Fired Up 2010 (almost)

Fired Up 2010 (almost)

PostBy: James Goodine On: Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:33 pm

Well here we are almost a years gone by since most of our last "Fired Up" of the season. Not burning yet but how Ironic it is that I find myself surfing around this awesome site as the dew turns white on the roof tops in the mornings and the spuds are being dug. Hope everyone enjoyed the wonderful summer we had its almost time to hunker down and pay for all those awesome hot, dry, days we had this summer (hotter the better). I'm leaving in two weeks for our family Vacation to North East Tenn. and will be gone for a couple weeks so I'll catch up on every ones Fired Up when I get back surely we'll be in full tilt by then!!. :D
James Goodine
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing III

Re: Fired Up 2010 (almost)

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:37 am

Ayuh, tis that time of year we get our ducks in a row for the coming winter. Be it wood, coal, or sheep poop, people are all talking about the coming winter. I'm hoping we have a repeat of last year. It started out like a normal winter then turned to Spring about 2 months early. Let's aim for that again!
Have fun on vacation. When you get back the ground could be white.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Fired Up 2010 (almost)

PostBy: jockel On: Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:52 am

Fired up as of last Wednesday. Just sitting on idle to keep the chill out.
jockel
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono Back


Re: Fired Up 2010 (almost)

PostBy: peterk1 On: Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:42 am

Frost here this morning in Schuylkill Co. Pa. Fired up " The Allen " last week,keeping it low heat, just to take the chill off in the morning.All is good.
peterk1
 
Stove/Furnace Make: The Allen

Re: Fired Up 2010 (almost)

PostBy: James Goodine On: Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:30 pm

Sweet burning black rocks its freaking cold today. Touched the channing off this afternoon after returning from center farms. I actually impressed my self two small pieces of cowboy coal hit it with the propane torch and off like a prom dress. My wife was even impressed she didn't have to witness the usual stress out swear and tear ritual that I seem to end up doing. I must be slowly turning into an "expert"!!!! Now to teach the youngest one (18 months old) about "hot" she's not scared of anything wife's concerned I told her she'll learn after the first time.
James Goodine
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing III

Re: Fired Up 2010 (almost)

PostBy: Chipps On: Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:33 pm

I fired up last night. I use matchlight charcoal to get the fire going at first and typically there's no swearing involved.
Chipps
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Vermont Castings
Stove/Furnace Model: Vigilant 2

Re: Fired Up 2010 (almost)

PostBy: dbjc364 On: Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:40 am

I swear I'll be taking a trip to Lowes for some "Cowboy Coal", to try it out.It would probaly be better than doing the kindling thing all the time-and cheaper.
dbjc364
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman Mark 11

Re: Fired Up 2010 (almost)

PostBy: dbjc364 On: Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:41 am

A couple nights ago for some reason my man lost our fire-probaly not enough draft,just a few coals burning, but still nice & warm upstairs.Anyways we had finally picked up 2 bags of "Cowboy" coal last week. I really think he did it on purpose just to try out the cowboy coal! lol. anyways he said it worked pretty darn slick,no fussing,not alot of work.Now we're sold on that stuff.Since we're not in the "one match club", for various reasons,we've had to start a new fire at least once a week,I think thats our longest stretch so far.We always bought a big box of the fire starter squares,at beginning of season or when they're on sale,and been thru 3 cases so far of the bigger bricks of "compressed wood". Plus chopped up a big barrel of regular kindling.We don't have to do that routine anymore now.The rest of the kindling will go to the firepit outside for the summer months now,and I'll buy more cowboy coal every time its on sale.Lov that stuff.
dbjc364
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman Mark 11