Magic Words!

Magic Words!

PostBy: DennisH On: Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:14 pm

Escanaba, MI. Yesterday it was 50degF. Today it is 10 degF. Wife walks in form work today and simply says "coal fire tonight?" Now those are sweet words to hear!!
DennisH
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Yukon-Eagle Klondike IV
Other Heating: Propane

Re: Magic Words!

PostBy: CoaLen On: Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:28 pm

Life is good when you can keep the wife warm and happy! :lol:
CoaLen
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: Magic Words!

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:33 pm

Tonight?

You're behind! Some of us have burning for more than a month. :)

Got a nice easy 30 hours out of the Mk II yesterday. Probably could have gone 8 more but that would have put the tending in the middle of my nap time and I'm not going to do that!
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

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Re: Magic Words!

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:13 am

October 11 fire started with stove in basement family room, which tends to need heat before upstairs. Wife even opens the bedroom window some nites :roll: Keystoker 90 idles when necessary, and throttles up as needed.
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: Magic Words!

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:49 am

Yep, started early Oct also & like jpete, idled down real nice, could easily get a 30 + burn between tending.This old stone foundation sucks up the damp & stays cold without the Hitzer making her yearly appearance. I guess with snow on the ground this AM & 26* it might be time to start light tending every 12 hrs. These old bones don't like all that cold inside, let er stay where she belongs--OUTSIDE :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Magic Words!

PostBy: DennisH On: Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:13 am

Yes, yes, you are all correct - I am behind. Part of the reason is that I still live in the Lower Peninsula, until next June, and she & daughter in the Upper. While daughter is a VERY accomplished wood and coal tender with our furnace, DW is a hot bod by nature and doesn't like it when the coal furnace is cranking out BTUs unless it's below 30degF outside for a daytime high. When between 30 & 50 outside it's a wood fire in the furnace. When it's over 50 for daytime high it's the radiant heat from our well-glassed southern exposure and/or the propane furnace to take the chill off. But with the wind whipping @ 40mph and snow to boot, she didn't have to tell me twice to get the furnace going with coal! Just shook down after a 15 hour burn, and it's purring away on the fresh load. :D :D

For the ladies on the forum: I do as I'm told by DW!! I spent 30 years in the military and I know how to follow orders!! :shock: Plus, she's a peach!
DennisH
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Yukon-Eagle Klondike IV
Other Heating: Propane

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