It's been a while... It'll be another Warm Morning Season

It's been a while... It'll be another Warm Morning Season

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:14 pm

I am saying hello to everyone after not being on the forum in quite some time! So between having my son this year and work driving mad, I forgot about the internet :P . I had no time to work on my coal stoves but I am happy to say that the WM 414A is working well again this season. I am going to pick up a pallet of blaschak this week from NOVA and crank out another season with this little stove. If I happen to come across a good deal on another little stove to put in the kitchen I may buy it. but as for now this 414A will be old faithful. I had the chimney cleaned this year as part of my warranty, although I think in the future I will just do this myself.

I am sorry that I neglected some friends messages on here. I think I need to set up my preferences to email me when I get a PM.

Even though I haven't been on here in some time, I am still as excited about coal stoves as I was when I first came here. In fact I had a nice treat when I went to England for three weeks this year, involving coal and a hand fired stove. A friend of the family had us over for tea one day and he showed me his "Rayburn" . It only uses a little bit of coal and it heats all of the hot water in his house year round, also the stove pipe that he had looked much different than the thin cheap pipe I seem to find here... it just seemed to be a thicker gauge and and was glossy rather than the dull flat black that I have been using. he said it has been that way for year. Anyways, what would be a comprable cook stove to the "Rayburn" cook stoves? Mind you I know nothing about the Rayburn other than the fact that if someone in England has a cook stove, it's most likely a "Rayburn" .

On on a chilly night, which was most, of the Southwest coast in England, Plymouth to be exact, you could smell the burning of coal while we walked home. Although it may not be a pleasent smell to most, it put a big smile on my face :) . Most folks I met on the southwest coast still use coal. I also had the treat of checking out a midevil well in my wife's uncle's living room :lol: I will have to put a picture up of that one.

So it looks like I have a lot to read and catch up on. Again, Hello and it is good to be back! :D
Smokeyja
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 baseheater
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Nut

Re: It's been a while... It'll be another Warm Morning Season

PostBy: echos67 On: Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:25 pm

Hey welcome back, I took the tropical summer off from the board as well.

Sounds like a nice visit you had and it would have been very interesting seeing the use of coal over there, I'm sure the "smell" you referenced would have put a smile on the face of everyone here :D .

The little Summit is still here in the basement not being used, make a trip up and come get it if you can use it.
echos67
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.

Re: It's been a while... It'll be another Warm Morning Season

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:38 pm

I almost PM'd you yesterday & was wondering what your lazy butt has been up to ;) --England huh??? pretty uppity bloak. toothy--- Glad your back sj. Damn son, you missed all the political crap :out: :flush: Don't forget to vote tomorrow.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

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Re: It's been a while... It'll be another Warm Morning Season

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:20 pm

echos67 wrote:Hey welcome back, I took the tropical summer off from the board as well.

Sounds like a nice visit you had and it would have been very interesting seeing the use of coal over there, I'm sure the "smell" you referenced would have put a smile on the face of everyone here :D .

The little Summit is still here in the basement not being used, make a trip up and come get it if you can use it.


Thanks for the Warm welcome! I forgot all about the little Summit!


freetown fred wrote:I almost PM'd you yesterday & was wondering what your lazy butt has been up to ;) --England huh??? pretty uppity bloak. -- Glad your back sj. Damn son, you missed all the political crap :out: :flush: Don't forget to vote tomorrow.


Hey Fred! Honestly I do feel lazy because work has me collapsing when I get home most of the time. I have so much work to do on the house and other projects that sitting on the couch or falling asleep really bothers me when I wake up... But I have learned I need sleep and money so what can you do lol. More coffee?

All of my wifes family needed to see the baby so a long trip was in order and I took it at the perfect time too! If I hadn't have taken a vacation at the time I did I probably would have quit my job.

This year I have escaped all political conversation in all parts of my life haha. I didn't feel like anything I did or said would make a difference this time anyways

All the same I will still vote tomorrow, even if it is to write in my own name :up:

Keith and Fred,

How are both of ya'll doing these days? I am sure by now your stoves have been fired up.
Smokeyja
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 baseheater
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Nut

Re: It's been a while... It'll be another Warm Morning Season

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:34 pm

I been lit for around 3 wks--these old bones don't like when the damp sets into this old stone foundation. Just waitin to see what kinda havoc Mother Nature's gonna throw at us up here Wed & Thurs. You'd think winter was just around the corner ;) My best to the boy & I'm glad you & Mrs sj got to see family & show off the lil guy. :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: It's been a while... It'll be another Warm Morning Season

PostBy: nortcan On: Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:47 pm

Hi Smokey. Nice to have you back on the forum and bravo for the new son.
Seems you made a nice trip oversea, I always wanted to go to England, maybe one of these days...When in N.W. of France in Lille so very near fron England we were supposed to cross the ""river"" :D but time was missing. Now my daughter is back in Québec so the trips are much more shorter :(
Keep on posting and good votation.
nortcan
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

Re: It's been a while... It'll be another Warm Morning Season

PostBy: echos67 On: Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:07 pm

Doing well here Jay,

My stove is out of service right now due to a late season complete restoration, what the hell was i thinking waiting so long :lol: . I am really happy how it is turning out so I can't rush it at this point but it is about 3/4 finished, just minimal items now. I think I may try and begin to fab up a magazine for it this coming weekend, i have some 6" and 8" cast iron pipe on hand but havent checked to see if it will fit yet. I also need to install a hearth on the first floor for the old girl since she doesn't deserve to be in the basement.

I installed a gas boiler this summer and removed the oil fired unit and still have the wood insert in the fireplace but I do miss the Glenwood, I am warm, just not coal warm !
echos67
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.

Re: It's been a while... It'll be another Warm Morning Season

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:52 pm

nortcan wrote:Hi Smokey. Nice to have you back on the forum and bravo for the new son.
Seems you made a nice trip oversea, I always wanted to go to England, maybe one of these days...When in N.W. of France in Lille so very near fron England we were supposed to cross the ""river"" :D but time was missing. Now my daughter is back in Québec so the trips are much more shorter :(
Keep on posting and good votation.


Hey Pierre!

How is that bride doing this season?

echos67 wrote:Doing well here Jay,

My stove is out of service right now due to a late season complete restoration, what the hell was i thinking waiting so long :lol: . I am really happy how it is turning out so I can't rush it at this point but it is about 3/4 finished, just minimal items now. I think I may try and begin to fab up a magazine for it this coming weekend, i have some 6" and 8" cast iron pipe on hand but havent checked to see if it will fit yet. I also need to install a hearth on the first floor for the old girl since she doesn't deserve to be in the basement.

I installed a gas boiler this summer and removed the oil fired unit and still have the wood insert in the fireplace but I do miss the Glenwood, I am warm, just not coal warm !


Let me know how your hearth install goes. I am needing to to extend my hearth and I can't bring myself to just cut out the beautiful antique wood flooring! I was pulling some of the bricks out of the slab on my hearth this evening and it is a lime morter slab of some sort. I need to replace some floor bords in the kitch and bathroom area downstairs so it will be a good time to tear out a section so I can really get under the house and see the state of the base. I can see through a little hole between the hearth and wood flooring when I take one of the bricks out and there is what looks like stone footings but below there is a hole that looks to go very deep under my house.... could be old well or or something. anyways I just have to get the balls to rip my flooring out to install a new hearth.

I have heard that natural gas has gone pretty cheap since they are breaking shale . So sounds like the gas boiler was a good move.
Smokeyja
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 baseheater
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Nut

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