Multi match club. Who's in?

Multi match club. Who's in?

PostBy: mr1precision On: Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:59 pm

I just started my AA-130 for the second time....so far. Because of the warm weather I had an out fire a couple of few weeks ago. Last winter was very difficult because of the high temps. I hope we don't have such wild swings in temp again because there's nothing worse than listening to that oil burner running. I was hoping to be in the one match club someday but I dont see that happening anytime soon. So, I'm starting my own club, "The Multi match club"! This is not for those single match snobs! With all the experts here the membership should be pretty low! Whos else is in besides me?
mr1precision
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130

Re: Multi match club. Who's in?

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:55 pm

Im not in yet but by golly im sure ill join soon enough :roll: been burnin bout 7 weeks now on one match
when gretel lites off my chances of joining double 8-)
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: Multi match club. Who's in?

PostBy: mr1precision On: Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:58 pm

I'll be here for ya! :)
mr1precision
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130


Re: Multi match club. Who's in?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:11 pm

What's the story with the outfire? Do you have a timer on that beast?
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

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PostBy: Mark (PA) On: Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:35 pm

Maybe i'm just lucky but I've never had an outfire. I do have a good draft though.

Usually start my unit around Oct 10 and run until the end of May.

6 years so far since I started burning coal. sure do enjoy it.
Mark (PA)
 
Stove/Furnace Make: 1953 EFM SF-520 High Boy
Stove/Furnace Model: Fitzgibbon Boiler

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PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:40 pm

I purposely waited till the end of October to attempt the One Match Club. :oops:
A week later I broke a grate, so now I'm on match number 2 :lol:
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

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PostBy: nortcan On: Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:19 pm

I will be soon: 1 was for the Sunnyside and a second one in a few days/week for the Golden Bride :lol:
nortcan
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

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PostBy: Ed.A On: Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:26 pm

'aven't started the Channing yet, don't go all in til I've seen a forcast of *30 minus for one week stretches at a time....since 07 it's always been around Oct-30th.

Prolly the end of next week according to the latest reports.
Ed.A
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing III/ '94 Stoker II
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Multi match club. Who's in?

PostBy: mr1precision On: Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:49 pm

Rob R. wrote:What's the story with the outfire? Do you have a timer on that beast?

It's a long story but I have a really cappy draft. I usually bump up the thermastat to keep a load on it but I forgot.
mr1precision
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130

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PostBy: blrman07 On: Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:58 pm

No snobbery hear when it comes to match usage. I use at least three a year. Initial lite off in September. The wife likes to stay warm. If it drops below 76 in the house then she starts "I'm cold crank the stove up. "

Over the Thanksgiving holiday I shut the stove down for the pre-winter checkup and clean out to make sure everything is good to go for hard winter burning. Then I shut down when the weather breaks again and it hits 40 which is usually in late February or early March. I shut down, do a quick check and quick clean out again. So at a minimum I use three a year, unless I do something stupid like forget to put coal in the hopper, which normally happens at least twice then I use five a year minimum.

What did I win? Did I win something? Did I huh huh?
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: installing a VC 2310
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: mr1precision On: Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:06 pm

blrman07 wrote:No snobbery hear when it comes to match usage. I use at least three a year. Initial lite off in September. The wife likes to stay warm. If it drops below 76 in the house then she starts "I'm cold crank the stove up. "

Over the Thanksgiving holiday I shut the stove down for the pre-winter checkup and clean out to make sure everything is good to go for hard winter burning. Then I shut down when the weather breaks again and it hits 40 which is usually in late February or early March. I shut down, do a quick check and quick clean out again. So at a minimum I use three a year, unless I do something stupid like forget to put coal in the hopper, which normally happens at least twice then I use five a year minimum.

What did I win? Did I win something? Did I huh huh?

Oh, you won a free membership to our exclusive club. Congrats! :partyhat: :punk: :dancing: :dancing: :clap:
mr1precision
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130

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PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:24 am

Nice club you got here Steve! :D I was going to start a 37 match club last season, but never got around to it. :lol:

I'll be on the multi-match, multi-fuel club this year. I started out in early October burning squares of OSB from the roof deck of the back section of my barn. :D I had 11 sheets to dispose of, so this worked out well. To take the chill off I'd load the firebox of the Harman and let it rip. Temps would soar ... and in 1.5 hours they'd crash. I'd load up one more time and let that go. So 3 hours of red hot burn time would make the house tolerable, and make a bit of hot water. Can't mind that for free. Nothin' like good ol' coal though. It COVERED everything in thick, tarry creosote.

Finally burned the last of it on the 3rd and dumped coal on top of it. It's been going ever since. Nice to have the consistency of 24 hour burn times, over 1.5 hours!

So with the 11 sheets cut into squares, I think I'm on my 8th match. :dancing:
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

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PostBy: steamup On: Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:20 pm

Save matches and waste coal! No Way!!! Count me in.
steamup
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130, Keystoker K-6
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: HS Tarm 502 Wood/Coal/Oil
Coal Size/Type: pea, buck, rice

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PostBy: anthony7812 On: Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:50 pm

I was smart and bought myself some rocks with coal in it. Need I say more :roll: I r Smart. Can I be a part of this club. :surrender:
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

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PostBy: Jst a Vtr On: Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:26 pm

I have got plenty of matches, havent had any fuel oil since 2004, have plenty of coal.
I may be Just a(dumb) Vermonter but I don't like being cold just to save a few matches.
Bill
Jst a Vtr
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Salvo citation, modified as an add on forced hot air
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Duo-matic/Olsen (In workshop)
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut
Other Heating: Oil fired hot air