atlanta homesteader coal stove

atlanta homesteader coal stove

PostBy: coldfeet On: Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:19 pm

Hi Folks,

New to this forum.
It's a great source of valuble information, thanks all for of your insights.

I have a chance to get a atlanta homesteader coal stove.

I have done a search on the web for info. but can not seem to find any.
I know someone out there knows something about them, please help.

Thanks,
coldfeet
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Re: atlanta homesteader coal stove

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:32 pm

Hello coldfeet,, welcome to the forum..

I did a seach on Google for 'atlanta homesteader coal stove' and found this :
http://www.arboristsite.com/showthread.php?p=600888
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


If the used stove you are thinking of buying is like the one in the above link,, I would be careful,, look it over very carefully,, there are no parts available,, and it is made like some of the rather poor quality stoves from US Stove. This one appears to be about 40K btu.. how many square feet are you hopeing ot heat???

If the price is very reasonable, and nothing is broken, it may be an OK stove to start with or to get by with for awhlle...

Greg L
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: atlanta homesteader coal stove

PostBy: coldfeet On: Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:44 am

Thanks Greg,

I saw that website but did not find it much help.

I can have the stove for free, it's been sitting outside uncovered for a year or two, the woman that ownes it said it was in the basement when she bought the house and never used it.
It just might not be worth the trouble.
I don't know any more about coal stoves other than what I have read on this forum. I would not know just what to look for on this stove.
I would be doing her a favor by just taking off her patio.

I'm looking to supplement my oil hot water heat by putting this in the basement and replacing my wood stove, heating about 1700 sf.
My boiler is a little old and have been thinking of just replacing it with a multi fuel boiler, oil and coal, not sure how efficent they are.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Bob
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark II

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Re: atlanta homesteader coal stove

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:56 pm

Free is good !! :lol: :D ... The worst you will have is some time and transportation invested in the stove.. I'd go get it,, clean it thoroughly.. look for cracks,, missing parts.. Make sure the grate and mechanism moves freely so you can shake the ashes down into the ashpan.

Then try using it as a wood stove,, see if you have any problems.. then you can add coal to a hot wood fire, and try it with coall.. With the 'price' you are able to get virtually free hands-on experience... and at the very least it is worth something as scrap steel..

You never know,, it may be perfect for you and your install,, give it a try..

Greg L

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LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Visit Lehigh Anthracite