The Cold Weather Is Here!

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:32 am

It was 15 on my thermo this morning when I got home from work. I have about 200 lbs of coal in my bin. Think I'll make it?
cArNaGe
 

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:01 pm

cArNaGe wrote:It was 15 on my thermo this morning when I got home from work. I have about 200 lbs of coal in my bin. Think I'll make it?


Through the day? Sure thing! :)
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:18 pm

cArNaGe wrote:It was 15 on my thermo this morning when I got home from work. I have about 200 lbs of coal in my bin. Think I'll make it?


Figuring my normal coal use this time of year (about 15-20 lbs per day) I would figure that as a week to 10 day supply left.
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000


Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: the snowman On: Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:34 pm

Had 10F this a.m. with a high of only 20 F and I have throttled up the Jotul to keep the house a nice 74 F. I am up to forty pounds a day right now and hopefully I have enough coal to last the next twenty days. Hopefully by then the weather will warm up enough to shut down the stove. At my current burn rate I have enough coal for thirty days provided we don't get a real cold snap. Not looking forward to the bug season of summer.

the snowman
the snowman
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Jotul 507
Coal Size/Type: Nut, Stove coal, Egg coal

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:21 pm

Wind Advisory and Snow!
The water keeps it raw on the Cape and the strong winds do not help.
The snow was a nice touch just a dusting but it came in hard!
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:39 pm

You guys got it baaaad down there! -- cold ocean wind, snow, traffic, overpriced housing, & Ted Kennedy! :shock: :sick:

I've been burning sludge since last week -- watching the float gauge drop much faster than when the stove was running ! :|
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: CapeCoaler On: Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:57 am

We got Spooks, aka CIA, and a fair amount of 'Red' blood down here too!
You would be suprised who hangs here.
Do not let the 'Blue' ocean water fool you!
Wolves in sheep clothes I Tell YA!
Just waitin' for the right moment, then we wack'em with dem' lobsta' crackers!
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:44 am

The stoker has been burning at max the past few days, the Harman is out for the season, I think. Upper 20's here now, forecast high is 61 for today. :?:
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: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:47 am

Must be seeing things...
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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: 009to090 On: Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:30 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:Must be seeing things...


HA! YEAH! Same for us! I thought I was dreaming! So we go right from an elongated, extended Spring, into the heart of summer!
So EVERYONE in NJ will be shutting down over next couple of days.
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: ken On: Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:45 am

Snowed like heck here yesterday morining. This weekend in the 70's , crazy.
ken
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
Stove/Furnace Model: 75K - Bay Window - Direct Vent

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:49 am

Snow??? It's almost a distant memory here.

So EVERYONE in NJ will be shutting down over next couple of days.


Not here. :D
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: Poconoeagle On: Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:50 am

CapeCoaler wrote:We got Spooks, aka CIA, and a fair amount of 'Red' blood down here too!
You would be suprised who hangs here.
Do not let the 'Blue' ocean water fool you!
Wolves in sheep clothes I Tell YA!
Just waitin' for the right moment, then we wack'em with dem' lobsta' crackers!



balmy 35 this am. The lobsters were having an awsome knife fight trying to get to a cool spot...
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Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: billw On: Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:18 am

Finally a couple of days in the 80's. I'm turning off the boiler Friday, adding the DHW coil over the weekend, giving the boiler a good cleaning, relighting by Monday and putting the electric water heater on the junk pile. Will probably have to shut the boiler down again for service right before the heating season. Nothing like burning coal all year. :)
billw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: GOODBYE OIL COMPANY

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:47 am

billw wrote:and putting the electric water heater on the junk pile.


Bill, if your electric HWH is in good shape, wouldn't you want to keep in in place and use it as a backup for when your boiler needs maintenance? Just a thought. :D
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice