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

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

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:05 pm

Looks like cold weather after that .... just put on a sweater until then ...

How bout others? Started up yet or holding out?
davidmcbeth3
 
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

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

PostBy: Qball On: Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:57 pm

Started and went about a week, but shut down when it was almost 70 out. I'll give it another week or so and see.
Qball
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: Rice

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

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:32 pm

I fired up last week ... but not burning coal. Had to get rid of 11 sheets of OSB ... :lol: Heated my house & hot water in the process. 8-)

Once all that is gone I'll toss coal on top & let her fly for the season IF it's cold enough. If not I'm sure I can scrounge up some more trash to burn ... :D
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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: Date is Set for Start-up - 28th of October

PostBy: EasyRay On: Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:28 am

I fired up last week. These old bones and arthritis just can't take that raw and damp feeling anymore. I didn't know how much I missed that little bit of heat until I fired up.
Now I'm just on Idle at 110º stack temperature. I should be good from now till April. :D
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: ONEDOLLAR On: Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:33 am

I fired up around 10 days ago, off and on, but not burning coal now. Just tossing some small pieces in the SoapStone to take the chill out of the house when needed now. Judging from the forecast I probably won't start with the coal 100% till around Nov 1st now. Then again things could change. :idea:

Smitty... Love all that coal you have stacked up in the kitchen. You are a man after my own heart! :P
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: Lightning On: Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:25 pm

Thats his kichen?! :|


October 28th, looking good :D I'm keeping the chill off with the wood pellet insert in the mean time.
Mid 60s and even a high of 75 on Thursday :!: Low 40's for a high after the 28th 8-)
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

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

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:36 pm

Nope, that's not Mr & Mrs SMITTY's kitchen. That's the frogs room. :clap: toothy I'm with EasyRay on all this--guess I'm just becoming an old sissy. ;)
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: EarthWindandFire On: Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:39 pm

I predict a cold and bitter winter, God knows I bought the Hitzer and wants to test my faith........in coal. ;)
EarthWindandFire
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer model 75. (sold)
Other Heating: Oil Furnace and Kerosene Heaters.

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

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:25 pm

The oil burner in that photo pains me...
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

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

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:39 pm

Awww.. started it up today ... the wet weather and cold nights are coming a few days earlier than I originally thought ..
davidmcbeth3
 
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

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

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:54 pm

Sissy Ass :clap: toothy
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: davidmcbeth3 On: Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:27 pm

freetown fred wrote:Sissy Ass :clap: toothy



That's "warm sissy ass" :D
davidmcbeth3
 
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

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

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:10 am

Yep - Fred's right - that's the frog room. :D

This is an old pic - he's alot bigger now .... :lol:

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

PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:20 am

I lit last night :) I had planned to do it on the 28th but instead of lighting the pellet stove, felt the urge to start burning the black diamonds. I think I have a new addiction, I felt like a kid at Christmas lol. So unless something unforeseen comes up, its staying lit! Got it burning low and slow for the moderate weather. We have about 125 degrees on the pipe, 200 over the load door and drafting a .025 WC. This is the first burn with the block chimney and its doing a fine job :)

Ashley (my furnace's name) said she had a nice rest over the summer and was happy to be making heat again!
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

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

PostBy: Bootstrap On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:08 am

yea. Still way to warm up in northern CT to light.
Bootstrap
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 30-95