The Cold Weather Is Here!

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:29 am

58 here right now, trying to keep the fires low. Windowstats open.
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: Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:48 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:58 here right now, trying to keep the fires low. Windowstats open.


Same here right now John....59*...but it's going to get cold again tomorrow!!
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: coalkirk On: Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:32 am

I love the term windowstats. Mine are open today also. Boiler idleing.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal


Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: deacon3j On: Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:19 am

Didn't have the windowstats open but did have the front and backdoorstats open wide for a while. Got up to 58 here today but now it's all the way back down to 28 and dropping! The house is a balmy 75 and I'm loving it!
deacon3j
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Vogelzang
Stove/Furnace Model: 2500

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: LsFarm On: Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:15 pm

It was 1.5* at 6AM today, a high of 25*, low tonight 13*, so wait a day, winter is right next door!

Greg L
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:09 pm

It is about 15F here, supposed to warm up during the night and then go down to zero tomorrow night. The lake will be steaming on Saturday morning, here is a picture from this Monday when it was -6F in the morning. Just looking at the picture makes me want to put a few more tons in the basement.

Image
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: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:03 pm

Issued by The National Weather Service
Philadelphia, PA
2:08 pm EST, Sun., Dec. 21, 2008

... WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY... WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST MONDAY.

THE DOUBLE BARREL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS AROUND THE AREA WILL MERGE INTO ONE NEAR EASTERN MAINE OVERNIGHT AND CONTINUE TO INTENSIFY ON ITS WAY THROUGH THE CANADIAN MARITIMES ON MONDAY.

WEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE TONIGHT AND PROBABLY REACH THEIR PEAK DURING THE FIRST HALF OF THE DAY ON MONDAY. SUSTAINED WEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH PEAK GUSTS REACHING AROUND 45 MPH.


Low of 9 forecast for tonight.

Might need the generator, wind like this usually causes an outage.
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: Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:11 pm

finally got time to hook up my alaska with the new motors and the coal-trol........let it get cold!
lincolnmania
 
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: coalmeister On: Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:14 pm

NORTHERN ERIE-GENESEE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...BATAVIA
909 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2008

...INTENSE SNOWFALL FROM THE SOUTHTOWNS INTO GENESEE COUNTY...

AT 905 PM...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
BAND OF INTENSE LAKE EFFECT SNOW EXTENDING FROM NEAR ORCHARD PARK
TO ELMA...MARILLA AND ALDEN EAST INTO CORFU...PEMBROKE...AND
BATAVIA. SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 3 INCHES PER HOUR ARE LIKELY
WITHIN THIS BAND. IN ADDITION TO HEAVY SNOWFALL...SOUTHWEST WINDS
OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH WILL PRODUCE NEAR BLIZZARD
CONDITIONS AT TIMES WITH SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND
WHITEOUTS.
THIS WILL RESULT IN SEVERE WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS ACROSS THE
BUFFALO SOUTHTOWNS AND GENESEE COUNTY

There are no cars on the road, zip, nada, can less than one car length ahead. Twenty+ inches of snow, Blizzard city!!!
coalmeister
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska 140 Furnace -sold
Stove/Furnace Model: Harmon VF3000 -sold

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Horace On: Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:30 pm

Got down to 5* last night here in Central PA. The wind was blowing like mad. I took some temp readings at full burn:

Outside: 5*
Basement: 77*
Upstairs: 75*
Rooms farthest from stove: 70*

Stove temp: 450*
Convection air temp upstairs: 225*
Stack temp after baro: 175*

Blue ladies were reaching the top of the stove. I think I have Frankenstove dialed-in pretty well.
Horace
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman ST8-VF8 / Frankenstove

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Dann757 On: Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:47 pm

It was around 9* here last night. My stove is in about its fourth day of burning, it has tended to clog up after several days as I learn how to keep it going. Still so much better than burning wood!!!! The wind was making this old building creak to the point I thought squirrels had a bowling match going on up inside the flat roof. I could hear ice crystals in the tall trees making an amazing sound. It was 75* in here last night, 66* when I woke up. Tended the stove and now the temp is creeping up and it's 17* outside.
Dann757
 

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:56 pm

Hi Guys,
I'm feeling pretty good about my Harman SF160 boiler right now. My 1st. and 2nd floors are holding easy at 70* which is where the wife likes it. I keep my office/man-cave at about 75* which is where i like it.

Boiler is keeping water at 170 to 180*
Stack temp. is around 125 to 150 *
Draft holds at .05
Baro pretty much stays wide open at these cold temps.

Its somewhere around 15* right now. Just finished snowblowing the driveway, it feels really good having the wind blow the snow back in your face. :shock:

i'm feeling like an old pro keeping the boiler stoked up. It just gets easier and easier. Love this coal heat!!!

Have a good day guys
JB
JB Sparks
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman - Chubby
Stove/Furnace Model: Harman: SF160 - Chubby Sr.

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: bksaun On: Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:04 pm

3*F here last night, Channing running wide open, keeping the house 71*, set at 73*. Thats pretty good really for 85K out put.

Bk
bksaun
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Dec 25, 2008 10:25 am

The forecast high for today is 37, but it's 39 here right now. I'm letting the hand-fed go out and the stoker is set to heat DHW only, it's too warm in here. The hand-fed is in the dining room, I don't want to bake everyone at the dinner table. :!:
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: Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:35 am

37 here.......58 out here in the garage.........60 in my room with the coal rol........if i set it higher it burns too much coal......i gotta finish insulating the bare block walls.
lincolnmania
 
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