How long has your fire been going for since last relight?

Re: How long has your fire been going for since last relight?

PostBy: Razzler On: Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:04 pm

Nov 1st and still going strong. I won't shut it down for at least another month and a half or so. ;)
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Re: How long has your fire been going for since last relight?

PostBy: topper On: Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:49 pm

About October 25th.
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Re: How long has your fire been going for since last relight?

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:49 pm

We have no relights this year - we lit the fire on Nov 15 and it's been going ever since.
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Re: How long has your fire been going for since last relight?

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:50 pm

November 9, 2008 :)
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Re: How long has your fire been going for since last relight?

PostBy: billw On: Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:14 pm

Lit mine Oct 5, 2008. Will have to shut it down this summer to add the DHW coil, make some plumbing modifications and clean it out. After that I don't see a need to shut down except for a summer cleaning. Going to be my sole source of hot water. Can't shut it down to long. :)
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Re: How long has your fire been going for since last relight?

PostBy: AdkCoal On: Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:16 pm

KAA-2 has been running since very early October.

Expect to shut it down late March or early April.

Do need to exercise the oil burner a little bit.

It is after all my backup.
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Re: How long has your fire been going for since last relight?

PostBy: ken On: Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:49 pm

Started mid oct. Lost power last wed. , untill sat.. Had to relite wed. about 3 hours later , after finding out there were poles down all over the place. :shock:
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Re: How long has your fire been going for since last relight?

PostBy: baldeagle On: Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:41 pm

Been running since mid-October ......... we will let go out when it warms up. Forecast here below freezing for next 5
days. baldeagle
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Re: How long has your fire been going for since last relight?

PostBy: Paisan On: Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:37 pm

Got my new DS stove on Feb.5 and has been going strong. Good heat!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: D.S. Circulator
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Re: How long has your fire been going for since last relight?

PostBy: sde48 On: Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:40 pm

October 20th......planning on running through the summer...
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Re: How long has your fire been going for since last relight?

PostBy: BDHodosn On: Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:12 pm

We lit ours sometime just after Halloween and burned around seven cords, then chucked in the anthy. We try to keep her burning all winter. Once the flue heats up we keep it so.
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Re: How long has your fire been going for since last relight?

PostBy: pret On: Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:31 am

Lit ours second week in August, will burn through the summer... but I'm running out of coal!!!!
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Re: How long has your fire been going for since last relight?

PostBy: Gary L On: Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:54 am

I only lost it once this year. Left to go hunting at 5 AM and ended up at Mahogany Ridge till around 10 PM. :shock:

I still could have saved it after 17 hours, it had some glowing coals, but I figured it was best not to mess with it in the shape I was in. :?

Gary
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Russo #1
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Re: How long has your fire been going for since last relight?

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:40 am

I am sad this morning but I am happy. Sad because I have to give up my membership in the "one match" club - boo! Happy because I know why my stove is not burning as well as it has been. Thank you Forum! Before joining the Forum I never realized that the flyash would build up in the chimney connector pipe - it's been 3 years and the build up is just now beginning to affect my draft. I have to let the fire I've had going since Oct go out and give the entire unit a good cleaning. The barro I ordered hasn't arrived yet so I can't use that to access the pipes - bummer! Oh, well it's been a great run! Much longer then any previous year. Thank you Forum.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: How long has your fire been going for since last relight?

PostBy: coalkirk On: Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:38 am

You might consider modifying your pipe with a cleanout so you can clean it in the future without having to let the fire go out. Here's a pic of mine, modified this year.
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You can do the same thing at the bottom of your vertical stack. Then you'd be back in the one match club. :)
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