Family affair

Family affair

PostBy: joeq On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:08 pm

Finally, my Christmas vacation begins. (Week and a half off). The past few weeks or so, my work required me to be there longer hours than normal. Which meant I wouldn't be home as much to tend to the Surdiac. When I lit off the stove on a Thursday after work, and kept it running thru the weekend, I figured it would go out by the time I got home from work on Monday. I mean, we're talking over 12 hrs later. haven't gotten my stove to run more than 6-7 hrs B4. Besides, the temps were to begin to climb to daytime highs of almost 50*. However, when I returned home that Mon. nite, I found the stove blazing away, and the house a comfortable 72*. One of my 16 yr old twin daughters took the time to poke and clean the grates, and refill the hopper. Since then, I taught my wife and daughter how to adjust the thermostat and MPD, (if needed), to maintain a constant flame. Many mornings following, they awoke B4 me, and were able to take a coal bed barely alive, and bring it back to its full glory. Takes some of the work off me, (which is a good thing). I guess they're spoiled now, and going back to oil, with a thermostat set at 65* and wrapped in blankets while watching the "boob-tube", isn't as appealing as it used to be. :)
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: Family affair

PostBy: Boots On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:53 pm

congrats, now if i could even get my wife to just go into the basement to look at the coal boiler i' d be getting somewhere.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: KA-6 In the basement........
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Re: Family affair

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:02 pm

The one thing I love about my wife is that she will try anything, and tending the wood/coal stove is one thing she will try. Coal is still giving her fits, but she at least tries.

Glad you can have some of the pressure off you.
NoSmoke
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: New Yoker WC90
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vogelzang Pot Bellied Stove
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Re: Family affair

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:55 pm

I put up an ad. in our local grocery store, yep pretty tiny, but one of my requirements was--" must be familier with tending a hand fired coal stove" sure, go ahead & laugh, I had 4 responses. Problem turned out that they liked the Hitzer 50-93 more then me. SOB--I don't get no respect. toothy
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Family affair

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:09 pm

must be familier with tending a hand fired coal stove


You need to raise your game... Wanted hot woman with coal stove - please send pics of coal stove.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 110K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93, Jotul 507
Baseburners & Antiques: Red Cross Invader 2
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Family affair

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:10 pm

must be familier with tending a hand fired coal stove


Wanted hot woman with coal stove - please send pics of coal stove. You might come across a Wherle #100.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 110K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93, Jotul 507
Baseburners & Antiques: Red Cross Invader 2
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Family affair

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:11 pm

freetown fred wrote:I put up an ad. in our local grocery store, yep pretty tiny, but one of my requirements was--" must be familier with tending a hand fired coal stove" sure, go ahead & laugh, I had 4 responses. Problem turned out that they liked the Hitzer 50-93 more then me. SOB--I don't get no respect. toothy


That is Priceless :P
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
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Re: Family affair

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:05 pm

freetown fred wrote:I put up an ad. in our local grocery store, yep pretty tiny, but one of my requirements was--" must be familier with tending a hand fired coal stove" sure, go ahead & laugh, I had 4 responses. Problem turned out that they liked the Hitzer 50-93 more then me. SOB--I don't get no respect. toothy

...lmao :funny:
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