Getting chilly!

Getting chilly!

PostBy: Paulie On: Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:29 am

Getting chilly at night, shop needs a little heat. Cleaning and prepping stove today, will fire off stove tonight. My LL stove
is my friend :)
Paulie
 
Stove/Furnace Make: leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: Getting chilly!

PostBy: blrman07 On: Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:57 am

Yepper with all the rain and the temps being in the mid 40's at night, Momma said lite off the stove. I came home last night and the cat followed me around the house yelling at me and running back to the stove. I got the hint and lit the stove. He is now laying on his towel next to the stove. I checked him and he is so warm I don't understand why he doesn't burst into flames.

Rev. larry
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
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Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: Getting chilly!

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:10 am

Hell Paulie, I've been fired up for 2 1/2 weeks. With the damp & 30*-40* nights, this 250 yr old stone foundation just sucks up the damp. The HITZER idles down real low during the day & seems to know when to perk up for night time. I've been going through about 20 lbs. per day if that--hard to tell with the hopper & bi-metallic termo doing the thinking. I just add a hod full every couple days. I'm thinking it's about comfort, not who can hold out the longest--economically---I'm still the winner:) Hey Rev. at least that cat's got enough sense to make a stink LOL
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Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

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Re: Getting chilly!

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:23 am

My LL stove is my friend :)


My AnthraKing 110K stoker has been on cruise for two weeks or so. The coaltrol is on min 2 so coal use is very little, just enough to take the chill off - real cozy. I've made a few changes since last year and now I'm just itching to get this thing out of first gear. Of course FF, I am waiting for Hitzer time too but it's got to get colder.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 110K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
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Baseburners & Antiques: Red Cross Invader 2
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
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Re: Getting chilly!

PostBy: kstills On: Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:54 pm

I've been charting the degree days down here for the last three years, and this time last year we had 151.5. This year: 71.5! I can only hope the winter stays like that!

I haven't had to start up my boiler yet, the coldest the house has gotten downstairs has been 67 in the morning. Looks like the end of next week will be the beginning of the heating season, as temps are projected to fall into the 50's and stay there.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: WL 110
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line

Re: Getting chilly!

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:26 pm

been burning almost 2 weeks now, old hitzer on idle got tired of burning wood am and pm...20 or 25 lbs per 24 hr, sure beats the hell out of building 2 wood fires a day.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

Re: Getting chilly!

PostBy: kstills On: Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:57 am

Looking back on last year, in my neck of the woods October started very cold, so the boiler went on early and stayed on all the way through April, which ended very cold.

In May, it was like God threw the 'summer' switch, and it warmed almost immediately.

Since the heating season has been delayed by almost three weeks this year, hopefully the coal usage will go down a bit. :)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: WL 110
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