Yay!! First anthracite in three seasons!

Yay!! First anthracite in three seasons!

PostBy: BDHodson On: Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:06 am

Finally...

I've been "advocating" (arguing is more accurate) against wood for that long. Our recent switch in homeowner insurance was the catalyst that caused our recent return to coal. They won't insure us if we use wood in our Hitzer model 82 as it's only rated for coal. Win-win, I say.

No more chain saw. No more spitting. No more 4 hour stokings. No more wood smoked back yard. Warm feet in the morning.
BDHodson
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: Model 82

Re: Yay!! First anthracite in three seasons!

PostBy: homecomfort On: Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:55 am

the coal stove in my living room has almost become a household member. there to greet in the morning with glow and warmth, does not require alot of attention, "stoke it and forget it" for 10-12 hours. cheap to run, kind of entertaining, very lucky to be in the one area of the country to have the anthracite alternative to wood burning.
homecomfort
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Franco-Belge,+ Penn Stove
Stove/Furnace Model: Normandie, + Chubby

Re: Yay!! First anthracite in three seasons!

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:58 am

Yep got to love it! :D My two are cruising along and it's quite toasty on the coast.
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

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Re: Yay!! First anthracite in three seasons!

PostBy: Bruce M On: Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:25 pm

Just wondering why it was you went to wood from coal to begin with.
Bruce M
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1627 basement stove

Re: Yay!! First anthracite in three seasons!

PostBy: Smoker858 On: Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:17 pm

good move and welcome to the hood
Smoker858
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Baseburners & Antiques: Reading Stove Works Penn circa 1900
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: nat gas
Stove/Furnace Make: HITZER
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

Re: Yay!! First anthracite in three seasons!

PostBy: SteveZee On: Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:57 am

homecomfort wrote:the coal stove in my living room has almost become a household member. there to greet in the morning with glow and warmth, does not require alot of attention, "stoke it and forget it" for 10-12 hours. cheap to run, kind of entertaining, very lucky to be in the one area of the country to have the anthracite alternative to wood burning.

Absolutely HC. My two feel like charicters in the family also. They both have names and generate alot of chat when people are over visiting. The cookstove has always been the centerpiece in the kitchen and naturally was gravitated to in the winters.
You are lucky to be in the area for access to high quality ant coal too! Very little choice up here and what there is, is pretty generic (pricey too). Still and all the switch from wood for me was a long time coming and was due to access to a decent source and my woodsplitter not being all that much fun anymore. ;) For years I talked myself into the fact that wood and all of it's vagaries was my workout routine.
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

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