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Old 11-03-2018, 04:13 PM   #21 (permalink)
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No that would cause a ton of problems.
I will likely put a duct around the stove pipe to recover heat trying to escape and blow that into the house.

The coal furnace is completely seperate from the heat pump so I can easily power it's blowers with my UPS or forklift battery backup.

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Old 11-05-2018, 08:06 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Those tips seem very useful but I wouldn't do such stuff because of the wood. You always need a wood for your stove, isn't it? I had a situation a couple of years ago when termites started eating an old boat in my basement. After that, they spread out all over the basement and started eating all the wooden constructions. I had to spent over 2400 bucks to get rid of them... Now I'm trying to carry wood as less as possible (read here what you'll have to face after termites' invasion). Different insects are really a problem in our area.
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We don't have termites here.
I keep the wood kinda far fromthe house mainly because grass fires that could light up my wood piles.

Plus if the fire wood was properly split and seasoned the termites would be long gone before being burned.

Bugs, all the more reason to find and burn coal.
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I have secured up to a ton of high grade coal.
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That sounds like it should be enough.
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Not freezing to death is good.
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Think of it as a glimpse into our near future.
In the picture I was actually burning piney spruce type lumber scraps.
Steam coal or anthracite would burn a lot cleaner than that.
I get 500 lb of anthracite for Christmas.

If I could get out to one of the coal mines on the other end of the state I could buy coal for about $30 a ton from the mine.
A ton of anthracite is around 24 to 25 million BTUs.
I could heat my house with coal for less than $200 for the whole heating season and have some left over.
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I think I am going to get a larger wood stove for the living room side of the house.
The one I have now is just about big enough to heat the living room and hall way area when it gets down to about 12F, but the larger stove could heat better and hold more fuel, thus allowing it to keep on burning throughout the night.
Problem is I can only put 1 fat round log in it at at time and those are what burn all night not the nail filled lumber scraps I normally burn.
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Old 12-16-2018, 10:58 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Have you heard of a rocket mass stove? Sounds like a good way to go

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