I'm out

I'm out

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:52 pm

I put the last of my loose coal in the stove yesterday about 1pm. Then I turned my back and walked away. The fire burned nicely and was going well this evening with just the occasional shake to open the air paths. I took a reading on the Manometer - .02 and dropping. I was worried about losing the draft overnight and waking up dead in the morning so I foiled off the barro and closed my air vent. It's gone, sigh.

Oh well, on to different adventures.
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: I'm out

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:57 pm

So sad. :cry:
But after the Summer the season will start again.
My Harman is also out until late next Fall, but the EFM helps ease the pain.
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: I'm out

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:48 pm

Not just yet here. Got the VigII hunkered down and doing 20 Hrs between loading and shaking. Window-stats operational at 3". Mid-house temperature 72.5 and it's 58 outside. Almost time to drop a few bricks onto the side of the fire bed.
VigIIPeaBurner
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Casting Vigilant II 2310
Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace


Re: I'm out

PostBy: jpete On: Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:51 pm

I still have two 5 gallon pails. I'll probably keep it going until it's gone. New England weather is unpredictable and we could have a blizzard next week. :D
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: I'm out

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:41 am

Congrats Lisa....another good season in the books.

I need to move south! There's still ice on the ground here & a bit of snow in the woods. We still have 2 months of heating to do!
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: I'm out

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:31 am

I have about 3.25 tons remaining, if I'm lucky that will take me well into the summer.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: I'm out

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:21 am

last year had to buy mucho more....

still in idle mode but have at least 1-3/4 to 2 tons left!!!! 8-)

this winter was mild and the blashack was good. wood free and no rock at all.... bulk loadof six tons..
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: I'm out

PostBy: coalkirk On: Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:38 am

lowfog01 wrote:I put the last of my loose coal in the stove yesterday about 1pm. Then I turned my back and walked away. The fire burned nicely and was going well this evening with just the occasional shake to open the air paths. I took a reading on the Manometer - .02 and dropping. I was worried about losing the draft overnight and waking up dead in the morning so I foiled off the barro and closed my air vent. It's gone, sigh.

Oh well, on to different adventures.


Man I hate waking up dead in the morning!
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: I'm out

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:51 am

Yep, my DVC500 is destined to the same fate. Its gonna be in the 80's for the rest of this week, with no end in sight. Mine will be out today, with a thorough cleaning tomorrow.
Burned 2 1/4 ton this season.
I have 22 1/4 ton left.... :cheers:
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: I'm out

PostBy: Three Labs On: Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:55 am

Leaving my fire burn out also. Didn't fire up since Sunday evening but it is still burning. If the temps drop again I will probably turn the electric heat on for a bit. Burned about three tons since Halloween. Idled along the whole winter only having to tend the fire two times a day for about 7 or 8 days.
Three Labs
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman SF-250

Re: I'm out

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:54 am

I was just advised that the Keystoker should remain active for a bit longer.I never argue with the Secretary of State of Well Being. Mike
stovepipemike
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KAA-2

Re: I'm out

PostBy: jpete On: Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:43 am

I had just a "heart" of glowing coals this morning. I took the blower and pointed into the ash door hoping to bring it back. Looks OK so far but I have to go to school in a while so hopefully this works(again).
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: I'm out

PostBy: coalkirk On: Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:40 pm

stovepipemike wrote:I was just advised that the Keystoker should remain active for a bit longer.I never argue with the Secretary of State of Well Being. Mike


Smart man Mike!
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: I'm out

PostBy: rberq On: Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:55 pm

Like Fred said: two months yet to go here. May 15th shut down the stove, two weeks later plant the garden and hope there are no late frosts. Might as well live at the north pole.
rberq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
Coal Size/Type: Nut -- Kimmel/Blaschak/Reading
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: I'm out

PostBy: whistlenut On: Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:06 pm

I'm with Freddy, at least two months of heating, but I keep em fired year round anyway. 8 tons left...no sweat.
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB