WOW it got hot!

WOW it got hot!

PostBy: blrman07 On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:31 am

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!!!

Rev. Larry
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: installing a VC 2310
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: WOW it got hot!

PostBy: Rigar On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:41 am

Yes indeed...good time for maintnance!
Calling for 60 degrees here tomorrow...70 plus degrees warmer than couple days ago...( more when you factor in wind chill)
...very welcome change
granted...coal is cheap...but it aint free! (cant remember which one of useguys im quoting!) :D
Rigar
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker A 150
Coal Size/Type: anthracite rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: A 150 warm air furnace

Re: WOW it got hot!

PostBy: SteveZee On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:59 am

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!!!

Rev. Larry

Wow, scary when tht happens! Just the outside temp coming up?
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

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Re: WOW it got hot!

PostBy: blrman07 On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:45 pm

Yep it was just the outside temp coming from from the teens to 30+ in one day. Our high today according to Weather.com is supposed to hit 39 today. It is currently 46!!!

I took this opportunity to take the stove down and clean it out good. I also disconnected the flue pipes and cleaned them along with the chimney thimble areas. I pulled the motors and oiled them and even cleaned the fins in the combustion blower wheel. It runs so much quieter now. This should last me till shutdown in the spring.

Rev. Larry
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: installing a VC 2310
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: WOW it got hot!

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:59 pm

My wife has turned the stove down twice today. I'll probably turn it down again when I get home. Crazy weather.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: WOW it got hot!

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:52 pm

Actuate the window stats! Actuate the window stats!
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: WOW it got hot!

PostBy: Frackstoker On: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:23 pm

Cleaned the heck out of my stove during that warm up and glad I did. Fly ash everywhere and lots of it. Plus, it's frosty again. Could go for some Tony's Screamers!
Frackstoker
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90
Coal Size/Type: Rice - Blashack
Other Heating: Oil Boiler

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