The Cold Weather Is Here!

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Ed.A On: Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:48 pm

joeq wrote:Wow Smitty. I didn't think a stoker even had a hopper. Guess I'll have to do some more research.


Uhmmm, yeh you do.

Stokers take Rice sized coal, they need small bits to feed over the grate at a set pace. Prolly the closet thing to a Wood Pellet stove as you'll get (eventhough they really aren't cuz we know better)


Northern Connecticut is where exactly? Just asking because that could be me on the RI side or someone on the MAss side or the NY side. 8-)
Ed.A
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing III/ '94 Stoker II
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: joeq On: Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:13 am

Hello Ed. I could easily walk to Bradley airport if I needed to. I have a line on some coal "other" than Blaschak over by the Munson area. Little more of a drive than I want to take, but if their's is better than what I got in the past. I might give them a try.
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: kstills On: Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:12 pm

I just looked at the 'predicted' December temps for down here, and we're looking at 200 extra degree days of heating over last year if they are right. Heading into the 20's during the days and low teens at night for the next few days, so we'll see.

I may be buyin a few more tons before this winter is over, already worked through 1 ton in a month and two weeks. :shock:
kstills
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: WL 110
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line


Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: whistlenut On: Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:19 pm

Get it while you can......it won't rot, get eaten by the mice.......the winter is taking a big bite this week. Anthracite: It's whats for winter. Hang a couple "Super Sacks" on the mantel...that will give them a hint about what your agenda is. :gee: :yes: :up:
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: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:54 am

13 degrees here at 7:30. :o
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: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:53 am

We got down to 16° last night .... forecast all the way to Saturday shows than number steadily declining. Should be single digits, or close to 0 Saturday morning. :(
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: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: joeq On: Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:24 pm

Bring it on! :junmp:
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:47 pm

And some snow thrown in for good measure,
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: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:49 pm

8* here and they say -20* with the wind chill! :shock: I'm wearing shorts and have a window cracked in the living room :)
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:47 am

michaelanthony wrote:8* here and they say -20* with the wind chill! :shock: I'm wearing shorts and have a window cracked in the living room :)


Your having a heat wave ... we be at 7 degrees F

Odd, inside nice and cozy ...
davidmcbeth3
 
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: coalkirk On: Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:59 am

davidmcbeth3 wrote:
michaelanthony wrote:8* here and they say -20* with the wind chill! :shock: I'm wearing shorts and have a window cracked in the living room :)


Your having a heat wave ... we be at 7 degrees F

Odd, inside nice and cozy ...


Wow that's chilly. would be more meaningfull if we knew where you lived. Update your profile with a location. As Fred says, no one will steal you.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: lsayre On: Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:14 pm

Woke up to 4 degrees in Wadsworth, Ohio this morning (actual temp, not wind chill). Do I have you all beat?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:33 pm

I had 1 degree at 6 am.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:52 pm

Burrrr... we were at 22* this morning. We hardly ever get that low. On top of the super cold, we are expecting more snow and freezing perception on Saturday. At this rate, I'll be making another trip to MD for more coal. Bummer, not the extra coal but that I have to go to MD to get it. Stay warm, Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: joeq On: Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:59 pm

lsayre wrote:Woke up to 4 degrees in Wadsworth, Ohio this morning (actual temp, not wind chill). Do I have you all beat?


I hear the moon is pretty cold, this time of year. :)
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride