I took the tank to a scrap dealer and got £27 for it :shock: :shock: I was surprised that they just weighed it and gave me the money, I dare say a lot of the weight would have been limescale :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Anyway only ever burn coal in it on Christmas day just for the effect but always burn wood in it.
They must still be plentiful and cheap as most people will just think you have to have a wood burning stove to burn wood in only I can tell you that you don't and a solid fuel one works.
Whats more they are totally jacketed with water if you plumb it in as I have and it was easy. All I did was break into a pipe that feeds my radiators and fit a thermostat to my pipe so it turns the pump on automatically if the pipe gets to 70 degrees so safeguards the system. The bumf at the time said it was 80% efficient as opposed to only 20% of a normal open fire.
Wood that's bought in bulk by the pickup full is roughly about the same price as gas now is. I tested it last year on a £per£ basis. Only gas is going to get more expensive and wood does grow on trees :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
It also gives off oxygen when its growing! ;)