Greetings

Greetings

PostBy: Fritzi On: Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:11 am

My wife and I recently visited our local stove shop. We've been talking about getting a coal insert for our existing fireplace for a while and decided it was finally time to take the plunge. The shop was selling their display model Harman Magnafire Elite for a great price. We had an inspector come out to make sure our existing fireplace and chimney (which we haven't used in years) was safe and appropriate for the insert. The inspector said everything was A-OK, and we're just waiting to schedule the installation. I've been doing a lot of reading on these forums and have picked up some great advice. Figured it was time to sign up and officially join the ranks as I'm now a confirmed coal-burner-to-be. :-) Thanks for all the good info!!
Fritzi
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnafire Elite

Re: Greetings

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:33 am

Awesome Fritzi, welcome to the forum :D You will love it here!! This is my second year with coal, and I would have had a hard time without this website. Coal is awesome, and after you learn to burn you will also wonder why everyone isn't heating with it :D Where are you located?
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Greetings

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:53 am

Welcome Fritzi. Keep us posted on install. Everybody loves pix :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

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Re: Greetings

PostBy: Fritzi On: Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:31 am

Lightning wrote:Awesome Fritzi, welcome to the forum :D You will love it here!! This is my second year with coal, and I would have had a hard time without this website. Coal is awesome, and after you learn to burn you will also wonder why everyone isn't heating with it :D Where are you located?


Hi Lightning

I live in Schuylkill County, about 4 miles from the Blaschak breaker. I know, I know.... What took me so long? ;-)
Fritzi
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnafire Elite

Re: Greetings

PostBy: Fritzi On: Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:32 am

Oops... Double post. Sorry. :-)
Last edited by Fritzi on Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:55 am, edited 1 time in total.
Fritzi
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnafire Elite

Re: Greetings

PostBy: SteveZee On: Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:42 am

Excellent!
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Greetings

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:10 am

Fritzi wrote:Hi Lightning

I live in Schuylkill County, about 4 miles from the Blaschak breaker. I know, I know.... What took me so long? ;-)


Wow... you shouldn't have any trouble gettin the good stuff :lol:
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Greetings

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:19 am

welcome wow you can almost carry coal home in 5 gal. buckets remember ita easier to carry 2 than 1 haha dont be shy to ask questions these people love to help
buffalo bob
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

Re: Greetings

PostBy: nortcan On: Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:14 pm

Wecome to the forum Fritzi. You will love ant burning, no comparison with wood burning.
nortcan
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

Re: Greetings

PostBy: Fritzi On: Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:11 pm

Thanks folks! We also have a wood burning stove, a really beautiful soapstone stove by Hearthstone, which heats a large portion of our house. However, the living room, where we spend most of our time, is "off the circuit" of heat flow and we've always had to rely on supplemental sources for that room. While I have an unlimited supply of wood, and actually enjoy cutting and splitting it, I don't really have the time or energy to feed TWO hungry wood stoves. ;-) Looking forward to this winter and seeing the comparison.
Fritzi
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnafire Elite

Re: Greetings

PostBy: Stngllhm On: Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:37 pm

I'm betting after you get the coal stove figured out you will be replacing the wood stove. :-)
Stngllhm
 
Stove/Furnace Make: US Stove
Stove/Furnace Model: Hot Blast 1557m

Re: Greetings

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:54 pm

I burned a wood fire in my Hitzer last night, nice high heat (600 degrees) but burns out way too fast. I'm not into getting up at 1am and feeding the stove more wood.
EarthWindandFire
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer model 75.
Other Heating: Oil and Natural Gas.

Re: Greetings

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:21 pm

EarthWindandFire wrote:I burned a wood fire in my Hitzer last night, nice high heat (600 degrees) but burns out way too fast. I'm not into getting up at 1am and feeding the stove more wood.



1am reloads are annoing
carlherrnstein
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: combustioneer model 77B
Coal Size/Type: pea stoker/Ohio bituminous

Re: Greetings

PostBy: Fritzi On: Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:59 pm

That's the great thing about my Hearthstone... Load it up before bed, the soapstone holds the heat all night and there's always a nice bed of coals in the morning to get it going again. :-) Really, to me, its the perfect wood stove. Darn pretty, to boot!! I understand the sentiment, but I don't see me giving it up any time soon. I truly love the smell of the wood smoke and split timber. Maybe some day when my back and shoulders finally give out on me, but I've got a few years of cutting and splitting left in me before I completely switch over. :-)
Fritzi
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnafire Elite

Re: Greetings

PostBy: echos67 On: Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:37 pm

Welcome Fritzi, glad to have you on the forums.
Don't tell anyone but I still burn some wood myself for the same reasons as you mentioned. I think my favorite is when I come home after being out for awhile and I smell the smoke from the wood burning. One of the nice things about burning wood a little like I do is I don't have to worry about full time cutting, splitting, stacking, restacking when the damn stack falls over, storing until seasoned, moving to the porch, moving to the stove, and cleaning up the mess and bugs. I currently have 5 cords of black locust and mulberry seasoned with a little maple mixed in, so I should be good for what 10 years :D .

When you burn coal, forget everything about burning wood as it does not apply to burning coal.

I do like the Hearthstone stoves although I don't have one, they are good looking stoves for sure and I can only imagine how well the soapstone holds the heat.

Make sure as said to post plenty of pictures, we love those.
echos67
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.

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