first coldish night

first coldish night

PostBy: lobsterman On: Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:15 am

Low 30s here for the first time this season with howling winds, Glenwood No. 6 is loaded with stove coal (just because it is what came out of the bag from my backyard stash), input air shut right down and she purrs, gently warm for the season but not too hot. Stove is right in the prime living space next to kitchen and it does not take much to keep the chill off. Natural convection is awesome. I am not one of these persons that wants it hot. I prefer 68 to 78, both summer and winter. Why waste coal?
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Re: first coldish night

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:56 am

I'm with you on the heat temps. Mine are both idling at 250 or so and it's plenty warm with the outside temp at 31 degrees and 24 last night.
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Re: first coldish night

PostBy: echos67 On: Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:35 am

lobsterman wrote:Low 30s here for the first time this season with howling winds, Glenwood No. 6 is loaded with stove coal (just because it is what came out of the bag from my backyard stash), input air shut right down and she purrs, gently warm for the season but not too hot. Stove is right in the prime living space next to kitchen and it does not take much to keep the chill off. Natural convection is awesome. I am not one of these persons that wants it hot. I prefer 68 to 78, both summer and winter. Why waste coal?


That's great, if it weren't for the other half my house would be a little cooler but we end up around 73 usually with the bedrooms around 68.

How do you find burning stove size in the No 6 ?
Last year I burnt nut size and it worked great but this year I was thinking stove size, just looking for other opinions before ordering 3 ton this year.
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Re: first coldish night

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:41 am

Have to relocate the stove pipe due to the twins...
Twins have delayed project...
good thing NG is cheap and the season has been warm...
But the winter winds are here...
Time to get movin' on the coal...
The heat is much more even...
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Re: first coldish night

PostBy: SteveZee On: Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:09 am

echos67 wrote:
lobsterman wrote:Low 30s here for the first time this season with howling winds, Glenwood No. 6 is loaded with stove coal (just because it is what came out of the bag from my backyard stash), input air shut right down and she purrs, gently warm for the season but not too hot. Stove is right in the prime living space next to kitchen and it does not take much to keep the chill off. Natural convection is awesome. I am not one of these persons that wants it hot. I prefer 68 to 78, both summer and winter. Why waste coal?


That's great, if it weren't for the other half my house would be a little cooler but we end up around 73 usually with the bedrooms around 68.

How do you find burning stove size in the No 6 ?
Last year I burnt nut size and it worked great but this year I was thinking stove size, just looking for other opinions before ordering 3 ton this year.


That's why the cookstove in my house too. The design of the house (due to the added on kitchen/porch) stays cooler than the main house, so when it gets really cold I run the range as well. It evens things up.
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Re: first coldish night

PostBy: echos67 On: Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:05 am

SteveZee wrote:
echos67 wrote:
lobsterman wrote:Low 30s here for the first time this season with howling winds, Glenwood No. 6 is loaded with stove coal (just because it is what came out of the bag from my backyard stash), input air shut right down and she purrs, gently warm for the season but not too hot. Stove is right in the prime living space next to kitchen and it does not take much to keep the chill off. Natural convection is awesome. I am not one of these persons that wants it hot. I prefer 68 to 78, both summer and winter. Why waste coal?


That's great, if it weren't for the other half my house would be a little cooler but we end up around 73 usually with the bedrooms around 68.

How do you find burning stove size in the No 6 ?
Last year I burnt nut size and it worked great but this year I was thinking stove size, just looking for other opinions before ordering 3 ton this year.


That's why the cookstove in my house too. The design of the house (due to the added on kitchen/porch) stays cooler than the main house, so when it gets really cold I run the range as well. It evens things up.


The location I am putting my stove this year (was in an unfinished basement last year) is the coldest part of the house and furthest away from from the living space. I talked to my supplier and he can mix if I would like but thinking for the Glenwood just straight stove size would be good but wanted to be sure before ordering the 3 tons.

Price went up $5.00 per ton, not bad at all :lol:.

I am going to start gathering materials for the hearth build today, pretty fortunate like CapeCoaler and i have the natural gas boiler and warmer temps so far.
echos67
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.

Re: first coldish night

PostBy: lobsterman On: Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:18 pm

Echos,
The No. 6 seems to burn any kind of coal, and I have tried all kinds scrounged from basements here and there. I like nut best. Why? It packs the firepot and cones up nicely, it is easy to shovel, burns long, and is most readily available. The advantage of stove size, it seems, is to be able to get a hotter fire on cold days. I do not see this as an advantage in the No. 6 because it will go hotter than I need it to with nut. I would strongly urge you to find a way to try stove before you commit to a truckload.
Lobsterman
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Re: first coldish night

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:21 pm

Its been consistently cold here in the mid to low 20's at night for the past week or so. DS has been doing a great job keeping us warm.
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Re: first coldish night

PostBy: lobsterman On: Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:32 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:Its been consistently cold here in the mid to low 20's at night for the past week or so. DS has been doing a great job keeping us warm.

Fire, I am glad you are happy with the DS. It seems you got the right stove for your needs.
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Re: first coldish night

PostBy: echos67 On: Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:48 pm

lobsterman wrote:Echos,
The No. 6 seems to burn any kind of coal, and I have tried all kinds scrounged from basements here and there. I like nut best. Why? It packs the firepot and cones up nicely, it is easy to shovel, burns long, and is most readily available. The advantage of stove size, it seems, is to be able to get a hotter fire on cold days. I do not see this as an advantage in the No. 6 because it will go hotter than I need it to with nut. I would strongly urge you to find a way to try stove before you commit to a truckload.
Lobsterman


I think your right and I will grab some stove to try, I already know the nut works very well and it is easy as you say to load and gives great heat with long burn times.

Thanks
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Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.

Re: first coldish night

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:34 pm

lobsterman wrote:
I'm On Fire wrote:Its been consistently cold here in the mid to low 20's at night for the past week or so. DS has been doing a great job keeping us warm.

Fire, I am glad you are happy with the DS. It seems you got the right stove for your needs.


Yeah, it was definitely a good buy. Not that the Chubby wasn't because it was definitely a cool stove. I'd buy another Chubby if I had a small out building I wanted to heat.
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Re: first coldish night

PostBy: SteveZee On: Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:26 am

Well it's under 20 degrees(18) at this moment. High was only 33 yesterday also. The next several days are calling for highs below freezing and teens at night so it's officially winter around here! The 116 is humming along at 425 and the cookstove was about 300 when I checked them at around 4am this morning. I have found that the stove/nut mix works very well in the range. Seems like I get longer burns than I used too with it. The MO116 doesn't seem to care much and mostly eats the stove coal.
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Re: first coldish night

PostBy: lobsterman On: Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:54 pm

Wow you got it cold! 37 here right now but it feels much worse. Been running the No. 6 with primaries closed but going to open them up 1/8 inch or so tonight. Burning nut/stove mix, probably 3/4 nut. Recently saw your restoration thread (back reading for me) on the MO. What a great job on a great stove.
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Re: first coldish night

PostBy: SteveZee On: Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:59 pm

lobsterman wrote:Wow you got it cold! 37 here right now but it feels much worse. Been running the No. 6 with primaries closed but going to open them up 1/8 inch or so tonight. Burning nut/stove mix, probably 3/4 nut. Recently saw your restoration thread (back reading for me) on the MO. What a great job on a great stove.


Thanks LM, Yeah It's a pretty good rig and pretty similar to yours from the base up. Just has the divided back pipe instead of the dual chambered base. We've got a little snow tonight then another couple of cold days with Fridays being the coldest with high of 28 and low of 11! That will be a test. :D
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Re: first coldish night

PostBy: wsherrick On: Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:01 pm

SteveZee wrote:
lobsterman wrote:Wow you got it cold! 37 here right now but it feels much worse. Been running the No. 6 with primaries closed but going to open them up 1/8 inch or so tonight. Burning nut/stove mix, probably 3/4 nut. Recently saw your restoration thread (back reading for me) on the MO. What a great job on a great stove.


Thanks LM, Yeah It's a pretty good rig and pretty similar to yours from the base up. Just has the divided back pipe instead of the dual chambered base. We've got a little snow tonight then another couple of cold days with Fridays being the coldest with high of 28 and low of 11! That will be a test. :D


A mere 11 degrees. Ha, no problem; as you will find out.
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