getting "antsy" ?

getting "antsy" ?

PostBy: joeq On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:44 pm

How many of you "part-time" coal burners (such as myself), are looking fwd to the burning season? Is there something wrong with me or what? I really should be frowning on constantly having to review the condition of the fire, emptying the ashpan a couple times a day, filling the hopper, scraping the grates once in a while. But then again, sometimes my wife and kids pitch in, and I guess it just gives me something to do in the cold weather. (Not that I don't have "any other" projects to tend to ;) .) But a couple of the biggest rewards are not listening to the girls complaining about the cold, and reduced fill-ups on the liquid tank.($) Unfortunately (unlike you Northerners) I'm quite a few weeks away from "burn-time", so I'll just have to keep busy doing something else. Now where is that "to-do" list? :shock:
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: getting "antsy" ?

PostBy: dcrane On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:11 pm

joeq...You have now officially stepped into the NepaCrossroads Pyro Elite Club :clap:

Im ready to open all my windows and doors and start blowing through coal myself! :blowup:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: getting "antsy" ?

PostBy: joeq On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:21 pm

:o I hope that's a good thing. :lol: If I had a nice looking base burner like some of you guys, I'ld be burning clear through the summer. Just because.
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Re: getting "antsy" ?

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:28 pm

Your A Complete Mess ! Conflatulations ! You have arrived at the edge of another burn season. Now compose yourself,go down to the local Home Teapot,and pee yourself laughing in the parking lot watching those poor folks shufflin' pellets for their popcorn maker stoves......... you've earned it ! On the House,Mate ! Enjoy ! :lol:
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Re: getting "antsy" ?

PostBy: joeq On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:23 pm

LOL! Conflatulations? :lol: (I don't get it...but it sounds good)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: getting "antsy" ?

PostBy: dcrane On: Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:32 am

Hambden Bob wrote:Your A Complete Mess ! Conflatulations ! You have arrived at the edge of another burn season. Now compose yourself,go down to the local Home Teapot,and pee yourself laughing in the parking lot watching those poor folks shufflin' pellets for their popcorn maker stoves......... you've earned it ! On the House,Mate ! Enjoy ! :lol:


That's hilarious.... "Popcorn makers" toothy
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: getting "antsy" ?

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:09 am

I'm a coal junkie too :lol: I gave my furnace a sexy name. I call her Ashley. Pretty soon we'll have a date night and I'll sip champagne while I lite her up. She is looking forward to being warm again.

On a more serious note, I like burning coal for the science involved. It's fun to watch the temp gauges and the mano while tweaking air controls to get the best burn, experimenting with different sizes and types of coals. It's like a science project to me and has become a winter time hobby :)
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: getting "antsy" ?

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:54 am

That's simply the "Technical Side" of the madness talking,Lightning ! Ashley's a smart girl ! Joe,you'll find I have a semi-unique way of distorting the English language.....I call it Bob-Bonics ! :lol:
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: getting "antsy" ?

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:40 am

Hey Mom, Where did Dad go??

He's down in the basement again, with the other woman.... (sigh) :lol:
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: getting "antsy" ?

PostBy: Bootstrap On: Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:18 pm

I enjoy the stove but if it stayed warm till mid November that would be just fine and dandy...
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 30-95

Re: getting "antsy" ?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:02 pm

Indeed Bs :) I've been idling with the old HITZER for 2 weeks going through MAYBE 20 lbs. every 3 or 4 days--all dampers/vents closed up except for 2 5/16 holes I drilled in the back flap--keeps the damp out of this 250 yr old farm house-- supposed to hit the 30's tonight here on the hill
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: getting "antsy" ?

PostBy: joeq On: Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:27 pm

Keep an eye on a backdraft Fred. I here you guys, (possibly me) are in for quite the winds the next day or so. Pretty gusty out here right now. 30* tonite? (lucky ...er...ahh..."stinker")
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: getting "antsy" ?

PostBy: mmcoal On: Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:46 pm

I am starting to feel the same since this will be my first time with coal, but honestly I have to admit I use to love the colder weather for splitting wood. It's going to be kind of boring this year ;) . Hey Fred, how long into the season can you idle your Hitzer that low? I am assuming you can only idle it that low by drilling the holes in the flap?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
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Re: getting "antsy" ?

PostBy: 63roundbadge On: Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:56 am

I think this is the latest in the year that I've fired up the Kodiak! But then this year was the latest I kept her running (into May).

Whenever the outside temp doesn't reach 70/50, I try to explain to my DW that the stove that costs pennies per day at this point needs to be used vs the dollars per day oil burner. The Kodiak idles forever at 100 degrees off the sides.

Windowstats work well, but I must admit the drone of fans IS annoying. It's met with frowns and final submission, and 2 days later she's warming her butt against it. (always a point of needless contention, and not a major arguement).

Hmmm, I'm thinking Thursday... :D
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Kodiak

Re: getting "antsy" ?

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:33 am

I let mine go out once already this season, it was chilly here about 2 weeks ago then bam big warm spell. This morning at about 4 am the presidential unit of the house decided she was chilly, up outta I charge like a bomb siren was goin off. Cup of coffee, a long nose lighter some charcoal and a old wooden chair and I was off. Nice red glow, looking like this is the start of my full time season. :)
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