U.S. Stove Company

U.S. Stove company

PostBy: coldfeet On: Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:11 pm

Does U.S.Stove Company make a good coal furnace?
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark II

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Re: U.S. Stove company

PostBy: LsFarm On: Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:32 pm

In general... NO!... they make an inexpensive wood furnace and boiler, that they claim will burn coal.. But from my experiences and the experiences of the forum members struggleing to keep a fire all night long, to control the burn rate, not lose the fire on warmer days, etc... in general, they burn wood OK, but not very good with coal.

The Clayton 1600 adn 1800 are closer to a coal burning design, and a few forum members have reasonably good luck with these units..

But none of the US Stove products are as good as a Harman, Alaska, Keystoker, AHS, or other made for coal furnace or boiler. Any hand feed coal apliance will burn wood. But most wood burning apliances are not good coal burners.

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