Hardins up and running

Hardins up and running

PostBy: wyowa On: Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:05 pm

I went to the mine today and it only took the wife and I about an half hour to load 1.2 tons.($23.50)Found out if I show up a little later in the day the early birds who want large lumps back their trucks and trailers over the pile and makes it easier for me cause iI only want the smaller stuff anyway. I wanted to try local coal before went all the way to Sheradin for stoker coal. Mostly wallnut size and the biggest I got was coconut sized. A few wacks with chipping hammer and instant stoker fuel.
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wyowa
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hardin
Stove/Furnace Model: Automatic Coal Furnace/ stoker

Re: Hardins up and running

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:37 pm

wyowa wrote:I went to the mine today and it only took the wife and I about an half hour to load 1.2 tons.($23.50)Found out if I show up a little later in the day the early birds who want large lumps back their trucks and trailers over the pile and makes it easier for me cause iI only want the smaller stuff anyway. I wanted to try local coal before went all the way to Sheradin for stoker coal. Mostly wallnut size and the biggest I got was coconut sized. A few wacks with chipping hammer and instant stoker fuel.

Where do you get bit for 23.50?
Duengeon master
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite pea and nut mix. Bituminous lump

Re: Hardins up and running

PostBy: wyowa On: Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:55 pm

Hi, I got it from Antelope Mine in the powder river basin
wyowa
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hardin
Stove/Furnace Model: Automatic Coal Furnace/ stoker


Re: Hardins up and running

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:24 pm

Wow, good stuff! Wish I could get a load of the Hard stuff, for that price :cry:
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Hardins up and running

PostBy: wyowa On: Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:53 pm

Hi, All
Quick question, Does the hold fire option cause the stove to run for just a bit to restock the burn pot and ring ? Is it based on a temp setting on one of the limit switiches? One of mine has a dual dial one side for hight limit and the other has 2 pointers set about 90 and 120 .
wyowa
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hardin
Stove/Furnace Model: Automatic Coal Furnace/ stoker

Re: Hardins up and running

PostBy: artie On: Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:57 pm

very handy to have a mine nearby lucky lucky :D
artie
 
Stove/Furnace Make: vogalzang pot belly

Re: Hardins up and running

PostBy: rockwood On: Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:15 pm

wyowa wrote:Hi, All
Quick question, Does the hold fire option cause the stove to run for just a bit to restock the burn pot and ring ? Is it based on a temp setting on one of the limit switiches? One of mine has a dual dial one side for hight limit and the other has 2 pointers set about 90 and 120 .

I'm not familiar with the Hardin but maybe it's like Stokermatic/Firetender.... the 90 and 120 being temperatures when blower (not stoker/draft fan) kicks on and off. The blower would turn on when the temp. sensor hits 120 and shuts off when temp.cools to 90 and the high limit is to keep the heater from overfiring/getting too hot. I may be wrong on this but that's the way it is with the stokers I'm familiar with.
The hold fire setting on the Stokers I'm familiar with doesn't run by temperature but by a timer that turns the stoker/FD draft fan on for maybe 5 minutes per hour or so to keep the fire from going out.
Hope this helps.
rockwood
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Stokermatic coal furnace
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Rockwood Stoveworks Circulator
Baseburners & Antiques: Malleable/Monarch Range
Coal Size/Type: Soft coal: Lump and stoker (slack coal)

Re: Hardins up and running

PostBy: wyowa On: Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:15 pm

Hi, thanks I can not locate anything resembling a timer. control box has a relay that connects to the limit switches and also to the thermostat leads. When stove gets up to operating temp this relay opens and allows thermostat to take over . That's the trouble its a used stove no paper work and no instuctions. Just playing it by ear so far
wyowa
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hardin
Stove/Furnace Model: Automatic Coal Furnace/ stoker