First burn

First burn

PostBy: JohnnyAsbury On: Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:14 am

Farmers Almanac predicts a cold and snowy winter for these parts this year. The snow blower is going in for a tune up next week, and I was starting to think of when the match will be used this year. Last year I started the stove in September, but I really didn't need to. I wonder if I can wait until Halloween this year...
JohnnyAsbury
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: 90 - Direct vent

Re: First burn

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:17 am

JohnnyAsbury wrote: I wonder if I can wait until Halloween this year...

Thats what I usually shoot for, cuz by that time, the clocks have fallen back an hour, and its darker and seems colder, earlier in the day.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: First burn

PostBy: whistlenut On: Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:23 am

It's 36 here at 6 AM, ...and I thought you were talking about you first 'sunburn' of the season! Kill off the mosquitoes, get ready for the foliage folks....and of course stock up on the black gold! Sparking it up this early is kinda overkill, but when it is 95 in the house, with the AC back on, you will know the stove works as it is intended.

If it's a new stove, good time to burn the paint off and leave the windows open. It is odd that even our pets think the reaction of a few cool mornings needs to be 'a warm stove to lie on or under'. Enjoy! :shock: :D :?

PS: Don't forget that the old farmer's Almanac says: 'the snow will be higher than the nuts on a Giraffe by xmas!'
(not a direct quote....but U knew that!) :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB


Re: First burn

PostBy: envisage On: Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:36 am

I decided to light my Fire Boos wood/coal hybrid stove this morning with a bunch of scrap wood that I had been saving for such an occasion. Hmmm, nice and toasty, as it was 56 degrees this morning here in Phoenixville, PA! :-)
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Werner Foundry 350a
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Warm Morning 400, Fire Boss Wood/Coal Hyrbrid
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat, Pea, Chestnut and Stove

Re: First burn

PostBy: JohnnyAsbury On: Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:00 pm

It was 49 here this morning. Nice and crisp, but cloudy. I love the change of seasons, just hate the snow. I dont mind the cold as much now, now that the house stays about 85 in the winter. :lol:
JohnnyAsbury
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: 90 - Direct vent

Re: First burn

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:32 pm

JohnnyAsbury wrote: I dont mind the cold as much now, now that the house stays about 85 in the winter. :lol:

Hey, yeah, thats how hot my wife keeps the living room now. :D I gotta watch TV in my shorts and T-shirt, no matter how much snow is blowing outside. The kids are getting spoiled!
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: First burn

PostBy: JohnnyAsbury On: Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:57 pm

Funny, because if the temp gets down below 75, she says its cold! She took a liking to the coal stoker....now if I can only get her to empty the ash pan,fill the hopper, and get me a beer, id have nothing to complain about.
JohnnyAsbury
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: 90 - Direct vent

Re: First burn

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:43 pm

JohnnyAsbury wrote:Funny, because if the temp gets down below 75, she says its cold! She took a liking to the coal stoker....now if I can only get her to empty the ash pan,fill the hopper, and get me a beer, id have nothing to complain about.


Hahaha, hey ya gotta post that in this thread....
My wife just aint gettin it!
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: First burn

PostBy: New Hope Engineer On: Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:02 am

70 is perfect for me. :) been idling my stove for 2 days now to keep the chill out of the house(been in the low 50s here at night)giving me a chance to get used to this type of stove before the real weather kicks in.i can easly get 24hrs on a load on a low setting!
New Hope Engineer
 
Stove/Furnace Make: RUSSO
Stove/Furnace Model: CW-2

Re: First burn

PostBy: Hondaracer2oo4 On: Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:54 pm

My tentative start date will be November 15th, same as last year. Last year I held out until the house made it down to 49 degrees one night. I was done with that nonsense and lit the stove. Trying to not burn any oil again this year, we will see how it goes!
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Stove/Furnace Make: Tri-Burner TRI-96
Stove/Furnace Model: Singlemotor convert w/coaltrol

Re: First burn

PostBy: JohnnyAsbury On: Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:18 pm

49 degrees ? Are you serious ? If it got to 69 degrees in my house the oil burner and the coal stove would be cranking! :shock:
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: 90 - Direct vent

Re: First burn

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:40 pm

Supposed to be chilly the next 2 nights. I brought a load of wood up onto the front porch for a couple fires if it gets too chilly at night.
I just finished getting the DVC-500 ready for this winter. Re-installed the flue, put brick back in, etc...
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: First burn

PostBy: Hondaracer2oo4 On: Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:31 pm

HAHA, yea I am serious. I know that it won't fly this year now that there is a female living in the house. She told me last week that ' I think it is almost time to start up that stove thingy of yours, it was 66 in the house last night' :roll:
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Stove/Furnace Make: Tri-Burner TRI-96
Stove/Furnace Model: Singlemotor convert w/coaltrol

Re: First burn

PostBy: JohnnyAsbury On: Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:01 pm

Fortunately I have lots of southern exposure, and If I keep my windows closed at night, the house stays 75 until late October. My house is airtight and super insulated. I'm looking at Halloween as the date to light the match this year.
JohnnyAsbury
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: 90 - Direct vent

Re: First burn

PostBy: ceccil On: Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:35 pm

Got down to 43' here this AM. I also try to wait until Halloween to fire up. Started up about a week and a half earlier last year. As long as it's later in Oct. I don't mind. Just don't want to be starting the stove up much earlier than that. The Keystoker will Idle down very nice if the temps. decide to head north again before the cold really sets in.

Jeff

Edit: Oops, sorry guys. I forgot that I was in the NH section. Not yet used to having regional sections.
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