On the Cape...really could use some insight.

Re: On the Cape...really could use some insight.

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:07 pm

North Candlewood wrote:I'd 86 the chain system and set up the baro the real way and calm the draft down. Then modify the intake air set up to get a steady burn happening. If it will not last the night you either are not filling it completely or you are sucking it right out the flue. Take CapeCoaler up on a visit, heck I'll come out, I can visit some friends along the way out and back.


What an opportunity! Either one of these fine gentlemen can get the situation straightened out faster then you could say Jack Robinson. I agree that modifying the intake air to get a more controlled burn is something to look at. The chain just looks like a pain. I thought I remembered reading on the forum where folks drill holes in the ash door and put "spinner" intake air valves in. It seemed a relatively easy modification and almost fool proof to operate but I couldn't find it in the archives. You may want to see what CapeCoaler or North Candlewood think about modifying the appliance. A Saturday spent doing a minor modification would sure beat hitting your head against the wall every morning as you restart the stove. Lisa
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Re: On the Cape...really could use some insight.

PostBy: kfriend On: Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:29 pm

@capecoaler

where on the cape are you? I don't want you to go too far out of your way over this. If I didn't mention it already, I'm in East Falmouth.

As it stands I've got the oil company coming tomorrow to do an inspection on the system. Looking at the cost of oil has me thinking that I'd still like to run coal if I can get a handle on this system...

I'm not sure what your schedule looks like but maybe we could shoot for something this weekend or next week.
kfriend
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermopride
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Re: On the Cape...really could use some insight.

PostBy: North Candlewood On: Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:30 pm

Unless your oil company is well versed in coal burning or has someone well versed I wouldn't spend the money.
If they sell coal and are knowledgeable that would be different.
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Re: On the Cape...really could use some insight.

PostBy: kfriend On: Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:06 pm

North Candlewood wrote:Unless your oil company is well versed in coal burning or has someone well versed I wouldn't spend the money.
If they sell coal and are knowledgeable that would be different.


Oddly, I think the name of the company is Cape Cod Coal, but unless I'm mistaken they don't sell coal...and just FYI I wasn't paying to have them check out the coal/wood furnace...I also have a Thermopride Oil Burner / Forced Air. The Thermopride WC (wood/coal) and the Thermopride Oil Furnace are side-by-side and they share common ductwork.

The inspection is free. I joined an Oil co-op, but I still think burning coal is going to be cheaper.
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Re: On the Cape...really could use some insight.

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:47 pm

My work takes me all over The Cape...
Only about 20 minutes away in the Hyannis area...
I need to look at some things in your area soon anyway...
So not a problem...
The Cape & Islands Self Reliance coop?
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Re: On the Cape...really could use some insight.

PostBy: kfriend On: Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:37 pm

I joined Heat USA...and the local distributor is actually Falmouth Coal, and no they don't sell coal. The technician showed up today and he seemed impressed with the coal furnace...
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Re: On the Cape...really could use some insight.

PostBy: Black Rock Dealer On: Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:56 am

If you are in the market for bagged nut coal <removed dead link> or http://www.eastcoastfence.com/coal.nxg
We have a number of customers in the Falmouth Area who pick up at our place.
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