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

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

PostBy: half-pint On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:17 pm

Hello Everyone… Been a good while since I've been on here. I know I'm getting ready for the upcoming season. Ordered my coal yesterday (8/20). Stoves are all clean, polished, and as ready as can be. Chimneys are swept clean and stovepipes are clean and resealed. I know I'm looking forward to getting things rolling again. I'm tired of cutting grass.

Hope everyone is doing well. I wish all of of you the VERY BEST for the upcoming season.

Jason
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: US Stove / Wondercoal
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 Baseburner
Coal Size/Type: Stove sized Anthracite / WV Bituminous

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PostBy: DePippo79 On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:03 pm

Can't wait. First year with coal. All ready to go. Just need it to get cold. Temps up here are back in the 80's and humid.
DePippo79
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40, Stanley Argand No. 30, Glenwood Modern Oak 114, Stanley Argand No. 20 missing parts.
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite. Stove and nut size.
Other Heating: Oil hot water.

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PostBy: lsayre On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:17 pm

Still burning to provide DHW to the house. I've got my annual clean-out targeted for late September to early October. Down for one day and then right back up.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

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PostBy: stovepipemike On: Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:40 am

The boiler will not get re- assembled from it's summer nap until late September/early October.In other words,about 6 more grass cutting adventures.I am ready for a long,temperate, beautiful, fall this year and don't want to rush the coal fires. Mike
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KAA-2

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PostBy: coalkirk On: Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:51 am

stovepipemike wrote:The boiler will not get re- assembled from it's summer nap until late September/early October.In other words,about 6 more grass cutting adventures.I am ready for a long,temperate, beautiful, fall this year and don't want to rush the coal fires. Mike


I'm with you Mike. Last year I had to start burning 3 weeks earlier than normal. You just never know what mother nature is going to throw at you. This has been one COOL August so far.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

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PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:55 am

Fired up last year on Halloween so I guess I still have about 2 months to go. I have a coal bin to build yet and the coal vac system to pipe into it. The flue pipe is sitting in the workshop and looks like it is good for another year. I'll run the brush down the SS chimney that is going into its 21st year, it was still solid in the spring when I cleaned it out then. I have 2 ton of rice on hand and will probably get about 3 more before the end of November. I want to pick up a few bags of nut to have on hand in case we get a long power outage this winter and I need to move the hand fed into service. I sure am glad coal is easy to store long term unlike some other fuel! :) Just thinking I will probably hit the hopper with a coat of paint too, it was in good shape when I cleaned it up this spring but some paint won't hurt.
titleist1
 
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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PostBy: buffalo bob On: Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:28 am

ready to go bin is over full....not ready to let this nice weather go yet...
buffalo bob
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

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PostBy: JohnB On: Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:51 am

New stove is here but not hooked up yet as I'm going to install a new (316ti) stainless liner & use the old one in my shop chimney where I'll still be burning wood only. Coal was delivered a few weeks back & I'm set for wood for a couple years. Right now I've got half the first floor torn up in our 250 year old house as I'm prepping the crawl space for a concrete pour early next week to get rid of the dirt odor & dampness. Luckily the other half of the house has a full basement as I've run out of floor space to move things to. Building forms around 2 sides of the massive stone center chimney foundation today so I can seal it up so it no longer serves as a giant mouse condo. Once the concrete is in/down I'll be shimming beams to remove some of the fun house slopes in the floor, adding stone supports under the longer spans & then laying down new 3/4" tongue & groove subfloor. Then I'll get the new liner in & install the Hitzer. Hopefully we have a warm Fall!!
JohnB
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Hitzer 50-93

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PostBy: hcarlow On: Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:37 pm

It is 90 here today ,it sure would be nice if we could save a little of this heat for those below zero days .
This will only be my second year with coal and will more than likely start up around the end of Oct. . The boiler , stove pipe , etc. were all cleaned at the end of last heating season and ready to go .I started earlier last year just to get used to everything , the learning curve was a little easier than expected . The coal is already in my cellar so i'm all ready for the cold weather . The summers here are so short I'm not wishing it away however .
hcarlow
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL 110

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PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:51 pm

So far I only have my coal delivered. Still gotta reconnect pipe and do a few other odds and ends. Mid October I'll fire up :D
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

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PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:37 pm

Took a trip to American this afternoon and bought two tons. Put a ton in the bed of the truck the other I'll get next week or whenever Bob wants me to get it.

As for the stove, I won't get that ready until the week I fire up. I've got a month or two at the least before that's hooked back up.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

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PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:07 pm

I've got 6.5 tons of pea at the ready. 5 in the bin, and 1.5 in supersacks.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

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PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:34 pm

not ready, no coal, no rewiring electrical controls for dual boiler setup
wilder11354
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

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PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:51 pm

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


Sounds you better get busy then partner :lol:
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

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PostBy: tsb On: Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:57 pm

Just need to move the thermostat from 50 to 74 done !
tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II

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