My "new" Glenwood Modern Oak 116

Re: My "new" Glenwood Modern Oak 116

PostBy: SteveZee On: Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:43 pm

This morning with the temps hovering around 24 degrees (-4.4c) I decided to give the 208C a lite and see how that effected the house and the flow and evenness/distribution of the heat. The cookstove is so easy to light to laughable. A few twists of paper and handfulls of shop wood scrapes and two scoops of cowboy charcoal. In 15 min I threw 3 scoops of coal on and by 30 min time, I filled up and threw the "oven" switch (That's like the baseheater switch in a cookstove) and 15 min later or 45 total, I had a nice hot range. (See Pix). Almost pointing at biscuits. :lol:

Now a few hours later both stoves are about 350 degrees and the house is getting too warmish for me although the gal's and cats love it! The distribution is really better too with every room downstairs within 3 degrees of each other. :D Interesting though that the upstairs is not as warm as before? Must be blocking the flow a bit somehow with the range going. Have to fool with the floor registers and see if I can dial it it in.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: My "new" Glenwood Modern Oak 116

PostBy: echos67 On: Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:27 pm

Almost pointing at biscuits :lol: , that is great !

Keep us posted as to the coal usage you have running both stoves at 300ish compared to the 116 running alone at 550ish, I bet it is the same or even slightly less ?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.

Re: My "new" Glenwood Modern Oak 116

PostBy: ramblerboy2 On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:04 pm

Biscuits!

I love your cookstove, I'd love to own one someday.

Josh
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Re: My "new" Glenwood Modern Oak 116

PostBy: SteveZee On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:57 am

Ok, now we are getting a taste of winter. This morning is 13 degrees with the whole night in the teens. High today only calling for 22 degrees but we'll see. Windchill right at 0 they say. Tonight is slated to be at 7 degrees and below 0 wind chill so this is a good test for the new set up of the dualing Glenwoods. Came down at around 4am to check the stoves and added a couple scoops to the cookstove and the 116 and cranked em up a bit as I went back up for a last nap. It's presently 71 in the house and the cookstove is at 350 on the oven gauge and the MO 116 is 475 degrees. :D I'm loving this because I still have a good bit of power left and this house at 226 years old is pretty drafty. Today I'm putting up some window kits on a few of the worst leakers and a couple of winter "door" curtains on the porch and summer kitchen doors. These help a good bit so I'm pretty confident I won't be burning a drop of oil this winter under any conditions unless I'm traveling. :D
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: My "new" Glenwood Modern Oak 116

PostBy: PJT On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:32 am

How many sf is your house Steve?

Thanks for the reports keep them coming!
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Baseburners & Antiques: Magee Royal Oak; Glenwood Modern Oak 116
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Re: My "new" Glenwood Modern Oak 116

PostBy: buck24 On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:00 pm

SteveZee.....Glad to see the Glenwood is doing its job so well. The winters don't seem so bad when you have a nice coal stove burning in the house. ;)
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Re: My "new" Glenwood Modern Oak 116

PostBy: SteveZee On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:39 pm

Thanks guys. It does make a difference Buck for sure. Last year with the small Herald when it got to the low 20's-teens, I would run out of capacity. This Modern Oak 116 is a 16" firepot versus the 10" Herald and it puts out allot more heat and seems to circulate it pretty well too with those big skirts on it. The cookstove is no slouch either as it's a big hunk of cast, but it won't run as long as the 116.

PJT, I'm heating about 2600sqft of this old rambling house. The set up is really made for stoves as there was no central heating back when this was built. There are 3 chimneys (a 4th in the apartment over the barn) in a line at almost the peak of the roof in the middle of the house. The cookstove is on the kitchen/sun porch end (which was added on about 1920 or so. The 116 is smack in the middle of the main house, and at the far end is a Jotul Allagash propane that I only use in spring and fall when the 116 is too much. There are louvered registers in most of the rooms upstairs and a front and back stairs.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: My "new" Glenwood Modern Oak 116

PostBy: echos67 On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:56 pm

That sounds really great Steve, keep us updated as the temps stay in the lower degrees.

Still on a 12 hr tend time on the 116 and any news from down the road ?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.

Re: My "new" Glenwood Modern Oak 116

PostBy: SteveZee On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:36 pm

echos67 wrote:That sounds really great Steve, keep us updated as the temps stay in the lower degrees.

Still on a 12 hr tend time on the 116 and any news from down the road ?


Yep pretty much the 12 hr tends Keith. When it's running harder like 450+ though, I find it easier to give it a poke/little shake and a scoop or two at halftime just to avoid a longer recovery if I'm throwing a hod full (25 pounds) in, in the morning. I been sticking to the 7am/7pm schedule but the cookstove requires an 8 hour tend so at around midnight or after if I want a good hot stove in the morning, I just top them both up while I'm down stairs and then the morning they are both ripping.
Still haven't bumped into that guy yet but it's on my list. ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: My "new" Glenwood Modern Oak 116

PostBy: echos67 On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:01 pm

Makes sense to just throw a scoop or 2 on when you walk by the stoves at different times and get those easy recovery times.

I am hoping to have mine up and ready to fire off by Christmas but things keep comming up and such is life. The nickel parts were sent off to Canada today, 63 lbs and my god shipping was rough on that :cry: !
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Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.

Re: My "new" Glenwood Modern Oak 116

PostBy: SteveZee On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:06 pm

Ouch! I'll bet that was pricey! That's gonna be the best Christmas present you'll get if you have that babe up and running! :D
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: My "new" Glenwood Modern Oak 116

PostBy: echos67 On: Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:13 pm

Steve,
With the colder temps you were expecting last night how did the pair of Glenwoods keep the house for you this am ?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.

Re: My "new" Glenwood Modern Oak 116

PostBy: SteveZee On: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:58 pm

Keith, Not to bad. It was brutal cold last night even without the wind chill. about -4 before and -teens with. The stoves were both cranked, about 500° for the 116 and 450° in the kitchen and the house was about 67° I would that's pretty close to the max though but how often does it get that low and how long does it stay there? I could probably get a touch more out of them but I figure of it's below -5, I'll bite the bullet and turn the furnace on to help a little. Running at + 500 the tending time gets shorter or else recovery is longer with a big load. The differance between +5 and -5 feels like allot!
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: My "new" Glenwood Modern Oak 116

PostBy: PJT On: Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:10 pm

Hi Steve

Whats the tending interval at 500 degrees?
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Baseburners & Antiques: Magee Royal Oak; Glenwood Modern Oak 116
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Re: My "new" Glenwood Modern Oak 116

PostBy: LsFarm On: Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:15 pm

Steve, I know you probably don't want to 'get modern' but a small box fan blowing over each of the stoves will wash a lot more heat off the exterior and into the house.. and of course you could put the fans away for summer cooling after the OAT rises above +5 !! :lol:

Greg L
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