My first time...

My first time...

PostBy: Fritzi On: Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:34 pm

ATTENTION PLEASE!!!

The Blue Ladies are dancing. I repeat, the Blue Ladies are dancing.

That is all. :-D
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Fritzi
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnafire Elite

Re: My first time...

PostBy: lsayre On: Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:38 pm

Looking good there. Nothing beats the warmth of coal!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: My first time...

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:57 pm

NICE! I do miss the blue ladies :x The new stoker just isn't the same in the fire looks department, as the old hand fed.
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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

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Re: My first time...

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:17 am

Oh I wish I had a glass door, I must live vicariously through others. I have no glass. :( :roll:
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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: My first time...

PostBy: Lightning On: Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:12 am

michaelanthony wrote:Oh I wish I had a glass door, I must live vicariously through others. I have no glass.


I don't either, so I'll take pictures :lol: :lol:
Fritzi wrote:ATTENTION PLEASE!!!

The Blue Ladies are dancing. I repeat, the Blue Ladies are dancing.

That is all.


Those are some HOT ladies partner 8-)
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: My first time...

PostBy: Fritzi On: Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:09 am

So.... 9 hours after starting the fire....

Stove is idling along at about 275*. Living room has remained a constant 74* throughout the night. More amazing, the temperature in the KITCHEN has risen steadily and sits at 68*. :!: Still have a beautiful glowing bed of coals. Haven shaken it yet, but I will before I leave for work. Opened the ash door a crack to see how things looked and the fire spruced right up. I remain hopeful. :-D
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnafire Elite

Re: My first time...

PostBy: Fritzi On: Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:29 pm

A full 3 weeks later and we're still cruising right along. Can't honestly believe the difference my insert has made in the comfort of our house. :-D Even today, with temps in the 20's and the wind howling, we're comfortably in the mid-70's. Next challenge is tomorrow. We're visiting friends overnight and I'm curious to see if the fire will still be going when we get home. Wish me luck... ;-)
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnafire Elite

Re: My first time...

PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:41 pm

just before you leave, shake it down real good, load it way, way up with the black stuff and then throttle back the air to a smidge more than a whisper.....


even if it is real,real low when you get back, the challenge is to see if you can get it re-kindled without using a match!
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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: My first time...

PostBy: Boots On: Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:59 pm

titleist1 wrote:just before you leave, shake it down real good, load it way, way up with the black stuff and then throttle back the air to a smidge more than a whisper.....


even if it is real,real low when you get back, the challenge is to see if you can get it re-kindled without using a match!


between "load it way up" and "throttle back the air"

dont forget to let her get going really good. you dont want to have a big boom!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Burnham SFB 101 (sold)

Re: My first time...

PostBy: Fritzi On: Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:06 pm

Right!!
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
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Re: My first time...

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:12 pm

Looks real good there.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: My first time...

PostBy: wsherrick On: Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:15 pm

2001Sierra wrote:NICE! I do miss the blue ladies :x The new stoker just isn't the same in the fire looks department, as the old hand fed.


Simple solution to that problem.
wsherrick
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: My first time...

PostBy: Fritzi On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:34 pm

30+ unattended burn. No problem in the least. Could have idled along for several more hours. :-) And the house wasn't even freezing cold when we walked in. In fact, I'm sure I could have turned the air down even further. Very, very pleased! :-D
Fritzi
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnafire Elite

Re: My first time...

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:55 pm

Fritzi wrote:30+ unattended burn. No problem in the least. Could have idled along for several more hours. :-) And the house wasn't even freezing cold when we walked in. In fact, I'm sure I could have turned the air down even further. Very, very pleased! :-D


Excellent! How much coal does your stove hold?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: My first time...

PostBy: Fritzi On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:38 pm

Haven't actually weighed it Larry, but I suspect I got close to 40 lbs in there. I really loaded it up before we left. Nearly two full hods.
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