General Questions

Can this unit burn wood?

Due to EPA regulations, Legacy Stoves does not sell these units as dual-fuel designation stoves.

However, according to the EPA, wood may be used to start a coal fire. Wood is safe and effective to burn in this unit, during the start-up phase.

The negatives of burning wood include:

  • Creosote build-up from wood gases
  • Decreased BTU output when compared to Coal
  • Non-compliance to EPA regulations

What does this unit cost?

Please refer to the product listing on our website.  Legacy Stoves sells through authorized dealers, all pricing is suggested retail.

Do you sell direct?

We operate primarily through dealers.  Please refer to our Dealer Locator page.

How do I become a dealer?

Please Contact us, we will provide a Qualifying Dealer Form.  Once you have completed the form, we will send you a Dealer Application.

How long is the Burn Time on this unit?

Please refer to the specification on the individual product you are interested in.  Burn Time is dependent upon the specifications of the house, various factors about the house, and the load size of the fuel.  The Burn Time we give is a balance of all of these and is only an estimation.

What kind of coal may I burn?

The Super Magnum and VF2500 burn Anthracite Rice Coal.  Our other units can burn Anthracite or Bituminous Pea, Nut, and Stove-sized coal.

What is the warranty on these units?

All of the units have a Limited Lifetime Warranty.  Firebox and Heat Exchangers are replaceable for up to ten years.  “Limited Lifetime” is equivalent to 10 years from the starting date of warranty coverage for wood, pellet, and coal appliances. These timeframes are a reflection of the minimum expected useful lives of the designated components under operating conditions that are normal.

How much do I need to clean my unit?

Inspecting and cleaning glass with non-abrasive cleaner weekly.  Inspecting the firebox, and cleaning and removing any debris with a cloth or stiff brush monthly.  Inspecting the door and lid gaskets every heating season.  Inspecting the blower, exhaust path and all venting components for blockages, build-ups, or debris, and removing any obstructions every heating season.

How often do I need to shake the grates?

Only when there’s a hot fire shaking should be done. The shaking frequency is based on the burning rate. It is up to you to decide whether you want to shake the ash once or twice per day, but you’ll get better results by doing it twice a day.

How do I load my unit?

Unless there’s reasonably hot fire, coal must never be added.  The coal bed should be bright and vigorous.  If the fire is burning hot and there is a deep bed of hot coals, full loads of coal can be added at any time.  However, if there is not a deep bed of coals, it is best to add in small batches as during lighting.

Stoves (Mark Series, TLC, SMS, and SF250)

Do your stoves come with blowers?

The Mark Series, SF250, and the Super Magnum Coal Stoker come standard with blowers.  The TLC comes with a Blower Option, as do our Coal Furnaces.

What is the flue size for the stoves?

For the stoves, the recommended Flue Size is six inches.

What size blower comes with the stoves?

Mark I & II: 135CFM
Mark II, Super Magnum, SF250:  135CFM

Are these stoves UL-listed?

The Mark Series, TLC 2000, and Super Magnum are all UL-listed.  The SF250 is not UL-listed.

How do these stoves function?

Please refer to the diagram in the brochure for the model you are interested in.


Can you hook this up for domestic hot water?

Yes, there is a domestic hot water coil option.

Does it come with a blower?

No, the blower is sold separately.