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: Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:24 pm

Yep, ya can really notice the change when they hook up with them thar girly stoves--SMITTY, a girly guy---I can't stand it-- :what: :clap: toothy
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

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

PostBy: just peter On: Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:03 pm

@ firebug, Botrop is not too far for me, according Google maps it's only 235 Km.
Gives a nice ride.
Btw i live in Hoorn, wich is about 30 Km from the west coast.
Thank you for the link. I take a look to it.
This afternoon i have set up the weso stove, it is huge in my small living room.
Of course i had to make a test drive, and fired it up.
Today it was going a lot better then last weeks testdrives, i am quiet optimistic about the stove .
I will post some pictures on my thread.

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: titleist1 On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:58 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-)


Just to warn ya on that saving coal thing....I thought the same thing.

But the stoker is so easy to just leave in idle mode and let it run continuously that I burn at least as much coal as when I used the Mark III. With the hand fed I would let it go out if we had a couple day warm spell or I would burn wood in it at night and in the morning to take the chill off during shoulder months.

I figure it is better for the stove long term to keep it going and up to temp to keep the rust away (rationalization for my laziness on relighting!! ;) ).
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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

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

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:04 am

Got the coal... today is start of rewiring. need to get a DIN rail to mount slave stage relay, and looking for MC stranded wire, lot easier to do connections in circulators, and such.


Lightning wrote:
wilder11354 wrote:not ready, no coal, no rewiring electrical controls for dual boiler setup


Sounds you better get busy then partner :lol:
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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: How's everyone coming with getting ready for burn season.

PostBy: tcalo On: Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:24 pm

Stove is moved into her new spot. Chimney is finished. Did a test burn the other morning with a nice wood fire. Got my 4 ton bagged delivery today. Bummer, couldn't tuck it in the corner of my garage with the bobcat. Had the pallets dropped in my driveway. Stacked 2 tons in the garage today, should finish up tomorrow. Guess you could say we are ready!
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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: 2001Sierra On: Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:30 pm

anthony7812 wrote: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:


Cracklin is replaced by crunching when the stoker kicks in, and the kids talk about the shaking like it was a hundred years ago and how the shaking noise was like nails on a chalk board to them :!: Ah the old days :roll: 4 years ago :oops: I really do miss the Buderus hand, and my 91 Sonoma, but the Keystoker 90 and the 2001 Sierra are also someday going to remembered as well. Also speaking of turning into a lady I do where Crocs, you know all the swamp people do on TV, I get alot of grief about those at work as well, no I do not wear them to work. I better stop before I get beat up on the forum.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

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

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:51 pm

I've earned enough stripes shaking rocks & jamming the damn grates open - just call me SALLY Smitty! toothy

Wait ... don't do that ... :nono: :funny:
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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: joeq On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:25 am

Image Funny stuff Smitty.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

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