Fired up in Maine

Fired up in Maine

PostBy: jockel On: Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:16 pm

Started the stove on the weekend for the first time this season. Just idling and keeping the house a toasty 74 degrees while it is wet and damp outside.
jockel
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono Back

Re: Fired up in Maine

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:45 pm

Yup, 10-3 start up here.

Dried up the dampness in the basement nearly overnight.

Idling and 70 degrees
Black_And_Blue
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska 140

Re: Fired up in Maine

PostBy: rberq On: Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:03 pm

It's supposed to turn colder this weekend, that will be time for me to use my match.
rberq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
Coal Size/Type: Nut -- Kimmel/Blaschak/Reading
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane


Re: Fired up in Maine

PostBy: rewinder On: Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:05 pm

told the wife, no heat till trick or treat
rewinder
 
Stove/Furnace Make: VT Castings--early models
Stove/Furnace Model: Vigilant, and Resolute

Re: Fired up in Maine

PostBy: sterling40man On: Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:13 am

I haven't yet. Probably in a week or so. Daytime temps are in the mid 50's and upper 30's at night.
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Fired up in Maine

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:18 am

Yup, all set here too, to fire up the Harman but, will try and wait till the end of the month. :D
JB Sparks
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman - Chubby
Stove/Furnace Model: Harman: SF160 - Chubby Sr.

Re: Fired up in Maine

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:50 am

I'm getting itchy to strike the match.... It was Oct 26th last year, but that was partly because that was the day I completed the plumbing.
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: Fired up in Maine

PostBy: sterling40man On: Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:41 pm

Fired up this morning at 10am. 47* and windy outside now. I have a series hook-up. I installed a switch so that my circulator, between both boilers, only turns on when there is a demand for heat. It's a simple 4 way light switch. Should save some coal. Boiler is at 168* as I type. Thermostats are at *72. :D Get that AA going Freddy! :lol: Going down to Bangor next month. Hoping to swing by and see you.
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Fired up in Maine

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:27 pm

sterling40man wrote: Going down to Bangor next month.


Coming to the big city,huh? Time to stock up on molasses & flour for the winter? Stop in! The AA should be running by Nov 1st.
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: Fired up in Maine

PostBy: sterling40man On: Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:41 pm

Freddy wrote:Coming to the big city,huh? Time to stock up on molasses & flour for the winter? Stop in! The AA should be running by Nov 1st.


No molasses for me. My boy has another doctor's appointment. Nov 1st! Oh come on! ;) I know your itching to strike that match! :lol:
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Fired up in Maine

PostBy: efo141 On: Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:03 pm

sterling40man wrote:I installed a switch so that my circulator, between both boilers, only turns on when there is a demand for heat. It's a simple 4 way light switch. Should save some coal.


sterling40man, Could you explain how the light switch works? I have been trying to figure out how to wire my circulator to start on a call from my oil boiler and also start from the over heat aquastat on my coal boiler.
efo141
 
Stove/Furnace Make: New Yorker/Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: WC90-----/Kaa-2

Re: Fired up in Maine

PostBy: whistlenut On: Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:17 pm

Bob, do you bring pelts to trade in the big town? Got the ice boat ready yet?
Gonna enjoy the uniform heat, AND make the wife happy, and I know you used more than one match!
Is it flour you 'mush' back with? Whiskey?
Does the dog team mind the asphalt? Hard on the paws, I'll bet. We see them around here with the rubber tires, not skis, out getting in shape.
Cold rain, more cold coming.....ain't no Indian Summer yet!
Leaves are falling rapidly, tour buses clogging the roads; bad sign, must mean winter is not far away!
Road construction projects are sure closing up quickly.... :shock: :roll: :lol:
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
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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: Fired up in Maine

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:23 pm

Freddy wrote: Coming to the big city,huh? Time to stock up on molasses & flour for the winter? Stop in! The AA should be running by Nov 1st.


Freddy, Jeez, your wife lets you go until Nov 1st b4 firing it up???? Light 'er up already :poke: :poke: :poke: If you don't want to use THE match, then just rub a couple sticks together :clap: We know you have enuf coal to last the winter, we have seen your Hoard-pile, 'er Stock-pile. :D
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Fired up in Maine

PostBy: sterling40man On: Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:45 pm

efo141 wrote:sterling40man, Could you explain how the light switch works? I have been trying to figure out how to wire my circulator to start on a call from my oil boiler and also start from the over heat aquastat on my coal boiler.


PM sent
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Fired up in Maine

PostBy: rberq On: Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:03 pm

Houston, We Have Ignition!
rberq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
Coal Size/Type: Nut -- Kimmel/Blaschak/Reading
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane