Still Burning?

Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:12 pm

Photog200 wrote:
I'm On Fire wrote:Was going to shut down yesterday. Good thing I looked at the weather. Cold and rainy for the next few days. No, I think I'll keep her lit for a week more.

I let mine go out over the weekend but started her back up today. It should be in the 70's the rest of the week though so I will let it go out again tomorrow.


Supposed to be back in the 30's tonight. Winter just doesn't want to let go.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:24 pm

I put my last bit of coal on last night. She'll be sleeping for the summer by tomorrow evening :(
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: hcarlow On: Thu May 02, 2013 1:56 pm

I have about 40 lbs. in the hopper , when that's gone she will be out for the summer , The last few days the highs have been 60's to low 70's .
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Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu May 02, 2013 2:19 pm

I'm going to start the shut down process tonight. Hopefully the nights get a bit warmer.
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Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Thu May 02, 2013 10:34 pm

still burning.... theres 2 maybe 3 hods of bulk nut under the coal bin steps. If it stays warm, I guess we will keep the 6 bags of santa coal for the second match :D or maybe actually next seasons first match! 8-)

Who knows, there might be some test burning of a mica base burner this summer needed? :shock:
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Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu May 02, 2013 11:41 pm

Burned the last of the basement bags on 4/20, and the fire went out around 17:00 on 4/21. Latest burn ever. Used 4.74 tons this year, but burned wood for the first time - LOTS of wood. Would have been a 5.5 - 6 ton season more than likely ... :shock:

Just cleaned out Monday. Fun fun ...
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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: Still Burning?

PostBy: Lightning On: Fri May 03, 2013 7:00 am

I put my last bit of coal in on Monday evening. Had her but back to an idle. She produced heat till Thursday morning. 60 hour burn with only a couple shakes during! I might have a couple wood fires if we get some nights in the 30's.

Hey Smitty I'm gonna leave my coils in place since it was very enduring to install them. I plan to drain them so there isn't cold water creeping thru them to cause condensation. Also I will use some wire brushes and sand paper to clean them off best I can. Then I want to give them a good soaking with some motor oil. Finally I will put a 100 light bulb to keep it dry in there. Any opinion if this will keep them safe for the summer?
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri May 03, 2013 7:23 am

Topped off for the last time last night--The old 50-93 will have run her course by Monday & then---TLC & let her rest for a few months:) still got around 700 lb of coal towards next season :) Lightning, a bunch of people swear by that light bulb idea--just clean her out real good my friend
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: Lightning On: Fri May 03, 2013 7:36 am

Fred, I agree with the light bulb partner. Last summer I tried that moisture absorbent compound then switched over to a light bulb cuz I didn't feel that the absorbent compound was doing the job :D
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri May 03, 2013 11:06 pm

After what happened to my first set of coils, I wouldn't trust a light bulb - at least not with my stove's location.

You can read all about it here: My HW coils are looking rough after summer in damp basement ... and here: Interesting info for those looking to purchase Hilkoil coils


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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: Still Burning?

PostBy: Lightning On: Sat May 04, 2013 5:02 am

Wow man that's serious :shock:
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
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Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sun May 05, 2013 9:15 pm

Its out. did quick empty of coal ash that was in in, turned valves off for coal boiler, back on oil for summer season.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
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Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon May 06, 2013 9:45 am

I stopped putting coal in the DS last Sunday. As of yesterday it's still burning. It's been a week of no shaking, no coal feeding just idling along at 140*-165*. I checked yesterday and there is still a decent sized pile of Pea coal on top ready to burn. I'm thinking I've got another few days of idling stove temps and then by this weekend I'll dump whatever is left of the fire, clean it out and put it away for summer.

I'll actually do a combination of the Damprid and a 25w light bulb. Seemed to work well last summer. I'll even spray the hopper in LPS3.
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Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Mon May 06, 2013 10:40 am

There is a good product called "Turface" that is a high fired clay aggregate that I have used for years in all of my stoves during the summer months. A couple of pounds in the ash pans and moisture isn't an issue for me. Though I am sure many people need a combination of some sort of moisture absorbency type product and a heat source.

I plan on putting 'Turface" in 2 places with the Crawford. First in the Ash pan and some in the fire pot itself. May use a light bulb as well. :idea: Nothing is too good for the Crawford.

Anyone else used or tried Turface? I have several hundred pounds of it in stock. If someone would like to try some (for the cost of postage) drop me a PM and I will send you some.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
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Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon May 06, 2013 2:13 pm

ONEDOLLAR wrote:There is a good product called "Turface" that is a high fired clay aggregate that I have used for years in all of my stoves during the summer months. A couple of pounds in the ash pans and moisture isn't an issue for me. Though I am sure many people need a combination of some sort of moisture absorbency type product and a heat source.

I plan on putting 'Turface" in 2 places with the Crawford. First in the Ash pan and some in the fire pot itself. May use a light bulb as well. :idea: Nothing is too good for the Crawford.

Anyone else used or tried Turface? I have several hundred pounds of it in stock. If someone would like to try some (for the cost of postage) drop me a PM and I will send you some.


Isn't Turface what they use on baseball fields and stuff to keep water down? They also use it to build up the fields?
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