The Cold Weather Is Here!

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:04 am

This will take the chill off!
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Anthracite fired pizza oven at Vito's Coal Fired, St. Clair, PA
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: titleist1 On: Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:05 pm

dang, that -33 is getting a little too close to where C & F are the same number!!! :shock:
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: freetown fred On: Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:00 pm

I'm putting a new sending unit/ fuel pump in the plow truck today--it's friggin cold--I think the puppy's got the right idea & I'm just dumb toothy
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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: Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:10 pm

It was 14* when I woke up and left for work. The house was a toasty 70*. I just talked to the wife it's 17* out and the house is 71.2*. Stove is around 420*. Obviously, we've still got some air leaks in the house.

Freetown,

Your stove needs some paint. ;)
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:27 pm

3 degrees when I went to work this morning, 11 degrees was the high, 10 degrees right now, and minus 4 degrees forecast for tonight. House is at 68 degrees (which is where the thermostats are set at).

Anticipating about 85 lbs. of coal consumption for today and again for tomorrow.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:09 pm

Nah, that's a new rustic look---damn dollar a can KRYLON crap :clap: toothy
I'm On Fire wrote:It was 14* when I woke up and left for work. The house was a toasty 70*. I just talked to the wife it's 17* out and the house is 71.2*. Stove is around 420*. Obviously, we've still got some air leaks in the house.

Freetown,

Your stove needs some paint. ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:29 pm

Fred, your dog sure looks like he (or is it she?) is enjoying the heat.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Demented On: Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:07 pm

Brrrrrr! 16° and falling, not to mention that NW wind! :shock: Got the Harman crankin' at around 450° and can't get the front part of the house above 68°! The back part of the house is somewhere in the neighborhood of 64° and downstairs below grade (we have a bi-level with the Harman insert upstairs in the living room) is is about 58°. Once the temp gets below the low 20's outside, that little 80k BTU insert starts falling behind. It's a simple case of location and not enough BTUs for a 2000 sq ft house. Looks like we might be burning some oil at night from now till Sunday when things return to normal.

BTW, anybody been keeping an eye on that potential Nor'easter on Friday? I'm glad I got that snow-blower hooked up to the tractor.
Demented
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnafire Elite

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: fastcat On: Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:35 pm

8:35 and the temp is down to 2 above and still dropping, the Hitzer chugging along at 475 house 69 upstairs and 75 down by the stove. :D :D :D
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Nut/Stove Mix

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: sperry On: Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:43 pm

6 above and dropping fast :!: The old 63 520 is keeping up no problem. Neighbor has started burning the hard stuff for the first time this week. He purchased a used Alaska hearth style stove that we installed last thurs. What a week to start burning, he'll be seeing the rewards of burning rice from the get go. :D
sperry
 
Stove/Furnace Make: efm/alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: 520/fireplace insert

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:01 pm

Its Pipe-freezing weather, down here. Brrrr.... 20f right now, suppposed to get colder thru the night. No insulation on pipes under the house. Time to leave the faucets dripping.
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:23 pm

10 now, supposed to be 5.
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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: SMITTY On: Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:35 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:It was 14* when I woke up and left for work. The house was a toasty 70*. I just talked to the wife it's 17* out and the house is 71.2*. Stove is around 420*. Obviously, we've still got some air leaks in the house. ......

70°?? Those are blast furnace temperatures! :P Be glad you have your air leaks. I'm sure you wouldn't want to trade with mine! ;)
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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: joeq On: Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:04 am

Gee this is a popular thread for some reason. :) Can I play? Okay...10* and dropping, and my little freestanding 513 is doing an admiral job. 70* and comfortable in the main sections, 66* and tolerable at the "outer banks". My oil hasn't been touched since the stove went on 2 days ago. It does seem the Surdiacs appetite has increased slightly today, but time will tell how much. The main test will be how well she takes to neglect tonite, as I take approx 7 hrs off for sleeping. The past couple mornings were pleasantly surprising discovering a "relatively" healthy coal bed. Hope everyone had a comfortable nite last nite, (I'm sure I'm the only idiot being up this late posting). In this area the temps are to be comparable to you "up state" people. Guess I should've checked my anti-freeze last weekend.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:13 am

I have a Geo weather station sorta like yours smitty and right now i have -1 thats without wind chill. COLD out here in Colley Pa, i guess i shouldnt think too much of it. Lopez is just a Klick away.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite