Got the Word Today: No Coal

Re: Got the Word Today: No Coal

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:05 pm

You pretty much just described my house & land lay-out--you will be amazed at the control you can have over your fire, wood or coal with the proper air adjustments--above & below. That bi-metallic flap you put on her is outstanding when burning coal--you just gotta play with her. And most importantly, don't overthink the whole thing--again-patience ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Got the Word Today: No Coal

PostBy: echos67 On: Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:42 pm

Fred, what's that big black thing under the window right of the back door a future grille toothy

I like the old tools on the side of the house :clap: my dad did the same on his privacy fence back in Ohio.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.

Re: Got the Word Today: No Coal

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:51 am

I think I might have inadvertently made this stove a pure coal burner!

It works incredibly well burning straight coal; I did that yesterday with no issues. I deep bedded the ole gal with coal and it performed superbly, it was 85-90 in the house, but not overly unbearable like it was before. But this morning I ran into some issues and thus tossed on a few pieces of wood and things went wacky pretty quickly. It pretty much pegged the temperature gauge on the stove pipe in short order, which I don't particularly care for. When I put the chimney in, I had some metalbestos kicking around and used that, but I am not a huge fan of it, preferring concrete block and chimney liner instead. It was installed correctly, but that metalbestos get really hot at elevated temperatures and I don't really care for that. It is about 100 in the house this morning...I can't imagine how hot my home would be if I used good firewood; this stuff is 100% Ash so it is pretty much junk as far as BTU's go.


The good thing though is that the wife is really starting to appreciate coal more and more...as am I. I am seriously thinking about going back to my old method of putting up firewood...cut it and sell it to some other shmuck that doesn't know better! :-) I used to do that and buy my propane every year, but now I am thinking I'll just buy coal instead. I guess some of us are slow learners! :-)
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: New Yoker WC90
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vogelzang Pot Bellied Stove
Coal Size/Type: Stove/Nut/Pea Anthracite
Other Heating: Munchkin LP Boiler (Back-up)

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Re: Got the Word Today: No Coal

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:31 am

That's not slow NS, all us old wood burners go through it. I think if you continue your experimentation with just coal, that's what you will end up doing--just coal. What kinda problems did you run into this AM?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Got the Word Today: No Coal

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:28 am

Yea Fred what is that black thing by the house? :discuss: You going into barbecue chicken business?
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

Re: Got the Word Today: No Coal

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:21 am

Damn, CAUGHT--I heard we are getting a COL increase on Soc. Sec. $21.00 I think--hell, now I don't have to supplement. Oh wait, they raised my Medicaire part B $25.00. Hell, I was rich for a couple days. Crap, back to the BBQ venture :(
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Got the Word Today: No Coal

PostBy: joeq On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:51 pm

LOL!. Hang in there Fred. when the "new" administration gets seated next yr, oil prices will drop so low, we'll all be selling our stoves. :roll:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

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