Coaled in NY

08:22AM | 02/12/03
Member Since: 02/11/03
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I'd like to build my own coal-burning stove to replace the wood-burner which currently (tries) to heat my shop. Novice calculations indicate that it should be able to provide appr. 75,000 BTU's. I'm looking for advice on where to obtain grates, translucent material (I've been told it might be Mica) for the upper door in order to be able to monitor the fire-box without opening the door, as well as suggested dimensions for a firebox capable of providing the desired output.

I've talked to two local retailers whose suggestions amounted to "Don't try it, it won't work.... You're better off buying one of my (>$1200) units." I'm willing to spend a couple of hundred dollars for steel, etc. to find out if that advice is indeed sound.

Any thoughts/help would be appreciated!


02:15PM | 02/23/14
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