FIRST MATCH 2012 -2013

Re: FIRST MATCH 2012 -2013

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:44 pm

Nice John :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: FIRST MATCH 2012 -2013

PostBy: 63roundbadge On: Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:08 pm

Smoker858 wrote:First light with a reduced fire box... Let's see how the spousal unit enjoys the heat.


My wife used to stand 6" away from the front of the stove while telling me how dirty coal is. I took the high road...
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
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Re: FIRST MATCH 2012 -2013

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:10 pm

If my wife ever said that to me, I would be forced to counter with this:

NOTHIN'S AS DIRTY AS YOU BABY! :woot: :dancing: toothy
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Re: FIRST MATCH 2012 -2013

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:04 am

Well, I'm live again. I get home from work yesterday and my two year old daughter is stomping around the living room singing, 'I'm cold, I'm cold, I'm cold.' I asked my wife what it was all about and she tells me, 'All day she has been singing that. At one point she stomped into the bedroom proclaiming, 'I'm turning the heat on!''

So, I got down to my daughter's level and asked, "Do you want daddy to light the stove again?"

Her reply was, 'Yes. Then come play with me.'

Good thing I put the inducer back on. I've got it set for .04" on low and the stove is idling along at 160° my wife says the house is 72°.

Last week, the stove had to be set for 250°-300° to keep the draft at .01"-.02" and the house was every bit of 90°.
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Re: FIRST MATCH 2012 -2013

PostBy: Bootstrap On: Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:00 pm

Way too warm for coal heat in northern CT. I have my Harman in the basement and a dinky wood stove in the living room. I've been burning about 4 logs a night in that wood stove and the house is still over 70* the next morning.
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Re: FIRST MATCH 2012 -2013

PostBy: EasyRay On: Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:27 pm

Not to warm for me to burn. I'm just Idling along with a stack temperature at 110º and and the stove is 180º and it keeps the dampness out.
I don't mind the cool air but the dampness is just to much for me.
My stove is in a finished basement. Up and down are very comfortable. :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000
Coal Size/Type: Pea,Nut or Stove

Re: FIRST MATCH 2012 -2013

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:57 am

bump

cant seem to find the 2014-2015 season 1st match club :idea:
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Re: FIRST MATCH 2012 -2013

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:10 am

Well then, start one :clap: toothy
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: FIRST MATCH 2012 -2013

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:31 pm

Question: Do I need to take a hot coal from the basement stove (shoulder months stove), let it go out, then place it in the living room stove and light up in order to stay in the one match club?
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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: FIRST MATCH 2012 -2013

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:41 am

Let's not confuse the ONE MATCH CLUB with the first match--semantics I know--BUT-- I figured I'd get in here & complicate this before anybody else :clap: toothy ma---"per stove" ;) yet movin hot coals is the sign of a REAL coal burner. :verycool:
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Re: FIRST MATCH 2012 -2013

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:15 am

I agree with Fred on this one.. One Match should be exclusive to only lighting the stove one time. No excuses. It's all up to the operator. A One Match Club member will have all his ducks in a row before burning. Equipment in tip top shape. T's in place for fly ash cleaning. The experience required not to break a grate on a coal jam. And all the skills needed to maintain his fire regardless of any extenuating circumstances. They are the "golden" coal burners. The Kings of Coal..
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
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Re: FIRST MATCH 2012 -2013

PostBy: blrman07 On: Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:08 am

We have quite a few people that have started burning black rocks for the first time or converted wood burners who may not be familiar with the nuances of the One Match Club.

You join the "Club" at the time of the ceremonial lite off for dedicated heating of the dwelling/work/recreational space. Not having to create fire to relite the boiler/stove/furnace after the first time keeps you in the "Club."

Any outfire after that ceremonial dedicated lite off for any reason creating the need to deliver fire, via any source be it match, lighter, propane torch, Acetl Oxy torch etc etc, to the boiler/stove/furnace will knock you out of the "Club."

Granted many will start but many will fall in the first month, yea verily, the first week. If you start your stove/furnace/boiler and then let it go out or it decides on it's own to go out for any reason including the house got too hot, sorry but your out. You have to learn to feed the unit, tend the unit, coddle the unit, idle it, ramp it up, ramp it down, clear clinkers, de-ash, operate window stats, all to protect that first ceremonial and dedicated fire. Shutdown to correct any type of equipment failure resulting from, breakdown, crack, leakage of gas, water, ash, or leakage of any other substance, will knock you out of the "Club." For the record, the best I have been able to do is be in a four match club which, alas, does not exist.

I will now proclaim and broadcast that I lit my new to me VC 2310 on Saturday 9-13-2014 for the sole purpose of supplying heat for our home to keep Momma and the cat warm to preserve my wife's good mood and keep my life happy.

Your on your honor

SOUND THE HORN, FIRE THE PISTOL, LET THE GAMES BEGIN

Rev. Larry
New Beginning Church
Ashland Pa.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
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Re: FIRST MATCH 2012 -2013

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:25 am

A potential King has spoken ^^^^^^^^^^ :)

So far the best I've done is 2 matches which was last year. Good luck my friends!!
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Re: FIRST MATCH 2012 -2013

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:07 am

michaelanthony wrote:Question: Do I need to take a hot coal from the basement stove (shoulder months stove), let it go out, then place it in the living room stove and light up in order to stay in the one match club?



Maybe, if you do it the traditional way. The coals must remain lit as you run 26 miles with them to the stove, after it's been placed in a sports arena! :D

Paul
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Re: FIRST MATCH 2012 -2013

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:07 pm

Thank you for the rules and conditions. Nicely said Larry. Matt
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