North Easters

North Easters

PostBy: joeq On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:58 pm

OK all you (us) New Englanders, the parties over. Don't get too used to these 45* days, cause after tomorrow, the frigid air is returning. (Finally). My stoves been off for a couple weeks now, and my oil tank has been (fortunately) dropping slowly. Usually in past winters, (not last year either), I've needed to fill my oil tank in January. Since the coal stove install, I can see the difference. My oil tank is still over 1/2 full. It's a bit temperamental using my Surdiac, but I'm enjoying the learning curve, (thanx to all you responders), and know in the future I can only go up. (I hope). For now, I'll play with this stove for a while. As for the next week of below freezing winter, Bring It On! Enjoy. :D
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: North Easters

PostBy: Storm On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:30 pm

I am in northern Wisconsin. We have been enjoying a few 40 degree days. Now the wind is 30 to 40 mph, and the temp is to take a dive to -7 tonight Saturday-Sunday. Monday schools are to be closed because of the wind chill down to -30 below, but beside that my newly install Harman 1 is just humming along at 475 degrees. The baro is working beautiful thanks to the wonderful coal specialist that this forum supports. Presently I get 24 to 30 hour burn at 475 degrees on one 40 lb bag of Blaahak nut and about 1/4 of stove coal. It has taken me a few weeks to understand the problems I've had getting this stove to work. Before this stove, I've used a VC Vigilant 1 with the coal conversion kit. Very different stoves. So Joeq we are with others enjoying mother nature's fury with coal heat. George :roll:
Storm
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark 1& 111
Baseburners & Antiques: Coal Kitchen heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut & stove
Stove/Furnace Make: Vermont Cast. Vig. '79 w/coal

Re: North Easters

PostBy: joeq On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:00 pm

Storm wrote: beside that my newly install Harman 1 is just humming along at 475 degrees. The baro is working beautiful thanks to the wonderful coal specialist that this forum supports. Presently I get 24 to 30 hour burn at 475 degrees on one 40 lb bag of Blaahak nut and about 1/4 of stove coal. It has taken me a few weeks to understand the problems I've had getting this stove to work. Before this stove, I've used a VC Vigilant 1 with the coal conversion kit. Very different stoves. So Joeq we are with others enjoying mother nature's fury with coal heat. George :roll:


And the happy baro owners keep uniting. Chalk up another 1 for this device. I'm becoming more and more convinced this is the way to go.(Next season). Got a few more cold weeks around here to experiment before the time is over. George, I guess your cold front is blowing this way. Enjoy.
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

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Re: North Easters

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:59 am

I've been on E for months as far as the oil tank, but I've got plenty o' coal. :mrgreen:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: North Easters

PostBy: dcrane On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:51 am

joeq wrote:OK all you (us) New Englanders, the parties over. Don't get too used to these 45* days, cause after tomorrow, the frigid air is returning. (Finally). My stoves been off for a couple weeks now, and my oil tank has been (fortunately) dropping slowly. Usually in past winters, (not last year either), I've needed to fill my oil tank in January. Since the coal stove install, I can see the difference. My oil tank is still over 1/2 full. It's a bit temperamental using my Surdiac, but I'm enjoying the learning curve, (thanx to all you responders), and know in the future I can only go up. (I hope). For now, I'll play with this stove for a while. As for the next week of below freezing winter, Bring It On! Enjoy. :D


Its so funny how we look forward (in fact thrive) when we see the cold weather coming :punk: while the rest of the world dreads it LOL.
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: North Easters

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:05 am

My phone says -22 for a low on Tuesday, high of 0.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: North Easters

PostBy: Storm On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:05 am

:) Storm back, as my username implies a quiet days without wind or harsh temps is sort of boring to me. I think it's the ideal of being independent from oil,gas,electricity. It's ok if it's there as a backup,but I rather have my coal and wood stove working to keep my family warm. The Amish does it without electricity. I respect them. Their way of life is interesting. I drove a '66 Vw beetle in the winter without not much heat to speak of. So to keep warm I put the night before my drive, I put granite stones on my Vigilant coal stove, wrap them in towels and use them to keep warm in my lovable car. The Amish do it in their horse buggies up here in Wisconsin. George
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark 1& 111
Baseburners & Antiques: Coal Kitchen heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut & stove
Stove/Furnace Make: Vermont Cast. Vig. '79 w/coal

Re: North Easters

PostBy: joeq On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:18 pm

As I look at my outside thermometer, the temp is almost 50* (and sunny) right now at 11am. I'm having a hard time believing in this arctic transformation by evening. But the meteorologists have been getting better about forecasts these days, and I'll give them the benefit of the doubt that they'll be accurate tonite. Heck, my yard is still covered in snow from the previous dumping, even with the past week of 40+* highs. My stove is cleaned and full of kindling, with the ole Blaschac bags begging to be emptied. Now comes the concern of my woodworking project in my basement this week. I'll be needing to do some staining and shellacking, and because the stove will be running, the furnace won't come on and my basement (forced hot air) temps will plummet like the outside temps. I've posted this problem on this site a while back, and you guys gave me some tips and ideas. I'll probably close all the upstairs registers and ducts off, break one pipe open in the cellar, and turn the furnace on manually, to let the wood stain cure. We'll see what happens. Have a good day all.
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: North Easters

PostBy: Paulie On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:35 pm

I do not look forward to it, but I do not fear it-Ready!
Paulie
 
Stove/Furnace Make: leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: North Easters

PostBy: kstone On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:27 pm

Ready but kinda looking forward its 50 degrees outside and 78 in house Wednesday high is 21 low 3 ?
kstone
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Andes 14 crown
Coal Size/Type: nut

Re: North Easters

PostBy: Chuck_Steak On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:21 pm

Paulie wrote:I do not look forward to it, but I do not fear it-Ready!


'zactly.
I'd be okay with having a ton or more leftover!


Dan
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Coal Size/Type: mostly nut, sometimes stove, Santa brand
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark III

Re: North Easters

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:30 pm

Got up to 47° just 7 hours ago. It's now 29° & falling .... :o :shock: :o (that's the same reaction drivers on MA roads have every time it snows)

:funny:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: North Easters

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:32 pm

13 here with a 10 mph wind. Wednesday it isn't supposed to get ABOVE zero at all. Better go get some extra ash tubs lined up...
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: North Easters

PostBy: LDPosse On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:54 pm

My car said 54° today on the way to work around 2:30pm. It's down to 30° and falling!! Can't wait to rev up the DS!! I know these are warm temps for the more northerly folks, but it rarely goes below 0° F here.
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Re: North Easters

PostBy: echos67 On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:03 pm

Warm here again today, 52 and low tonight is 27. I was very close to letting the stove just burn out, but when it was still going strong after 18 hours I figured it will eventually get cold so I opened the doors on the house again today !
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Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.

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