Brrr - coldest so far -6 degrees

Re: Brrr - coldest so far -6 degrees

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:25 am

Hit 3° this morning for the season low. Had the Harman's air intake 1-3/4 turns open. Was able to maintain 62° in the house, 48° on the second floor ....... but it's sealed off. ;) :lol:

Only got a 20 hour burn this time, due to the thing cranking. Could've went 24, but that just makes the oil burner kick on more due to the lack of heat output. Bring on the cold!
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: Brrr - coldest so far -6 degrees

PostBy: e.alleg On: Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:50 am

we had -4 here this morning, was warmed up to 0 when I fed the animals. Actually wasn't too bad because there wasn't any wind. I go through more coal on a 20 degree windy day than when it's below zero and still.
e.alleg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: Brrr - coldest so far -6 degrees

PostBy: stockingfull On: Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:40 am

We had +4 degrees last night, coldest of the season. Furnace running at 80% throttle and doing fine.

And I agree, it's the wind that costs, not the cold. Ask any wine chiller.
stockingfull
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Yellow Flame
Stove/Furnace Model: W.A. 150 Stoker Furnace


Re: Brrr - coldest so far -6 degrees

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:07 am

warm up already!.......the efm burned half a barrel of coal since last night and i have the thermostat set all the way down
lincolnmania
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: efm af-150 1982
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: alaska kodiak stoker 1986
Hand Fed Coal Stove: warm morning 1980 kenmore

Re: Brrr - coldest so far -6 degrees

PostBy: no74falcon On: Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:23 am

On sunday, the 10th, I had -1* at 6:45 am outside but the house was down to a chilly 76* :( . It was ok though, I opend the stove and messed around and it was back up over 80 in no time... ;) I used to keep it anywehre from 70-80 in here with my stoker but with my new Hitzer 82FA, I'm not comfy unless its over 80! I know my stove is a little overkill but it's ok with me!
no74falcon
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: 2) Leisure Line Pioneers
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: 1) Hitzer 82FA, 1) Newmac WG100
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer, Newmac, Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: 82FA, WG100, Pioneer

Re: Brrr - coldest so far -6 degrees

PostBy: steamup On: Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:49 am

-8 at my place Saturday night on the 9th. Some people reported -18 in places around my area Sunday morning the 10th. :jawdrop: Fire up the K-6 in the workshop. It ran under full fire for about 6 hrs to get the workshop up to 58 Degrees! :shock:
steamup
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130, Keystoker K-6
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: HS Tarm 502 Wood/Coal/Oil
Coal Size/Type: pea, buck, rice


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