Wife said "Put the coal fire in!"

Wife said "Put the coal fire in!"

PostBy: JohnnyV On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:07 pm

Just started the coal stove. The wife said the cold weather is coming so get it going. Glad she said it because it is going to take a day to remember the nuances of the stove. I just put stone and tile up where the stove sits and man does it look nice with the glow of the coal. Happy to oblige the wife.
JohnnyV
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 254
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: Pellet stove far end of house
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 254

Re: Wife said "Put the coal fire in!"

PostBy: Bear038 On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:16 pm

Your wife must be looking at the same forecast I was looking at. Just enough chill in the air to get started.
Bear038
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark II

Re: Wife said "Put the coal fire in!"

PostBy: JohnnyV On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:24 pm

Yep. The dampness makes it feel worse. I only plan on lighting one time again this year. So if we get a warm spell, the windows and doors will be open. My neighbor, who burns oil, asked me one time, how can you have your door open when its 35 degrees outside? I just get a grin on my face.
JohnnyV
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 254
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: Pellet stove far end of house
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 254

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Re: Wife said "Put the coal fire in!"

PostBy: franco b On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:39 pm

I have used 8 forty pound bags since Sept. 18. That's 10 pound per day or about 4,000 Btu per hour.
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Wife said "Put the coal fire in!"

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:42 pm

JV, you gonna post some pix of the hearth area?
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Wife said "Put the coal fire in!"

PostBy: casino_boy On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:37 pm

Started llast night got 16 hr wook days for the week end and wood just aint going to cut it.
casino_boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Htzer 82 FA
Coal Size/Type: Lump Bit

Re: Wife said "Put the coal fire in!"

PostBy: Bruce M On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:51 pm

I'm in the same boat as you, 16-18 hr day/night. I'm at work now while wife is at home nice and warm. Looked at the for sat for next week and by Thursday it wil be in the mid 20's at night.
Bruce M
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1627 basement stove

Re: Wife said "Put the coal fire in!"

PostBy: JohnnyV On: Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:04 am

Here are some pictures. I still have to pour the pad the coal stove is going to rest on (spring) and put the oak trim around the tile to frame it in. This was a two car garage that I have slowly converted into a family room. The colors of paint, in case anyone wants to know, are a bluish gray on ceiling and very light tint green mist.

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JohnnyV
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 254
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: Pellet stove far end of house
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 254

Re: Wife said "Put the coal fire in!"

PostBy: Bruce M On: Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:37 am

Looks great John, I love the stone work. What is the vent for.
Bruce M
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1627 basement stove

Re: Wife said "Put the coal fire in!"

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:41 am

Super looking install!

My first guess is that the vent is a source for some outside air to come in.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: Wife said "Put the coal fire in!"

PostBy: JohnnyV On: Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:15 pm

Thanks. Yes, the vent is for outside air. I couldn't find what I wanted so i bought 2 drier vents. On the inside one I drilled a hole through the flap and on slant I put in a screw and attached a little string. I can set the flap for how ever much air I want to come in. I don't have to worry to much about it when the temp is cold enough, but on warmer days I need it. I could open a window but if it rained the rain would come in. This works great.
JohnnyV
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 254
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: Pellet stove far end of house
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 254

Re: Wife said "Put the coal fire in!"

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:14 pm

That's awesome! I also converted a two car attached garage into a family room. We love our new living room! My coal furnace is in the basement but I've already informed the female unit that someday I want an antique base burner put in a corner lol your install looks fantastic partner!
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Wife said "Put the coal fire in!"

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:05 pm

Nice install. Like the dryer vent. Up here we would call that Yankee ingenuity. Enjoy, Matt.
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.

Re: Wife said "Put the coal fire in!"

PostBy: JohnnyV On: Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:54 pm

Nice install. Like the dryer vent. Up here we would call that Yankee ingenuity. Enjoy, Matt.

Ya, that is what some here would say.
JohnnyV
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 254
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: Pellet stove far end of house
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 254

Re: Wife said "Put the coal fire in!"

PostBy: tcalo On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:41 pm

Started our stove on October 23rd. I was tired of hearing the heat kick on in the early morning. Nothing like the warm and fuzzy feeling of a good ol' coal fire! Gotta keep the wife happy, she's due any day with our second little bundle of joy! Happy burning
tcalo
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Coal Stove
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anthracite

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