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Old 05-07-2007, 10:36 AM
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I am interested in getting a wood cookstove for my cabin (already have a wood heating stove) and would love to have a stove that burns both wood an/or propane. *I'd invision using the woodburner more in the winter to both cook and heat the kitchen side of the house, but use propane in the summer or when I just wanted to heat something quickly in the morning. *Do you know of any manufacturers currently marketing a dual fuel stove?

Michael
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Old 05-15-2007, 10:31 AM
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Default Re: Want combination wood/propane stove

Well, I haven't found a combination stove yet, but I did pick up a used stove from a neighbor. It's called a "Federal Airtight". I plan on using it for winter heating of the cabin, and maybe a little stove-top cooking just because it's there.



Does anyone here have one or have an operator's manual for it. I've gotten some idea on operation from other posts on the internet, but it would be nice to find a manual for it. I'll spend the summer cleaning, checking seams, and getting it installed. I'll be putting it the lower right corner of the roof shown here.

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Old 02-19-2008, 10:53 PM
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Hello all

I am interested in getting a wood cookstove for my cabin (already have a wood heating stove) and would love to have a stove that burns both wood an/or propane. *I'd invision using the woodburner more in the winter to both cook and heat the kitchen side of the house, but use propane in the summer or when I just wanted to heat something quickly in the morning. *Do you know of any manufacturers currently marketing a dual fuel stove?

Michael
That is the same idea I have in mind. I was luckly enough to find one back in 1999 in great condition. ( w/o cracks and complete) I had to drive from N.D. to Portland to pick it up. I have since found restorers on the net, and found this kind of stove to be costly. I plan on resealing mine soon so I can use it in the future. We still have not found the right place for our goals. Best of luck on your hunt
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John

http://www.homesteadstoves.com/Stoves%20for%20Sale.htm
http://w3.uwyo.edu/~weissc/index.html
http://www.oldstoves.com/
http://www.barnstablestove.com/
http://www.keokukstoveworks.com/index2.htm
http://www.goodtimestove.com/kitchen...ng_ranges.html

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Old 02-20-2008, 12:32 PM
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Hi Springbrook
Well, I just bought a wood cookstove, so I'm going to pass on that idea for now. *I got a Monarch wood/coal stove, and I understand that at some point the original owner had propane burners installed. *The second owner, who did a restoration, removed those burners. *At this point the stove is back to being wood/coal only. *I don't know if the propane burners are a factory add-on, but I may want to re-include them in the future. *

I plan on using wood in the stove for cooking only in the winter when the cabin needs to be heated. *For now, I don't have problem with just sticking a portable burner on top of the stove and running the burner off a 5 gallon tank in the summer.

I found this stove on Craigslist, and I actually did find a combination wood/propane stove advertized at the same time, but I decided the Monarch was in better shape and therefore a better deal. *The owner gave me a great deal because I explained I need a real working stove, and was not an antique hunter.
Michael
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Old 02-21-2008, 01:51 AM
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Congrats on your find! Wood is the safe bet for fuel. Coal can easily get to hot, and crack the firebox and warp the top. I like your LPG tank solution, easy and cost effective.
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John
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