I have a Russo Wood/Coal combination stove that I purchased in about
1983, I have used it every winter since then. I burned coal in it for
many years - too awhile to get the hang of that - but feeding your
stove only 2 times in a 24 hour period is great. OK - information for
you. The Russo Stive was manufactured by :
Russo Manufacturing Corp.
87 Warren Street,
Randolph MA 02368.
I don't believe that they are in business anymore by that name - They
Russo Products, Inc.
61 Pleasant Street
Randolph, MA 02368
I don't think that they are manufacturing those stoves anymore, but
parts are available. I have a 28 page manual for mine that is quite
extensive and if you contact me I can get you a copy.
The problem mentioned with smoke in the house - I wouldn't pretend to
be an expert, make sure that the stove it hot - I rarely have this
problem with my Russo but do have it with another stove in my
basement, need to get that draft going by having the thing hot enough
to suck out that smoke. The fan blowing is controlled by a
thermostat so it doesn't blow cold air, get the stove hot and it it
works it will turn on, assuming that the switch is on to provide power
to the blower motor.