ONEDOLLAR wrote:First Burn with the Chubby Jr
Did my first burn with my "new" Chubby Jr tonight and this is what happened.
Prior to lighting the stove, the wife and I went for a 30 min walk with the dog. I opened several windows to cool the house down a bit so I could see how fast the house warmed up when the stove was going. When I lit the stove the house was at 66 degrees.
Started the stove just like the Chubby Stove video shows. Everything went very smooth. Very easy to fire up.
Once the base was ready I added 2 scoops of Nut coal and then 2 scoops of some Pea coal I had. Once the pea coal was added the fire pot was 1/2 full. I decided to try it with a half load just to see what happens. Lot's of very happy looking Dancing Blue Ladies!
Stove is sitting at 550 degrees and the flue at 210 to 225 with the damper closed 3/4 and the air vent at about 1/8
In 30 mins the house is now at 71 and I am a very happy camper. As of posting this the stove has been going for over 1 hour and everything seems to be going very well.
ONEDOLLAR wrote:jjs Do you have a chubby vid on youtube?
Ciscoborb wrote:I bought a Chubby today I got a Chubby!
chubbycoalboy wrote:I bought a Chubby from Larry Trainer a few weeks ago, It's keeping my house nice and warm. The furnace has not come on since I have been running my Chubby.
It's 15 degrees out side now and is nice and warm in side of my house. Larry was very helpful when I had questions. My model is the senior with out the blower. My house is about 1000 sq.ft.
ONEDOLLAR wrote:Over 2 hours of burn now and the house is at 72.4. Flu temp around 200 and the Chubby jr is holding at 500. The level of coal in the fire box dropped a little of course since the wood base coals have burned away. From everything I have read on this site I think my numbers look pretty good, though there is ALWAYS room for improvement. Now comes the fun part and that is learning how to get the best this little gem of a stove has to offer.
Needless to say I am a very happy camper right now! In hindsight it was probably a blessing in disguise that the Crane 44 I bought was stolen. I think I now have a much better stove and one I plan on having Larry at Chubby Stove restore in the Spring.
ONEDOLLAR wrote:I just can't wait till the Spring when the Jr goes down the Larry at Chubby Stoves and he gives her an overhaul. Not that she is in bad shape but I plan on keeping the stove till I die.
And I would have kept her until I bought a BB and Larry offered me the first off the line proto Chubby. We haven't even fired up the Crawford this year as the Chubby is handling the load just fine.lobsterman wrote:ONEDOLLAR wrote:I just can't wait till the Spring when the Jr goes down the Larry at Chubby Stoves and he gives her an overhaul. Not that she is in bad shape but I plan on keeping the stove till I die.