One match club : 2012-2013 season

Re: One match club : 2012-2013 season

PostBy: EasyRay On: Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:58 pm

Started burning on October 8th and still going strong. Nice and toasty here. This is my 6th season with this stove. I thought my last stove was easy to manage but this one is even easier. Except for 2 or 3 days this season, I've been on a steady once a day shake and load schedule. Life is good. :D
EasyRay
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000
Coal Size/Type: Pea,Nut or Stove

Re: One match club : 2012-2013 season

PostBy: newbie in ny On: Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:39 pm

I'm still in, started the end of October
newbie in ny
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker 160
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite

Re: One match club : 2012-2013 season

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:11 pm

I'm out of the club for the first time in 6 years. If it matters, I had to go out of town for couple days during one of our many 50* plus days in DEC so I let it go out. No one was going to be home to watch the stove and I didn't want to lose the draft and come home to dead animals so it's the Multi-match club for me this year. Bummer, but there's always next year. :D Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I


Re: One match club : 2012-2013 season

PostBy: PRengert On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:56 pm

I'm still in - started Oct 1.

Almost lost the fire this morning when we lost power for 3 hours. I kept it alive by feeding coal manually.
PRengert
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6

Re: One match club : 2012-2013 season

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:13 pm

PRengert wrote:I'm still in - started Oct 1.

Almost lost the fire this morning when we lost power for 3 hours. I kept it alive by feeding coal manually.


Tremendous! Great to hear that it didn't go out.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: One match club : 2012-2013 season

PostBy: hank2 On: Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:23 am

Still going from Oct 27th fire up. I did have a couple short 2 or 3 day test runs earlier with intentional shut downs.
Want to shut down one of these days to install a different baro damper and a draft guage. It sure won't be this week, with lows in the 9 -16 degree range!
hank2
hank2
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1400 WH ciculator; Warm Morning 500 and 1880's small cannon in reserve
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: small New Yorker oil fired boiler; used for domestic HW

Re: One match club : 2012-2013 season

PostBy: Beeman On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:48 am

I am still in the club. Even went away for a weekend. Chugging along...
Beeman
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

Re: One match club : 2012-2013 season

PostBy: LiftedAWDAstro On: Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:33 am

LiftedAWDAstro wrote:Still in here. Fired the Koker on Oct 11th. Still purring along. :D


I was until yesterday when we shut it down for a thorough cleaning. I don't use matches so does it really count? I use a propane torch. :D
LiftedAWDAstro
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker 160
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker

Re: One match club : 2012-2013 season

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:40 am

Dear stove Gods,

Could you do a brother a solid? How about a rookie season mulligan? :cry2:

Waldo :flush:
waldo lemieux
 
Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: s-20

Re: One match club : 2012-2013 season

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:48 am

No way neighbor, this ain't politics. :clap: toothy
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: One match club : 2012-2013 season

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:54 am

Fred,

Do ya think you might change your mind in the spring when your heart thaws a tad? Too, if this was politics I wouldnt have admitted the outfire ; can you say coverup? Have a good day neighbor :D

Waldo
waldo lemieux
 
Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: s-20

Re: One match club : 2012-2013 season

PostBy: fastcat On: Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:13 pm

Fred you really get grumpy toward the end of winter. :roll:
fastcat
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Nut/Stove Mix

Re: One match club : 2012-2013 season

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:18 pm

Hell George--end of, start of, during---WTF--it's just my happy spot :nana: :clap: toothy .
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: One match club : 2012-2013 season

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:41 pm

Almost lost it. :oops: I have gotten to an area in my coal bin where it seems to be half lump coal and half black sand (fines). I am trying to burn it since I paid for it. A few days ago I got up in the morning to a weak looking fire. I shook it down good so it could breath, but the coal comming down from the hopper must have had to much of the fine crap in it. The fire contunued to barely glow down amongst the new coals. I opended the ash door wide open and it still would not spread or liven up. I shut the ash door than night before I went to bed, expecting the fire to be out in the morning. When I got up the house was cold but there was still a little warmth in the stove. Under closer inspection I could see a few dull red coals deep in the bed. I hated to loose my standing in the One Match Club so I came up with an idea that just might save my fire.

I opened the ash door all the way again, closed the draft on the back of the stove an placed a small box fan right up touching the front of the stove and aimed into the ash pit. I turned the fan on high. I kept my eye on the Carbon Monoxide detector. I'll be darned if that little bit of fire didn't start glowing brighter and then spread within minutes.

I am now scooping coal from around the edges of the pile where the big chunks hang out. If I can keep it going for the nest two or three weeks I will have made it into the OMC for the second time ever. Now what do I do with the big part of the pile of coal that has what appears to be about 50% fines and 50% chunks :?: I am not too happy about this situation and will probably call my coal dealer and see if I can get some compensation for the useless fines in my pile and idealy but not likely get some help in gettin maybe 1000 pounds of fines out of my cellar :mad:
grizzly2
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.

Re: One match club : 2012-2013 season

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:49 pm

We are still in! decided to not do a mid season clean out.... I cant wait to see the pipe 8-)
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska


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