Cherokee Park wrote:I assumed it was bituminous from my experiences this past winter. We bought this property last May which consists of 35 acres, a seasonal stream, some board and batten sided out buildings and the cabin which was built by hand some 20 plus years ago out of standing dead timber from accross the border in Wyoming. The cabin came with a 1891 cook stove that burned both wood and this lump coal. This device is authentic and in good shape but is not at all air tight and holds a fire for 4-5 hours if someone is there to watch it. The improvement in efficiency of modern stoves is amazing after living with this one for a while. The family Thanksgiving dinner was easily done with this old stove and will be easier this year with the new Margin.
The Hitzer 983 is actually less expensive than the others I know of and I think your well rounded experience is sufficient to offer good advice. Thanks for your response!
I am going to get one ton of "hard coal" from a guy close by in Wyoming which is from a mine in Utah. Does Utah have "hard coal"? If so how should I use the two types?
The coal from Utah is Bit soft coal the only Place you will Find Anthracite coal Hard coal is here in NEPA Nowhere else
in the US. Tuff Choice Between The Stove Both Are Very well built stoves Both have been in business for a very long time
I know the Baker is a very heavy 570lbs not sure what the weight is on The Hitzer I guess it would come down to Price
and Availability good luck on getting one http://www.bakerstoves.com/stoves5.htmhttp://www.hitzer.com/model983.html