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Marcus Lundquist
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In May I bought an old house with (apparently) a really good coal stove/heater. A big piece - aprox. H 170 x W 90 x D 50 cm. It has a normal burning chamber. According to the chimney-man it can't handle the heat from wood, only coal.
Does anyone here have any suggestions/ideas for how to convert it too not burn coal? Prefer wood, pellets etc.

Have a great 2016. Keep that fire burning ya'll.
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- Any buddy? Could this unit have been designed to burn Sea Coal and not a high grade coal ? When I was growing up it was taken as gospel that any coal stove

burned hotter than the best wood stove ! Was I wrong ? Anyone ? Big AL


Late note : Marcus, is your chimney man now saying that the coal furnace can't burn coal now? Or is he saying the Chimney is usable for wood fires, and not for

coal fires ? Also your coal furnace should have ''Shaker grates'' in it! are they functioning well, and are they uniformly whole, and symmetrical in appearance ?

A.L.
 
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Hi Marcus,

an idea of the things I have learned so far.
Wood sticks burn hotter than big chunks of wood.
So I would imagine, as soon as you have your kindling burning, use some sticks to heat up and put a big chunk of wood on top.
I would also suggest a good flow of air, so that gases can burn as good as possible, and you won’t annoy your neighbours that
much. How old is your Kachelofen? Looks like the 1930s era with that classy double windows in the back.
 
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