Chubby coal stove doing me well.

Re: Chubby coal stove doing me well.

PostBy: jjs777_fzr On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:34 am

chubbycoalboy wrote:Lobsterman, the only problem with closing it down all the way. There won't be enough heat from the stove to keep the house warm and the furnace would go on.
I keep the thermostat at 60.

I was going to ask - if we did close the air intake all the way - how does the it maintain the fire ? Where is it getting its air from ? Is it just relying on the air coming in from around the shaker handle orifice ?
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Re: Chubby coal stove doing me well.

PostBy: SteveZee On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:11 am

Yep it gets "suplimental air' since it's not technically air tight, and once going can maintain with very small openings on the primary damper. Pretty much designed this way. You can close it down all the way and it will idle along. You'll find that nice for sping and fall "shoulder" seasons.
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Re: Chubby coal stove doing me well.

PostBy: nortcan On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:23 pm

SteveZee wrote:Yep it gets "suplimental air' since it's not technically air tight, and once going can maintain with very small openings on the primary damper. Pretty much designed this way. You can close it down all the way and it will idle along. You'll find that nice for sping and fall "shoulder" seasons.


Steve, are you getting a new season down there? :lol:
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Re: Chubby coal stove doing me well.

PostBy: jjs777_fzr On: Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:44 pm

Figured I'd post in this thread rather than start a new one - I got a 18-19 hour solid burn out of the Chubby last night/today.
I last tended the stove around 4ish yesterday - and didn't touch it till I got home around 11am today. I figured I'd come home to a cold stove but the stove was still hovering very near 300F.
I opened MPD and air intake - poked from below and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Temps came up quickly and then I shook. The pic below shows what the bed looked like just after shaking.
I added several scoops of nut and closed the mpd down 80% and air down to less than 1/8th inch open.
Normally my routine has me shaking twice to three times a day. Last night I didn't touch it at all...and go figure - not touching it allowed it to burn for the longest burn time I've experienced.
Not to steal a phrase but 'chubby coal stove doing me well too'.

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Re: Chubby coal stove doing me well.

PostBy: chubbycoalboy On: Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:42 pm

I received a letter from the gas company saying I saved over a thousand dollars last year on my gas bill! I wonder why? HAHAHAHA
All due to my chubby stove! And I received another letter, they want to change my gas meter. LOL
I started burning in oct. and still burning in april. I burned almost 2 ton for the whole season. I still have 6 bags of 40lb coal left.
I wrote to Larry and told him. Not bad for burning coal 6 months a year and it's nice and warm at my house.
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Re: Chubby coal stove doing me well.

PostBy: dcrane On: Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:54 am

chubbycoalboy wrote:I received a letter from the gas company saying I saved over a thousand dollars last year on my gas bill! I wonder why? HAHAHAHA
All due to my chubby stove! And I received another letter, they want to change my gas meter. LOL
I started burning in oct. and still burning in april. I burned almost 2 ton for the whole season. I still have 6 bags of 40lb coal left.
I wrote to Larry and told him. Not bad for burning coal 6 months a year and it's nice and warm at my house.


HA! Gas compnaies do not like us coal burners at all... they think your tapping their line! :lol:
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Re: Chubby coal stove doing me well.

PostBy: Rockcrusher45 On: Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:28 am

We had both the Chubby and the Jr Chubby growing up in the ealy 80s.... after about 2 years we sold the Jr Chubby becuase we found it needing more attention during a 12 hour period.... we were used to stoking the stove in 12 hour shifts the Jr was much like a wood stove..very needy.
Not sure If Larry still Builds the Junior Chubby, I see alot of them on Craigslist in part due to people who purchase them to burn wood to find that they arent too good for that purpose... for about $100 bucks more they can have the larger stove..
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Re: Chubby coal stove doing me well.

PostBy: Chris02364 On: Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:48 pm

I'm replying to the comment by a member who suggested the Brickstone was a FAIL. Well, by me it sure hasn't been. If you look on Larry's website you will find a testimonial I wrote about "Bertha" my over 30-year-old Brickstone that has heated my garrison colonial home for over 30 years. I love the darn stove and she is completely original; bought new and nothing ever repaired or replaced. She'll eat anything and convert it to heat.

Are you going to believe a random comment by someone who hasn't even used a product, or a testimonial by someone who not only OWNS the product, but has used it for over thirty years? Hmmmm.

Chris from Kingston
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Re: Chubby coal stove doing me well.

PostBy: pyro29 On: Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:24 pm

Chris02364 wrote:I'm replying to the comment by a member who suggested the Brickstone was a FAIL. Well, by me it sure hasn't been. If you look on Larry's website you will find a testimonial I wrote about "Bertha" my over 30-year-old Brickstone that has heated my garrison colonial home for over 30 years. I love the darn stove and she is completely original; bought new and nothing ever repaired or replaced. She'll eat anything and convert it to heat.

Are you going to believe a random comment by someone who hasn't even used a product, or a testimonial by someone who not only OWNS the product, but has used it for over thirty years? Hmmmm.

Chris from Kingston


I'd love to see a picture or two of Bertha
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Re: Chubby coal stove doing me well.

PostBy: Chris02364 On: Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:53 pm

I'm trying to figure out how to post a photo. Duh. Any suggestions? Think I did it!
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Re: Chubby coal stove doing me well.

PostBy: warminmn On: Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:23 pm

That stove truly looks like it belongs in that spot. Beautiful!
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Re: Chubby coal stove doing me well.

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:32 am

warminmn wrote:That stove truly looks like it belongs in that spot. Beautiful!

I agree.
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Re: Chubby coal stove doing me well.

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:39 am

Chris02364 wrote:I'm replying to the comment by a member who suggested the Brickstone was a FAIL. Well, by me it sure hasn't been. If you look on Larry's website you will find a testimonial I wrote about "Bertha" my over 30-year-old Brickstone that has heated my garrison colonial home for over 30 years. I love the darn stove and she is completely original; bought new and nothing ever repaired or replaced. She'll eat anything and convert it to heat.

Are you going to believe a random comment by someone who hasn't even used a product, or a testimonial by someone who not only OWNS the product, but has used it for over thirty years? Hmmmm.

Chris from Kingston


Chris,

The "Brickstone" was very successful (as you know) and very rare to find one used. I have only seen 1 used Brickstone for sale. The people who own them will not let them go and I still kick myself for not picking it up.

Do you think Chris you could post a photo or two of your Brickstone over in the "Chubby Stove" Section here on NEPA? :D
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Re: Chubby coal stove doing me well.

PostBy: Chris02364 On: Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:43 am

Thanks folks!

As you can see, she's a working stove, not just sittin' there looking pretty. You will notice the wet logs around; having been pulled in from outside. When it's cold and rainy I simply toss in some stuff that will burn hot, put the wet logs around her for a bit and them chuck them in semi-dry. POOOF....warm room. I've had days in January and February where we have to open the door to the deck occasionally as the family rooms gets up to "sauna." A fail? No, I don't think so!

Chris
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Re: Chubby coal stove doing me well.

PostBy: Chris02364 On: Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:55 am

Adding one more thing. "Bertha" came with two "front panels," if you will. The second is solid cast iron, or iron and steel. I never used the second one, it's pristine. I just liked the glow of the glass. In this photo, it needed cleaning. Here's a hint for those who have one: heat her up just a bit and then take out the glass panel and use "Easy Off" oven cleaner. I'm lazy; seems I needed to do that again in this photo!

Chris
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