Burning Coal One Year

Burning Coal One Year

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:26 pm

As of yesterday, I lit my Hitzer 30-95 for the first time one year ago. I have been reading and entering posts on this forum for just a little longer than one year. It appears that there were many new coal burners this year. Some came to the forum to get help and advise, hopefully got what they wanted, and have moved on. Happily quite a few new members are staying active here and like myself try to help others with what we have learned. The hardCORE of the longer term members have had infinite patience in answering all the questions we newbies have had, over and over. Without this one forum many new coal burners would be struggling or even given up, because there are so few people who have burned coal in the past 40 years or so to learn from... at least outside of PA. Thanks to all and especially Mayor Richard. :up: :clap:

(one can make a $$ contribution to the Anthracite & Bituminous Coal Forum to show gratitude and support for all the help and entertainment we receive)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.

Re: Burning Coal One Year

PostBy: Joe in NH On: Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:07 pm

grizzly2 - Congratulations on your coal burning anniversary. I seem to remember that it took me several seasons to learn how to operate my first coal stove. That was about twenty-five years ago when I had to learn by trial and error. I can only imagine how much frustration and all the terrible words I would have saved if I had the benefit of this forum. Hats off to Richard and all the members who contribute their time and experience. Joe
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Stove/Furnace Model: Trident SF 260 Boiler

Re: Burning Coal One Year

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:11 pm

Ditto, what Grizzly 2 said
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Stove/Furnace Model: Harman: SF160 - Chubby Sr.

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Re: Burning Coal One Year

PostBy: Charlie Z On: Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:50 pm

Yea, I'd never have figured this out without the Greg L, Richard, Matthaus, Berner, Yanche and all...

It's made a big difference to my family and I thank you all.

- Charlie
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Stove/Furnace Make: Coalbrookdale
Stove/Furnace Model: Darby

Re: Burning Coal One Year

PostBy: BDHodosn On: Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:23 pm

The advice gotten here had been indispensable. I greatly appreciate everything explained here very much. I've kept my home worm after burning up my wood pile over a month ago. What's even better is that companies in my own country are the benefactor of this, and presumably the employ US citizens.

Now, does anyone know of a heat-proof marker I can use to inscribe a message on the feed door to my stove that reads: "Wear long sleeves, dumbass!" I'm quite tired of treating the little burns on my forearms where my stove gloves end.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: Model 82UL

Re: Burning Coal One Year

PostBy: Jim503RI On: Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:36 pm

Yes, thank you to all. What a great help! I was late on getting my wood for this year. There
was an old Chappee' stove available to me. This is were I found out what I would be in for.
So I got it. Poke,shake ,dump, fill the little Chappee' and help from here, got that stove
up to a 12 hr. burn. Just tooo much poke shake dump to keep it breathing. Love the hand fired aspect. I control it. Well after listening to what everyone was saying here I had to get a new stove ( Hitzer 503). Thank you for helping our home. Jim
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Coal Size/Type: Nut & pea
Other Heating: none
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

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