Anyone Shut Down Their Stove Yet?

Anyone Shut Down Their Stove Yet?

PostBy: Pocono Newbies On: Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:33 am

We're thinking of shutting down the stove now, especially with the 70 and upcoming 80 degree weather! Anyone else doing so? I keep feeling that typical, somewhat nasty April weather will return, but if so, we can always use a bit of our propane then.

I saw a thread about summerizing a stove - Summerizing my Coal Stoker, looking for tips?

Anyone have anything to add for summerizing a Hyfire II?
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Re: Anyone Shut Down Their Stove Yet?

PostBy: WNY On: Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:57 am

I did Shut Down the LL over the weekend, (only 2 bags of coal left) already started cleaning it out for the summer....it's warm enough outside and in the house, I don't think the regular furnace will come on much. !! Then my new boiler project will start later in the summer/fall. :)
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Re: Anyone Shut Down Their Stove Yet?

PostBy: Pocono Newbies On: Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:39 pm

Yes, I think we should shut down too. It's going up to 80 here today, LOL! Unreal...

We have about a ton left, we used about 5 this winter. Next year we have to make some adjustments and I think our coal usage will go down. Hubby had the stove tied into existing ductwork and we ran the fan from the furnace to move the heated air, but it didn't work out too well. Because there wasn't enough airflow (our furnace fan has 2 speeds and it only works on low speed until the furnace comes on fully), it seemed that most of the hot air ended up going up the return ductwork instead, resulting in a second floor sauna, and the first floor being much cooler. Over the summer, he's planning on installing separate ductwork and we'll use helper fans. We can't seem to find out if there's a way to control the furnace fan. It's all Carrier equipment, and apparently a big secret, LOL!

Are you putting in a LL boiler?
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Re: Anyone Shut Down Their Stove Yet?

PostBy: WNY On: Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:18 pm

Yup, you have to control the air flow, that is why on my setup, I put separate ducts to first floor. My old furnace is only convection anyway (no blower).

Boiler - No, at the time LL didn't have one to offer. I found a 2 year Harmen VF3000 locally, and I have been collecting the parts for a few months now, I think I have everything, except standard 3/4" fittings, pipe and some valves. But, I can get locally. Should be fun. If I can get a loop or two installed before winter and prove out the system, I can add the other loops to the 2nd floor. I will pipe for 4-5 zones initially.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
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Re: Anyone Shut Down Their Stove Yet?

PostBy: brckwlt On: Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:23 pm

i hope you start a new thread on your project so we can follow your progress. and as always post lots of pictures :D
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Re: Anyone Shut Down Their Stove Yet?

PostBy: wlape3 On: Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:50 pm

Shut down my furnace last Friday. I have about 1400 lbs left out of 4.8 tons. I expect I might have to start it up again this weekend but maybe not. Depends on what the weather is like. If I do keep it shut down it will be the earliest I have done it since I started burning coal 14 years ago.
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Re: Anyone Shut Down Their Stove Yet?

PostBy: Pocono Newbies On: Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:18 am

Yes, April many times is quite nasty here, this weather we've been having is very unusual. I figure to use a bit of the 500 gals. of propane I have, which right now is for BBQing, LOL, if it turns chilly again. We usually do have to heat through April, and sometimes a bit into May as well.
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Re: Anyone Shut Down Their Stove Yet?

PostBy: bustedwing On: Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:59 pm

Let my hopper run empty on thursday,the oil burner can finish the season,need to burn some so I can put some fresh oil in anyway.
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Re: Anyone Shut Down Their Stove Yet?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:40 am

I've been down & cleaned out since April 1st ... and I even have coal left for once! :) Can't believe that one .. :o

Under 4 tons for the season -- good deal! 8-)
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Re: Anyone Shut Down Their Stove Yet?

PostBy: peterk1 On: Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:52 am

no not yet, going for a ton of rice today, still chilly at night, didn't shut down last year till mid may.
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