The End Is Near! ... hehe

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat May 05, 2007 8:51 pm

The past 3 mornings I have fired my Harman shortly after waking up, with just a little bit of pea coal, just to get this old house warmed up. The low tonight is supposed to be 39 and 34 tomorrow night, so I probably will be burning some more coal. The weather was wonderful today, we did lots of work outside. Before long the coal stove will be replaced by the air conditioner. If I could only figure out a way to run my a/c on coal.....
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat May 05, 2007 9:27 pm

It has been in the high 30's to low 40's the last few nights, I sure hate burning the propane to take the chill off the house, but I suppose it is less than keeping the stoker boiler warm.

Greg L.

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LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

PostBy: Yanche On: Sat May 05, 2007 11:17 pm

I've got my boiler aquastat set at 140. Just idling along to take the chill of when needed and heating the domestic hot water. Burning about 25 lbs a day. I tend the boiler every 3-4 days. Ash bucket is usually about half full and the coal hopper still 2/3 full. I'll continue operation until I run out of coal. Guessing about 500 lbs left. Then I shut it down for service and upgrades. I'll put it back to heating domestic hot water in June after I get some of the good NEPA coal "coal berner" keeps talking about.
Yanche
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea


PostBy: coal berner On: Sun May 06, 2007 3:32 am

Yanche wrote:I've got my boiler aquastat set at 140. Just idling along to take the chill of when needed and heating the domestic hot water. Burning about 25 lbs a day. I tend the boiler every 3-4 days. Ash bucket is usually about half full and the coal hopper still 2/3 full. I'll continue operation until I run out of coal. Guessing about 500 lbs left. Then I shut it down for service and upgrades. I'll put it back to heating domestic hot water in June after I get some of the good NEPA coal "coal berner" keeps talking about.
yep and it is the only stuff worth burning you will see when you pick some up and what day are you coming up fri or sat :?: pm me oh yes and i still have the most deep mines in my county 12 see ya
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

PostBy: WNY On: Thu May 10, 2007 8:22 am

I think this weekend will be it!! It was in the 80's and only getting down in the 40-50's. I have about 20-30#'s in it and it should be gone by the weekend!!

Been a long winter! :)

Then time to clean it up and get it ready for next year. (maybe in the garage this time, have a different stove waiting to be hooked up in place of it.
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

PostBy: WNY On: Mon May 14, 2007 12:37 pm

That;s it, we are shutdown as of Sat.....!! :(

Then it was 32 last night....can't win.
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

PostBy: coal berner On: Mon May 14, 2007 1:03 pm

I shut down this past friday because of 80f to 85f in the day at night 50tis to 60tis the weekend comes and back in the 50tis to 60tis in the day and 34f to 38f at night can't win ether nutty weather now it is going back up in the 70tis to 80tis i give up
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

PostBy: Yanche On: Thu May 24, 2007 10:25 am

Well, the fire on my boiler finally went out last night. For the last three plus weeks it's been heating domestic hot water only. I burned a total of 11,450 pounds of pea coal since October 28, 2006. That's 458 twenty five pound coal scuttles full! I weigh each scuttle load so the total is fairly accurate. The scuttle is the same one I used as a kid 50 years ago to carry ashes out of our basement. Sounds like a Guinness World Record to me! I'm estimating 20 lbs a day of coal usage for heating domestic hot water only.

Yanhce
Yanche
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea

PostBy: WiPaul On: Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:57 pm

[quote="LsFarm"]I installed a timer on the stoker unit to run the stoker about 5 minutes every two hours, this feeds just enough coal to the firepot to keep it burning.

Greg L, can you tell us more about this timer you installed. Did you get it from Grainger or a stove dealer? Where in/on the stove is it installed?
Paul in WI.
WiPaul
 

PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:37 pm

The timer is called a 'repeat cycle timer' Greenhouses use similar products to time the uses of sprinklers and lights.

It is a fully electric control. One I use is from a company called MacroMatic. This one is available in various forms of parts of a second, parts of a minute, parts of an hour, etc. or a 'universal' one that can be set for just about any time interval.

The other is fromSyrelec of Dallas Tx. it is made by or imported from Crouzet. It it a TDR2U. I can be set from 1%-99% of a minute, hour, 10hours, 1 day, or 7 days. I'm going from memory, but it can be set just about any way you want.

do a google search for 'repeat cycle timer' and on the above parts, I think you will find enough info to answer your questions


Greg L

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LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:07 pm

The chill in the air (current temp.: 55) reminds me---will be burning the Harmon before you know it. I did gaze fondly at the stove today. But it's supposed to be over 90 degrees on Saturday......
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:24 am

Intermatic makes good repeat cycle timers,

That is what is our our Keystoker. it is set for 1.5 Mins every 10 Mins to keep the coal moving on idle mode. it is 30 min. timer with pins to change the settings. 1 Pin = 15 Seconds approx.


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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

PostBy: Gary in Pennsylvania On: Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:10 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:The chill in the air (current temp.: 55) reminds me---will be burning the Harmon before you know it.......




My wife thinks I'm nuts because I'm excited that the coal man is delivering next week! I can't wait!

I was also getting jazzed because I've worked all summer long to partially clear a wooded lot adjacent to my home. What I did is remove about 50% of the trees (though when I’m done, it'll be up to 70%). Of the remaining trees, I used a pruning staff/saw to remove all branches up to about 20 feet off the ground. It looks good! But as I stand on the back deck.....I can catch a single leaf letting go every now and then. It's not 'autumn' leaves per say......but they sure as hell weren’t letting go a month ago!
As much as I like spring......and burning the rock in winter.....my FAVORITE season is fall. Late fall to be exact. Leaves have already fallen.......dusk settles in at 4:30pm......it's overcast and there is a light cold mist falling. Oooooooooooh - I like it!
Gary in Pennsylvania
 


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