Posting this in the Using Bituminous Coal section because I intend to use bit exclusivly this stove.
For the last few weeks been trying to figure what stove to use to burn the 6 tons of bit I got, I was thinking of using a EMF WCB but decided against it because it would require the setup of going to a boiler and figured that would be just a little too much time and work not knowing how well it would burn the bit coal. So with reading post after post it seems that the Warm Morning was the way to go andI decided to look for a Warm Morning 400 and came across this one. To me the over all condition seems to be fair and a lot better then some.
So I have a few questions along with some photos to get some feedback on my comments.
Bricks: some cracks but all seem to be usable. Something appears to be melted on the front bricks...
Round grate: two cracks, the only way I could somewhat fix them is with brazing, to have it welded would probable cost as much as a replacement. Also the fork grate will fall out of place because the one support on the round grate is on the side with the cracks is spread out. So guess I should replace at least the round grate.
Fork grate: I am guessing that there is some kind of pin maybe brass, that goes through the round grate holding the fork grate up in place.
Flue: not using the cast elbow and thinking of going straight out the back with an MPD first then the Baro, seems to be the recommend setup according to the manual.
Also a couple of other questions, what's the rectangular cutout on the back for? And what does the manual mean "Heats up to 6 rooms" ? Like what size are these rooms?
So thoughts, comments?