freetown fred wrote:"You know all the nuance of your stove and chimneys." -----And that's the most important part of this whole coal burning venture!! Tired don't come close to cuttin it!
coalnewbie wrote:I'm absolutely exhausted too. Every single morning without fail I have to load my AnthraKing AK 110 hopper with about 4 buckets of coal and on a bad day that can take as much as 40 seconds. As if that was not enough I have to bend over and open the ash door and change the pan at least every other day - another 30 seconds taken from my life I can never get back. All this while wondering if the coffee is ready yet. I just can't take this pressure for ever, I'm starting to crack. My wife tells me no one likes a wise a$$. What does she mean by that? Damn, my book "Hydronics for fools" slammed shut, I think I was on page 700 or so, I forget. Don't you hate it when that happens? Guess I will have to start again, just as well the author lost me on page 2.
samhill wrote:I've already needed my morning cup of coffee so bad I put everything together except putting the pot underneath, it sure does smell good & strong but not fun to clean up when you still need that first cup.
Wood'nCoal wrote:I have left the house and driven a few miles, then turned around and drove back because I can't remember if I shut the ashpan door on the handfed........
Richard S. wrote:samhill wrote:I've already needed my morning cup of coffee so bad I put everything together except putting the pot underneath, it sure does smell good & strong but not fun to clean up when you still need that first cup.
ROFL... I've done that a lot and the worse part is you have to wait longer for that coffee.
samhill wrote:Joeq, don't know if your married or not but all I would have to do is tell my wife to never leave the door open & she would make sure that I never took so much as one step away before she would be yelling at me about closing it.
joeq wrote:With all the "near miss" concerns of the "infamous" open ash pan door, has there ever been a "non-human" device, (or non-electrical), that's been manufactured, to warn of impending "doom"? I know Murphys law states "build a fool proof system, and only a "fool" will use it." But I'm wondering if flashing lites, or an irritating beeper might be somewhat beneficial. Then again, those ideas sound electrical, and don't think components such as those would survive the extreme heat conditions associated with a coal stove. And me personally am not a fan of excessive wiring running "amuck", if a mechanical solution is more feasible.