Enjoying the comfort

Enjoying the comfort

PostBy: AlmostThere On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:49 pm

As mentioned a week ago I recently got the itch to purse an additional heat source and I must say I am falling in love with coal. I love the house being a comfy 77 degrees (well to hot for me, but the wife is happy). So here is my question: What is a good consistant heat that my stove should be running at? I noticed I can adjust it to run any where between 250 - 350 for any period of time. So what is a good temp? ;)
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Stove/Furnace Make: DS
Stove/Furnace Model: Basement #4

Re: Enjoying the comfort

PostBy: Coalfire On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:59 pm

what ever you need to be comfortable, They will handle 600* constant on the top measuered behind the hopper.


You got a way to go yet :D


Eric


On a side note I did ask what is to hot, and DS said if it is glowing red you should back it off a little, I think they were juat having fun :lol:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 96K btu Circulator
Coal Size/Type: Nut

Re: Enjoying the comfort

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:04 pm

the best temp is the one that keeps the wife happy 8-) but also I found that with a thermometer on the stove top and one on the stove pipe before the baro, I can see what is more efficient for me.

if my stove top is 400 and the flue pipe is 175 or if stove top is 300 and flue pipe is 85 then the 300 is more efficient :)
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Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

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Re: Enjoying the comfort

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:27 pm

I have a furnace type hand fed. While we have mild temperatures outside, I have 200 degrees over the load door and about 130 on the flue pipe (about 16 inches from the outlet). Later this season when we get into the real cold, I'll run about 300 degrees over the load door and about 160 on the flue pipe. Everybody's temps will be different simply because every set up has so many variables :)
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

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