Who's still in the one match club?

Re: Who's still in the one match club?

PostBy: captcaper On: Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:22 pm

I'm still in...thanks to Pea coal..I haven't been blasted out during this past heat wave. Pea just burns so slow and low temped. My nights get cool even when temps got into the 80's nights cool down fast with the sun gone. So I kept it going knowing it was going to get back to normal temps.
Snowed all day here and now temps are 24 deg.F. It'll be cool here all week so I'm making it into April again it seems.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman Super Magnum
Stove/Furnace Model: Super Magnum Stoker

Re: Who's still in the one match club?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:19 pm

That's funny, I do the same with NUT-- the fat lady ain't sung on this one yet. Yep, you gotta love the simplicity & controlability of these hand fired stoves. :clap: toothy
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Who's still in the one match club?

PostBy: captcaper On: Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:54 am

freetown fred wrote:That's funny, I do the same with NUT-- the fat lady ain't sung on this one yet. Yep, you gotta love the simplicity & controlability of these hand fired stoves. :clap: toothy


Try Pea Fred and you'll do even better..
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Re: Who's still in the one match club?

PostBy: captcaper On: Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:10 am

I'm still in. Ha.. It gets cold here nights in the mountains at 1200 ft elevation and near the 45th parallel.I've been neglecting it big time and it's still hanging in like those in ground coal fires down in PA. smoldering away. I got some warm days coming (2) then back to raw seasonal temps so I'll have to get it back up to snuff today.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman Super Magnum
Stove/Furnace Model: Super Magnum Stoker

Re: Who's still in the one match club?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:37 am

You & me both my friend. Still Idling the 50-93. 80 for a couple days then back to 40--50's. Still got about a half ton from my original 3 ton. Picked up 25 bags of Santa NUT for next years stash. Opened 2 bags & was real pleased with quality.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Who's still in the one match club?

PostBy: Vinmaker On: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:43 pm

I am not! :( I shut mine down during a warm/hot snap that the Northeast experienced a while back. Hit the 80's. So I killed it to save coal. Cranked it back up when the weather was back into the 50"s. Just killed it again- going to be 85+ tomorrow. I think I am done for the season. Time to clean it out until next year.
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Stove/Furnace Make: HARMAN
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Re: Who's still in the one match club?

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:44 pm

filled it this morn for maybe really the last time.... :D
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Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: Who's still in the one match club?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:52 pm

Still going...two tons remaining. I plan to burn until I run out of coal.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Who's still in the one match club?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:53 pm

Yaaaa think???? :roll2: :secret:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Who's still in the one match club?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:58 pm

freetown fred wrote:Yaaaa think???? :roll2: :secret:


Don't sass me. It takes a lot of btu's to keep this outfit running. :D
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Who's still in the one match club?

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:13 pm

Keystoker 90 is sleeping in the basement family room, warming the garage "Man Cave" tonite at 72 degrees. Fan to upstairs is off using our "window stats" which to my surprise my bride of 32 years was bragging to the neighbor that we where just opening windows to get comfortable. I love her, she surprises me from time to time. Yesterday she picked up a snake when doing her gardens, and screamed like a young girl :!: My buddy next door was painting a bedroom and was impressed as well. I was next door with another buddy thinking the guy across the steet had some young visitors . She surprises me from time to time. Trust me I do not impress her nearly as much :roll:
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
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Re: Who's still in the one match club?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:54 pm

I'm all done & cleaned out. Still haven't got around to counting my bag corners yet. Coils have been wire wheeled & coated in Cosmoline, inside the stove got the used motor oil treatment, while the outside got Cosmoline as well. Grates, doors, & connector pipe are all hangin out in the living room (where it's dry) until next season. 8-) I even cleaned my chimney! :o

1 match? HA! One a week maybe .... :lol: After a few drinks, motivation to tend to the stove goes to ZERO. Let her go over 30 hours quite a few times. No saving the fire at that stage of the game. :flush: :D
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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: Who's still in the one match club?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:34 pm

Yep, I fibbed. Topped off the 50-93 for the last time this AM--probably take 3 days or so to die & then we do the old spring clean out--I'm w/ SMITTY with that used motor oil on everything. Think I'll hi-temp rustoleum the outside this year.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Who's still in the one match club?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:42 am

Whoops--double fibbed--freeze effect warning via accuweather till Wed AM, threw 1/2 a hod of coal on the Hitzer as we speak.46* on the hill.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Who's still in the one match club?

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:35 pm

:D I filled it up too......
38 tonite ;)
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