The Cold Weather Is Here!

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:43 pm

JimD wrote:Ha ha. Great app for the iPhone.
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And this is my iPhone app for my Honeywell wifi thermostat. I can check and adjust from anywhere I can see from work how my stove is doing. With high and low alarms emailed to me also. Real cool.
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Very cool, how much was the thermostat if I may ask?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: JimD On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:27 am

$99 at Home Depot. The touch screen one is $149.00. The app is free.. Honeywell total comfort.
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It's cool. I can keep the stat low and if I see the temp is going down I can do what I want from work. Or let it run by schedule. It's nice to see your house stay warm from the stove. And you get an idea when or if your coal is burning down.
JimD
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Rare Crane Coal Cooker # 88. And pot bellied coal stove
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut coal

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: just peter On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:17 am

Nice stuff those thermostats.
Here it is 10degree's Celsius, not much winter this year.
Inside comfortable 23 degree's.

Peter.
just peter
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Weso 225 C3, unknown Altan
Coal Size/Type: bituminous coal,
Stove/Furnace Make: unknown, Weso
Stove/Furnace Model: Altan, 225C tile stove


Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: JimD On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:25 am

I'm sitting toasty at work and feeling good knowing the house is at 71 deg F just at a glance on my phone. Yes amazing what technology does for us. Now to set up a web can to watch the stack temp and coal level ha ha

EDIT ....73 now !!!

Coal Is AWESOME
JimD
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Rare Crane Coal Cooker # 88. And pot bellied coal stove
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut coal

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:03 am

-4 degrees F here right now.
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: Hambden Bob On: Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:31 am

Wind's coming up,and we've gone up from 6* to 12* with a forecast high of 33* for Saturday ! The door's closing for us on Sunday. Here we go. :box:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:15 am

The 2 inches of snow we are expecting has turned into 8 to 10 inches with strong winds and drifting. It's supposed to be a light, fluffy powder. We are at our high temperature for the day and expect to be in the single digits by noon. The powers that be have already cancelled school due to the sub-freezing temperatures. This really has to stop - anymore lost days will have to be made up from Spring break or at the end of the year. I hate it when that happens. Take care, Lisa
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:21 am

3 to 7 inches predicted for here, cold temps and wind. Brrrrr!!!
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: JimD On: Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:36 am

I'm not happy with myself this morning. I'm looking at my wifi Tstat app from work and seeing the temp in the house dropping. I may have closed the bottom vent to much before I went to work. Dang! I don't want the oil boiler to come on. Maybe it will come alive as the day goes.

Oh well hopefully I don't have to re fire it tonight. What a pain!!!


Edit...... Called my son around 3pm and he said it was going ok, so had him open it up a bit and get her going more. Was doing great when I got home.... It's 10:48 pm and 9deg outside and 73 inside.

All is well!!

Stay warm my friends
JimD
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Rare Crane Coal Cooker # 88. And pot bellied coal stove
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut coal

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:55 am

It was 2 degrees here early this morning. House is warm, hot shower, all is well.
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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: lowfog01 On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:34 pm

Hey look - we made the drudge report -

http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/24539074/2 ... z2rKfjNjxu

It was an interesting morning to say the least. Lisa
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: joeq On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:00 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:It was 2 degrees here early this morning. House is warm, hot shower, all is well.
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Looks like volcanic lava from mount Merapi. :D
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:21 pm

I have burned just shy of 600 lbs since Sunday evening...120 lbs per day avg. It has been a long week.
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: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:07 pm

Indeed!!
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: VigIIPeaBurner On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:49 pm

Does anyone remember the post about a weatherman predicting a series of extremely cold winters? I know it's on this forum somewhere but I cannot find it anywhere. It was a video someone posted of this weather scientist predicting that either 2014 and/or 15, if I recall, we're to be extremely cold winters. He had charts and graphs to explain his prediction and what made the weather happen that way historically. It was posted at least two years ago. Anybody remember this post?
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
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Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace