Cool Coal Photos

Re: Cool Coal Photos

PostBy: joeq On: Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:25 am

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Still experimenting with my camera. This one caught my eye. wanted to post.
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: G111, Southard Robertson
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermopride
Stove/Furnace Model: oil fired


Re: Cool Coal Photos

PostBy: rberq On: Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:25 am

joeq wrote:Still experimenting with my camera. This one caught my eye. wanted to post.

What are those red vertical lines? Wire grid embedded in the glass?
rberq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300 with hopper
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Nut
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: Cool Coal Photos

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:28 am

That's interesting Joe! I haven't seen that before .
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 baseheater, Richmond Advance Range, WarmMorning 414a x2
Coal Size/Type: Nut / Anthracite
Other Heating: none

Re: Cool Coal Photos

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:02 am

I had forgotten about this thread .
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 baseheater, Richmond Advance Range, WarmMorning 414a x2
Coal Size/Type: Nut / Anthracite
Other Heating: none

Re: Cool Coal Photos

PostBy: joeq On: Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:03 pm

Hey Josh, isn't that your cereal going up in smoke? Is that "Count Chocula?"
(That is one "huge" mound)
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: G111, Southard Robertson
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermopride
Stove/Furnace Model: oil fired

Re: Cool Coal Photos

PostBy: joeq On: Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:49 pm

rberq wrote:What are those red vertical lines? Wire grid embedded in the glass?


The Surdiac glass is actually many strips of glass, laid vertically next to each other. What is the benefit? Why did they design it that way? Haven't got a clue. Maybe because it's cheaper to replace a couple small broken pieces, than an entire sheet? Nah. I don't believe for a second a designer is actually concerned about saving the consumer money, in case of damages.
Are they there to radiate more heat through the cracks? The manufacturer states that 5% of the heat comes from that glass. Is that something to brag about? I wouldn't think so. If they said 25%, then I'ld be impressed.
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: G111, Southard Robertson
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermopride
Stove/Furnace Model: oil fired

Re: Cool Coal Photos

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:47 pm

Maybe thermal expansion issues ?

Yes it is a large mound . It can burn for quite a while . Sometimes I forget I've left it so long especially on weekend mornings when I don't feel like getting up . But she will still be humming a long with no issues .
Smokeyja
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 baseheater, Richmond Advance Range, WarmMorning 414a x2
Coal Size/Type: Nut / Anthracite
Other Heating: none

Re: Cool Coal Photos

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:06 pm

rberq wrote:
joeq wrote:Still experimenting with my camera. This one caught my eye. wanted to post.

What are those red vertical lines? Wire grid embedded in the glass?

I'll answer for joeq. Those are separate pieces of glass in the door of his Surdiac. He shows in this thread Diary of a Surdiac how he replaced the glass in the stove.
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace


Re: Cool Coal Photos

PostBy: Ross On: Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:19 pm

I have a surdiac Gotha and was told the vertical strips of glass allow for tiny amounts of air to enter and burn off, preventing a larger explosion if the gasses build up.
Ross
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 713
Coal Size/Type: Pea
Stove/Furnace Make: Surdiac
Stove/Furnace Model: Gotha 713

Re: Cool Coal Photos

PostBy: joeq On: Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:40 pm

Ross wrote:I have a surdiac Gotha and was told the vertical strips of glass allow for tiny amounts of air to enter and burn off, preventing a larger explosion if the gasses build up.

(Another CT Neighbor). Howdy Ross,
Maybe you're on to something, cause all this talk of puff-backs, I've never experienced in the 3 seasons of burning. But then again, I don't think any air is going in those panes, but rather "exiting" there. That's definitely the hottest part of the stove, when it comes to "external" radiation.
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: G111, Southard Robertson
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermopride
Stove/Furnace Model: oil fired

Re: Cool Coal Photos

PostBy: franco b On: Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:46 pm

The Surdiacs have a row of holes drilled into the lower part of the door frame for secondary air.
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Cool Coal Photos

PostBy: SteamerDon On: Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:00 pm

Hi all,
I am looking for heavy duty canvas coal bags. Does anyone have a source for these. They can be new (but not the cutsie Yuppie type) or used ones in good condition, similar to the one pictured.
SteamerDon
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Re: Cool Coal Photos

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:28 am

SteamerDon, here is what you are looking for I believe: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CD895G2?psc=1
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace

Re: Cool Coal Photos

PostBy: joeq On: Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:11 am

How cool is that. Another method of carrying coal. Is there a benefit to these bags, over the convention coal hods? I guess they would store easily, seeing you could fold them up.
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: G111, Southard Robertson
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermopride
Stove/Furnace Model: oil fired

Re: Cool Coal Photos

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:48 pm

Years ago I had a supplier that delivered using those bags. About 30 years ago.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
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