LsFarm wrote:Mom, you don't want a cook stove for regular heating,, you want a coal stove, like a Harman Mark II or III, or maybe a Hitzer stove, a Keystoker.
The ebay item you asked about is not what you want, it is not meant for burning anthracite 24/7,
Take a look at these sites.
I'm sure there are plenty more.. take a look at the 'favorite's forum' on the 'photos of your stove' topic,, you can see what most units look like.
Greg if you read her post she is looking for a coal fired cooktop stove / oven That is what is on The Ebay link and of course they where made to burn Anthracite 24/7 365 days a year Every house that was built before the 40s had one in it around here in coal country that is how you cooked your food my grandparents & great grandparents on both sides of the family used them My grandmother used hers until the late 80s right up until she died she was 97 You always keep the fire going and dumped the ash out every other day there is nothing like cooking on one and eating the food that you made on
it alot of them had a bread warmer on the back shevle the baked pies where the best and they do throw off alot of heat the first floor on her house had three rooms that stove keep all off them very warm There are built out of cast iron very heavy more then any hand fed stove made today They where made to burn coal some had half coal and gas & wood & coal even coal & electric
Lots of very nice ones on these links
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