"Real Life" Stove Operation

Re: "Real Life" Stove Operation

PostBy: BIG BEAM On: Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:16 pm

I go fishing for clinkers with a hook I made every day(V shaped fire box)But the worst thing I did was to hook up the coal smoke pipe with my oil furnace.BUT I clean the smoke pipe every month.Few screws here and a few screws there and it's down.
DON
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Stove/Furnace Make: USS Hot blast
Stove/Furnace Model: 1557M

Re: "Real Life" Stove Operation

PostBy: coal-cooker On: Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:12 pm

I also pook and stir my fire. My stove is a small round stove that tends to bridge easily, so I shake it down some and let it get good and hot, then I start poking it down and sort of turn and pull the poker to loosen it up. It seems to work good for my stove, but I know you can literally poke the fire out if your not careful. I've come close a time or two. I also use match light charcoal to great success, for both starting a fire and recovering from a too low fire. Wife swears by it. She can have a fire going in half an hour with a couple of shovels of M L and some news print. As she puts it four balls of paper and 21 (not 20 or 22, but 21) M L briquetts and as soon as its going good start sprikeling pea coal. Hell, don;t know why I even tend the stove.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Crane/Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Coal Cooker/Mark II

Re: "Real Life" Stove Operation

PostBy: rberq On: Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:40 pm

Always 21 briquettes, eh? I can be a bit like that myself. I might pretend not to count them, but I would cheat. She should try 19 one day, just force herself, no matter how scary it feels.... There will be such a feeling of freedom afterwards! Well, not really, because she will subconsciously adjust the amount of paper and coal a little bit to compensate.... There's no escape! Aaaaarrrrrrrgghhh!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
Coal Size/Type: Nut -- Kimmel/Blaschak/Reading
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Re: "Real Life" Stove Operation

PostBy: titleist1 On: Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:07 am

"(not 20 or 22, but 21) "

And thou shalt count to 21. And thou shalt not count unto 20 and thou shalt not count unto 22, but thou shalt count to 21. :)




A paraphrase of the Holy Hand Grenade scene for the confused.
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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: "Real Life" Stove Operation

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:13 am

[quote="titleist1"]"(not 20 or 22, but 21) "





Absolutely!!! Always use 21!! (if you tried 20..........The stove will blow up!)
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: "Real Life" Stove Operation

PostBy: Charlie Z On: Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:30 am

titleist1 wrote:"(not 20 or 22, but 21) "

And thou shalt count to 21. And thou shalt not count unto 20 and thou shalt not count unto 22, but thou shalt count to 21. :)

A paraphrase of the Holy Hand Grenade scene for the confused.


...as read from the Book of Armaments, verse 4:16-20
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Stove/Furnace Make: Coalbrookdale
Stove/Furnace Model: Darby

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