Still burning!

Still burning!

PostBy: Paulie On: Sun May 15, 2011 8:42 am

Mid May here in the Bay state and I'm still burning coal! Keeping the house warm and dry-coal trol is doing a fine job of not
overheating the place. Cold and wet outside, warm and dry inside- touching the stove every two days at the spring rate of
burn.
Paulie
 
Stove/Furnace Make: leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: Still burning!

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun May 15, 2011 9:09 am

I just started stripping out my old oil boiler system yesterday, so there will be no heat in our house for awhile. Now the weather report is saying that for the next week its going to be down right cold in these here parts, with 48 degrees being the high on Monday and Tuesday no less. Guess some extra blankets will have to be the answer. Either that or I'll need to break out a couple of the electric unit heaters.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Still burning!

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sun May 15, 2011 9:13 am

I shut down the EFM last week. I'm in Florida right now on Vaca. :D

Well actually I'm flying home in about an hour. Wife said to leave the packing to her. :blah:

Anyway looks like I'll have to start a fire when I get home. Cold back home :cry:
cArNaGe
 


Re: Still burning!

PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Sun May 15, 2011 12:21 pm

We have shut down two of the Jotul 507s but still have another heating the old house.
The stove temp is 400*F burning about 25 lbs. of Pea a day.
The forecast for the week is 40*--- 50* cool and damp with rain showers for the next six days. :(
One 507 keeps the 3,000 sq/ft house dry and warm in this weather.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Estate Heatrola, Jotul 507

Re: Still burning!

PostBy: BigFoot On: Sun May 15, 2011 12:43 pm

Im in Iraq ,but my wife,s still burring coal ,are AA130 has been buring for three years now ,we burn to heat are water all year ,Ill be home next feb ,so wont be butting out the fire anytime soon love that stove, when i do shout her down Ill be asking for help on what to do to keep her in good shape andyou are the guys with all the help thanks, :D
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Stove/Furnace Make: Axeman Anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: AA130

Re: Still burning!

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun May 15, 2011 1:34 pm

Big Foot--outstanding to hear from you my young brother. Sounds like the wife is doing a great job keeping tabs on things :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Still burning!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun May 15, 2011 1:55 pm

Thank YOU Bigfoot for your service. 8-) :cheers:
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: Still burning!

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Sun May 15, 2011 9:09 pm

Thanks to you BIGFOOT and many others we are able to keep our homes warmwith USA Coal, while you all keep us safe. The Keystoker 90 is still burning, probably another week with the damp weather we are having.
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: Still burning!

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon May 16, 2011 7:57 am

As our moderator, you better be right on that time frame :x I'm getting real curious as to what the hell happened to SPRING toothy
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Still burning!

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Thu May 19, 2011 9:08 pm

Spring has sprung, 3 days short of previous prediction, and summer will be next week. Shutdown the Keystoker last nite, had a brick in the hopper to keep the coal ramped up to the feeder, you cannot let good coal unused before summer shutdown :!:
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: Still burning!

PostBy: jpete On: Thu May 19, 2011 11:32 pm

Still burning here. Almost lost it yesterday but I opened the air and went from nothing to nuclear in no time. :D

I had to get in there with the MAPP torch to liven things up but it's still going.

I'm amazed at how low the pea coal will idle. 64* is nice and easy.
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: Still burning!

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Fri May 20, 2011 7:46 am

still burning, still....

low 50's and raining for days outside but idle fire in the bear keeps it low 70's in the house.... been 8 months straight now... ;)
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: Still burning!

PostBy: whistlenut On: Fri May 20, 2011 8:13 am

This dampness will last for some time, and those who burn year-round already know how nice a dry home gets when others are damp and clammy. Has anyone switched over to "ARK Building" as a new career?....obviously heated with Coal appliances......
Things sure are green, but agriculture has no fleet of Hovercraft around here, so it is a 'no-go' in the fields.
40's nightly here, low 60's daytime and damp. Perfect time for heating systems that require little oversight, and provide a uniform temperature over a long burn cycle...or an infinite time as with stoker appliances. Spring? A tiny glimpse has been very nice, but it sure looks like one of those years that goes from winter to summer.....man, we are 3/4 through May already, and a record number of folks are still burning! :shock: :) :? :roll:
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Still burning!

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri May 20, 2011 8:36 am

What's the point to all this? The world is going to end tomorrow anyway. Damn it, I put all that work into getting the plow truck back up & going. To no availe. :yearight: :clap: toothy The old Hitzer is still purring along--20 lbs a day :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Still burning!

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Tue May 24, 2011 7:33 am

The last bag of nut coal went in the kodiak on sunday morn. There is no more to be had locally. The 2 pallets of rice they have have been out in the deluge for 40 days and 40 nights and are older than moses.....

I think the time has come.....gotta get rid of that cheap kerosene from last year anyway.... 8-)
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska