots of fancy brass on it for $695 approx 55k btu i believe the dealer said.
Hi sharkman 8810 They are very good stove I bought mine a little more then a year ago i am very happy with I have the Mcc model big one weight is 600lbs holds 100lbs of nut parts are not cheap
but real there is nothing that you would have to replace besides Glass and door gaskets every year or two They are build
very well the grates on mine are very heavy 15lbs each I have five in it They throw the heat they made about 6 stove
models and one stoker stove models and two fireplace inserts the CFS weight is 485lbs holds 85lbs or so of coal with the banking bar installed 55k is a off a little in all depends on how good the coal is good antracite will burn at 13.000 to 13.800 BTU's Per lb so if you do the math you will get a higher amount of btu's I would say that the CFS with a good Qaulity Anthracite will put out 85k to 95k or more They made them with double wall with blowers and single wall with out blowers The bouble wall ones with the blower would be the one to get it will throw more heat out in the area you want to heat and will help keep the stove running cooler I would put these stove up against any stove company on todays market and I had afew others over the years and buy far this is the best I ever had with good coal and a good draft and evrything set up correctly you will get very long burn times out of them and lots of heat so check and see if is the double wall model and if the blower is on it I would buy it now you will see them on e bay for a lower price but they will be used as long as you can look at them I would say buy one of them if it is in good shape But being this one is a new one go get it you won't go wrong If you need any more info let me know good luck on getting it
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