You know it's time to light up when ....

You know it's time to light up when ....

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:53 am

... it's so damn cold in the house, the cat takes over your dryer the second the door opens! :D
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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: You know it's time to light up when ....

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:08 pm

Enough is enough, light the match and get it over with. I'm burning 40-50 lbs per day, no reason you can't join me. :D

Did you wear that sweatshirt during the Jimmy engine swap project?
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: You know it's time to light up when ....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:33 pm

Smitty, I concur with Rob. Strike the match and get the fire roaring. I've been fired up since last Saturday. Going through about 20 pounds a day running between 220°-250°.

Its time. :)
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator


Re: You know it's time to light up when ....

PostBy: sterling40man On: Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:41 pm

It's time for sure bud! I've been burning about 35lbs a day for the last 5 days. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Just think, it'll only get worse.
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: You know it's time to light up when ....

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:31 pm

Yep, there's your sign my young friend. I'm clicking the HITZER up a couple numbers. Supposed to get chilly this evening. :clap: toothy
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: You know it's time to light up when ....

PostBy: mozz On: Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:42 pm

You know it's time to light up when ....
They dim the house lights and the band starts their first song?
I've got 5 ton coming, coal that is, but the driver told me next Friday. Could hit the lottery by then and save me spending a $1000 on coal. Luckily i still have about 1 ton in the bin. :roll:
mozz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 1982 AA-130 Steam

Re: You know it's time to light up when ....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:34 pm

I just turned the stove up, it wasn't really cold in the house per se but its supposed to drop down in to the low 30°s tonight.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: You know it's time to light up when ....

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:56 pm

Just fired up the Keystoker!! The upstairs was below 60, getting a bit chilly....supposed to get down in the 20s the next couple days..

Probably get the Hyfire hooked back up and fired up this weekend.... :)
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

Re: You know it's time to light up when ....

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:32 pm

markviii wrote: ........ Did you wear that sweatshirt during the Jimmy engine swap project?

How could you tell? :lol:

mozz wrote:You know it's time to light up when ....
They dim the house lights and the band starts their first song?
...... Could hit the lottery by then and save me spending a $1000 on coal. .........

Yep that was my cue back in the day. :D And yeah ... those damn lottery checks are slow to arrive. Been waiting my whole life ....





Yeah I should've hooked the damn thing up today. Got sidetracked with a bunch of crap today. It WILL be lit tomorrow - that I can guarantee. ;)

33.2° and SNOWING like a bastard out there! :shock: First snow of the year. Already covered the lawn, Blazer & what's left of the Jimmy ... :o
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: You know it's time to light up when ....

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:57 pm

Gotta go downstairs and push the thermostat down a little, getting too warm in here. :D :twisted:

The hand-fed won't be burning until it gets cold for real.

Sure do love Anthracite.
Wood'nCoal
 
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: You know it's time to light up when ....

PostBy: buck24 On: Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:39 am

The wife is giving you orders and you notice smoke coming out of her mouth :lol: So I fired up the Buck Model 24 Coal Stove today. What a difference a day makes. Now, I am enjoying the warmth of the coal world and will be able to put up with the cold weather on its way. Boy, I love coal.
buck24
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: New Buck Corp. / MODEL 24 COAL
Coal Size/Type: Pea, Nut / Anthracite

Re: You know it's time to light up when ....

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:21 am

I'm On Fire wrote:I just turned the stove up, it wasn't really cold in the house per se but its supposed to drop down in to the low 30°s tonight.

I did the same thing! In anticipation of the cold weather. But now its 80 in here, and I know if I turn the stove down, the wife will give me the ol "Its cold in here" in the morning. Oh well, she's asleep right now, stove is going back to idle.. :devil:
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: You know it's time to light up when ....

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:46 am

DVC500 at last wrote:I did the same thing! In anticipation of the cold weather. But now its 80 in here



I'm getting pressure from the kids to go ahead and light the match but I know that the warmer temps will be back mid week. They are so funny, its not even below 65* in the house. I tell them to go put on more clothes and they tell me I'm starting to sound like their friends' mothers. :D I tell them that to light it now and have to let it go out due to a lack of draft next week would be a quick end to this year's membership in the one match club. They don't seem to grasp the importance of that status. ;) We will wait a bit longer. Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: You know it's time to light up when ....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:32 am

DVC500 at last wrote:
I'm On Fire wrote:I just turned the stove up, it wasn't really cold in the house per se but its supposed to drop down in to the low 30°s tonight.

I did the same thing! In anticipation of the cold weather. But now its 80 in here, and I know if I turn the stove down, the wife will give me the ol "Its cold in here" in the morning. Oh well, she's asleep right now, stove is going back to idle.. :devil:


It was still a comfy 70* in the house when I woke up this morning. I'm running "Range" in it right now, so it's very slow to react, I ended up turning it up again before I left for work."
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: You know it's time to light up when ....

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:18 am

The gas furnace is runnin' with the tstat set to 68*...
and it still feels cold...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove