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Old 03-05-2008, 03:52 PM   #1
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anyone ever hear of burning coal in a woodstove? will it hurt the stove?

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Ayuh,...

Coal fires,+ Wood fires are 2 very different things,......

Burning Coal in a woodstove usually Doesn't work very well,....
And,...
While burning Wood in a Coalstove will work,.. The firebox is Soo Small,....
It really doesn't work out so well either.....

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anyone ever hear of burning coal in a woodstove? will it hurt the stove?
i used to have a combination coal..oil..and wood stove however the model i had did not use firebrick alone...it had a 1/4 stainless steel liner in front of the fire brick (next to the coal)

it was a newmack stove and the dealer said the coal models had this as fire brick could not take the extra heat of the coal

true or not?.....i am not sure , but i had no reason to doubt the dealer
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Coal burns much hotter than wood. Do not burn coal in a wood stove.
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Coal stoves have grates to allow air to draft through it. I'd think without them you'd have a tough time keeping it burning or at least controlling it.
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I have been looking at wood furnaces for the last week, and have seen a few that claim you can burn both.

http://www.vogelzang.com/Norseman2500.htm

This one in particular says you can use both wood and bituminous coal.
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Some brands of stoves will allow you different types of fuels. Don't use anything other than what the manufacturer suggests. As MinConst stated, coal burn much hotter than wood. Some report that coal can burn as much as four times the temp of wood. I wouldn't want to be the one the had molten metal running though my living room.
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thanks, i was talking to a guy and he said if you have a real good bed of hot coals, just put a few pieces of say egg coal in to enhance the fire, not load it up and get it roaring. I am skeptical about doing it so I wont..
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I am skeptical about doing it so I wont..
Good decision.
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you could use some coal but i wouldnt pile it full as some one said coal burns a lot hotter than wood. only differance in the stoves the coal stove is built heaver to stand the heat. its not going to blow ur stove up to use some coal if you have coal i would use it a lil at time to help keep the fire going
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thanks js, thats what this guy i was talking to was saying, dont load the stove, just a few egg sized chunks at a time and that would give some extra heat. He said only add it if you have a real good bed of hot coals. Might crack the firebrick if you dont have a good bed.
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Unless it is meant fro coal (or both) dont put coal in it. Go to http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/forums/ for guys who talk about stoves as much as you all talk about DIY stuff.

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