Multi match club. Who's in?

Re: Multi match club. Who's in?

PostBy: blrman07 On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:48 am

I am humbled by your magnanimous gesture. Where else but on this board could you screw up and get membership in a premier club?? :shock:
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Baseburners & Antiques: rebuilding a 1906 March Brownback Double Heater, using a UMCO 1920's Pot Belly stove in the church
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: Multi match club. Who's in?

PostBy: Dann757 On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:26 am

How did I miss this thread. The old Monticello sits cold as I listen to the Mr. Heater rattle away consuming ng to heat the place. Funny how I get tired at night and neglect to tend the firepot... also have a habit of letting the coal fire burn with too much air. The new smaller fire box still gets ash-bound if I don't tend to it and let the whole mass of coal get lit. I've built a couple of wood fires on top of the whole ash-bound mess and dropped the coal ash down through the ash grate as the wood fire catches. Then I can add coal and keep the fire going if I want to. Usually easier to just retrieve a few unburned lumps, dump the ash and clear the grate; and start over. I've been using "bum charcoal" - cut up pallets :D to start fires with. Always lots of nails left in the ash with this technique; so I toss the ash in the woods for future archaeologists to find. I saw a fitting you can get on Ebay to fill your disposable propane torch off your 20lb bar-b-Q tank, but too cheap to spend the $17. Took a barbeque tank regulator apart and might fit it to an old propane torch to accomplish the same thing. A little reluctant with that experiment...
I start a fresh fire with cardboard underneath wood, and stick the torch up through the grate from the ash door to light it.
Dann757
 

Re: Multi match club. Who's in?

PostBy: titleist1 On: Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:26 pm

i'll be in the multi-match (propane torch) club by wed or thurs. it's already 65* today and supposed to be just as warm tomorrow so i turned off the stoker this morning to save a few buckets.

this will give me a chance to try the kindling can method of lighting up!
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite


Re: Multi match club. Who's in?

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:21 pm

[quote="mr1precision"
I'm sorry michaelanthony, you let that fire go out. :o You see, this club has standards and we can't raise them just for you. That fire had to go out because you did something wrong or had a failure. You are not in the club. :( Keep trying![/quote]
Give me time, give me time, eggsellent..( rolling hands )..eggsellent...
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Multi match club. Who's in?

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:11 pm

I've been running on one grate the last week, lost a bolt to the ash pan and must have dumped it, so the stove has been on the rag, gentle shakes but absolutely no poking. Well this morning I was a little eager ( yah know how it is when you first wake up :woot: ) and put the poker right too her and.......... :( killed it, now waiting too cool so I can clean out and replace the bolt.
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Multi match club. Who's in?

PostBy: mr1precision On: Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:34 pm

I've had several more out fires in the last month due to high temps and low coal in the bin. I didnt want to brag but.... :P
mr1precision
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130

Re: Multi match club. Who's in?

PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:07 pm

Well so far I'm still on my second match :D
I've been burning for about 7 weeks so far without mishap 8-)
I am planning a shut down for flue pipe cleaning here soon though....
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Multi match club. Who's in?

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:46 pm

Power outage last weekend 36 hours, who knew generator would run out of gas once, and shutting Coal-trol down while refrigerator was getting happy with new power source the fire would go out :oops: Nothing like REALLY SICK bride waking you up at 5 AM and saying fire is out :x
One match club is over rated :!:
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: Multi match club. Who's in?

PostBy: mr1precision On: Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:19 pm

2001Sierra wrote:Power outage last weekend 36 hours, who knew generator would run out of gas once, and shutting Coal-trol down while refrigerator was getting happy with new power source the fire would go out :oops: Nothing like REALLY SICK bride waking you up at 5 AM and saying fire is out :x
One match club is over rated :!:


WELCOME TO THE DARK SIDE!
mr1precision
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130

Re: Multi match club. Who's in?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:35 pm

I've been out of the one match club since I shut down in late October because of warm temps. I'll be shutting the stove down in a few days to do some maintenance. I've got those anti-explosion louvre's to put in and the motor on my draft inducer just went; there's a reason why they tell you to mount it level...it's so it doesn't cook the bearing in it...which is exactly what I did, so I need to shut down to replace that.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Multi match club. Who's in?

PostBy: homecomfort On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:40 pm

matches are for patient people. the blow torch + sterno gel = several matches.
homecomfort
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Franco-Belge,+ Penn Stove
Stove/Furnace Model: Normandie, + Chubby

Re: Multi match club. Who's in?

PostBy: mr1precision On: Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:12 pm

Hey all! No offence but when I start my AA-130 (soon) I'm gonna bust out out of this crappy club! :roll: Stay tuned....
mr1precision
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130

Re: Multi match club. Who's in?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:31 pm

I think I might too, since I've joined the girly crew running a STOKER! :D 8-)

So far, so good!
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: Multi match club. Who's in?

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:03 am

I enjoy tossin an extra match or 3 in a year. If I see a good 2 or 3 day stretch in the 50's im lighten up.
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Anthracite

Re: Multi match club. Who's in?

PostBy: WNYRob On: Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:01 am

I almost joined the multi-match club the first day this season. Didn't feed enough coal with the coal trol minimum setting when I first lit it so I almost lost my initial lighting. Once I noticed the impending out fire, there was just a pinky finger tip worth of glow on my grates so I fed full bore till there was a couple inches of fresh coal over the grates and the glow was just enough to ignite the entire width. Haven't looked back since.
WNYRob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker Koker controlled with CoalTrol