Here is my newly referbished statford sc75, Nice and hot fire ....
Nice!!..Love your fireplace too!
coham wrote:I just received my Lil hydronic coal furnace. I've dubbed it R2-D2. So begins the great coal stove adventure.
Hi Charlie, As far as we know, there was never a BTU rating on these stoves. The average temperature rise is 100 degrees in 3 hours on 30 gal of water. An old-timer once told us that if a person had a 1000 gal water tank they could heat their whole house all winter with a bucket a day stove. The only experience I can speak of is if it never got below 40 degrees outside, I would have been able to heat my 2000 square foot house and got all of my domestic hot water all winter using my bucket a day. I also have a friend who is a welder and he took the stove and extended the fire box twice as high and put it on a steel base so it could take a full-size bushel ashcan under it and it would give him a 17 hour burn and last week he told me he only used 200 gal. of oil and 3 ton of coal from Oct. to March in Shenandoah, PA which is a colder temperature than your area. If you have any other questions let us know. thanks, Joyce and John