DS Machine Stove Madness--Do You Have It ?

Re: DS Machine Stove Madness--Do You Have It ?

PostBy: coal bob On: Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:05 pm

lsayre wrote:Bob, did you ever get out and look at the DS line of stoves? Are you considering making a switch to the DS?
coal bob
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Ds machine basement#4 stove with hopper
Coal Size/Type: Nut anthracite
Other Heating: Propane
Stove/Furnace Make: ds machine
Stove/Furnace Model: basement #4 stove with hopper

Re: DS Machine Stove Madness--Do You Have It ?

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:42 am

To answer the above 2-part question,Answer#1-"Yes,as that's what started this thread and the "DS Stoves Madness" and Answer #2,an emphatic and pathetic "No". In this economy,and with this current Marxist President,I've stopped spending money-period. Debt-Free is the only way to remove the "Golden Handcuffs" that we put on ourselves with spending decisions and the false sense of security that this is America and things are going to get better,so buy it on payments. When the time and money are correct,this issue will be solved. And for all my "Lib" pals out there,Relax,!for the Republican Prez Candidates 'aint making it,either. I fear they're actually Obama Campaign workers in disguise. :lol: :lol: For right now,it 's just like at the Drag Strip. Namely,"Run What Brung" or "Go With What You've Got".....
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: DS Machine Stove Madness--Do You Have It ?

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:45 am

Some good (and accurate) advice there Bob!
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)


Re: DS Machine Stove Madness--Do You Have It ?

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:52 am

Thanx,but I hate how it has impacted my Coal Plan.
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: DS Machine Stove Madness--Do You Have It ?

PostBy: rberq On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:24 pm

I'm having trouble finding details of the DS stoves. They don't seem to have their own web site or dealer locator, so when you Google them you just find sites for a few dealers, and minimal information about the stoves.
rberq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
Coal Size/Type: Nut -- Kimmel/Blaschak/Reading
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: DS Machine Stove Madness--Do You Have It ?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:54 pm

Soooo, I guess that loan I asked you about is out of the question now??? :clap: toothy
Hambden Bob wrote:To answer the above 2-part question,Answer#1-"Yes,as that's what started this thread and the "DS Stoves Madness" and Answer #2,an emphatic and pathetic "No". In this economy,and with this current Marxist President,I've stopped spending money-period. Debt-Free is the only way to remove the "Golden Handcuffs" that we put on ourselves with spending decisions and the false sense of security that this is America and things are going to get better,so buy it on payments. When the time and money are correct,this issue will be solved. And for all my "Lib" pals out there,Relax,!for the Republican Prez Candidates 'aint making it,either. I fear they're actually Obama Campaign workers in disguise. :lol: :lol: For right now,it 's just like at the Drag Strip. Namely,"Run What Brung" or "Go With What You've Got".....
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: DS Machine Stove Madness--Do You Have It ?

PostBy: Coalfire On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:19 pm

rberq wrote:I'm having trouble finding details of the DS stoves. They don't seem to have their own web site or dealer locator, so when you Google them you just find sites for a few dealers, and minimal information about the stoves.


They don't have cars or electric, so they are not much into advertising. If you got a question, I can probably answer or call them :)


Eric
Coalfire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 96K btu Circulator
Coal Size/Type: Nut

Re: DS Machine Stove Madness--Do You Have It ?

PostBy: coal bob On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:43 pm

Yep horse and buggys the amish are great people they pride in what they build from furniture, coal stoves and by the the way 90% of are funiture is amish built were lucky enough they are only about a little over a hour from us :D
coal bob
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Ds machine basement#4 stove with hopper
Coal Size/Type: Nut anthracite
Other Heating: Propane
Stove/Furnace Make: ds machine
Stove/Furnace Model: basement #4 stove with hopper

Re: DS Machine Stove Madness--Do You Have It ?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:22 am

The DS shop is not 'pure' Amish...
They have a nice shop, electric, forklifts and phones...
No web site but the dealers have a decent listing...
Drop by have a look, talk to the folks there...
I brought my truck while visiting friends in PA...
So I could bring back a stove if I liked what I saw...
DS Basement #4 is keeping the house warm and quiet as I type...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: DS Machine Stove Madness--Do You Have It ?

PostBy: rberq On: Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:13 pm

Various dealers have online images and brief descriptions of the DS stoves. I have been looking at the 1400 and the 1200, but I am puzzled. The 1200 is somewhat smaller and a huge 240 pounds lighter than the 1400, yet the 1200 has a bigger firebox and higher BTU rating. The stoves look similar, but the 1400 is described as a circulator and the 1200 is not. Can anyone shed light on the comparison of the two?

Also, any strong feelings on whether a DS stove should be ordered with the coal hopper, or without? :?:
rberq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
Coal Size/Type: Nut -- Kimmel/Blaschak/Reading
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: DS Machine Stove Madness--Do You Have It ?

PostBy: Coalfire On: Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:21 pm

I don't think the 1200 is a circulator, strictly a radiant stove, they are lighter weight, cause the tubes and all the extra metal, add size and weight to the circulators.


Eric
Coalfire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 96K btu Circulator
Coal Size/Type: Nut

Re: DS Machine Stove Madness--Do You Have It ?

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:01 pm

Berqy,I 'gotta tell 'ya,I like the hopper...... :D
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: DS Machine Stove Madness--Do You Have It ?

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:32 pm

The DS-1600 has a removable hopper, so if you like it you can leave it in and use it, and if you don't like it you can take it out.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: DS Machine Stove Madness--Do You Have It ?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:55 pm

With a hopper...
They are removable...
At least on the Basement #4...
It drops in from the top...
Holds 35-45 pounds...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: DS Machine Stove Madness--Do You Have It ?

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:20 pm

rberq wrote:Also, any strong feelings on whether a DS stove should be ordered with the coal hopper, or without? :?:



To sum it all up...if you're burning wood and/or bit. coal, you don't need or want a hopper.

If burning anthracite, it is highly recommended to get the hopper, it is a great enhancement to burn control. And as *C.C.* said, It can be removed if/when required. :idea:
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek