It's almost time my heaty brothers and sisters....

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PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:57 am

Here are the specs on the coal I'm getting in St.Mary's PA. He was cool enough to print them out for me :)
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

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PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:02 am

That's some good *censored* right there! :D 8-)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

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PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:15 pm

Thanks Smitty :) I'm hoping to keep warm this winter lol hopefully it will do the trick! It does seem to have some fines in it... I probably set up a little screening station in the basement. Thats what I had to do last winter when I got to the bottom of the pile.
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PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:20 pm

So, I made my own fitting for my draft gauge out of stuff I had lying about.
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PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:25 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:So, I made my own fitting for my draft gauge out of stuff I had lying about.


Wow, that looks like a Cadillac of a manometer hose assembly. Sweet!
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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: I'm On Fire On: Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:06 pm

Well, it was from the fuel pressure gauge that was in the Neon. :)

The copper line I used last season was from the oil pressure gauge that was in the Neon.

I'm kind of glad I didn't throw these copper and stainless steel lines away that I had from the car. They've definitely come in handy with the stove. Now if I could find a use for the boost gauge from the Neon. You think it could be used to measure draft on the stove? ;) I keed I keed.
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PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:29 am

I love it! Recycling at it's best!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

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PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:51 pm

Here's a pic of the pipe all installed. I'm still hoping the stove drafts properly. I didn't have room on the pipe to fit the draft inducer.

I still have to seal the pipe at the stove opening and at the throat plate. I won't be officially firing the stove until the end of this month but I figured it'd be better to be ready than not.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

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PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:08 pm

American Ingenuity at it's best ;) nice set up IOF
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

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PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:28 pm

Got the stove all buttoned up last night. Having my first fire of the season.

Small Cowboy Charcoal fire. I wonder, does this count against the one match club? ;)

I do hate how wood turns everything black. The glass is completely black now. I hate it. :mad: :blowup:
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PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:44 pm

That's a beautiful sight IOF, I especially love the coal bin. ;)
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer model 75.
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PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:29 pm

That Rubbermaid container was the greatest unused discovery in my basement. It holds 300 pounds of nut and 400 pounds of pea.

I'm not lighting up the coal just yet. I'm gonna wait until November for that. This is just a small wood fire to take the edge off the house.

But I have noticed that the insulation job and window removal in the vicinity of my kitchen and daughter's new room this summer is helping. My daughter's room is 70° and the kitchen is 71° while my living room is 73°. I don't even have the ceiling fans on in the living room. My kitchen is never that warm. I'm so tempted to throw coal in.
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PostBy: tcalo On: Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:13 pm

Had a few small fires already, but the temps been too warm during the day to keep the stove going. A bit chilly the next few days, we'll see how long I could stretch this fire out. Had to crack every window today to keep from passing out...but much better to have it going than to deal with this damp weather!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Coal Stove
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anthracite

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PostBy: Dennis On: Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:08 pm

I finally closed my windows last night.It's been nice and cool sleeping at night. I plan on firing up in 2 weeks after I cut all new fire bricks,I think I need 40 of them.I bought a 20 lb, bag of cowboy charcoal and that should last 4/5 years.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

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PostBy: blrman07 On: Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:16 pm

Knowing that the temp was dropping tonight I moved the stove off of idle and had it the stove equivalent of 1st. gear. I closed the upstairs windows that we had open and went to church. Walked into the house and got slapped in the face with 80 in the LR and 78 upstairs. Stove is cruising at 250 above the door. let the temps drop.

I'm ready!!!!!
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