Can this wood stove burn coal?

Can this wood stove burn coal?

PostBy: owenw405 On: Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:12 pm

Great forum here. I was given a wood stove by one of my neighbors and while I couldn't be more happier for the freebie, I originally was looking for a coal/wood combo, so I would like to find out if this is a candidate for burning coal. I am unbale to find out any information on this stove as there is no paperwork, manufacturer markings etc. I read a previous post where someone suggested sending a photo showing the grates, ashpan and so forth. I took a photo and it is posted at: http://www.owrhs.org/stove.jpg I would really apppreciate any help. Thanks in advance...Ron
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Stove/Furnace Make: Unknown
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Re: Can this wood stove burn coal?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:14 pm

Welcome to the forum.

The link you posted didn't work for me, can you post a pic directly here?
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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: Can this wood stove burn coal?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:16 pm

Never mind, the link worked.

Looks like it has a grate, is there an air vent on the ash (lower) door? It might burn coal. I don't know what brand it is....Anyone else know?
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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

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Re: Can this wood stove burn coal?

PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:19 pm

The link worked for me,, it looks like the center round grate has a handle that pokes out the front of the stove, either behind the upper door or below it.. Can you confirm and describe the way you would shake the center round grate? It appears to have an ashpan and a separate door for the ashpan, is this correct?? is there some form of air inlet and air control on the ashpan door??

I think it could be a coal-compatable stove..

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: Can this wood stove burn coal?

PostBy: owenw405 On: Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:19 pm

Yes, I just went outside to check the lower door and much to my surprise it has a sliding vent. I don't have all the parts yet from the person but I do have the doors and most of the bricks. There is also a blower that goes with it. They have to show me how to assemble this completely, I can't figure out how the grates sit inside.
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Re: Can this wood stove burn coal?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:22 pm

Yep, looks like a coal burner.

"Combination" stoves are usually regarded as poor Anthracite burners. Unless we can determine the brand of stove there is only one way to know for sure how well it will burn coal....

Worse case you can burn wood in it!

Oh...I assume the person who gave it to you has the rest of the parts?
Wood'nCoal
 
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: Can this wood stove burn coal?

PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:25 pm

I'd put it together, make sure the gaskets on the doors are in good shape, and put it to work.. can't beat the price.. It will burn nut coal I'm sure.

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: Can this wood stove burn coal?

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:26 pm

It looks like you will need some fire bricks inside and a Grate tool to shake it Other then that you are set to burn coal The stove looks like a Penn coal stove model L Both door Gaskets should be Replaced

http://www.woodmanspartsplus.com/168848 ... -hole.html

http://www.woodmanspartsplus.com/168847 ... -hole.html
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Can this wood stove burn coal?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:30 pm

The stove looks like a Penn coal stove model L


I figured you would know what it was. :D
Wood'nCoal
 
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: Can this wood stove burn coal?

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:33 pm

owenw405 wrote:Yes, I just went outside to check the lower door and much to my surprise it has a sliding vent. I don't have all the parts yet from the person but I do have the doors and most of the bricks. There is also a blower that goes with it. They have to show me how to assemble this completely, I can't figure out how the grates sit inside.

The Sq plant goes in first then the round grate with the tabs slides onto the Frame There should be some firebrick retaining bars to hold the bricks in or is there tabs inside the stove
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Can this wood stove burn coal?

PostBy: owenw405 On: Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:38 pm

Guys, I can't tell you how much I appreciate the help, this has made my year! The person that is giving this to me has all the parts and I just have to pick up the rest of the bricks, the blower and the flue pipe. It also has a rake. I am not sure about the retaining bars or tabs yet. I am going to see if I can get the rest of the parts tonight. I put the parts I have in front of the stove and took another photo. It is posted at http://www.owrhs.org/stove1.jpg
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Re: Can this wood stove burn coal?

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:44 pm

owenw It looks like you got yourself a coal stove The Rake is a for holding back wood logs or coal Put it inside stove across the front of your loading door you will get more coal in the stove and it will help keep the coal from falling out
when opening the loading door
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Can this wood stove burn coal?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:46 pm

Looks like another convert and stove rebuilder has arrived...

Remember to post pics.

Alaska Kast Console Is Home
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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: Can this wood stove burn coal?

PostBy: owenw405 On: Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:00 pm

What makes this more interesting other than the fact that I have been fascinated with coal for years is that I am the webmaster for the (New York) Ontario & Western Railway Historical Society. As most of you probably know the NYO&W was one of the largest coal haulers in the Northeast at one time, running coal from Scranton to the New York Metro area. My local coal dealer is out of Cornwall New York and one of their buildings is on the old Erie Newburgh Branch. I can't wait to sit by my first coal fire. Thanks again!


Ron Vassallo - http://www.owrhs.org.
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Re: Can this wood stove burn coal?

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:40 am

Good luck on the rebuild, fun little stove. I'll bet it puts out more heat than you think. Before you fire it up with coal, make sure to read about how to burn with a hand feed or you could get a sizeable puffback when loading. Also make sure to get a CO detector.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
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