The Cold Weather Is Here!

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:29 am

16 degrees here this morning, so nice to finally get the coal stove running last night after taking all to install the chimney. :)
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Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:43 pm

23* here right now (SE Mass) & my TLC is cranking at about 350* (mag stack temp) & the house is 74* basement & 69* upstairs. My daughter's house (TLC in an unfinished basement with cement walls & floor (uninsulated) is toasty warm too. So far, the cement has not hindered the warming of the upstairs by sucking all the heat, like I was afraid it would. (her walls are 10" thick so that probably helps) Her stove has been running now for about 3 weeks & she (daughter) has taken over working it as her husband has been more into deer hunting than house warming! :lol:
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
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Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: TimV On: Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:47 pm

Pretty good spurt of continuous cold weather for November in anyones book :shock:
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Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: billw On: Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:52 pm

Switched to coal just in time. If I was still heating with oil, I'd be crying the blues. It's supposed to be down to 17 tonight and I'm walking around in a tee shirt. :D :D :D :D :D :D
billw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: GOODBYE OIL COMPANY

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: TimV On: Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:01 pm

The biggest difference between oil and coal for me are with coal its never cold with oil its cold then warm then cold then warm .I like the constant warmth of coal and price is better to boot :D
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Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: PelletstoCoal On: Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:09 pm

12.4 degrees last night, currently 14 degrees, just north of scranton,pa, tv room 79 rest of house 68-69 degrees. may see single digits tonight!! burning approx. 50-70 lbs. during this cold snap, otherwise 40-50 lbs. per day.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman DVC-500

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:13 pm

PelletstoCoal wrote:12.4 degrees last night, currently 14 degrees, just north of scranton,pa, tv room 79 rest of house 68-69 degrees. may see single digits tonight!! burning approx. 50-70 lbs. during this cold snap, otherwise 40-50 lbs. per day.


How are you finding the difference...coal vs pellet in terms of heat output, ease of use & $$$?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
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Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: PelletstoCoal On: Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:24 pm

direct vented coal stove is just as loud as pellet, maintenance is far less with the coal stove, pellet stove always formed clinkers no matter what i burned, coal stove destroys the pellet stove when btu's are compared, coal stove easier to clean, less ash buildup inside outlet piping. i would have switched years ago if i new the technology was present for direct vented coal. i used to burn min. 80 lbs pettets per day, in this weather more like 120lbs. Pellet cost was equal to natural gas + work for stove......coal no brainer

frank
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Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:34 pm

billw wrote:Switched to coal just in time. If I was still heating with oil, I'd be crying the blues. It's supposed to be down to 17 tonight and I'm walking around in a tee shirt. :D :D :D :D :D :D



Jeez Bill,

I'm an hour north and its already 13 here.

I'm in a T shirt also. Shorts and no shoes :lol:


My Temp
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Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: billw On: Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:45 pm

John,
I was doing some work in the house today and actually started sweating. I bumped the tstat down for a bit. I could never say that with oil.

The only thing that would make this better is about a foot of snow so I can go out and play. I don't have a snowmobile but my Saturn comes a pretty close second. Maybe someday I'll grow up.
billw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: GOODBYE OIL COMPANY

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:35 pm

19 here, 16 for the low forecast. Yea, shorts again. :D
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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: Rick 386 On: Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:41 pm

Bill,

Can't you fabricate some type of "ski" for the front tires and install some dune buggy paddle wheel tires for the rear ???

Or if it is a front wheel drive, just reverse the location of the skis.

You could call it a NEPA Coal Burner Sled :funny: :funny: :funny:



Rick
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
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Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: gambler On: Sun Nov 23, 2008 8:39 am

I was pleasantly surprised by the temp of 10* here this morning. Perfect morning for making ice, cold and no wind. Maybe I will be icefishing by the first week of December. I has been about 7 years since that has happened. Come on big freeze!
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
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Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: topper On: Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:29 am

Finally began cooling of here in northern Maine (Easton) over the last week. Temps in the mid to high teens - strong winds 12 - 15 mph gusting to 25mph out of the NW & W. 1600 sq ft open floor ranch - in the wind a bit - Hitzer 503 maintaining most of the house at about 71 without pushingthe stove real hard - looks like 35 - 40 lbs a day will get me over the hump except for the coldest days - which are coming. Long live the hard stuff...
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
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Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: billw On: Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:36 am

Rick 386 wrote:Bill,

Can't you fabricate some type of "ski" for the front tires and install some dune buggy paddle wheel tires for the rear ???

Or if it is a front wheel drive, just reverse the location of the skis.

You could call it a NEPA Coal Burner Sled :funny: :funny: :funny:



Rick

Yeah, kind of like the Beverly Hillbillies meet the PA coal crackers. :D
billw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520
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