coal

  1. B

    Multi-fuel stove not burning coal too well.

    Hi I’m going out of my mind reading post after post after post on various blogs and not seeming to find a solution to my problem - maybe I’m not searching for the right thing or maybe I’m just unlucky. Who knows. But hope someone here can help me. I’m relatively new to the stove world having...
  2. V

    coal plus gas cook stove?

    I have seen a range (cook stove) for sale that is dual fuel - coal and gas. It's old (c 1926). Would each fuel have to be vented separately? It would be going into a flue that currently vents propane and oil. The same chimney has a separate flue for wood with one stove in it. I know wood hss...
  3. O

    Although I am freezing, I am a little bit afraid of my Schrock Coal Stove.

    My lightly used Shrock Coal Stove, made locally up the road by the Amish, is awaiting installation in the basement. I am sure it is a knock off of another brand. It is a simple, hopper feed type stove, with a shaker grate that you shake twice per day. There is an electric blower on the back...
  4. B

    Wood or Coal?

    I've recently purchased and installed a Heatmor 100CB for my home. This model claims to be a coal boiler, but the dealer I purchased from said most people just burn wood in it. To burn coal, you buy shaker grates and then you can use coal. This will be used to heat my 2200 sq ft home. My...
  5. M

    Furnaces that burn wood and coal.

    Hello, this is my first post on here. But anyway on to my question. Is there available a modern wood and coal burning furnace that will burn wood and coal without doing any kind of modifications. I'm not looking to burn both at the same time but would like to switch between the two quickly and...
  6. B

    Vigilant (1977) Conversion to Coal Stove

    I recently acquired a Vigilant Stove configured for coal. It had ash everywhere (like piled up solid between all the walls), so I took it apart to clean. Back firewall has "1977" stamped on it and is two part. The shaker rack for the coals is three bars from side to side (not the multiple...
  7. H

    Smokeless Coal Homefire Ecoal 50

    Hi There, Really impressed with my burner. Fitted by HETAS Registered fitter with a flue pipe and straight up down chimney with cowl. I'm a tree surgeon so all the wood I burn is hardwood, air dried, 14+ month's seasoned and less than 14% moisture. Burns amazing if not a bit fast with the anti...
  8. P

    Struggling to get stove up to temperature!

    Hi, hopefully someone can help with this! We bought a 5kw multifuel stove recently and have been burning wood with success. We do find though that logs dont last very long and it is becoming expensive so we are trying to move over to smokeless coal instead. We can get the coal lit and...
  9. LilChickieeT

    What do we have here...?

    Happy Thanksgiving! So we live off grid and our main heat source is this coal stove. I have a tendency to shake it harder than needs to be done. (Supposedly) That combined with the fact that the stove is very old and the handle is wearing out is getting me in a lot of trouble these days, LOL. I...
  10. S

    Agricola Supreme Wood/Coal burning cooktop

    Hello, I'm looking for any information on Agricola Furnaces and Stoves. I have one and can't seem to find much on these stoves! I'll post a photo. I'd love to find out what they are worth. Not looking to sell, it's an amazing piece for our cabin! Looking to collect more as I just aquired a 1930s...
  11. T

    new to stoves with a vogelzang ponderosa, have a popping question

    hello everyone, I'm new to wood stoves, always had open fireplaces growing up . We built a rather unique home in west Texas in that its a concrete dome 50' across and 25' high. Actually 2 of them connected by a 25x25 concrete building but currently only 1 dome and the connector are living space...
  12. trumpeterb

    Portage and Main BL 2840 or BL3444...and coal

    I am going to be getting a bigger furnace to heat the house over the next few months, as we are doing an addition to the place, and the amount of heated space will increase to approximately 5652 square feet. The BL2840 brochure I have says it heats 4000+ square feet, and the BL3444 is listed as...
  13. Rigamarol

    Esse Ironheart burning Coal

    I've had my Esse Ironheart just over a year now and have burned exclusively wood up till now. I purchased some bagged Anthracite both nut and pea sized. Since the stove doesn't have a shaker grate everything I've read says it won't be that easy to operate as the ash will build up and raking the...
  14. J

    Help to identify

    I have moved in to a new house that has a wonderful cook stove (wood/coal) in the kitchen area. However, I cannot find any manuals or information on it anywhere. The oven door says that it is a Findlay Arkland but I cannot find any mention of that model. Is there anywhere else I can look for...
  15. webfish

    Fuels ABOUT THE FUELS - INTRODUCTION TO COAL AS A HOME HEATING FUEL

    Coal can be a viable option for those folks who live within a few hours drive of Pennsylvania’s Anthracite (hard coal) mines. This hard coal is packed with an enormous amount of energy. Coal stoves usually can burn longer on each fuel load than woodstoves and they provide a more even and...
  16. webfish

    Coal Appliances COAL - CENTRAL HEAT FROM COAL

    Central Heat with Coal Coal Stoker Fire (efm) Hard coal (anthracite) can be an economical fuel and is in ready supply within a couple hundred miles of the Pennsylvania Coal fields. For some reading on space heating coal stoves, see this article. Check out our Fuel Comparison Calculator to...
  17. webfish

    Coal Appliances COAL - TIPS FOR STARTING A COAL FIRE

    Coal fires are not as easy to start as wood fires and the ease of burning will vary with different types and makes of stoves. The burning of coal requires patience and a specific and regular procedure of loading, shaking, adjusting, etc. If you do not follow the right procedure the coal fire...
  18. webfish

    Coal Appliances COAL STOVES AND INSERTS

    In certain parts of the country, coal is popular as a home heating fuel. Coal comes in different grades, the best grade for home heating being “hard coal” or anthracite, of which the best varieties are mined in Eastern Pennsylvania. Most of the coal appliances on the market are designed to burn...
  19. webfish

    Coal Appliances COAL - SO YOU’RE CONSIDERING A COAL STOVE?

    (written by Corie Podschelne) Perhaps you’ve been a long time wood burner and are looking for a stove that requires less tending; or maybe you’re new to solid fuel room heating completely. Burning coal, especially for a new coal user, can be particularly daunting due to difficulties in...