The Cold Weather Is Here!

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: sterling40man On: Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:40 am

-9* right now and windy here.
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: GA cracker On: Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:15 am

9* in N central PA. First northern winter, I'm not in Georgia any more Toto!!!
Cracker
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark iii
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: Central heat and air

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: blrman07 On: Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:40 am

7 in Shamokin Pa.
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Baseburners & Antiques: rebuilding a 1906 March Brownback Double Heater, using a UMCO 1920's Pot Belly stove in the church
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.


Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: ablumny On: Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:48 am

Wow. News says its 1 with wind chill here in mid Long Island. 74 inside :D
ablumny
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman dvc500
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:51 am

8.3 here this morning. Thankfully, the wind has died down! First real test of my Hitzer. Most of the house is 70 degrees! Kitchen is 62 but i expected that. Furthest room from the stove, NW exposure, lots of windows. I guess I need some fans!
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: coalkirk On: Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:03 am

13 here this morning, wind has died down. Boiler running hard all night. Water at 140 this morning, house at 66 although thermostat set to 68. Not too supprised as the sq. footage is at the top end of the boilers capacity. I did decide to reinstall the vent pipe on the oil boiler and fired it up. Water temp now climbing.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: sterling40man On: Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:18 am

coalkirk wrote:I did decide to reinstall the vent pipe on the oil boiler and fired it up. Water temp now climbing.


:shock: How dare you Terry!! :lol:
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: titleist1 On: Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:11 am

Hey it's my 1000th post.... :dancing:

I was hoping for something meaningful to post on such a monumentous event....

But, I got nothing.... :gee:

Other than it got down to 13* last night and the mag stoker kept the temp at 69* - 70* upstairs through the night!! I swapped out the hand fed Mark III for this winter with the stoker in my gradual transition to girlie man. I was wondering if it would do the job since I read some experiences of those that switched to stokers indicating they were missing some heat from their hand fed's even though they were rated the same BTU's.

Went through about 35 lbs yesterday and 45lbs through the night.

Looks like we will be keeping the stoker so the plan is to build the coal bin outside the back wall of the house and run the flex auger to the hopper. No more bucket carrying completing the transition to girlie man!! It will be... get the bulk delivery in the summer, fill the coal bin with the loader, flip a switch to fill the hopper...anyone need to buy about 40 buckets of assorted sizes to haul coal? :lol:
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Dennis On: Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:15 am

11* last night, coldest so far for us and not nearly as cold for everyone north.Thermostat set at 66* last night only heard boiler blower kick on twice last night.This morning 70 * with a hot cup of coffe and homemade cookies. :no2:
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:21 am

Congrats girly guy. Welcome to the realm of the rest of us goofy ass's that have hit the 1000 mark. :cheers: I'm bummed, I keep only useing 40-50-lbs a day no matter what the outside temp. in this old piece of crap hand fired. Plus $60.00 a month for elec each month. I gotta get back to the planning board. :oops2: titleist, was that your power that just shut down?? :nana: Later my friend--the set up sounds outstanding :) 3* here on the hill early this AM 73 in the old homestead :D
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:28 am

It got as low as 7° but it was windy so I imagine it was much colder. House was 72° at 4 am. It's now 8am and the house is 70° but it's 4° out. The stove made it 12 hours at 550° but I did notice when I got up at 8 it was only 400° so I was probably about Max on this coal.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: coalkirk On: Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:12 am

sterling40man wrote:
coalkirk wrote:I did decide to reinstall the vent pipe on the oil boiler and fired it up. Water temp now climbing.


:shock: How dare you Terry!! :lol:

I know! It's a disgrace! I could probably have my state mod status revoked for this. Hearing the oil boiler run is like a thousand nails on a chalk board to me. :mad:
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:46 am

coalkirk wrote:
sterling40man wrote:
coalkirk wrote:I did decide to reinstall the vent pipe on the oil boiler and fired it up. Water temp now climbing.


:shock: How dare you Terry!! :lol:

I know! It's a disgrace! I could probably have my state mod status revoked for this. Hearing the oil boiler run is like a thousand nails on a chalk board to me. :mad:


What terrible news. :cry:
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: freetown fred On: Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:48 am

Off to the State Mod. interment camp for you my friend. ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:58 am

That may well be too good for him Fred, from what I hear those internment camps are largely out military forts. From personal experience some of those have coal furnaces in the barracks, taking care of one of those old monsters my be to his liking. :P
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75