Still Burning?

Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Mon May 06, 2013 2:34 pm

IOF

Yep that is the stuff. Turface will absorb lots of water. Great to mix into potting soil or your garden soil as well for extra water holding capacity. The real jewel of Turface is it doesn't really ever break down.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
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Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: 63roundbadge On: Tue May 07, 2013 8:51 am

Geez. Still idling on May 6th!!! Longest season ever. My brother in law keeps telling me, "turn the oil on, it's easier." He doesn't get that coal costs me pennies per day at this rate vs. dollar$$$. I've been filling the hopper every 3 days and emptying ash every 4 days for the past 2 weeks. Just enough silent heat to keep the chill out overnight.

What's not to love?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Kodiak

Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Tue May 07, 2013 9:26 am

Same here. Scraped the corners of bin and put last of bulk in last nite
Will try to use the six backup bags if this cool spring continues
8 months. 1 match!
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Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

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Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: Vangellis On: Tue May 07, 2013 5:39 pm

You guys are nuts. :D J/K

I just pulled a stand fan up from the basement because it was too warm in the house today. Geez.





Kevin
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Olix Air Flo
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Stove/Furnace Model: Hudson Wood/Coal Burning

Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Tue May 07, 2013 6:04 pm

still idleing along , cool wet here iam not going to be uncomfortable to save a few lumps of coal...just remember "the hearse dont stop at the bank"
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Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: LDPosse On: Tue May 07, 2013 10:50 pm

Still idling here too.... I'm dryloking the walls in my basement and I want it to be nice and dry while I'm applying it. I'll shut 'er down once I wrap this up, hopefully another week or so.
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Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed May 08, 2013 9:12 am

ONEDOLLAR wrote:IOF

Yep that is the stuff. Turface will absorb lots of water. Great to mix into potting soil or your garden soil as well for extra water holding capacity. The real jewel of Turface is it doesn't really ever break down.


Yeah, I looked it up online the other day. Might be worth a shot. Came home from work yesterday and noticed a lot of red in the bed of the stove. Put the laser on it and it was only reading 87*, so I opened the air all the way and within an hour it was out and the stove was cold. But, it figures, it goes out and the very next day it rains. So, it's damp. I was going to wait until this weekend to clean it out but since it's supposed to rain the next few days I'll be doing it tonight after work. Or I can throw a few pieces of wood in it.
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Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed May 08, 2013 10:44 am

I was expecting the old Hitzer to be KA-PUT Mon. but it got chilly night temps & put a full hod in her after 48 hrs just idling along & NOW, she's still idling away keeping the night chill out. I can't even project a shut down date at this point--. Been using half a hod a day for about a month--tending every 24--giving her 4 quick shakes:)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed May 08, 2013 11:31 am

Fred, I'd being in a few more pails...rainy and damp weather is around the corner.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed May 08, 2013 3:13 pm

Hell Rob, they said possible frost coming Mon & Tues. :wtf: :woot:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed May 08, 2013 3:22 pm

Looks like mid-Sept to mid-May again. The HO cost of a premature shutdown is painful. Played that game before and refuse to play again. However, next Monday has to be it - yes? - please! :roll:
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Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: 63roundbadge On: Thu May 09, 2013 2:44 pm

Going out to scrape the corners of the bin! 30s overnight Sun/Mon??? Will this ever end? Kodiak's idling at 140, 120 6" above the outlet. Windows and doors open during the day, closed at night. I could live with this year round now that I think about it...
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Kodiak

Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Thu May 09, 2013 7:20 pm

the kodiak ate its first bag of santa candy will prolly eat its second tomorrow. the rain makes it just damp enough to need it. gunna try and feed it 4 more then end the longest burning season since St. Elmo's fire ....

figure i keep 2 bags for test burns of any base burners that may need summer seasoning :roll:
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Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: the snowman On: Mon May 13, 2013 7:00 am

Still burning! As of this morning (5/13/2013) I have an 1/8 of an inch of snow on the ground with more snow falling as I type with over night temps of 22 F. We are suppose to get snow at least a little every day for the next two days before it changes over to rain and more cool temps. I'm hoping this cold snap will kill off a lot of the black flies and other pain in the backside bugs we seem to have a lot of this season.

I let one of the two coal stoves (green 507) go out two weeks ago and at the time thought I would be able to shut down the other shortly after. Not the case, for the past two weeks the coal stove has been idling at 110 F. At this temp the stove is able to keep the house at a nice constant temp. Yesterday afternoon I had to throttle up the still burning coal stove which is now burning at 250 F. Until last night burning the coal stove has been nice, fill every four days and give it a quick shake every other day. Now I will have to fill every three days with the same shaking pattern. Not too bad.

Yesterday, I shut down my parents Alaska 140 for the season. After cleaning the power venter and the coal burner, I am reminded why I prefer to burn hand fed antique coal stoves. To clean the power venter and coal burner takes several hours. To clean both of my hand fed stoves takes me about one hour. Lets not forget the silence of my hand fed stove radiating off the heat without the noise of combustion fans and a distribution fan running. Granted my parents Alaska 140 is in their basement and I have it plumbed into their heating system and they can not hear it unless they go to the basement. I still prefer the lack of electric consumption and noiseless running of my hand fed stoves to their Alaska 140. Looking at the long term forecast, it looks like I will still be burning until the end of this month. I'm not complaining, I love the cold temps, snow and burning coal. I just wish we had constant cold temps with more snow on the ground.

The snowman.
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Re: Still Burning?

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Mon May 13, 2013 7:40 am

Dang, i am half thinking of firing up Gretel again. 30's this am and the bear is just coming back u to "Flame On" mode...

its odd temps for this time of year....... i hope i dont have to go get more bags of coal....not feeling buying the kero or propane much, it cuts into the square nut fund....... :)
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