Coal Stoves: Channing III

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The Old House Web
This low profile stoker coal stove is fully automated to produce as little as 5,000 BTUs of heat to a house- warming 85,000 BTUs. And it won't leave you alone in the cold in the event of power failure -- an automatic inverter will will operate the system for up to 24 hours, and then switch automatically back to AC when power is restored.

Other nifty options on this top-of-the-line stove include legs, a direct connection to a hot air register, a cast top, and decorative brass side shields.

Standard features include a "clean glass system" that keeps the viewing window clear, automatic heat control, brass sunburst and door panel, a 265 CFM blower, steel top, choice of 5 matte finishes, and large ash pan.

The stove is designed to vent through a chimney, but can vent without a chimney with one of two stainless steel power vents.

This stove is an investment in warmth, at prices that start at around $2,000 (September 2005).

  • Model: Channing III.
  • Fuel: Rice Coal.
  • Hopper: 100 lbs. (seven days).
  • BTUs: 5,000 to 85,000, up to 2,500 sq. ft.
  • Weight: 230 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 32" high x 22" wide x 30" deep.
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