Anticipated Fire Up Date for 2013-2014 Winter

Re: Anticipated Fire Up Date for 2013-2014 Winter

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:46 pm

lsayre wrote:I'm heading for a shutdown for my annual clean-out on Saturday 10/5 - Sunday 10/6, followed by firing it back up right after, and turning on the Thermostats. I guess that means I'm targeting 10/6.


Well the boiler ran out of coal right on que today, and the clean-out and re-start for the heating season will be tomorrow as planned. The only thing i did wrong was run it out of coal (a process planned well in advance, and executed 20 days ago when I decided at that time not to add any more coal at that time) was to shut down in the middle of a heat wave. That may make the restart a bit more difficult than anticipated.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13 KW)

Re: Anticipated Fire Up Date for 2013-2014 Winter

PostBy: Ed.A On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:44 pm

Welp if history plays out again I won't be going in until Oct30th -Nov-1st. It's not the dates as much as the parameters. I wait until a week of 32 deg* nites , then it's Go Time.
Ed.A
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing III/ '94 Stoker II
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Anticipated Fire Up Date for 2013-2014 Winter

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:46 pm

Last year October 11th, looks like maybe the 14th this year. I just started to keep track after 30 plus years :oops:
2001Sierra
 
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: Anticipated Fire Up Date for 2013-2014 Winter

PostBy: Greyhound On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:54 pm

I generally wait for below 40 degree daytime temps, but generally around All Hallows Eve.

Rick
Greyhound
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 105
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Lenox Oil HA, Heat Pump

Re: Anticipated Fire Up Date for 2013-2014 Winter

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:33 pm

In my neck of Ohio it looks like it is going to get cold on October 17th and then stay cold. If I had a hand fired stove. that would be my target date to fire up.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13 KW)

Re: Anticipated Fire Up Date for 2013-2014 Winter

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:21 pm

Looks like the 17th here in upstate NY. Albany.
2001Sierra
 
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: Anticipated Fire Up Date for 2013-2014 Winter

PostBy: Wiz On: Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:20 pm

Looks like Oct 17 I'll be taking boiler off of summer idle.
Wiz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(

Re: Anticipated Fire Up Date for 2013-2014 Winter

PostBy: Wiz On: Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:20 pm

Looks like Oct 17 I'll be taking boiler off of summer idle.





Sorry fat finger double post....
Wiz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(

Re: Anticipated Fire Up Date for 2013-2014 Winter

PostBy: LDPosse On: Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:46 pm

Started up yesterday, but I'm going to be letting 'er burn out tomorrow most likely. Took on 3.5" of water with all the rain we had. Fired up the DS to help dry things out!
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Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: DS1500, Kozy King 100

Re: Anticipated Fire Up Date for 2013-2014 Winter

PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:22 pm

Looks like daytime highs will stay under 60 degrees beginning Oct 18th which is Friday so I may lite her up then or possibly wait till Sunday :D
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Anticipated Fire Up Date for 2013-2014 Winter

PostBy: Wiz On: Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:41 am

LDPosse wrote:Started up yesterday, but I'm going to be letting 'er burn out tomorrow most likely. Took on 3.5" of water with all the rain we had. Fired up the DS to help dry things out!


No sub pump :|
Wiz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(

Re: Anticipated Fire Up Date for 2013-2014 Winter

PostBy: LDPosse On: Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:30 am

Wiz wrote:
No sub pump :|


Nope..... Going to need to install one!
LDPosse
 
Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: DS1500, Kozy King 100

Re: Anticipated Fire Up Date for 2013-2014 Winter

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:42 am

Here's the Olean forecast. Any day after Wednesday I'll lite her up! I better get cracking on getting that pipe back in place.
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Anticipated Fire Up Date for 2013-2014 Winter

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:03 am

Lightning wrote:Here's the Olean forecast. Any day after Wednesday I'll lite her up! I better get cracking on getting that pipe back in place.


With temps like that, I'd be fired up already. In fact, I am (seeing as I turned the thermostats on back on Oct. 6th.). My upstairs zones have already made heat calls this morning.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13 KW)

Re: Anticipated Fire Up Date for 2013-2014 Winter

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:38 pm

LDPosse wrote:Started up yesterday, but I'm going to be letting 'er burn out tomorrow most likely. Took on 3.5" of water with all the rain we had. Fired up the DS to help dry things out!

Good Christ LD! I wouldn't want your oil bill after looking at that second pic! 2 oil burners!! I go thru a gallon per hour with just ONE. :shock: :o :shock:


Lit up on Oct.7th last year ... this year had my first wood fire on the 13th .. so almost a week later. Gotta call Pexsupply and find out when that ONE fitting is coming in that's holding up the whole stoker boiler install job. ... :x
SMITTY
 
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