My wife just aint gettin it!

My wife just aint gettin it!

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:05 pm

I am really chomping at the bit to fire up my stoker...made a lot of changes and improvements....want to see how they work..probably won't be until late October though...my wife does not understand why I sit and stair at my stoker...guess it's a guy thing...anybody else chomping at the bit to light er up??
jrn8265
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker 160

Re: My wife just aint gettin it!

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:22 pm

I know the feeling. :roll: :)
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: My wife just aint gettin it!

PostBy: New Hope Engineer On: Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:15 pm

i have no clue what you are talkin about. :roll: ;)
New Hope Engineer
 
Stove/Furnace Make: RUSSO
Stove/Furnace Model: CW-2

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Re: My wife just aint gettin it!

PostBy: CoaLen On: Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:24 pm

I can't believe I'm looking forward to the cold weather. I've got a sickness!
I reinstalled my Koker the way I was threatening to do about midway thru last winter. I'm really pleased with the way it turned out and anxious to fire it up and feel the heat!
But for now, I'd better come to my senses and enjoy the summer.
I'm just glad to hear I'm not the only one with this sickness.
-Len
CoaLen
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: My wife just aint gettin it!

PostBy: Sting On: Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:27 pm

I no longer care if she "gets it" :lol:
Sting
 
Other Heating: OBSO Lennox Pulse "Air Scorcher" burning NG

Re: My wife just aint gettin it!

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:41 pm

Man's number 2 basic instinct: FIRE IS GOOD. MUST BURN ANTHRACITE
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: My wife just aint gettin it!

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:08 pm

Burning coal is in a mans veins just like it is in the earth. It is nice when folks stop over and are amazed at how comfortable your house is. Us coal burners are always trying to beat the system (Oil, gas, and electric), and when you have as much success as most of us do you just want to do it :!: :P Kind of like Boy Scouts for grown ups, always wanting to have a fire. :idea:
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: My wife just aint gettin it!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:43 pm

Same problem here. Solved it by heating my DHW with the Alaska, now it burns all year. Wife doesn't get it, though.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: My wife just aint gettin it!

PostBy: ScubaSteve On: Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:38 pm

So Im outside today after work.... Im watering my newly planted shrubs and trees in the 90 degree heat. Im thinking how much I cant wait to be in my cozy living room while its bitterly cold outside only by the light of the dancing blue flames.... I must say... I really am looking foward to the winter :)
ScubaSteve
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Vermont Castings Vigilant II
Stove/Furnace Model: model 2310

Re: My wife just aint gettin it!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:35 am

As much as I like burning, I still HATE winter.

I suppose it has to do with where I live. If all of you lived here you'd hate it too! ;)
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: My wife just aint gettin it!

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:39 am

I've been trying to set a date in my head as to when I should fire up the Axeman & start making hot water. The date keeps getting earlier. This friday the high is supposed to be 60....might be a good time to use my yearly alloted match.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: My wife just aint gettin it!

PostBy: CaptainHornet On: Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:29 pm

About the middle of May, I tore out my stove and reinstalled it. You know, new liner, different position, and a much bigger fan. So now I sit on the couch looking at it and wonder when I can test it out by burning a good fire. Wife thinks I'm nuts. Am thinking tending a stove in the winter is not near as much work as cutting our grass. I,m ready to go, just waiting for it to get colder. David.
CaptainHornet
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Fisher
Stove/Furnace Model: Large fireplace insert mod

Re: My wife just aint gettin it!

PostBy: rberq On: Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:05 pm

We were getting smoke in the living room, so I went to see where it was coming from. Turns out the guy down the street had just installed a wood stove in his garage. I said, "Why are you burning now? It's 80 degrees outside." As soon as I said it, I thought, "Duh! What kind of stupid question is that? Of COURSE you have to try it out immediately!"
rberq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
Coal Size/Type: Nut -- Kimmel/Blaschak/Reading
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: My wife just aint gettin it!

PostBy: djackman On: Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:35 pm

Mine doesn't get it the coal thing, but she does get that I don't care where she leaves the thermostat.

Just picked up thirty, 5 gallon chlorine buckets for this winter's ash disposal - one step closer to lightup time. :D
djackman
 
Stove/Furnace Make: 1980 vintage Tarm
Stove/Furnace Model: FT22 (aka 202) installed!

Re: My wife just aint gettin it!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:08 pm

CaptainHornet wrote:About the middle of May, I tore out my stove and reinstalled it. You know, new liner, different position, and a much bigger fan. So now I sit on the couch looking at it and wonder when I can test it out by burning a good fire. Wife thinks I'm nuts. Am thinking tending a stove in the winter is not near as much work as cutting our grass. I,m ready to go, just waiting for it to get colder. David.


Your profile says Fisher Stove, what do you burn coal in?

Fisher Wood Stoves
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

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