New to coal and just bought my first stove

New to coal and just bought my first stove

PostBy: ChubbyChick On: Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:48 pm

It's a chubby :) I have a lot of work to do though before I can install it. Need to cut out some drywall to access the flue, figure out what it will sit on and what kind of pipe to use. I'm very excited to try anthracite this winter and I hope it works out ok.
ChubbyChick
 
Stove/Furnace Make: plimoth coal stove works
Stove/Furnace Model: Chubby

Re: New to coal and just bought my first stove

PostBy: Dann757 On: Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:57 pm

Welcome to the best coal forum around! I hear the Chubby stoves are very well liked. Plenty of guys here will be more than willing to answer all your questions!

I've learned so much here about how to keep my hand-fired stove going!
Dann757
 

Re: New to coal and just bought my first stove

PostBy: half-pint On: Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:38 pm

Welcome to the forum. I have been burning coal a few years and I must say it is a great way to heat your home. I'm sure you will enjoy this forum. I have learned so much from the people here. It doesn't matter what the question is you can get an answer here. There is always someone who has been in a similar situation and everyone here is always more than willing to help. No worries we'll all be here to guide you through getting set-up and ready to go.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: US Stove / Wondercoal
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 Baseburner
Coal Size/Type: Stove sized Anthracite / WV Bituminous

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Re: New to coal and just bought my first stove

PostBy: tcalo On: Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:32 pm

Hello ChubbyChick, welcome to the forum. There is a wealth of knowledge here so no worries. This forum has helped me out tremendously. I've been burning with a Coal Chubby Sr. for several years now. I love this stove. Simple to use with generous heat output. Better get cracking, winters around the corner. Good luck!
tcalo
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Coal Stove
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anthracite

Re: New to coal and just bought my first stove

PostBy: nortcan On: Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:27 pm

Welcome to the forum CC. You will love your stove and burn anthracite :!:
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Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

Re: New to coal and just bought my first stove

PostBy: mason coal burner On: Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:06 pm

Welcome to the forum and saving lots of money . You will love the heat .
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Stove/Furnace Make: hitzer/glenwood
Stove/Furnace Model: 82/111

Re: New to coal and just bought my first stove

PostBy: Vinmaker On: Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:10 pm

mason coal burner wrote:Welcome to the forum and saving lots of money . You will love the heat .



I agree!! Welcome. :)
Vinmaker
 
Stove/Furnace Make: HARMAN
Stove/Furnace Model: SF-250

Re: New to coal and just bought my first stove

PostBy: ChubbyChick On: Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:24 pm

Thank you for the welcome! I know I need to get crackin' the change in temp is already noticeable and I hear it will be a cold winter. Hopefully it will not take too much time and money to get installed. I did have the opportunity to speak with Larry yesterday and am thinking I would like for him to recondition the chub before winter arrives.

I have a double flue, tile lined masonry chimney. About 30 years old. The previous homeowner never utilized the stove flue. So hopefully the chimney is all set.

Not having much luck posting the chub's picture, I will try from a desktop tomorrow.

Thanks again, I very much appreciate the vast information available here!
ChubbyChick
 
Stove/Furnace Make: plimoth coal stove works
Stove/Furnace Model: Chubby

Re: New to coal and just bought my first stove

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:40 pm

Congrats and welcome. Nice to hear another mainah has joined, hope the manometer, co2 detector, and barometric damper ( personal choice on this one ), are on order. Now the fun part, I have found a sea of information on this forum. And yes it is like a buffet, I'm still reading and learning good luck with the pic's.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: New to coal and just bought my first stove

PostBy: SteveZee On: Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:17 am

ChubbyChick wrote:Thank you for the welcome! I know I need to get crackin' the change in temp is already noticeable and I hear it will be a cold winter. Hopefully it will not take too much time and money to get installed. I did have the opportunity to speak with Larry yesterday and am thinking I would like for him to recondition the chub before winter arrives.

I have a double flue, tile lined masonry chimney. About 30 years old. The previous homeowner never utilized the stove flue. So hopefully the chimney is all set.

Not having much luck posting the chub's picture, I will try from a desktop tomorrow.

Thanks again, I very much appreciate the vast information available here!


Welcome to another Mainiac making the switch to coal. Most folks up here think I'm nuts but thats ok. I've learned to shut up about the benifits and keep the prices down. ;) "Let them eat pellets" is my rally cry. Forget what you know about wood and take the advise offered and you'll be fine. The Chubby is a popular stove. No need for a stainless liner in your flue also so don't let anyone sell you one of those. A tile lined masonry chimney is best!
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: New to coal and just bought my first stove

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:26 am

CC

Welcome to the "Cult of the Chubby" and to NEPA! You are going to LOVE your Chubby and Larry is a great guy and will help you any way he can as well. Chubby's are idiot proof to operate and I am a prime living example. 8-)

As others have said if you have a question.. ASK IT! People on this site are true salt of the earth. A nicer group would be hard to find.

Ciao!
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: New to coal and just bought my first stove

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:43 am

welcome just remember the only dumb question is the one you dont/afrayid to ask.....
buffalo bob
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

Re: New to coal and just bought my first stove

PostBy: ChubbyChick On: Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:55 pm

Thank you all again, I will no doubt have many questions in the weeks to come. In the meantime, here is a pic. Do you think reconditioning is necessary this first season?

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Stove/Furnace Make: plimoth coal stove works
Stove/Furnace Model: Chubby

Re: New to coal and just bought my first stove

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:08 pm

CC

It wouldn't hurt to have Larry at Chubby work his magic on her. When he is done she will look like new.

If you can swing it get that Chubby down to Larry and get her ready to go. Larry will replace all the gaskets, new mica in the window, sandblast her and paint her. As well as put new nuts and bolts if needed.

Here is the link if you need it...
http://chubbystove.com/Pages/Chubby%20stove%20co.htm
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: New to coal and just bought my first stove

PostBy: ChubbyChick On: Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:14 pm

I did talk to Larry on Monday. He said I should get my install done first. Or maybe I misunderstood?
ChubbyChick
 
Stove/Furnace Make: plimoth coal stove works
Stove/Furnace Model: Chubby

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