Got my new stove!!!

Re: Got my new stove!!!

PostBy: Scottsman On: Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:23 pm

125K BTU! That's gonna keep you toasty. Good for you. :up:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Salvo Machinery/Citation C-80
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Re: Got my new stove!!!

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:20 pm

Yeah, there no local places around me that sold the DS stoves so having them install was out. Besides, I get great satisfaction out of installing things myself. Gives me a feeling of accomplishment.

I just confirmed with my friend. He'll be here between 10 and 11 am tomorrow. I can't wait.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Got my new stove!!!

PostBy: the snowman On: Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:46 pm

I'm on Fire:

Don't forget to take a lot of pictures. Take a few videos and post them as well. When I installed my first Jotul I had a wood stove (buck stove) that needed to be removed before the Jotul could be installed. The only problem was while I was away picking up the Jotul my wife loaded the wood stove. When I returned home that night with the Jotul I was expecting to remove the piece of crap buck stove and have a nice coal fire to keep me warm. Imagine my surprise when I pulled into my driveway and saw smoke coming out my chimney.

My wife thought I was going to wait until the next day to install the stove, she was wrong. I shoveled a five gal bucket of sand into the wood stove, quickly unhooked the chimney, capped the stove and with a furniture dolly I took that paper weight that was still at 450 F out of the house and set it outside. My relationship with that wood stove was over and I was not going to wait another minute to get it out of my life. I believe it took me less than an hour to cut new stove pipe and install the baro and have the stove hooked up and a coal fire burning.

I don't know how you have been able to control yourself and not call out of work and intall the stove the same or next day you got it home. For me I had no help to remove/install my stoves. The dolly worked nicely for the buck stove and I just carried the Jotul in the house through four rooms to its location. My wife and my aging parents stayed out of my way because they knew I was on a mission. Everyone was happy to enjoy the heat from the Jotul that night. I'm sure you will be completely happy once you have your ds installed tomorrow. It sounds like you will have it installed tomorrow no matter what. I would love to see a short video of it burning. hint. . . . . Good luck with your install tomorrow and keep us posted.

The snowman.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Jotul 507
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Re: Got my new stove!!!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:11 pm

I shoveled a five gal bucket of sand into the wood stove, quickly unhooked the chimney, capped the stove and with a furniture dolly I took that paper weight that was still at 450 F out of the house and set it outside.


I don't think even I would do something like that!

"I'm O F" has been a little stingy with the photos so far, I suppose we can expect clear and concise photos of the new stove to be posted here tomorrow afternoon or evening at the latest.
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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

Re: Got my new stove!!!

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:19 pm

I am looking forward to seeing this monster come to life. Pictures are always nice.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Re: Got my new stove!!!

PostBy: the snowman On: Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:23 pm

wood'ncoal:

I don't believe I have ever hated a stove as much as I did that buck stove. It was a dangerous stove to burn. I was going to cut the stove up and use the steel when a neighbor asked if he could buy the stove. I gave it to him and helped load it on his truck. If it was not for the fact that during the previous weeks I had a lot of trouble with the buck stove, I would have waited until morning when the stove was out and cool. When I took the buck out of the house that night and set it outside, it was not set gently. I was surprised to see the glass in the door was not broken. Like I said, I hated that stove and I hated burning wood.

The snowman.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Jotul 507
Coal Size/Type: Nut, Stove coal, Egg coal

Re: Got my new stove!!!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:32 pm

I thought firewood was the way to go until I got my first coal stove!
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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

Re: Got my new stove!!!

PostBy: the snowman On: Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:01 am

wood'ncoal:

I never thought wood was the way to go. I only burned wood because I had a large supply of free wood. I gave up the free wood to burn coal. I will never go back to wood. Growing up we burned both wood (40 full face cords) and coal (4 ton) every year. In the winter I couldn't wait for the temp to fall below zero. This meant the large round oak (I believe that is what it was )would be switched from wood to coal. I enjoyed tending the stove when it was burning coal and I had no problem with going down in the cellar to the coal bin which held ten ton to get a couple buckets of coal. When I tended the stove I would run it just hot enough to make the stove start to glow. I would never run any of my stoves like that now, but back then no one told me it was bad for the stove. I remember helping change the shaker grates every year. I wish I had that stove today.

The snowman.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Jotul 507
Coal Size/Type: Nut, Stove coal, Egg coal

Re: Got my new stove!!!

PostBy: snuffy On: Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:21 am

My wife has an acrynom for these - BFES! (Big F ing Eye Sore). Beauty is in the eye of the beholder I tell her.
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Re: Got my new stove!!!

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:29 am

I too had been burning wood for a long time. Since I was 9. I'm 33 now. After burning coal in the Chubby for 3 months I'll never go back to wood. For the past 2 days the furnace has been running since the Chubby was shut down. I hate that too. The furnace just isn't warm. And it runs every 10 minutes. Its annoying. Sure, the Chubby couldn't keep up with the demands of my house and I was running it at 600*+ (one day a week ago it was at 650*) but at least it was somewhat comfortable.

After this 1600 is in I'll never go back to wood and will only use the furnace in those extreme cases where the DS can't......well...that'll be never.....:)

T-Minus two hours to go. Then I'll have the DS in and burning. :D

EDIT

My wife just told me that our friend's furnace down the street broke last night. They have no heat. They do have a wood stove but her husband works nights and when he isn't home she doesn't use the wood stove because she is afraid of it. We told her that if she'd like they can come up here today and bask in the warmth of coal heat.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Got my new stove!!!

PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:36 am

I'm On Fire wrote:Yeah, there no local places around me that sold the DS stoves so having them install was out. Besides, I get great satisfaction out of installing things myself. Gives me a feeling of accomplishment.

I just confirmed with my friend. He'll be here between 10 and 11 am tomorrow. I can't wait.


We need a link to the live streaming video of your new DSM installation. :lol: :P

Good luck & hope you have heat this afternoon. Make sure you have enough beer for all of the forum members that will stop by for a look. :cheers: :up:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Estate Heatrola, Jotul 507

Re: Got my new stove!!!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:37 am

Is it done yet?
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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

Re: Got my new stove!!!

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:43 am

No, not yet. I figure my buddy will be here more around 11. He actually called me and told me his grandmother died last night so he may even be later.

I know I've been stingy with the pics. I tried to take some for you last night but they came out dark.

Plus I figured pics of a stove sitting in the middle of the living room floor on a dolly isn't cool but pictures of it being installed and fired up were so much cool.

As for video, I was considering making a video. I have a YouTube account but have never put any videos up in the past 3 years I've been a member.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Got my new stove!!!

PostBy: nortcan On: Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:59 am

Hi IOF, just a question, do you let the air forced furnace run 24/24 when burning anthracite? I mean on low and just the blower on.
Good luck with your new friend.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
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Re: Got my new stove!!!

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:03 am

Nortcan,

No, I usually set the T-Stat for the furnace at 64* and just leave it as a back-up. With the Chubby it would run several times a week. I don't expect it to run at all with the 1600. Of course I'll still put a few gallons of diesel in it and set it low but it won't hopefully run.

I have a ton of pics now. They probably gonna put them up at the end of the day though.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

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