Old pot belly stove

Old pot belly stove

PostBy: turtle255x On: Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:36 pm

I have an "Old pot belly stove" I am wondering if it would heat my enclosed porch...16x24,insulated, modern windows. I only plan to heat it to a livable temp..it also covers the entire rear of my rancher which would help with infiltration.I live on the Chesapeake Bay in Anne Arundel Co, Md. I would like some info on anthracite coal. I am thinking Pa. I have a 3500 lb trailer ..was thinking of picking up a half ton. thanks in advance
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Re: Old pot belly stove

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Mar 14, 2008 5:07 pm

Pictures of the stove????
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Re: Old pot belly stove

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:47 am

An old pot belly stoves will need 36" of clearance in all directions to anything combustible. I would think it would heat your porch. I'd shop for a better used stove though.
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Re: Old pot belly stove

PostBy: turtle255x On: Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:21 am

coalkirk wrote:An old pot belly stoves will need 36" of clearance in all directions to anything combustible. I would think it would heat your porch. I'd shop for a better used stove though.


Thanks..I will look for a more modern stove. Where do you purchase your coal? I don't have any pictures of the stove it is in my cabin in W. V. It burne wood pretty well just had to feed it lots of small split logs.
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Re: Old pot belly stove

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:30 am

In WV, you can get all the bituminous coal you want, it is for sale all over the place.. But yours pot belly stove will probably do better if it burns wood.

We need to find out if your stove has an ashpan, shaker grates. and is somewhat airtight before deciding if it will burn coal.

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Re: Old pot belly stove

PostBy: turtle255x On: Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:01 pm

LsFarm wrote:In WV, you can get all the bituminous coal you want, it is for sale all over the place.. But yours pot belly stove will probably do better if it burns wood.

We need to find out if your stove has an ashpan, shaker grates. and is somewhat airtight before deciding if it will burn coal.

Greg L


It does have shaker grates and an ash pan yes it is "somewhat "airtight. toothy
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Re: Old pot belly stove

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:23 pm

turtle255x wrote:
coalkirk wrote:An old pot belly stoves will need 36" of clearance in all directions to anything combustible. I would think it would heat your porch. I'd shop for a better used stove though.


Thanks..I will look for a more modern stove. Where do you purchase your coal? I don't have any pictures of the stove it is in my cabin in W. V. It burne wood pretty well just had to feed it lots of small split logs.


I get my coal from a place called The Mill in Delta PA. It is about 30 seconds over the MD/PA line. It's Superior Coal.
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