It's with deep regret that I must announce the...

It's with deep regret that I must announce the...

PostBy: Firemanz84 On: Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:41 am

...passing of the 2011-2012 coal fire.

Until we meet again...
Firemanz84
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark III

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PostBy: EasyRay On: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:23 am

That makes two of us. It's just to hot to keep burning. Besides I couldn't take my wife complaining about the heat anymore.
I just hope the weather doesn't decide to do a 180 in the the next week or so. I don't usually shut down until the second or third week in April.
I have over a ton left over for next season.
EasyRay
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000
Coal Size/Type: Pea,Nut or Stove

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PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:04 pm

EasyRay wrote:That makes two of us. It's just to hot to keep burning. Besides I couldn't take my wife complaining about the heat anymore.
I just hope the weather doesn't decide to do a 180 in the the next week or so. I don't usually shut down until the second or third week in April.
I have over a ton left over for next season.


My wife wanted to keep it running ! The she was complaining yesterday about it being to hot upstairs (day after stove went out).

Its to hot.
Its to cold.

Next year just tell her it must be menopause because you don't feel hot. (wear a helmet)
davidmcbeth3
 
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

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PostBy: LsFarm On: Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:06 pm

It isn't May yet !! I can remember some very surprising cold weather in April..

Greg L
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: It's with deep regret that I must announce the...

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:50 pm

Firemanz84 wrote:Until we meet again...


Stick around, the forum stays pretty lively through the summer. ;)
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

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PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:48 pm

LsFarm wrote:It isn't May yet !! I can remember some very surprising cold weather in April..

Greg L


I remember snow on Mother's Day. :shock:
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

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PostBy: lsayre On: Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:02 pm

We had freezing rain in early May a few years ago that took out two of our trees. Literally weighed them down until they fell over. Several others lost substantial branches that day as well.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

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PostBy: grizzly2 On: Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:26 pm

I durn near lost my fire yesterday. I got busy and didn't shake it down all day. We have had three 70* days in a row, but seasonably cool weather is forcast for Sat. and the forseeable future. However the next time we see 70* I'm done. Coal isn't all that cheap up here in the far north. I could burn a little fuel oil in the evening and probably save money or break even right now.
grizzly2
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.

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PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:42 am

I started the shut down process Monday morning. Here it is Friday morning and it's still not out. I was shaking every 24 hours but now, I'm not even bothering. I'd like to have it all cleaned out come Sunday.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

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PostBy: Bootstrap On: Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:51 am

I shut down 3 weeks ago. Just too warm out.
New windows, doors and a ton of insulation in my ranch attic. If it hits over 55 in a day, no need for a stove. Furnace hardly runs at night so, it would be a waste to run the stove unless the daily high doesn't beat 55.
Bootstrap
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 30-95

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PostBy: anthony7812 On: Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:45 am

I broke down myself and couldn't see throwing another pale on with the current temps just to send the heat up the chimney. It may cool down this weekend and who knows maybe a bag of charcoal and a couple more buckets of coal will be needed before all is said and done. Hard to wrap the noodle around it but it is ONLY MARCH 23! :verycool:
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

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PostBy: SteveZee On: Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:51 pm

Mine is still going but only the Herald on the middle chimney. We had two days that were in the 80's and I thought for sure that I'd lose draft but the Star Herald just putted along (with window stats open) and a door on seconds I had in 5 gal buckets from the Kitchen Glenwood cookstove. All the gas (volitiles) was pretty much out of the cokes and they were like pea sized pieces. I was really going to let it shut down wednesday but even though we had 84 degree highs both wed and fri, its was in 40s at night and now is going into 30's tonight. The next few days are 50s but calling for cold nights sunday and Monday (low 20s!). So, I'm glad he made it through with allot of check damper, secondary air I stayed about 250 through out the days and cruised through the nights. Only using about 25lbs a day if that and it's "siftin's" that would have been part of the driveway by now. ;-).
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

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PostBy: cabinover On: Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:42 pm

The AA is still cooking. I do have to say that I hot wired the A/C to work last night though. Tomorrow night will be a different story. My wife and daughter like that 50 gal reserve of hot water.
cabinover
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid Axeman Anderson 130
Baseburners & Antiques: Sparkle #12
Coal Size/Type: Pea, Buckwheat, Nut
Other Heating: LP Hot air. WA TX for coal use.

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PostBy: offcoursey On: Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:36 am

I got home from work the other day, my wife said I look like there is something I want to do but can't decide what... then she said.. "Oh, it's the stove, it's out and now you have to stop the habit of running downstairs to shake and fill when you get home from work!"
offcoursey
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glacier Bay
Stove/Furnace Model: Glacier bay

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PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:42 am

The past three days were 84, 84 and 60 highs. I'm glad I left one of mine going.The Herald on the middle chimney is back to its usual (after three days of idlng on seconds) It's 33 this morning and the next few days show 40's and a couple of teen nights! Sheesh, might have to light the Glenwood again! Gonna try to just go with the one though honestly. I just spent an hour cleaning out the fly ash from the cookstove and setting it up for a long restful summer. Of course I could always throw a few sticks of wood in there if I really need it. I have the same half a cord in the barn that I started with minus a few pieces used to stoke the cooker originally. Crazy March!
I'm down to about 2/3rds of a ton left of my original 5 but pretty sure that will do it since the I'm only running one of the two and the cylinder uses less coal than the range does. 25 pounds a day or so is about all the Herald will use now. Still hoping for an early spring to get my tomatos going well etc.. Going to grow most of them in 5 gal pails on the sunporch this year except for the San Marzanos which seem to do fine outside. Last year we had no spring and not much heat in the summer either so lets hope this one grows a little better.
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

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