Date is Set for Start-up - 28th of October

Re: Date is Set for Start-up - 28th of October

PostBy: EasyRay On: Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:24 pm

Canaan coal man wrote:Got mine going last night.
MY first time ever dealing with coal. A co-worker talked me into it.
Hey, anything to help the oil bill......



Welcome! I'll bet this is one decision you won't ever regret. :)
EasyRay
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000
Coal Size/Type: Pea,Nut or Stove

Re: Date is Set for Start-up - 28th of October

PostBy: Canaan coal man On: Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:08 am

Thanks u all for the warm welcome. I closed on my house last feb. I spent $1500 alone in oil for the house and hot water from feb to middle of april . :mad: We all know how warm the spring was here too!!
I was going to do the wood thing because I grew up on wood, but I have a co worker that talked me into coal.
So far Im glad he did. coal is about the same price as wood for around here, but its keeping my 2000sq ft house warmer at 70* Plus theres no cutting, splitting, stacking. I can spend that time I saved at work makeing over time. :idea:
Canaan coal man
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing III Top Vent

Re: Date is Set for Start-up - 28th of October

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:58 am

CCM

While coal may be the same price as wood. (ton v cord) I have found that a ton of coal provides the same measure of heat as close to 2 cords of wood. So coal is actualy much cheaper. Not to mention the ease of use and less wear and tear on the body! 8-)

Many of us here on this great forum are former wood burners and some us still do burn a little wood here and there. Love the smell of a wood fire myself.
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite


Re: Date is Set for Start-up - 28th of October

PostBy: Canaan coal man On: Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:34 am

Because im new to coal My biggest worrie is a hopper fire or C O exposer. I have a mark2 manometer placed on the straight of the pipe right after the stove and about 18' from a T. In the T there is a field control type M barometric damper. After the T is a 90* out the wall to over 12 ft of stanless chimny. I know befor I started my stove when the house was warm and it was cold outside the manometer would read .01 buy itself so I know I have a good draft. with the stove running it holds the requierd .04 pretty well. Iv also replaced a hopper gasket and sealed the gasket with high temp silicon. For the co part I have two detectors on in the stove room and one in the room next to the stove. Iv done every thing in my power to prevent these problems, and will just have to learn to trust it. Little scared leaving the house yesterday with a running stove. :cry:
Canaan coal man
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing III Top Vent

Re: Date is Set for Start-up - 28th of October

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:13 am

Ccm like anything, there are a set of guidelines for burning coal safely--YOU, have, from what you are saying, met & surpassed ALL those guidelines ;) On the other hand, you might just like to over-think & worry about stuff. Give yourself a break & live, love & be happy. There are ways to hook up a camera system to cell or computer & keep an eye on things 24/7/365-- :clap: toothy Dude, lighten up on yourself
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Date is Set for Start-up - 28th of October

PostBy: Canaan coal man On: Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:29 am

Ya i know im a bit of a worrie wort when it comes to stuff like this.
If i know myself corectlly, after week of useing the stove it will be second nature
And i wont even think about it. :)
Canaan coal man
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing III Top Vent


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