Our first coal fire of the season.

Our first coal fire of the season.

PostBy: Ops164 On: Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:36 pm

It's that time of year again, hauled in some nut coal and got the Harman going. It's about 77* in the house, so I got a bit carried away with getting the fire going. Time for me to pop in here again as well.

No repairs needed, just cleaned up the stove and lit it off. I forgot how much heat this thing puts out..


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Ops164
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harmon
Stove/Furnace Model: Mk III

Re: Our first coal fire of the season.

PostBy: nortcan On: Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:40 pm

Always nice to make the first year fire. Don't forget some photos :)
nortcan
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

Re: Our first coal fire of the season.

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:52 pm

I lit my hand fed today as well, but first I hauled it outside and gave it a paint job. Once back inside and reconnected to the chimney I had windows open and a fan in one of the windows. If you look at the one photo you can actually see the paint curing where the fire is. You can see the line of the baffle and the cool spot where the ash compartment is.
Pay no attention to the wonder board hearth, the stone work is in the plans for next summer...finally!
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Didn't take her long to find that warm spot!
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Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

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Re: Our first coal fire of the season.

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:21 pm

And ready for another handfired season W'nC :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Our first coal fire of the season.

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:33 pm

Yep. As you may know the EFM is feeding a heat exchanger in the forced-air furnace, the hand fed provides a nice radiant heat source to even out the temperature swings in this drafty old barn. :D
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Our first coal fire of the season.

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:14 am

That sure is a nice stove, WnC. I like the handles. I'd love to give the DS a fresh coat of paint. But at 600 pounds there's no way I'm dragging it back outside by myself to do it. Told the wife that if it gets repainted it'll be in the house.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Our first coal fire of the season.

PostBy: franco b On: Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:53 am

I'm On Fire wrote:That sure is a nice stove, WnC. I like the handles. I'd love to give the DS a fresh coat of paint. But at 600 pounds there's no way I'm dragging it back outside by myself to do it. Told the wife that if it gets repainted it'll be in the house.

Rust-olium makes brush on as well as spray paint. Works very well and easy to do in the house.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Our first coal fire of the season.

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:47 pm

Thank you, it's the "baby" of the Harman Magnafire line, 325 LBS. I was able to roll it outside on the hand truck, although the solid tires were making odd squishing sounds. The reason for the paint job was one of the cats developed a fondness for peeing on it when she went into heat. It had rust all around the bottom. The cat has since had her snippy operation.

You can paint your stove in place with the can of paint and a brush, that's what I'm going to do with the Fisher insert, no way am I moving that out the door just for a paint job.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

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