The Cold Weather Is Here!

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:45 pm

Woke up to 6° this morning, then hit 26° for a high. 16.8° right now and dropping.

House was 65° this morning. Fire had half the box dead for some reason, so I was nowhere near the BTU output I needed. Burned alot of oil today. :mad: Stove was only about 450° when it should have been north of 700° on a night like that. It'll be north of that tonight, that's for sure!
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: 2001Sierra On: Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:32 pm

5 Degrees this morning basement 74 upstairs 68. Right now 9 Degrees and dropping just brought up another 400 lbs of coal from the coal shed for outdoor hopper near the back door, will oil it with peanut oil as I fill it and should be good for another week.
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:20 am

-12F on the porch, -20F about 50 feet from the house. It seems I may have some heat-loss through the windows and doors facing the porch...or my Chinese thermometers need to be calibrated. :lol:
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy


Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: sterling40man On: Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:46 am

Not as cold as you up here Rob.................-5 at 0700. Suppose to warm up some tomorrow.
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: joeq On: Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:17 pm

Yey! Finally, I get to compete with you Northerners. 5* here this morning! :D (Southern New England.). Unfortunately my Surdiac couldn't keep up with it early morning as it slowed down while we were sleeping, and the oil furnace had to kick on to support 67*. :( The outside temps have risen back up to the 20s, so we were thinking of taking a beach trip this weekend, and getting a little sun. :roll:
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: SteveZee On: Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:34 pm

sterling40man wrote:Not as cold as you up here Rob.................-5 at 0700. Suppose to warm up some tomorrow.

Same for me sterling right at 6am. Jeeze Rob, that's brutal! I went out to bring the trash to the end of the drive and feel like I got a windburn and chapped face for my trouble! Very crunchy out there. ;)
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: sterling40man On: Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:43 pm

SteveZee wrote:Very crunchy out there. ;)


Steve, I bet it was toasty inside! :D

Bob
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:46 pm

We had minus 7 this morning at sunrise. At least the wind has stopped. Yesterday was minus 5 & windy as all get out. AA is happy!
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: sperry On: Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:58 pm

This morning not too much wind with a -12 temp. It's 12 above now. Used 80 lbs of rice in the 520 over the last 24 hours, it's a steady 72 inside.
sperry
 
Stove/Furnace Make: efm/alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: 520/fireplace insert

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: vmi1983 On: Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:17 pm

Rob R. wrote:-12F on the porch, -20F about 50 feet from the house. It seems I may have some heat-loss through the windows and doors facing the porch...or my Chinese thermometers need to be calibrated. :lol:


Hey Rob,

-18 F on the porch last night... I could have used a second stove for rear half of house. Wadhams had very little wind... too cold to walk off the side porch. :D

I got a load from Whitehall this year... nut and pea... used a 50lb bag of stove last two days... burned nicely in the VigII.

Matt
vmi1983
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Godin Large Round/ La Belle Epoque
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Short Bus On: Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:23 pm

We are in the mid twenties and loving it. :)
Short Bus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Kewanee boiler with Anchor stoker
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut / Sub-bituminous C
Other Heating: Propane wall furnace back up only

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: joeq On: Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:41 am

Mid 20s in Alaska? Has summer come early? (Did Sarah have anything to do with it?)
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: SteveZee On: Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:52 am

It was -3 this morning on the coast at 0700. The old Glenwoods were hanging tough at 625° on the big guy and 450° on the kitchen range. House was 69° overall downstairs which is quite amazing for this old place. I'd imagine if I replaced some windows and doors there isn't anything the two stoves wouldn't hold back.
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: vmi1983 On: Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:47 am

Outside at 0230 temp was -12 F... no wind... 'ran the Vigilant @ 700F... good heat upstairs for the sleepy heads..... :D
vmi1983
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Godin Large Round/ La Belle Epoque
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: SteveZee On: Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:45 am

10° this morning at 0800. Breezy with wind chill of -3° . Both stoves about 350 to maintain 70 in the house.
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range