Russo number 2 coal stove

Russo number 2 coal stove

PostBy: rrob311 On: Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:45 pm

Hi everyone I just picked up a Russo number 2 coal stove, it also burns wood. It is a tall skinny stove with a 5-7" window. Does anyone have any specifications on this stove? I was going to put it in my garage or kitchen. It has the circular grate. Specifically I wanted to know the BTU rating on the stove and square foot coverage. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading Allegheny
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Russo #2 Coal Wood
Other Heating: Monitor 441 Kerosene heater

Re: Russo number 2 coal stove

PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:03 pm

This Russo is a hand fed stove, I'm moving this to the Hand-fired forum so the hand feed crowd will see it.

Greg L
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Re: Russo number 2 coal stove

PostBy: rrob311 On: Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:13 pm

Cool Thanks
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading Allegheny
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Russo #2 Coal Wood
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Re: Russo number 2 coal stove

PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:49 pm

Can you post a photo of the Russo #2 ?? The photo may help people recognize what it is.

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: Russo number 2 coal stove

PostBy: rrob311 On: Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:01 pm

I am not sure how to post photos on here.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading Allegheny
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Russo #2 Coal Wood
Other Heating: Monitor 441 Kerosene heater

Re: Russo number 2 coal stove

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:09 am

rrob311 wrote:I am not sure how to post photos on here.


Click on "reply". When the new window opens, scroll down just a bit and you'll see "upload attachment". Click on it and then next to "filename:" click "browse". You can then find the photo in the computer and click "open". Then click "add file", next to browse. After it has loaded you can click "submit".
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Russo number 2 coal stove

PostBy: rrob311 On: Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:25 pm

Here is a good picture of it.
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rrob311
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading Allegheny
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Russo #2 Coal Wood
Other Heating: Monitor 441 Kerosene heater

Re: Russo number 2 coal stove

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:22 pm

Nice looking stove,, Do you have a good masonry chimney to hook it to?

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: Russo number 2 coal stove

PostBy: Gary L On: Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:50 pm

I have that same stove Rob but always thought it was a number 1 Russo and could be wrong.

I don't profess to be any sort of expert on coal stoves so please accept my opinions as novice at best.

That stove is fantastic! I have it in my living room, probably hooked up wrong by the opinion of some who are more knowledgable, but I am honestly amazed by the heat this tiny stove puts out.

I load it before bed and when I awake 8 hours later it is still pumping out great warmth and just about heating the entire 1200 Sq/ft house.

I seriously advise against installing this little monster in a kitchen unless it is large or very open to the rest of your rooms.

As long as the O/S temp remains below around 30 this stove has no trouble keeping a great fire and it seems to make allot more heat the colder it gets.

I did find I had to be careful of over burning it and I did warp my shaker grate to the point of useless the first year I used it. I found a new grate and have since learned to keep the fire under control.

I don't know if new grates are still available for this stove or where we might find these parts today. Anyone who has a line on Russo parts, please guide me or us.

In my living room I have to keep a fan pulling the heat into the back rooms or we would be sitting in our birthday suits when it is zero out side.

Gary
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Russo #1
Stove/Furnace Make: Russo

Re: Russo number 2 coal stove

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:42 pm

Gary L Here are a few Places that have parts for the Russo stoves


http://www.woodmanspartsplus.com/68/cat ... rence.html

http://www.hearthstove.com/catalog.html
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
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Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Russo number 2 coal stove

PostBy: Gary L On: Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:31 pm

Thanks Coal berner but the main problem is confusion.

The picture posted above is the exact stove I have and the OP is labeling it a # 2.

When you look at all of the parts at the links you posted they call the grate that looks like mine a #1 Kit.

In another recent Russo thread a member posted some very nice scans of the number 2 stove and thats not what we have as pictured here.

Is the poster in this thread wrong on the number of his stove?

Gary
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Russo #1
Stove/Furnace Make: Russo

Re: Russo number 2 coal stove

PostBy: rrob311 On: Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:10 pm

My smaller one is a #2 coal, my big russo is a #2 coal wood combo. But they both burn coal and wood. It hasn't been cold enough up here to really run these yet. Its like 53 right now. I thought someone said its best if it's 45 or colder out.
rrob311
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading Allegheny
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Russo #2 Coal Wood
Other Heating: Monitor 441 Kerosene heater

Re: Russo number 2 coal stove

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:13 pm

That depends on how good your draft is in your chimney and what coal you are burning I run hand feds with temps
outside in the high 60s and low 70s if you have a good drafty chimney and good coal you can burn
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Russo number 2 coal stove

PostBy: Gary L On: Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:14 pm

Thanks RROB.

I think mine is the same as your smaller stove that you are calling a #2 Coal. Photo below.

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Two years ago I purchased a new grate and basket for this stove and they called it a # 1 Kit, just as it is listed today and probably why I have the confusion.

I suppose it is even possible that a few Russo stoves take this same #1 Kit.

Gary
Gary L
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Russo #1
Stove/Furnace Make: Russo

Re: Russo number 2 coal stove

PostBy: rrob311 On: Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:22 pm

Basket? I know the grate is circular with a handle but what is the basket?
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading Allegheny
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Russo #2 Coal Wood
Other Heating: Monitor 441 Kerosene heater

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