unseasonably warm day in CNY! help needed managing coal usag

unseasonably warm day in CNY! help needed managing coal usag

PostBy: newHYFIRE2guy On: Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:57 pm

first yr. using coal. it was 75 outside today. and I still went thru half a bag of coal even tho the coal trol FR is at zero all day and the temp is above the desired temp. What do you all do on unseasonably warm days -I am using a hyfire 2 with only one burner going. I hate the idea of burning thru coal on a warm day when the house is hotter than the the thermostat setting.

any help? Thanks -
newHYFIRE2guy
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hyfire II

Re: unseasonably warm day in CNY! help needed managing coal usag

PostBy: tsb On: Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:05 pm

Turn it off. Start again when it gets cold.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II

Re: unseasonably warm day in CNY! help needed managing coal usag

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:27 am

Yeah, turn it off. No use wasting coal. Next year set some milestones that have to be met before your light the match. In our house the interior daytime temp has to drop below 65* and stay there before DK gives me the match. That puts the outside temp at around 45 or 50*. We haven't reached that point yet but we are close. Lisa
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I


Re: unseasonably warm day in CNY! help needed managing coal usag

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:11 am

YOu can set the MIN down a couple points to slow the idle feed down, but not too low to loose the fire, some have been running at 2 or 3, I think the factory setting is 6. If you are only burning 1 burner, 1/2 bag, about 20#'s in a 24 hours period, is pretty normal.

Not much else you can do except shut it down.
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: unseasonably warm day in CNY! help needed managing coal usag

PostBy: newHYFIRE2guy On: Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:52 am

we shutter down last night. of course the temp held pretty well since it is so warm outside. looking at the ten-day forcast. will probably cranker back up on Friday! thanks -Josh
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hyfire II

Re: unseasonably warm day in CNY! help needed managing coal usag

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:30 am

Good call. I am a little leery of messing with Coal-trol min settings. I did lower my max setting because my stove is pretty powerful for my install. Remember everything is based on 100 second intervals for the percentages of values, which is what your feed rate is. So FR of 6 is 6 percent of 100 seconds.
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: unseasonably warm day in CNY! help needed managing coal usag

PostBy: newHYFIRE2guy On: Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:45 pm

2001Sierra wrote:Good call. I am a little leery of messing with Coal-trol min settings. I did lower my max setting because my stove is pretty powerful for my install. Remember everything is based on 100 second intervals for the percentages of values, which is what your feed rate is. So FR of 6 is 6 percent of 100 seconds.



can you explain that like you would to a 4 year old :) I am decent with math most of the time, but I don't get the FR percentage thing.

Any help would be appreciated -Thanks, Josh
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hyfire II


Re: unseasonably warm day in CNY! help needed managing coal usag

PostBy: Cyber36 On: Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:56 pm

Next time, just open the window stats...............
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Marathon/Logwood

Re: unseasonably warm day in CNY! help needed managing coal usag

PostBy: newHYFIRE2guy On: Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:42 pm

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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hyfire II

Re: unseasonably warm day in CNY! help needed managing coal usag

PostBy: Cyber36 On: Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:32 pm

Here we go again..................
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Marathon/Logwood

Re: unseasonably warm day in CNY! help needed managing coal usag

PostBy: titleist1 On: Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:16 pm

Although admirable, your intense desire to remain in the one match club overwhelms practicality in this instance.

You may apply for special dispensation for using two matches per season by citing the supernatural occurrence of the pre-Halloween snowstorm immediately followed by the November heat wave.

However, there are no guarantees that dispensation will be granted and you will be allowed back into the one match club even with an asterisk. Ii has to be unanimous and if you think the Russian and East German Olympic judges used to be tough, they're nothing compared to those lobstah eatin' Mainah's when it comes to weather related issues!!

:lol:
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: unseasonably warm day in CNY! help needed managing coal usag

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:59 pm

Geeze guys, with my hand fired Hitzer, I just closed her down yesterday AM & the only under air comes through a 1/4 in. hole I drilled in my thermo. flap. I suspect I've used a half 5 gal. pail since I shut her down & still have a nice bed of red coals to kick er in the ass when needed. I feel for all you girly girls but I can't reach ya. :clap: toothy
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: unseasonably warm day in CNY! help needed managing coal usag

PostBy: titleist1 On: Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:23 pm

freetown fred wrote:Geeze guys, with my hand fired Hitzer, I just closed her down yesterday AM & the only under air comes through a 1/4 in. hole I drilled in my thermo. flap. I suspect I've used a half 5 gal. pail since I shut her down & still have a nice bed of red coals to kick er in the ass when needed. I feel for all you girly girls but I can't reach ya. :clap: toothy


Apparently those hand fired feller's from Freetown are just as tough on weather related dispensation issues!! :surrender:
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: unseasonably warm day in CNY! help needed managing coal usag

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:25 pm

Oh yea, Freetowners & Maineiacs. ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix