Lighting up

Lighting up

PostBy: Bruce M On: Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:11 pm

I think I'll be lighting the stove tomarrow night. The weather is going to be in the thirties every night for the next week and I really hate hearing that damn oil furnace running. So that's it, this is me declaring that ill be lighting up, now ill return you to your regularly scheduled life.
Bruce M
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1627 basement stove

Re: Lighting up

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:17 pm

Can you idle that stove low enough to not roast you in the afternoon? Today was a warm one here...just the heat from the basement was enough to make me open the windows.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Lighting up

PostBy: Bruce M On: Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:24 pm

I got it to idle around 225 when I did my test fire earlier and I didn't have everything as tight as I could have.
I also want to thank this board in general for helping me with getting to the point of being able to light up. From buying the stove in the early summer to this point everyone one was helpful with their knowledge offered to me, Thanks.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1627 basement stove

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Re: Lighting up

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:30 pm

This forum is a meeting place for a great group of people. I have gotten a lot of the help from folks on here, and made some good friends along the way.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Lighting up

PostBy: fastcat On: Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:49 pm

Well watching the weather out of Syracuse there is only two days this coming week that the temp is 63 for the high, we are 5* cooler than them on average so our high temps this week will be around 58*so I think I am with you and I think I'll strike that match tomorrow. :cheers:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Nut/Stove Mix

Re: Lighting up

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:51 am

You & me both George. ;) You goin down to Pappa Bears (Marathon) to meet Flyer5?? Good chance for me to get off the hill & work on my social skills some more before snow sets in, plus pick up some milk at Greggs. :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Lighting up

PostBy: fastcat On: Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:37 pm

I'm lit.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Nut/Stove Mix

Re: Lighting up

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:40 am

Not yet, but getting close :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Lighting up

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:55 am

My dad's old Hitzer 82 is getting hooked up today in my brother's new house...should be blue flames later today.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Lighting up

PostBy: tmckenzie On: Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:56 am

my Saey is purring right along this am. nice and toasty. Why anybody would use anything other than coal to heat with is beyond me. First year with it, always used wood. I wish I would have switched long ago.
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Stove/Furnace Make: saey
Stove/Furnace Model: 92

Re: Lighting up

PostBy: Bruce M On: Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:14 am

It's 38* outside and 76* inside, my stove is just idling at 275 to maintain this temp and used about 1/4 of its capacity in12 hours. I shut the air almost all the way and closed the MPD a little bit, maybe 1/3 closed, just to see the adjustment affects it has to the temps. It's nice waking to a home with heated floors
Bruce M
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1627 basement stove

Re: Lighting up

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:25 am

Not me, there are several days this week they are saying low 70°'s during the day and high 30°'s at night. I am however running low on diesel. The stove is ready but I'm trying to hold out as long as possible.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Lighting up

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:32 pm

OK--OK lookin at the outside thermo--41* at 12:30--weather idiots are calling for 50-- 60* highs most of this week & 30's lows--that means at LEAST 5* lower here on the hill--damn, you already said that George ;) ANYHOW---I'm lit--2- 1/2 -5 gal pails to do the whole shabang--hoppers full, thermo on 2--ash door vents closed, MPD at 7/8 closed--I'm going for the season unless I kill off a few more brain cells & screw up big time. :)
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Re: Lighting up

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:46 pm

Not me,not yet.It was cool here this morning [51deg] and that forced me to look at the boiler.I fluttered around it and put it off for a bit,opting to lite the hand fired unit in the living room that runs on that other 4 letter word.Feels great in here now. Mike
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KAA-2

Re: Lighting up

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:25 pm

It's 46 degrees right now and it's supposed to go down to 32 degrees here tonight. Since I'm running my boiler year round, my decision for tonight is: Do I turn on the thermostats, or don't I?
lsayre
 
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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