Still Burning?

Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: Coal-Chub-E On: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:23 pm

I used to think the one match club was an honor to be a part of, then I got to thinking about it....I guess in order to join the "one match" club you either 1) dont work, 2) dont have much a social life outside the home, or 3) don't take winter vacations to warm sunny places, or cold snowy places. Oh well, since none of the three apply to me, I guess I'll have to be happy with "one match pack" club. :D
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Coal Chubby
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Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:38 pm

Coal-Chub-E wrote:I used to think the one match club was an honor to be a part of, then I got to thinking about it....I guess in order to join the "one match" club you either 1) dont work, 2) dont have much a social life outside the home, or 3) don't take winter vacations to warm sunny places, or cold snowy places. Oh well, since none of the three apply to me, I guess I'll have to be happy with "one match pack" club. :D

Welcome to the multi match club, and remember everyone else is just a match away! :P :lol:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: warminmn On: Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:48 pm

Im still burning here too. It will be close to 50 the rest of this week so I am playing around trying to learn how to run my stove lower. If it goes out Im done for the year, switching to wood or LP. I could have easily went one match but I did a clean down mid winter. I got my stove really dialed in now but do wish I had a smaller one like a jotul 507 or crane cooker to play with too. Last year I think I averaged 33 pounds a day and I'll be somewhere around 43 or 44 this year, I think.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Junior, Efel Nestor Martin
Coal Size/Type: nut and stove anthracite. Soft coal
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Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:53 pm

Coal-Chub-E wrote:I used to think the one match club was an honor to be a part of, then I got to thinking about it....I guess in order to join the "one match" club you either 1) dont work, 2) dont have much a social life outside the home, or 3) don't take winter vacations to warm sunny places, or cold snowy places. Oh well, since none of the three apply to me, I guess I'll have to be happy with "one match pack" club. :D


WOW bold statement... :nono: :stfu:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:33 pm

Coal-Chub-E,I think you have a small package compared to the rest of us :P.
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reloaded 24 Hrs ago, just shook it down and it will still go another 24Hrs at 400*.Keepaeyeonit :D
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983 insert
Coal Size/Type: Mammoth nut
Other Heating: oil furnace,and a crappy heat pump

Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:26 pm

still burning, got another 900# nut saturday, plus theres about 500# pea left. Temps fluctuate too much in evenings to shut down right now, will keep it burning for a few more weeks, all depends on nite time temp lows. As long as its in low 20's>30* in Am i am gonna burn, daytime highs just mean more idle burn time, less coal used.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:03 am

I'm out. I lost the draft yesterday in the heat and couldn't revive the fire although I tried. I chose not to restart but turned on the whole house NGas since it's not supposed to drop below 35* from here on out. We are gonna be in the high sixty's over the weekend. I'm already looking for November. ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:23 am

Coal-Chub-E wrote:I used to think the one match club was an honor to be a part of, then I got to thinking about it....I guess in order to join the "one match" club you either 1) dont work, 2) dont have much a social life outside the home, or 3) don't take winter vacations to warm sunny places, or cold snowy places. Oh well, since none of the three apply to me, I guess I'll have to be happy with "one match pack" club. :D


There are a few other possibilities....

4. Your significant other and friends are trained to tend the coal fire in your absence.

5. You have a stoker. Mine has been burning since last July...one match. I intend to give it a quick cleaning in a few weeks, but I will keep the fire alive.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:09 am

... but Rob don't forget number 6 ... you are a liar. I'm still in the one match club.... :yearight:
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
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Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
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Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: Fritzi On: Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:46 am

Still going strong on the first fire I lit, the day after the insert was installed. Early December. Couldn't be happier with the performance, the $aving$ and the ease of operation. Wish I would have done it YEARS ago. :-P We've gone away on a few overnight visits to friends and family, the longest of which was 30 hours away from the stove. Loaded it up with every once that would fit and dialed it down as low as I thought it would run. (I've since learned it will run even lower. ;-) ) Opened the front door of the house on our return and felt the warmth. :-D Had a nice glowing bed of coals. Gave it a good shake, dialed it up and put on some fresh rocks. I plan to keep it running for at least a week, and keep an eye on the weather after that. Best guess is that I've burned about a ton and a half, probably a little less. LOVING IT!!!!
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Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:08 am

30 hour burn. Sweet! I'll be tending once every 24 when temps let into 40-50 degree range :-)
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:29 am

I'll probably shut down and clean out for the season this weekend sometime. We are supposed to hit mid-60's and then get warmer next week. I am sure we will get some much cooler / damp weather but the furnace or using the kitchen oven can take the chill off as needed.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:47 am

20 deg here this am aint about to shut down yet.. been re loading the coal bin past few weeks , one more ton and ill be ready for next year...dont like shoveling in the summer heat...oh and by the way i am still in the 2 match club, due to my jan thaw clean out/up...
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: Coal-Chub-E On: Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:33 am

Hey guys, I meant no disrespect, more of a jab at myself. This is my 1st year burning coal and afterall, if it wasnt for you all, I would have never been able to get an overnight burn. Now, 3 weeks was my longest fire to date!!! Just loaded my last of the season coal last night, once she goes out, I'm done till November. 70 degree temps are right around the corner. Time to turn my attention to my boats and fishing/crabbing!! Again, thanks to all of you guys for giving me the knowledge to have a very successful 1st coal burn season!! I'll definatley be back next year.

Eric
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Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:37 am

Let mine go out last Friday ... but after 3 nights with the house at 56°, I lit up again on Monday. :mad:

Take a look at the indoor temp! :shock: Friggin' weather! :mad: :mad:

It had better warm up soon. I have like 6 bags of coal left .... :|

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Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
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