Lightning wrote:Jaytow wrote:It's not Bit coal. Chest nut.
Where work we have a kiln that burns bit I can get for free. But has alot of fines.
Oh okay, so you mean chestnut anthracite. If you plan to use that then it opens doors for many different stoves. It depends on how much space you need to heat, how well insulated the house is, (heat demand).
please specify which type coal is expected to be burnt. Bituminous or anthracite ?
as for the WM 400 it's a fantastic stove. built for peat, sub bit, bit or anth will burn them all very well and make tons of heat.
as with all used stoves it must be inspected under very good light, there are many places on these that problems could be hiding.
replacement bricks for instance will cost around $85+ EACH if you have to buy them retail. the grates could be cracked, warped or stuck. the barrel could have holes behind the bricks. the doors could be warped and unable to be made to close completely thus no control over fire.
if it's a good one, there are few better "work horse" stoves. if it's a bad one you will be out the purchase price and have a new life lesson.