FIRST MATCH 2012 -2013

FIRST MATCH 2012 -2013

PostBy: RAYJAY On: Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:48 pm

OK GUYS AND GALS JUST LIT THE HARMON STOKER
RAYJAY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VAN WERT - 600 VA HOT WATER
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN- MAGUM STOKER
Coal Size/Type: BUCKWHEAT ON BOTH
Other Heating: NG BOILER

Re: FIRST MATCH 2012 -2013

PostBy: Bruce M On: Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:16 pm

I'm right there with ya. Setting on a comfortable rocker in the basement nursing a fresh load of coal. I'm typing on this new fangled gadget, it does all sorts of things, I hear it even makes phone calls. :P
Bruce M
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1627 basement stove

Re: FIRST MATCH 2012 -2013

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:52 pm

Just lit the DS too. She's almost full of pea coal. I've got the front of the fire box red and banked the coal to the back.

I've still got the thermostat set at 5 and the ash door open. I'm gonna start dialing it down here soon. And put the hopper in.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

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Re: FIRST MATCH 2012 -2013

PostBy: Bruce M On: Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:07 pm

That's a nice stove you have there, the dealer had that one working last winter when I was shopping around, it throws a lot of heat off and kept his shop warm.
Bruce M
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1627 basement stove

Re: FIRST MATCH 2012 -2013

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:26 pm

Thanks. I see you have the Basement 1627. Mine is the New Basement Circulator 1600. It's got fancy mesh on the side of it. I removed the hopper door cover. The stove is smack dab in the middle of my living room. Keeps my house anywhere between 70°-80°+ all winter.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: FIRST MATCH 2012 -2013

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:07 pm

Geeze! You guys are spending matches like they grow on trees! You could have all met someplace & passed one match around. ;)
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: FIRST MATCH 2012 -2013

PostBy: Dann757 On: Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:14 pm

Thanks for reminding me Freddy, I need to get a case of matches to get me through the first month of heating season with the Monticello :D
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Re: FIRST MATCH 2012 -2013

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:27 pm

I lit up too .... BUT .....

I didn't use a match ................... and I'm not burning coal ....... toothy :twisted:
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: FIRST MATCH 2012 -2013

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:37 am

SMITTY wrote:I didn't use a match ................... and I'm not burning coal .....


What did you do, somehow gathered up some MA politicians around your house & their hot air is keeping you warm?
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: FIRST MATCH 2012 -2013

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:37 am

Now THAT would roast me out of the house! ;)

Naw, I just used a lighter on some OSB. :lol: We got 7 hours of heat out of 2 sheets, and 152° hot water. House actually held the heat all night (helps when the fieldstone & concrete soaks it all up). Was still 68° in here when I got up this morning. 8-) Only 1/4 of the ash pan was full .... even including all the nails!

The stove, chimney, and coils are blacker than the ace of spades though ... :shock:
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: FIRST MATCH 2012 -2013

PostBy: SteveZee On: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:04 am

SMITTY wrote:Now THAT would roast me out of the house! ;)

Naw, I just used a lighter on some OSB. :lol: We got 7 hours of heat out of 2 sheets, and 152° hot water. House actually held the heat all night (helps when the fieldstone & concrete soaks it all up). Was still 68° in here when I got up this morning. 8-) Only 1/4 of the ash pan was full .... even including all the nails!

The stove, chimney, and coils are blacker than the ace of spades though ... :shock:


Excellent recycling on them nails Smitty, proud of ya! ;)
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: FIRST MATCH 2012 -2013

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:25 am

Long range forecast says mid 60's next week for my neck of the woods.
My anticipated first match will be Sunday morning Oct 28th if its right :D
Mid 40's after that date!
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: FIRST MATCH 2012 -2013

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:34 am

I fired up the Hitzer about a week ago. One match so far. With the warm spell comming I will be running the window stats quite a bit, but I hate to let it go out and have to clean out the fire box and start over. Evening are still cool enough to need a fire. This is my sixth heating season with coal. I have made the one match club only one year so far. Gonna try for it again this year. :lol:
grizzly2
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.

Re: FIRST MATCH 2012 -2013

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:43 am

You can do it Grizz ;) I've been lit for about 10 days--this damp & chill gets into this 200 yr old foundation. The 50-93 has gotten real good at idling along during the warmer days & 30's & low 40's nights. My lite up date consists of when these old bones start to feeling the chill. We're good for the season unless I do something stupid & lose the fire. :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: FIRST MATCH 2012 -2013

PostBy: SteveZee On: Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:40 am

Me too. Been lit for a week now and it's been some nights in the low 30s like last night and some in low 50s with days in 40s and as high as 60 some.
The Glen 116 has great control and will hold at 200 or a bit less all day on those 60 degree days which is what I'd hoped. It's all about air tight when you want control. Woke up this morning at it was 30 with a good frost.
The stove was set for 350 degrees and since it's had a week to soak the old house with heat, 350 was enough have the old place at 70 when I woke. That's encouraging because the almanac says we have a cold winter ahead of us. Think I have plenty of horse power now to handle any situation here. I also have the cookstove in the kithen to help in the coldest months but for the most part, this 116 can do it all. :lol:
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

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