Surdiac Bird cage

Surdiac Bird cage

PostBy: joeq On: Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:22 am

Woke up this morning, and the wife tells me there's a bird in our coal stove.The little booger actually came down about 18' of 6" metalbestous chimney pipe, took a 90* turn thru the cleanout Tee, another 4-5' of horizontal pipe, past the heat exchanger, into the fire box. 15' in front of the stove was the front door. So I opened it, then the coal door, and the little fellow flew right out. Now I've wrapped the chimney cap with chicken wire. Who'ld've thunk?
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: Surdiac Bird cage

PostBy: dlj On: Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:55 pm

joeq wrote:Woke up this morning, and the wife tells me there's a bird in our coal stove.The little booger actually came down about 18' of 6" metalbestous chimney pipe, took a 90* turn thru the cleanout Tee, another 4-5' of horizontal pipe, past the heat exchanger, into the fire box. 15' in front of the stove was the front door. So I opened it, then the coal door, and the little fellow flew right out. Now I've wrapped the chimney cap with chicken wire. Who'ld've thunk?


You've got a bird speleologist!

dj
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Re: Surdiac Bird cage

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:31 pm

Maybe it was a coal mining Canary? Just trying to get back home :P
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Re: Surdiac Bird cage

PostBy: joeq On: Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:49 pm

dlj wrote:
joeq wrote:Woke up this morning, and the wife tells me there's a bird in our coal stove.The little booger actually came down about 18' of 6" metalbestous chimney pipe, took a 90* turn thru the cleanout Tee, another 4-5' of horizontal pipe, past the heat exchanger, into the fire box. 15' in front of the stove was the front door. So I opened it, then the coal door, and the little fellow flew right out. Now I've wrapped the chimney cap with chicken wire. Who'ld've thunk?


You've got a bird speleologist!

dj

A speleo....what? Have to look that one up in my Funken Wagnals
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: Surdiac Bird cage

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:34 pm

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Re: Surdiac Bird cage

PostBy: joeq On: Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:43 pm


After reading that article, I'm probably on a "lower level", knowledge wise, than the bird I freed. Thanx for teaching me the word "humble", yet one more time.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

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