Coal burning has begun for 2007

PostBy: Gary in Pennsylvania On: Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:28 pm

e.alleg wrote:ahh heat


That's a GREAT pic e.alleg!
Gary in Pennsylvania
 

PostBy: e.alleg On: Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:47 pm

thanks! It took me a while to figure out how to capture the flames. I turned off the flash and the lights, a tripod would have been best but I just took a dozen or so to get a non-blurry picture.
e.alleg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

PostBy: Matthaus On: Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:54 pm

Love to see the beautiful dancing blue ladies! Anybody that can should post the early burn pictures, warm the place up a little. :lol:
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Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

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PostBy: mozz On: Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:57 am

1925 house, original coal steam boiler is long gone, replaced with oil, which i hope doesnt turn on this year.

Wood'nCoal wrote:Nice! Looks like an old house..is it?
mozz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 1982 AA-130 Steam

PostBy: Gary in Pennsylvania On: Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:57 am

What's that burning in e.alleg?? Stoker? Hand-fired? Furnace? Looks big and she's burnin' fierce? Is that rice?
Gary in Pennsylvania
 

PostBy: beatle78 On: Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:09 am

Wow, I got a little depressed to see all the stokers fired up so early :cry:

But at least your not firing up the oil furnaces :)

My goal is to start ~Nov 1st here in RI.
beatle78
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker KA-4

PostBy: e.alleg On: Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:54 am

Gary in Pennsylvania wrote:What's that burning in e.alleg?? Stoker? Hand-fired? Furnace? Looks big and she's burnin' fierce? Is that rice?


EFM boiler. It's rice coal. I stoked it up a little bit for the picture :twisted: The coal is augured in from the bottom into a steel pot which has holes in it for the combustion air to blow through. The more combustion air or the more coal the auger feeds in the hotter the fire. It's warm this week so I turned it way down, it just looks like faintly glowing embers now and uses about 25 pounds a day to stay lit and heat the domestic water. I unplugged my propane hot water tank, it is unnecessary.
e.alleg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

PostBy: traderfjp On: Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:11 am

FIred my stove up the other night. Everything went off like a charm. I hooked up a vent damper on my direct vent and it seems to be working great. I've run the stove on low for two days with a minimal amount of coal being burnt. Maybe a 1/3 of an inch on the bottom of the ash pan.
traderfjp
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing 3

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:18 am

Filled the hopper with 100#'s to start last Thurs. I have only put another 50# on Sat night...just idling along. I don;t think the thermostat has even called for heat except one night it got chilly. Supposed to be up high 60's by Thurs/Friday then back 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

PostBy: bksaun On: Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:40 pm

:) Doesn't look like I will fire up the Channing until Nov, 82 degrees here today. Going to be in the 70's all week.

2 day Muzzle Loading season for deer this weekend, Too hot for hunting, would have to wear sunscreen in the treestand!

But, it's Ky weather....It could snow tomorrow!

BK

Time for one of those PA Beers..... :lol: :occasion5:
bksaun
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62

PostBy: cheapheat On: Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:19 pm

Hey BKdo you have any hogs to hunt down there? Jim
cheapheat
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska Channing 3
Stove/Furnace Model: Bagging my own rice coal

PostBy: bksaun On: Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:40 pm

Not really, none around here unless you count fat girl's!

There are some in counties that border Tennesse.


BK
bksaun
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62

PostBy: mwcougar On: Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:50 pm

fired up the ahs 130 today. used my coal from the riceburners 2. feels good not to be burning oil. yee haw

mwcougar
mwcougar
 
Stove/Furnace Make: ahs 130 heating 3700sq ft

PostBy: MrP57 On: Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:21 pm

I guess I better get busy; I still have my stoker apart from the spring cleaning…
All clean, but not together.
Gary
MrP57
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystroker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker

PostBy: Matthaus On: Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:57 pm

House temp finally sunk below 68*, outside temp is 52* heading for 43* tonight. Fired up old faithful (the Alaska inside) a few minutes ago. Feels nice to have that cozy spot in the kitchen back. :)
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

Visit Lehigh Anthracite