swva wrote:Thanks for the recommendations. The coal we have here is lump, so does this make a difference when considering a Harman? I looked at the Vermont Castings model that SAU recommended and it specified pea or nut size.
Also, I've been reading other posts here and came across the Hitzer line ... their website says the model 254 burns bituminous. Is the Harman line better than the Hitzer line?
Devil505 wrote:swva wrote:Is the Harman line better than the Hitzer line?
I don't think you'll be making a mistake on either line. (Buy the one your wife likes better! )
swva wrote: Also, I've been reading other posts here and came across the Hitzer line ... their website says the model 254 burns bituminous. Is the Harman line better than the Hitzer line?
swva wrote:I'm convinced the U.S. is going to go through a bad recession and, most likely, a short depression. I'm looking to buy a good coal stove for my family to survive the cold mountain winters here in southwest Virginia during the hard economic times. When I was a kid we had a Warm Morning and it was a great stove, but we replaced that with a heat pump back in '92. Since Warm Morning stoves are no longer in production, and since it's virtually impossible to find one within driving distance, I've had to research other brands, but can't seem to find the right stove.
I'm looking for a stove that can handle the sooty and messy bituminous coal that is mined here where I live. Everything I've looked at so far seems to be made to burn anthracite or they don't specify one way or the other what they are designed to burn. Which brands and models should I be looking at?
envisage wrote:Have you considered trying to find a Warm Morning on E-Bay?
envisage wrote:I really appreciate your comments about your old Warm Morning. As you can see I have one myself (Model 400), and I got it primarily because of its ability to burn bit.
envisage wrote:P.S. - What model did you have as a kid?