New user. Just started up my stove last night.

New user. Just started up my stove last night.

PostBy: 69dartgt On: Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:32 am

Pretty excited here. I fired up my stove last night after completing some stovepipe work. Still getting the hang of how far to open the draft. So far so good though.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Vigilante
Stove/Furnace Model: I

Re: New user. Just started up my stove last night.

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:44 am

Welcome to the forum!!

What kind of stove? Pics? We like pics here.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: New user. Just started up my stove last night.

PostBy: cokehead On: Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:02 am

Yeehaa...Welcome to the coal forum and congrats on the new hook up. If you have a digital camera posting pics is pretty easy. Click on Upload Attachment, Choose file, find the photo in your computer files and "choose" it my clicking open then "add the file". You can add a comment or not...then submit. The first time is always the hardest.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Locke, Godin, Tarm in da works
Stove/Furnace Model: Warm Morning 617-A, 3721, 502

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Re: New user. Just started up my stove last night.

PostBy: 69dartgt On: Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:17 pm

Here is a pic as requested. I know I have to move my water heater and maybe scoot the washer over a bit. Stove is nice and toasty at 350 on the right side. :D And my heat pump is running at low speed at 26 F OD. Never did that before. :D
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Stove/Furnace Make: Vigilante
Stove/Furnace Model: I

Re: New user. Just started up my stove last night.

PostBy: budster On: Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:08 pm

..nice looking stove..you're gonna like the heat..I'm new at this too, but have been burning for about a month..still in the learning curve..but like you said, so far, so good..
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Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine

Re: New user. Just started up my stove last night.

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:43 pm

Leave the water heater where it is! It'll never turn on! :D

Welcome to the club! The "Anti" Polar Bear Club! :D
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: New user. Just started up my stove last night.

PostBy: Coalfire On: Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:09 pm

jpete wrote:Leave the water heater where it is! It'll never turn on! :D

Welcome to the club! The "Anti" Polar Bear Club! :D


I will agree, my electric bill goes down a few bucks in the winter. I am pretty sure it is because the stove is close to the water heater and it doesn't have to come on as much.


Enjoy the heat, Eric
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 96K btu Circulator
Coal Size/Type: Nut

Re: New user. Just started up my stove last night.

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:41 am

Looks like a good set up. Nice stove. Your gonna love it. :D
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.

Re: New user. Just started up my stove last night.

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:12 am

Looks like your all set up for a hot water coil installation. Good deal!

Just steer clear of Thermobilt (Hilkoil) -- bad experience there, you could say. :lol:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: New user. Just started up my stove last night.

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:21 am

Looks good! How's the heat now?
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: New user. Just started up my stove last night.

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:57 am

Welcome to the Coal Forum! :up: Now just sit back and relax :cheers:
Yeah, as long as theres nothing combustable on the Hot Water heater, just leave it where it is. Remove the pipe insulation that is right over the stove. This will pre-heat and post-heat the Domestic Hot water :idea: :idea:

Nice setup.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: New user. Just started up my stove last night.

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:06 pm

Welcome,damn,I wish I could get MY water haeter that close to the stove :lol: the set-up looks outstanding my young friend & you'll learn as you go like the rest of us have--the only stupid questions,are the one's not asked ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: New user. Just started up my stove last night.

PostBy: 69dartgt On: Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:56 pm

We have been enjoying the stove so far. Last Sat. I sliced my ear pretty good on the pipe stub above my stove. That kinda hurt. But it stopped bleeding eventually. ;)

One question I have for you all is - my stove only burns for about 8 or 9 hours without me "Knifing" the grates. I was hoping for about 12 hrs. Stove temp drops to about 200 when this happens and I would like to get a little more even heat out of it. Maybe its the Jeddo coal (pea) I'm burning. Any suggestions?
69dartgt
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Vigilante
Stove/Furnace Model: I

Re: New user. Just started up my stove last night.

PostBy: stonyloam On: Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:47 pm

I would switch to nut coal. Make sure the hopper throat is set for nut. Make sure you have a good seal between the doors and the front lip of the insert. Good luck. :D
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Stove/Furnace Make: vermont casting
Stove/Furnace Model: vigilant

Re: New user. Just started up my stove last night.

PostBy: 69dartgt On: Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:20 pm

Just a quick question here. My stove burned well (around 400) for the first two weeks. Now I am struggling to get it above 250. I'm not doing anything different that I know of. The only thing I can think of is the quality of the coal. Has this ever happened to anyone? I buy it in 100 lbs bags. I just started another bag. Maybe that's it, I don't know. It's a bad time to have problems around here. It's kinda cold out.
69dartgt
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Vigilante
Stove/Furnace Model: I

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