Winter 2012

Winter 2012

PostBy: AKThom On: Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:56 pm

Is everybody ready? :D
AKThom
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 55

Re: Winter 2012

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:19 pm

I'm all set. What is the prediction for this winter? Will it be a wimp like last winter, or the real thing?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Winter 2012

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:20 pm

word around here is its gonna be a very "real" one ;)

farmer almanac ....
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska


Re: Winter 2012

PostBy: Short Bus On: Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:32 pm

Need to get more coal, been down to 25, snow getting lower on the hills, didn't finish 10% of my summer projects.
Short Bus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Kewanee boiler with Anchor stoker
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut / Sub-bituminous C
Other Heating: Propane wall furnace back up only

Re: Winter 2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:20 pm

Ya know those projects will always be there come next summer ;) I know I've got my share--LOL
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Winter 2012

PostBy: Short Bus On: Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:38 pm

Just a picture for emphasize
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Short Bus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Kewanee boiler with Anchor stoker
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut / Sub-bituminous C
Other Heating: Propane wall furnace back up only

Re: Winter 2012

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:15 pm

:sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: look at that gorgeous Cat with the double grousers --- :sick:
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 110K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93, Jotul 507
Baseburners & Antiques: Red Cross Invader 2
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Winter 2012

PostBy: Short Bus On: Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:19 pm

Better pic of cat here Brought out the 1933 grader for the gun range
It just has single grousers, but they sure look like double in the picture.
Short Bus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Kewanee boiler with Anchor stoker
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut / Sub-bituminous C
Other Heating: Propane wall furnace back up only

Re: Winter 2012

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:18 pm

Sadly I have no use for either but that does not stop me from salivating and wishing. I have no use for a Ferrari or luxury yacht either but a very old and beat up Cat D4 7U at Binghamton, NY that also has a Pony motor might be my Xmas consolation prize - I think it has my name on it. Now if only I can dream up even a plausible use for it I'll spin that BS on the wife and see if it flies..... I have my doubts.
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 110K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93, Jotul 507
Baseburners & Antiques: Red Cross Invader 2
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Winter 2012

PostBy: Wiz On: Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:21 pm

Almost ready, just need to plumb in boiler. Plans set for this week to finish up. I'm looking forward to first burn, hoping not to many issues. It's all new to me with a stoker, so bare with my questions guys and gals. ;)
Wiz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(

Re: Winter 2012

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:01 pm

Not even close!
NWBuilder
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite

Re: Winter 2012

PostBy: titleist1 On: Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:06 pm

Not ready yet, got about another 6 weeks before winter even thinks about getting to us here in the "south". I usually don't have to fire up until early November. Although last year we did get snow on Halloween!
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Winter 2012

PostBy: homecomfort On: Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:38 pm

Ol' wise tale says when oak trees shed a bountiful crop of acorns, a cold winter is soon to be. reason is trees, and vermin sense cold winter, tree needs to spread around its seeds. does so by producing massive amount of seeds if many squirrels will be storing them away on a massive scale due to impending cold. some of the massive amount foraged get left behind, and help spread the acorns beyond where they fall. hearing thousands of acorns hitting metal shed roof for 2 weeks now, tells me to be prepared.
homecomfort
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Franco-Belge,+ Penn Stove
Stove/Furnace Model: Normandie, + Chubby

Re: Winter 2012

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:43 pm

homecomfort wrote:Ol' wise tale says when oak trees shed a bountiful crop of acorns, a cold winter is soon to be. reason is trees, and vermin sense cold winter, tree needs to spread around its seeds. does so by producing massive amount of seeds if many squirrels will be storing them away on a massive scale due to impending cold. some of the massive amount foraged get left behind, and help spread the acorns beyond where they fall. hearing thousands of acorns hitting metal shed roof for 2 weeks now, tells me to be prepared.


Thats NUTS literally! toothy :clap: In honesty me and my wife had a conversation about a week ago about how many damn squirrels are running around more such than usual.
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: Winter 2012

PostBy: titleist1 On: Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:07 pm

Last year we had more acorns than most years, but ended up with a mild winter. Another big acorn crop this year. I always thought it had more to do with the amount of rain during the summer months, but I don't know for sure. I do know the deer are liking it!

I picked up a new toy...a trail camera...and put it out back, I caught the four legged trespassers each night around 5am heading for the oaks on the back edge of the yard.
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite