Have you lit off yet?

Have you lit off yet?

PostBy: blrman07 On: Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:03 pm

After two nights of huddling under the electric blanket when I go to bed I decided enough was enough. Momma is out of town till Wednesday and the cat keeps all his heat so I had no choice (Really! No choice!!!) but to light off the LL Econo 1 stoker at 10:32 this morning. The first burn bag was a dud so I crammed another one onto the barely glowing remains of the first one and lit it That one was a good one and cooked right off. I now have the stove idling along at 200 degrees measured by a magnetic contact thermometer just above the top door.

Tonight they are forecasting a low of 56, Saturday 46, and Sunday 41. She's a dropping a wee bit early this year IMHO.

Let it drop, the living room is a nice 74 and the upstairs bedroom is a comfortable 70. I'm about 10 minutes from UAE, 3 minutes from Reading coal, and 3 minutes from Keystone anthracite breakers. Give it your best shot winter, I'm ready!!!

Pastor Larry
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Econo 1 stove
Coal Size/Type: Rice in the LL and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: Have you lit off yet?

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:34 am

Fired up the Chubby Jr yesterday morning to take the chill out of the house. It was 43 outside and with the windows open during the night it was a little cool in the house. I had a large coffe can of half burnt coal and some smaller stuff so that is what I used. By no mean was it a full load but it did the trick. :)

Just me, but I like to wait till October to burn normally. I am sure I could have toughed it out but then again... WHY?!
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: Have you lit off yet?

PostBy: btrowe1 On: Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:20 pm

Nope not yet, usually fire up around 10/14 or so, Been wearing sweat shirts but, not too cold yet..
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska stoker 140 Coal
Stove/Furnace Make: alaska stove

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Re: Have you lit off yet?

PostBy: blrman07 On: Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:39 am

I'm with you onedollar. Why put on sweatshirts, sweaters, long sleeve shirts, and outside cool weather type clothes while your INSIDE the house when you have a perfectly good coal stove sitting there waiting to be fired up? So what if I have to open some windows during the day and I burn an extra bucket of coal a week.

I'm happy and more to the point,,,,,, Momma is warm and happy which makes me estatic. You know the saying,,,If Momma aint happy, nobody's happy.
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Econo 1 stove
Coal Size/Type: Rice in the LL and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: Have you lit off yet?

PostBy: JeepinPete On: Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:42 am

I've got a bin to build in the basement this weekend. Once that is done and a load of UAE fills it, it is fire time :D I used bagged last winter, but my basement makes that brutal on the back.
JeepinPete
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: Highboy

Re: Have you lit off yet?

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:25 am

blrman07 wrote:I'm with you onedollar. Why put on sweatshirts, sweaters, long sleeve shirts, and outside cool weather type clothes while your INSIDE the house when you have a perfectly good coal stove sitting there waiting to be fired up? So what if I have to open some windows during the day and I burn an extra bucket of coal a week.

I'm happy and more to the point,,,,,, Momma is warm and happy which makes me estatic. You know the saying,,,If Momma aint happy, nobody's happy.



Just lit the Jr up again this morning. 63 in the house. While that might feel nice during the Summer, Summer is over around these parts.
You are 100% correct, no point in dressing like you live in Siberia if you don't have too and when the "Evil Red Headed Italian Wife" (aka ERHIF)is happy.... I AM HAPPY as well! :lol:
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: Have you lit off yet?

PostBy: btrowe1 On: Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:25 pm

I came home from work today 9/28/12 and was met by my lovely bride who said, It's rainy nasty and I'm cold :mad: , So I did what every married home owner with a coal stove would do (that has left over coal ,wouldn't have mattered) I fired her up :idea: , getting the house nice and toasty, I usually don't crank up the thermostat (I have a coal furnce) but I have it set at 74 and the house is quickly getting there, I'm gonna be changing into some shorts and a tshirt here shortly..

but the bride is gonna be happy with me :inlove:

So let me EAT CROW and change my earlier post. Fired up on 9/28/12.. For a night ..
btrowe1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska stoker 140 Coal
Stove/Furnace Make: alaska stove

Re: Have you lit off yet?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:46 pm

We're freezing in here, but that's life in a drafty 180 year old house with multiple cobbled-together additions.

Sweaters and blankets until mid-October at the earliest. Gotta do what you gotta do to keep money in the pockets where it belongs. Welcome to 21st century America ...
SMITTY
 
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

Re: Have you lit off yet?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:55 pm

Not yet. I've gotta change the gaskets on the stove. I did however manage to get the stove pipe on though; sans draft inducer. Hopefully I won't need it.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Have you lit off yet?

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:03 pm

SMITTY wrote:We're freezing in here, but that's life in a drafty 180 year old house with multiple cobbled-together additions.

Sweaters and blankets until mid-October at the earliest. Gotta do what you gotta do to keep money in the pockets where it belongs. Welcome to 21st century America ...


Smitty,

My dear and fellow Masshole, :roll:
If you are cold toss some sticks into the stove and fire her up a bit. You don't have to burn precious coal ya know! :idea: A young whippersnapper like me shouldn't have tell ya that!
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: Have you lit off yet?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:06 pm

Yeah but with the chimney I have, I'll burn the house down.

I don't need to be THAT warm! :lol:
SMITTY
 
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

Re: Have you lit off yet?

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:21 pm

Smitty

Now come on and be resourceful! A good ole "RedNeck Chimney" (aka the Gov.Jane Swift method) will work and I bet you have some extra stove pipe hanging around as it is. Just stuff that pipe through and open window, quasi secure it with some coat hangers and BINGO ya got 'er done!

Doesn't hurt to stuff some pink insulation around the open part of the window as well.

Come on man do I have travel out there and do it for ya? :roll:
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: Have you lit off yet?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:34 pm

Too much to do around here. Got to finish the semi-rebuild of the Blazer engine, then get it all hooked back up in the truck. Then I've got to get to work converting my old oil furnace in the barn to burn waste oil - I've got about 50 gallons of it sitting here. If that works well enough, I'll hook the system to the house. That'll take care of spring/fall heating, and hot water for the summer. 8-)

I've got big plans .... :D
SMITTY
 
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

Re: Have you lit off yet?

PostBy: Wiz On: Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:43 pm

Fired up last weekend, making sure new system was working with no issues. Thinking about running 24-7 365 days a yr, unless warmer weather becomes a problem with draft. Still looking for sweet spot on idle to get the most out of it coal.
Wiz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(

Re: Have you lit off yet?

PostBy: Rich9876 On: Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:28 pm

Just did a test fire yesterday and figured I would let it run all night. I think I am going to lite it on Saturday and going to keep it on then. Going to be in the 30s and 40s at night next week here.
Rich9876
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat
Other Heating: Electric Central Heat and Air
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker

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