How's everyone coming with getting ready for burn season.

Re: How's everyone coming with getting ready for burn season.

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:12 am

Sounds like a win, win fb :) Keep us posted on that one
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: How's everyone coming with getting ready for burn season.

PostBy: DennisH On: Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:13 am

Bruce M wrote:Getting ready by ordering another 7 maybe 8 tons coming this week, it'll go along with the already 6 tons I have left from last year, you might say I'm a coal hoarder.


*hiding eyes in shame* Me too! I have 9 x 2400# skids of coal covered up outside, and 2.5 skids already stacked in the basement. It's kind of an addiction. May have to start a thread on "hoarding coal." :D
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Yukon-Eagle Klondike IV
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Re: How's everyone coming with getting ready for burn season.

PostBy: MudFlapLip On: Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:48 am

I just got my pipe re-installed on the 1600 - this year with a MPD. The stove was hit with the shopvac and cleaned out in the spring so I'm ready to go. My first fire was Sep 23rd of last year but I think this years first may be pushed out closer to Oct given the recent weather forecasts.....but we all know how that goes.
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Re: How's everyone coming with getting ready for burn season.

PostBy: tcalo On: Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:49 pm

I decided to move our stove this year. Good thing too, once I got the shingles and old flashing off I found out the roof needed some repair work. Just got the old hole in the roof patched up and shingled. Cut the new hole in the ceiling and installed the support box. Sheetrocked and painted. The stove is sitting in her spot...waiting. I just need to cut the new hole in the roof and install the flashing and the pipe. Of course we still need coal to burn. I should be ordering our delivery within the next 2 weeks. I need to get all of the chimney parts out of the garage to make room for my coal. Cutting it close... :shock:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Coal Stove
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anthracite

Re: How's everyone coming with getting ready for burn season.

PostBy: just peter On: Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:04 pm

@ Firebug.Yes i have tryed a few bags of eierbriket, the Extracit from Ibbebüren.
It burns very nice its very good to smother in the night, and gives very fine ashes like the browncoal briquettes.
Never had clinckers, and i tested four bags.
But there is a big but it gives lots of ash, when i burned them i must empty the ash pan to four times a day.
It's a interresting price, here in Holland it costs 635 euro's a ton, but that said it's extracit.
I stopped with those coals because of the costs and the amount of ashes.

Peter.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Weso 225 C3, unknown Altan
Coal Size/Type: bituminous coal,
Stove/Furnace Make: unknown, Weso
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Re: How's everyone coming with getting ready for burn season.

PostBy: LDPosse On: Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:31 pm

Haven't done anything yet for this burning season....

Stove is still full of ashes, never took down the stove pipe, coal bin is only half full.... Still got a half-bin of the old UAE, I figure I can use that up before I get more.

The last 2 days before I shut down, I burned some bitty, since it will keep going without a deep bed of coal. I looked inside the stove a couple weeks ago, and there was no rust to be seen. I think that black soot forms a protective coating on the metal, keeping it from rusting.

Next rainy day I'll probably vacuum the thing out. Can't wait to crank 'er up once it cools off!
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Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine, Warm Morning
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Re: How's everyone coming with getting ready for burn season.

PostBy: firebug On: Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:04 am

Thanks Peter! Will get some bags to try before ordering the full 1000kg
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Baseburners & Antiques: Felix 141 by Ludwigshütte, Germany (1914)
Coal Size/Type: Lignite Briquettes, Anthracite
Other Heating: natural gas hydronic heating

Re: How's everyone coming with getting ready for burn season.

PostBy: just peter On: Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:37 pm

Thats the best you can do.
And tell us how it came out. :D
I am interrested because € 400 a ton is a verry good reason to buy them and leave the bituminous
for what it is.
It's is so easy to burn them, no smoke, no smell, only lots of ash.
The ash is no problem as the price is good.
In the Weso i have a proper ashtray, so who is afraid for the ash. :)

Peter.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Weso 225 C3, unknown Altan
Coal Size/Type: bituminous coal,
Stove/Furnace Make: unknown, Weso
Stove/Furnace Model: Altan, 225C tile stove

Re: How's everyone coming with getting ready for burn season.

PostBy: firebug On: Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:33 am

surprisingly it´s not DIY-center but a propper coal merchant from Bottrop:
http://www.kohlenhandel.de he sells (inculding delivery) at €20 per 50kg, Anthracite coal size "Nuss III" is €20, too - that´s an even better deal and you might even get discount for fetching it yourself? For me it´s just too far away to make sense because I would have to rent a truck to get it
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Baseburners & Antiques: Felix 141 by Ludwigshütte, Germany (1914)
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Re: How's everyone coming with getting ready for burn season.

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:42 am

Wow ... MA drivers would run you into the ditch with 108hp - they'd be so mad you cost them an extra 30 seconds to merge onto the highway. :lol:

Good to see the black rocks all over the world! 8-) Thanks for the pics!




Boiler is in position ... although it may get spun 45° or 180° .... or not! Haven't decided on that yet. The way I have it now results in the cheapest plumbing cost - less elbows. ;)

Coal is all down the basement. Only thing left is to hook this bad boy up and learn how to stoke!

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
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Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
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Re: How's everyone coming with getting ready for burn season.

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:44 am

Nice John, you're gonna get spoiled this winter :) Is our frog OK with all the changes?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: How's everyone coming with getting ready for burn season.

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:49 am

He's been MIA so far. I was surprised he lived as long as he did down there ... but he may be done for. :(

But, could be hibernating like he did last year. We'll have to wait and see ... :D He'll be 3 or 4 this year - can't remember. Don't know how long those guys live for ....

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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
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Re: How's everyone coming with getting ready for burn season.

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:59 am

Stokin, sounds like a grateful dead tune :whistle: Good luck to ya smitty, maybe that homestead wont be so cold this winter with better heat distribution.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: How's everyone coming with getting ready for burn season.

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:01 am

Thanks. Yeah, that's what I'm hopin' ...

Also hoping I save some coal too - the 5 tons per season with the hand-fired was getting to be a bit much on the old wallet. Either way, I certainly won't miss SHAKING and LOADING! 8-)
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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: How's everyone coming with getting ready for burn season.

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:57 am

SMITTY wrote:Thanks. Yeah, that's what I'm hopin' ...

Also hoping I save some coal too - the 5 tons per season with the hand-fired was getting to be a bit much on the old wallet. Either way, I certainly won't miss SHAKING and LOADING! 8-)


Smitty your already turning into a lady! :fear: The loading and shaking is the best part. Watchen the coal get glowin red and then the nice cracklin sound of fresh coal dumped on. :roll:
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