Who's still in the one match club?

Who's still in the one match club?

PostBy: captcaper On: Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:37 am

I'm still in...almost lost it once but survived. Harman III no hopper for insurance. Since November 1st. I guess I don't have a life..
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman Super Magnum
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Re: Who's still in the one match club?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:05 am

You nor me neither capt. toothy I'm still in. Even with a hopper, you can come close if you don't pay attention. To many think this coal burning is magic, wellll, it ain't. You've got to stay on top of it.
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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: windago On: Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:23 am

one match from October. this year was weird. house temps are in the 75 to 85 range. i had to use the window damper lots of times. once had all the windows open for half the day just to keep the house at 80. it was 32 out side that day. i all most thought of getting a smaller stove. i said all most. i hope this year will be the last year for the hand fired. finally going to a coal boiler. although i will not sell of the harman just yet. this summer will be the learning curve for the boiler, just for DHW. so if i can keep it running for the summer i should have no problems firing it for the winter. besides i don't want to run in to problems that i have to fix when its cold out side. gremlins are always going to show them self's when you least expect it.

sitting here in shorts and a tee with the window open. man i love coal! :up: :verycool: :smoke:
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman/EFM/losch
Stove/Furnace Model: mark III/?350 round nose/ 475

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

PostBy: EasyRay On: Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:37 pm

Still going since Oct 22nd. Still have a long ton left to last me till around the middle of April. Looks like I'll have plenty left over for next year. :D
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000
Coal Size/Type: Pea,Nut or Stove

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

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:48 pm

October 21st until the present. First year burning coal. Sounds like I'm a lucky S.O.B. Had a couple of close calls but still in the club thanks to all of the help found here!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

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

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:51 pm

I'm still in, but being a girly man with the AA stoker makes it easy.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

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

PostBy: rberq On: Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:12 pm

This is the first year I have not lost it, or had to use an emergency infusion of charcoal bricquets to save an almost dead fire, so I'm still good. The closest calls have been from cleaning out those corner or whole end dead spots that Harman is famous for. Is Harman the only brand with that problem, or are there others?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
Coal Size/Type: Nut -- Kimmel/Blaschak/Reading
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

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

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:22 pm

I fired up for the first time ever on late October 14th and by the 15th the fire was out. Fired up again on October 16th, and have been running ever since. It's the 2 match club for me.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13 KW)

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

PostBy: mkline On: Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:30 pm

Going since Oct 3 on one stove not sure when I started the other one.I don't think I could lose a fire even if I tried.Pathetically easy to keep them both going :beer: .

Mike
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak x 2...Old and New
Coal Size/Type: Nut and Stove/Anthracite

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

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:09 pm

I'm still in! I almost lost it with the 68* days last week but it slowly came back to life. The long term forecast isn't looking too good cold weather wise so I may be calling it quits for the year mid March. Bummer, it's a good thing coal stores well 'cause I have used less then half of my projected needs for the year. Lisa
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

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

PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:21 pm

I Probably shouldn't post here, since I'm not worthy for the ONE match. :notworthy: BUT, this is my first year with coal - and with it, I've had alot to learn! Next year I'm gonna give it a 100% for lighting it once till end of April :D

I can and do proudly say though, I'm going on 10 or 11 weeks (I've lost count) without loosing a fire!! :flex:
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

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

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:56 pm

That ain't to shabby at all my friend. :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Who's still in the one match club?

PostBy: windago On: Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:58 pm

rberq wrote:This is the first year I have not lost it, or had to use an emergency infusion of charcoal bricquets to save an almost dead fire, so I'm still good. The closest calls have been from cleaning out those corner or whole end dead spots that Harman is famous for. Is Harman the only brand with that problem, or are there others?



my brothers gibralter as the same problem. it likes to ash up on the sides. i think he is in the "match book" group.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman/EFM/losch
Stove/Furnace Model: mark III/?350 round nose/ 475

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

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:37 pm

lsayre wrote: I fired up for the first time ever on late October 14th and by the 15th the fire was out. Fired up again on October 16th, and have been running ever since. It's the 2 match club for me.


I vote to grant you the first timers honorary Mulligan match. Even though you lost it on day two I think you deserve the full pride of being in the one match club. You've done a super job!
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

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

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:44 pm

And guilt will overcome you, because in your heart, you will know! ;)
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