How's The Thaw Treating You?

How's The Thaw Treating You?

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:10 pm

Figured it was worth asking....

Being everyone's situation is different,it seemed like a good idea to get other opinions,struggles,blessings etc. I'm at the point of having to deal with some mess on some of my in-progress projects. This Thaw has also given me a new hope on the upcoming season on Sandusky Bay...Yeah !! How 'bout you?
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: How's The Thaw Treating You?

PostBy: WNY On: Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:24 pm

The Coal feed has slowed WAY down. so saving fuel. !! :)

No problems around here, most of the snow is melted, maybe about 1-2" on the ground in spots or small piles.

Not looking forward to starting on stripping/painting the house in the spring, but has to be done. Currently working on renovating the bathroom right now. Trying to get inside projects done.
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: How's The Thaw Treating You?

PostBy: wlape3 On: Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:39 pm

Still plenty of snow on this end of the state. I'm at a higher elevation so it takes longer for the snow to melt and we generally get more too. Still had about 4-6 inches in the yard this morning. Got about 4-5 inches of the fluffy stuff yesterday which compacted down over the day.
wlape3
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: 140 auger, forced hot air


Re: How's The Thaw Treating You?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:55 pm

We still have at least 5" on the ground ... haven't seen one blade of grass since the end of the first week of December. Snowing right now, to replace what melted a few days ago.

Stove is turned down to 1-3/8 turns out. When I run it this low it seems the boiler kicks on more. I actually use less oil when it's colder, due to the extra heat output the coils soak up.
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: How's The Thaw Treating You?

PostBy: gitrdonecoal On: Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:04 pm

WNY wrote:
Not looking forward to starting on stripping/painting the house in the spring, but has to be done.


hmm, i know a guy that does vinyl siding. hmm, he might be a member of the forum. hmmmm................. :lol:
gitrdonecoal
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90
Stove/Furnace Make: USSC
Stove/Furnace Model: Hotblast 1557

Re: How's The Thaw Treating You?

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:52 pm

Coal AND Firewood usage is wayyyyy down. Had to let the coal stove go completely out last week. No problem, as I had to do my mid-season cleaning anyway. The ground was thawing too quickly last week. The front yard is a mud lake, with a "Iceberg" in the middle of it. The iceberg was a huge pile of snow that I piled up for the kids with the snowblower. They like being able to sleigh ride in the front yard :D
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: How's The Thaw Treating You?

PostBy: mkline On: Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:35 pm

No snow here,just mud at my house here in PA.Shut down 1 stove and cleaned out the pipe.All is well :D .

Mike
mkline
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak x 2...Old and New
Coal Size/Type: Nut and Stove/Anthracite

Re: How's The Thaw Treating You?

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:31 pm

Sounds like everyone is making hay while the sun shines.....(or doing some good maintenance under a heavy cloud deck) Enjoy the break for I'm thinkin' we'll be back at it shortly......Next Time,up for discussion will be Coalonoscopy or Coalotherapy,can they be used to combat the oil or propane bill blues???? Until then,Hambden Bob... :shock:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !