Getting ready for winter - bought a new stove!

Getting ready for winter - bought a new stove!

PostBy: LDPosse On: Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:10 pm

After my first season of burning coal, I'm hooked! I figured it's time to "step it up" and replace the old Dutchwest with a true coal burner. I ended up going with the DS Machine DS1500 circulator with hopper. I managed to get it into my basement, now I just need to get the new hearth built. I have 462 white lorraine full range brick on order from glen gery, they should be here next week!

Here are some pics!

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At home, in the garage, still wrapped
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My Dad gave me a hand lowering the stove into the basement
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Here it is at the bottom of the basement steps. It will be here for several weeks until the new hearth is complete.
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LDPosse
 
Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine, Warm Morning
Stove/Furnace Model: DS1500, Heatrola

Re: Getting ready for winter - bought a new stove!

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:14 pm

She's a beauty! Congratulations!
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Getting ready for winter - bought a new stove!

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:48 pm

Nice purchase my friend. SEVERAL WEEKS????--who'd ya hire, a bunch of union pygmies :clap: toothy sorry LD, couldn't help myself ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

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Re: Getting ready for winter - bought a new stove!

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:03 pm

Great choice of a stove!
EarthWindandFire
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer model 75.
Other Heating: Oil and Natural Gas.

Re: Getting ready for winter - bought a new stove!

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:52 pm

Big medicine...you will be warm with that beast in the house.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Getting ready for winter - bought a new stove!

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:59 pm

That sure is a nice looking stove you got there. Don't worry, my DS sat in the middle of my living room for 2-3 weeks before she found her new home on my hearth. Your trailer is like my Dakota when I brought the stove home. It made my already tiny truck look even smaller.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Getting ready for winter - bought a new stove!

PostBy: LDPosse On: Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:20 pm

freetown fred wrote:Nice purchase my friend. SEVERAL WEEKS????--who'd ya hire, a bunch of union pygmies :clap: toothy sorry LD, couldn't help myself ;)


Actually, the labor is free, my dad worked in masonry for years before taking a job in the IT field, and he's building the hearth for me at his leisure :D I get to mix the mortar, fun fun! :shock:
LDPosse
 
Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine, Warm Morning
Stove/Furnace Model: DS1500, Heatrola

Re: Getting ready for winter - bought a new stove!

PostBy: SteveZee On: Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:27 pm

Well done LD. Should make a big difference for you this season.
I know it's finally summer and about 85 degrees up here today but I psyched about a new stove too. Of course mine is 100yrs old but as soon as it's finished, it will be like the day it was new. Just waiting on my nickel to come back now. I'll post the restoration when it's complete.

By the way I love the into the basement pix! That's priceless!
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Getting ready for winter - bought a new stove!

PostBy: LDPosse On: Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:34 pm

For the other DS Machine owners, and I guess any hopper fed stoves...

What is your preferred supplier of coal? I burned mostly superior coal in my dutchwest last year, and about 1/4 ton of UAE. The UAE seemed to kick out more heat, but I ended up with some nasty clinkers.

Thanks!
LDPosse
 
Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine, Warm Morning
Stove/Furnace Model: DS1500, Heatrola

Re: Getting ready for winter - bought a new stove!

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:40 pm

Sa-WEET! You feed that bad boy a big breakfast & you be happy all day & night!
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: Getting ready for winter - bought a new stove!

PostBy: whistlenut On: Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:45 pm

You can sell off all those extra quilts, blankets, coats, Long Johns.....etc and may have to replace several windows with LARGER openings!!!! The DutchWest is not even in the same league as your Paul Bunyan unit!
Well crafted, indestructible and a sweet heating machine. You will have a happy group of folks at your house this winter! :shock: :idea: :!:
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

Re: Getting ready for winter - bought a new stove!

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:49 pm

Prius towing a coal stove PRICELESS :shock: I would of expected a wind mill :P : You are saving $$ on both fronts way to go :!:Nice pictures I had a Buderus hand fed with a hopper for 28 years and was very happy. The German shaker wasn't the best for red ash coal, I believe you have a rocker grate which is better when coal is red ash which tends to fuse or clinker. Don't over fire red ash and life should be good.
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: Getting ready for winter - bought a new stove!

PostBy: pine grove coal user On: Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:18 pm

It looks like a beauty. If you want to use pea coal in this unit send me a PM.
pine grove coal user
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: H. S. Tarm, model 202, 1983
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Reading 'bucket a day' stove in storage, waiting for attention
Coal Size/Type: Oiled Pea coal
Other Heating: New Yorker oil burner which almost never runs, thanks to the Tarm!

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