Hot Blast 20FB: Coal/Wood? What size coal?

Hot Blast 20FB: Coal/Wood? What size coal?

PostBy: Dance On: Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:13 pm

Hi Everyone,
I just picked up a Hot Blast 20FB for $30, I couldn't resist at that price. The guy I bought it from said it was a coal/wood stove but he only burned coal once as he has loads of free wood. I can't find any information on the stove on the internet except for some parts (grate, handle, etc) and was looking to get some basic information on it. The only stuff I saw on the internet was for the furnaces, which it isn't. It is a hand fired round stove, approximately 20 inches across and 3 foot 2 inches high (including the 6" base).

It doesn't look like a super heavy duty stove, but should be ok.

This model is a coal/wood stove?
What size coal should it burn?
Does anyone have a manual or know where I can get a manual for it from?

I will try to post some pictures later.

Thanks :)
Dance
 

Re: Hot Blast 20FB: Coal/Wood? What size coal?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:35 pm

Nut coal.
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Re: Hot Blast 20FB: Coal/Wood? What size coal?

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:29 am

Ian gets the award for the shortest reply post. :D

Please post photos as soon as you can, I'm currious what 'Hot Blast' put together as a stove.. Make sure you show the grates, firebox and ashpan.. and the shaker mechanism/handle..

Greg L
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
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Re: Hot Blast 20FB: Coal/Wood? What size coal?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:51 am

LsFarm wrote:Ian gets the award for the shortest reply post. :D


As usual, I have to disagree with you Greg!! :P



Ian should have replied with just the word "Nut".......the word "coal" unnecessarily doubled that lengthy post of Ian's! :lol:
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Re: Hot Blast 20FB: Coal/Wood? What size coal?

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:24 am

Surprise,, I disagree !! :shock:

Dick,, I didn't say the shortest 'possible' post just the shortes reply post. :D :lol: :shock:

But yes, it could have been a single word reply.. resulting in 'the shortest possible reply post'. :P

Greg L
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Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: Hot Blast 20FB: Coal/Wood? What size coal?

PostBy: BIG BEAM On: Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:41 am

I think this it a older hotblast.Like a Potbelly.I've seen these on e-bay
DON
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Stove/Furnace Make: USS Hot blast
Stove/Furnace Model: 1557M

Re: Hot Blast 20FB: Coal/Wood? What size coal?

PostBy: Dance On: Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:42 pm

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Re: Hot Blast 20FB: Coal/Wood? What size coal?

PostBy: LsFarm On: Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:14 pm

Very interesting stove,, I'd burn nut, maybe nut/pea mix.. it looks pretty well made and should burn coal very well from the design of the firebox..
Congrats on a good find,, and great price !!

Keep us posted through the season as you burn coal in it.. to let us know how it does..

Greg L.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
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Re: Hot Blast 20FB: Coal/Wood? What size coal?

PostBy: BIG BEAM On: Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:56 pm

I love thoes type of grates.Aint they the type that you can pull the small middle grate out and dump the fire.Does anyone make grates like that in a modern stove?
DON
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Stove/Furnace Make: USS Hot blast
Stove/Furnace Model: 1557M

Re: Hot Blast 20FB: Coal/Wood? What size coal?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:01 pm

Yes.
The Newcastle sold on the Cape.
One of the Alaska stoves, the Kodiak
http://www.alaskastove.com/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=33
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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Re: Hot Blast 20FB: Coal/Wood? What size coal?

PostBy: BIG BEAM On: Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:23 pm

Thanks CC.
DON
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Stove/Furnace Make: USS Hot blast
Stove/Furnace Model: 1557M

Re: Hot Blast 20FB: Coal/Wood? What size coal?

PostBy: Wy Coal Miner On: Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:03 pm

Looking at buying one of these off of Craigslist. How has this stove worked out for you? I know this post is 8 years old so you should know by now. :)
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