Heat Abuse ?

Heat Abuse ?

PostBy: summerski On: Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:09 am

So my neighbor recently installed this Vermont Casting Dutchwest wood stove. And as you can see, it sits pretty far into the fireplace and his 10'x10' room doesn't seem to be getting as warm as I think it should. He does have a heat blanket blocking the old damper and a SS liner but I told him if he moves it out about 10" or so, it would make a huge difference. Will it in fact make much difference??? Will a fan on top help much?

Also, he seems to be going through a lot of wood. Even with the damper fully closed and the airflow on low, he loads the thing about every other hour. Albeit the stove is pretty small am I'm strictly a coal burner, I'm not sure how long his burn times could be.

Lastly, I found this listing on CL and am encouraging him to make the switch. As he loves the look for the Vermont Castings stove with the glass, I was wondering if this one would be a good "started stove" for him??

http://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/app/5884094459.html

Thanks!!

William



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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Jr & Sr
Coal Size/Type: Nut / Lehigh


Re: Heat Abuse ?

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:51 pm

I would move it out. Particularly if it does not rely upon a blower and is strictly radiant.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Heat Abuse ?

PostBy: corey On: Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:53 pm

Looks like it is too far back in the fireplace.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: USS Ashley coal stove
Coal Size/Type: Eastern KY bituminous

Re: Heat Abuse ?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:37 pm

He lost 4 sides of the stove to scrub heat off by stuffing it in there.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Heat Abuse ?

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:50 pm

The coal stove in the ad is a V.C. Vigilant 2310 coal burner. On of the easiest to run and a great heater. I believe they are rated at 45,000 btu's. The one I have sits approx a foot away from my fireplace and does a a great job...I can cook on mine too if I like ;)

That's a good price as well...they have been discontinued but parts will be available for a while.
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box stove, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Baseburners & Antiques: Home Sparkle 12
Coal Size/Type: Coal Contractor's stove, a little Kimmels 'nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Heat Abuse ?

PostBy: blrman07 On: Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:34 am

Ditto. $250 for a VC 2310 is a great price. Snatch it up before someone else gets it!!! It'll burn wood also. Not as well as coal but it's a decent wood burner.
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: Heat Abuse ?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:27 am

Agreed too, good price!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Heat Abuse ?

PostBy: franco b On: Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:18 am

Bargain for the coal stove.

If that fireplace is interior,I think it will not make much difference moving the stove out because the bricks will eventually warm and radiate heat..

If the fireplace is on an outside wall though, it will make a big difference.
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea


Re: Heat Abuse ?

PostBy: summerski On: Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:54 am

Thank y'all very much for your feedback. Yes the stove is on an outside wall so we will get a "tee" and move it out ASAP. I also emailed the guy selling the VC2310. Would love to get my neighbor "hooked on coal".

Again, your opinions are much appreciated.

Regards,

Will
summerski
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Jr & Sr
Coal Size/Type: Nut / Lehigh

Re: Heat Abuse ?

PostBy: franco b On: Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:10 pm

The flue on the VC 2310 is reversible to exit top or rear, which gives the alternate to go in above the fireplace if wanted.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea