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Re: Solid Fuel Stove Fuel

Originally Posted by SlowButSteady View Post
Not all solid fuel stove are made to burn coal. It burns awfully hot, and can pretty much destroy a stove not built to handle such. Not to mention that the resultant problems that over-heating the stove can produce (e.g., charing nearby woodwork, or starting the boat on fire).
Very good point. I forgot about that. You need a pretty beefy fire box and grates to handle coal. Coal burning also tends to generate most carbon monoxide problems.

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