blrman07 wrote:I didn't check the weather report for the last few days. We went to bed last night and had the stove running at it's normal setting burning a mix of UAE Harmony and Keystone Anthracite rice coal. I noticed that the living room was at 76 instead of the usual 74 so I backed the coal feed down 1/2 turn before going to bed. That usually drops the stove temp by about 50 degrees F. Since my wife had pneumonia she has been extremely sensitive to cold so with the coal stove I can keep the house warm without breaking the bank.
I woke up at 5 this morning almost panting it was so hot in the bedroom. I came downstairs and the round Honeywell thermostat that controls the oil burner in the basement was pegged at 88 showing a room temp somewhere over 88!!! The kitchen that never goes over 70 was 82!!!
I opened the doors on the two unused bedrooms upstairs, opened the door to the laundry room which is normally not heated, cut the coal feed down another full turn and now almost 2 1/2 hours later the living room is 86 and the kitchen is down to 77.
Perfect time to shut down the stove to oil the motors and get a good cleaning of the stove, stove pipe and the chimney. Maybe the house will be down to 80 by the time I get everything cleaned up and back together!!!