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This might answer that question SK. There's a vent built into the fire door that I've always kept closed for burning wood.
I've never used coal in it but think this gives the coal a better oxygen supply up top in the fire box
So to adapt a wood burning stove to burn coal, you just have to increase the oxygen supply?
 


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I mean is he... A lady?


Cause a whoooooole Lotta stuff would start making sense.
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So to adapt a wood burning stove to burn coal, you just have to increase the oxygen supply?
I think they are built heavier too to accommodate the higher heat output coal produces as well. It wouldn't be good if the fire burns through the floor of the stove.
 

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I think they are built heavier too to accommodate the higher heat output coal produces as well. It wouldn't be good if the fire burns through the floor of the stove.

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Put coal in your woodstove and report back to us what happens :icon_cheers:

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So to adapt a wood burning stove to burn coal, you just have to increase the oxygen supply?
It was about 2007 when I set mine up, and I did a lot of research, so some of the information I found and still recall was on forums and such. The closest model they still show is this https://www.usstove.com/product/1800-sq-ft-coal-only-circulator-stove/ and there's a user manual there, but it doesn't really explain the use of the door vents. The front bottom of the firebox has a vent connected to a knob that adjusts it, and that's the only one I've ever used. The knob has a thermostat that can be fully open while it's heating up, and slowly closes as it gets hotter, very nice to have. All I can remember about the door vents and burning coals connections must have come from a forum or something similar.

That thing's heavy too, weighs about 250 pounds, has a firebox inner, and metal cover outer all around(even when it's hot a kid could touch it and not get burned). Mine's up on blocks about 7 inches off the floor

Also all I've ever used in it is wood, and their descriptions of its use have changed since then. likely due to regulations
 
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I have a 2000 sq ft shop in a warehouse with 12 ft ceilings. It’s 50 yrs old, cinder block with a flat roof. Zero insulation. The only thing that works for me are propane radiant heaters. I have 4 120 lb propane tanks, each fitted with a dual head unit from harbor freight. I can run as many as I need, but it’s rarely more than 2. I just move them around to where I’m working. They’re crazy efficient compared to everything else. I have a large shop fan that I aim at the ceiling on low, circulates the heat down from the rafters. One of them I have aimed at a 4x8 ft piece of 1/4” steel plate I salvaged which is leaning against a block wall. It makes a great radiant heater amplifier. All was about $700 for tanks n heads. There’s a welding shop a block away that delivers fresh tanks no charge but for the fill.
 

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I have a 2000 sq ft shop in a warehouse with 12 ft ceilings. It’s 50 yrs old, cinder block with a flat roof. Zero insulation. The only thing that works for me are propane radiant heaters. I have 4 120 lb propane tanks, each fitted with a dual head unit from harbor freight. I can run as many as I need, but it’s rarely more than 2. I just move them around to where I’m working. They’re crazy efficient compared to everything else. I have a large shop fan that I aim at the ceiling on low, circulates the heat down from the rafters. One of them I have aimed at a 4x8 ft piece of 1/4” steel plate I salvaged which is leaning against a block wall. It makes a great radiant heater amplifier. All was about $700 for tanks n heads. There’s a welding shop a block away that delivers fresh tanks no charge but for the fill.
How long do those bottles last? A 25 gallon bottle here cost $75 to fill. This is the first year I didn't use wood, and between the propane and the electricity it's not only much colder, it's expensive as hell ;)
 

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I have a 2000 sq ft shop in a warehouse with 12 ft ceilings. It’s 50 yrs old, cinder block with a flat roof. Zero insulation. The only thing that works for me are propane radiant heaters. I have 4 120 lb propane tanks, each fitted with a dual head unit from harbor freight. I can run as many as I need, but it’s rarely more than 2. I just move them around to where I’m working. They’re crazy efficient compared to everything else. I have a large shop fan that I aim at the ceiling on low, circulates the heat down from the rafters. One of them I have aimed at a 4x8 ft piece of 1/4” steel plate I salvaged which is leaning against a block wall. It makes a great radiant heater amplifier. All was about $700 for tanks n heads. There’s a welding shop a block away that delivers fresh tanks no charge but for the fill.
I'll give you tree fiddy right now
 

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