Up and running again!

Re: Up and running again!

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:22 pm

CapeCoaler wrote:IOF...
Easy on the Cowboy... :lol:
1/3 of a bag...
Save some ash from the last burn...
Use it as a base...
The full 1.5 bags must make quite the spark show... :D


What do you mean 'save some ash from the last burn'? I had cleaned it out then filled it back up and relit it.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Up and running again!

PostBy: Robmail1 On: Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:14 am

Hello, I lit back up again last night as well, trying to use up most of the oil in the tank (1/8 tank left) want to move the tank to the basement this summer although burning coal is deffinently the way I'm heating next winter. Oil is still a good backup and needed if it gets really cold.

I had the coal stove up and running hot in about 20 min. with just some kinddling and news paper! I bought a ton of coal in Feb. and have a couple trash can's still full, figure I saved at least 400 on buing the ton of coal vs. having to fill that oil tank again.

I'm just getting going this year on coal burning so I plan to build a coal bin in the basement this summer and pick up about 3 tons over a couple of weekends, if next year is like this, i'll have more than enough... famous last words :D
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Re: Up and running again!

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:55 pm

Sounds like a real good plan my friend. :)
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Re: Up and running again!

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:01 am

I save my coal ash in a metal ASH Can...
Keeps 30 gal worth...
So if/when I have to fire up I can put a layer of coal ash on the grates...
In this case i put a whole bunch in 'cause I'm burnin low and slow...
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Re: Up and running again!

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:51 am

I never did let my fire go out. We had warm weather of a week or two here in Siberia, but I am old enough to know that can't last when it is still March. Here we are in April and temps drop to about 20* at night and we haven't been above the 30 's durring the day for some time now.
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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.

Re: Up and running again!

PostBy: SteveZee On: Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:23 am

I'm still droning along here too. Same deal with 40s during day and 30 or high 20's at night. Been running both stoves low but by the weekend when it's 50 days and 30's nights I can get away with the Herald alone. Probably got about 2 weeks coal left too, but on one stove that would stretch a bit longer. Not to bad though, 5 tons for a house this size. Any year I can spend less than 2g (Coal, oil, Prop) to heat for the whole year I'm happy.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Up and running again!

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:41 am

SteveZee wrote:I'm still droning along here too. Same deal with 40s during day and 30 or high 20's at night. Been running both stoves low but by the weekend when it's 50 days and 30's nights I can get away with the Herald alone. Probably got about 2 weeks coal left too, but on one stove that would stretch a bit longer. Not to bad though, 5 tons for a house this size. Any year I can spend less than 2g (Coal, oil, Prop) to heat for the whole year I'm happy.


2g :shock: I get by with about $300 (bituminous coal) but, I'm down here in the tropics.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: combustioneer model 77B
Coal Size/Type: pea stoker/Ohio bituminous

Re: Up and running again!

PostBy: KaptJaq On: Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:52 am

We have had warm days (50's & 60's) with a strong sun so the coal fire is out. Since the nights are still getting into the 30's I've been making a wood fire almost every morning to get the chill out of the house. Sometimes it is convenient to have a dual fuel certified stove. It may not burn either fuel perfectly but burns both pretty well.

KaptJaq
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Godin 3721 Le Grand Rond
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Re: Up and running again!

PostBy: SteveZee On: Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:18 pm

carlherrnstein wrote:
SteveZee wrote:I'm still droning along here too. Same deal with 40s during day and 30 or high 20's at night. Been running both stoves low but by the weekend when it's 50 days and 30's nights I can get away with the Herald alone. Probably got about 2 weeks coal left too, but on one stove that would stretch a bit longer. Not to bad though, 5 tons for a house this size. Any year I can spend less than 2g (Coal, oil, Prop) to heat for the whole year I'm happy.


2g :shock: I get by with about $300 (bituminous coal) but, I'm down here in the tropics.


Yep Carl, I hear ya but it's all relative I guess. If I was still on oil/steam I'd be close to 2 and 1/2 times that! For me, it's excellent. I can remember(not to long ago) when heating oil was under a dollar a gal. Now at $3.80 it's total BS. I actually spent about $1800 for the 5 tones of nut and 100gl of prop and had some oil in the tank thats still there. Price I have to pay to live in wonderland I guess! ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Up and running again!

PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:51 am

I had re-lit about 10 days ago after being shut down for the 3 weeks of warm weather we had. But I shut down again Tues night with the night time temps staying in the 40's and daytime temps getting mid-60's.

Don't worry though, I will hold off on the final cleaning for a few weeks just so I don't jinx us back into 20* temps!!! :D
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
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Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Up and running again!

PostBy: Cyber36 On: Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:51 pm

Fired up again last night after a week or so of cleaning out. Got tired of using electric - in the rooms we spend the most time in. Forecast looks grim going into late next week. Oh well, @ least we'll be warm.......
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Marathon/Logwood

Re: Up and running again!

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:45 am

Yep seems like we are stuck in about 2 week pattern of weather. It's like 45-50 during the day and 30-35 at night. Just the middle chimney Star Herald stove is burning and doing a pretty good job really. The kitchen is a little chilly in mornings because the cookstove is off but the main part of the house is fine.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Up and running again!

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:14 am

Just picked up 1/2 ton of pea anthracite yesterday morning. That's all I've been burning for the past couple of weeks.
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Re: Up and running again!

PostBy: sweeperman On: Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:39 am

yes here Union beach NJ its high 30s at night up to 60.s in the day and Im still burning coal wood is to messy for me :D
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Re: Up and running again!

PostBy: LDPosse On: Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:04 am

sweeperman wrote:yes here Union beach NJ its high 30s at night up to 60.s in the day and Im still burning coal wood is to messy for me :D


Sounds like the same situation as here in south central PA... I've got a 32 gallon trash can of anthracite left.... I've been burning the remnants of my bitty from Valier's coal yard the past couple of days, then I'll finish of the anth.
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