The Cold Weather Is Here!

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:24 am

Matthaus wrote:Don't worry the cat would be isolated from ground and would be like a bird on the wire. :lol:

Go ahead give it a try. :devil:


Realized that after I posted. What if I attached a ground wire to the cat's tail first? :oops2:
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 Jan 03, 2008 8:49 am

A little chilly out today!
While I was bring the coal fire back up, and restarting the pollution-belching wood burner I decided to (can barely type it) run the dreaded oil furnace to boost the temperature a little. The cellar was a balmy 52 degrees, up to 59 after about 20 minutes of forced hot air oil heat.
When it's this cold out the convection up the stairs from the Harman can't quite get enough warm air upstairs. The heat loss up here is just too great. More insulation (or insulation, period) would be nice.
Hence the reason for the 2nd stove in the cellar. :idea:
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

OUT Of Coal

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:02 pm

I have run out of coal. Scraped up the last of it, even picked it out of the crevices in the bin.
Heating season isn't over in Sussex County yet.
The good news is I'm making a coal run Saturday-for the deep-mined good stuff of course!
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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: Ed.A On: Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:32 pm

Yep, I picked up 4 bags of rice Blashak yesterday....hope thats the end for the season. A grand total of $630 to heat the homestead this year, never set the breakers on for Electric once all year. :) Yee-haw!
Ed.A
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing III/ '94 Stoker II
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:07 pm

Ed,
I don't think 4 bags will be enough, that's only a few days worth. Am I wrong?
Going down to 36 here tonight, 49 for the high tomorrow.
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: lincolnmania On: Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:38 am

i got at least another month till the stoves can be shut off for good
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: efm af-150 1982
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: alaska kodiak stoker 1986
Hand Fed Coal Stove: warm morning 1980 kenmore

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Ed.A On: Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:58 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:Ed,
I don't think 4 bags will be enough, that's only a few days worth. Am I wrong?
Going down to 36 here tonight, 49 for the high tomorrow.


Actually, I get around 2 days per bag at the burn rate required to keep the chill off at night with moderate temps like this high 40's-mid 50's and lows of 30's. So I expect it should get me over the hump.
Ed.A
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing III/ '94 Stoker II
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:38 am

Arrrrgh. It's snowwing and ******! Guess you guys are jumping the gun a little. Unless of course it's all a ploy to get some cuddle time with the missus :D Stay warm Scott
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x3, 700 Van Wert 800
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:55 pm

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:D :) :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: Devil505 On: Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:57 pm

Thank god John!!! :clap: :rimshot: :up: :devil:

(I was about ready to reopen my pool!) :mad:
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: dtzackus On: Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:28 pm

I for one am glad of the colder temperatures, the past few nights, I just burned wood to keep the chill out of the air at night and even get rid of the dampness. Wood fire is nice, burns out by itself and did a good job. Now with the colder weather, the black coal of Harmony Mine is buring again. Still playing with the air control to make sure it doesn't become too hot inside, nothing like opening a window to cool down a warm house. Cannot wait for the really cold temperaturs.

Good night and enjoy the dancing blue ladies...

Dan
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Gibraltar LCC
Stove/Furnace Make: Gibraltar
Stove/Furnace Model: LCC

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:49 pm

Devil505 wrote:Thank god John!!! :clap: :rimshot: :up: :devil:

(I was about ready to reopen my pool!) :mad:



Guess I should try and get my pool cover out of the water before it freezes huh?

It fell in a couple of weeks ago.
cArNaGe
 

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: coalmeister On: Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:57 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:
the forecast.JPG

:D :) :D


Man you're having a heatwave :lol: :lol:
We be gettin' the chill here

Tonight Tomorrow Tue Wed Thu
Snow Showers Late
Snow
Snow Showers
Snow Showers

High: 38°
Low: 30°
High: 33°
Low: 25°
High: 30°
Low: 23°
High: 33°
Low: 27°
High: 36°
Low: 22°
coalmeister
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska 140 Furnace -sold
Stove/Furnace Model: Harmon VF3000 -sold

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:59 pm

You get that cold air blowing off that big pond up there.
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: coalmeister On: Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:00 pm

Ed.A wrote:
Wood'nCoal wrote:Ed,
I don't think 4 bags will be enough, that's only a few days worth. Am I wrong?
Going down to 36 here tonight, 49 for the high tomorrow.


Actually, I get around 2 days per bag at the burn rate required to keep the chill off at night with moderate temps like this high 40's-mid 50's and lows of 30's. So I expect it should get me over the hump.


Two days per bag?? You got the stovepipe hooked up? That's some low burn rates!
coalmeister
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska 140 Furnace -sold
Stove/Furnace Model: Harmon VF3000 -sold