blizzard87 wrote:Well since i got the coal bug last year i was always interested in a chubby coal stove but never had luck in finding one. So this year i was given the Buderus Juno installed it and love it, easy to regulate and overnight burn no problem but when it did get cold a couple times i see how it can't keep up with the dropping of temp i know its a small stove. I was getting ready to buy a new larger hand fed but today i finally found my chubby. I had emailed and called Larry that made these stoves numerous times and as everyone said he is very helpful above and beyond. So my project will be tearing down and refinishing. Hopefully this stove will put out the heat.
blizzard87 wrote:I had found a nice thread that jb sparks started on his chubby and it was all positive responses from everyone. Next week the first step is the sandblasting and ordering what i need from Larry. I think i will be able to get it installed this heating season even though we are not having that much of a winter. Last winter would have been a great test for the chub. I will get pictures together and post in a few days. My Buderus is the 1012 model, i have the brochures posted on this forum. I had a lot of feedback on this stove and i will post some pictures also. I do not think they are even made anymore even in germany and its a shame they never made a larger heat output in the series because i would search for one. The stove would heat a small area to perfection. Hopefully the chubby will be as responsive to refueling and temp adjustments as the Buderus. I will actually feel guilty taking the Buderus out of service and replacing but when it gets cold i will probably forget about it.
blizzard87 wrote:It will be a replacement, the Buderus holds 30# and the chubby is supposed to hold 30-40#. I have read what you are saying about the size of coal storage in stove. My stove is only rated at 30k btu. at best and the chubby says up to 70k. Even if i can get at least 50k it will be better than what i have now. My house is a cape and stove centrally located in basement so i hope the radiated heat will be more than my Buderus. My stove now does a great job at warming floors above. I guess damper closed the chubby is supposed to produce up to 70k. We shall see. I wish i was able to find a glenwood base heater but you need to take out a second mortgage to buy one lol.
Welcome to the "Chubby Stove Owners Cult"! Speaking as one who owns a Jr Chubby I can only dream of the day that I can become a full size "Chubbyite"
I am counting the days till Spring when I can get my Jr down to Larry for an overhaul. She doesn't need much, but my Jr is going to get the royal treatment. Best $100 investment I have ever made in my life.
Wifey Poo keeps telling me that I am yelling in my sleep.. "WOO HOO I'VE GOT A CHUBBY!!
Our Jr is piped in to a fireplace chimney. It replaced a wood burning Morso Squirrel. I knew after the first firing I had made the right decision. While the Morso did a fine job, no question about it, the sheer longevity of the Jr's burn can't be compared against the Morso.
The Jr burns at 500 + degrees for between 5-7+ hours and the most I do is give it a shake once and while and perhaps run the poker between the grates. Compare that to feeding a volcano and it is a no brainer. Not to mention how much less of a mess there is with coal compared to wood.
Our house can best be described as a modified A Frame Chalet. Just a tad under 950 sq feet. By no means are we living in a Tony Soprano Mini Starter Mansion. But since installing the Jr I have used the Soapstone Tribute very little. The Jr is keeping us nice and warm. The wife fully supports the coal experiment. Any lingering reservations are on my end. I still have to get used to paying for a fuel source after not paying anything for over 20 some years heating with wood. Though those concerns are small!
Anyway I am looking for another Jr to toss into the basement. You just can't beat these Chubby's!