The wife did it

The wife did it

PostBy: Bruce M On: Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:09 pm

She finally loaded the stove from start to finish, and not a moment too soon. I have to work all weekend crazy hours and wont be able to tend it, She is officially up to the task and has gotten over the puff back fears of last year.
She'll probably call me up when she goes to do it for some reassuring words but really doesn't need it. She's been doing the shakedowns every morning but last year, when I too was still learning how to operate a coal stove, we had many puff backs and it made her very nervous in opening the door, I was closing the over top air way too soon.
The BBQ meat thermometer is probably the most useful add on to the stove that I have. Since I installed that I have really started to understand how these stoves operate and how long it takes for to cool down and reheat from stoking the fire, I would suggest any newbe look into getting one.
Bruce M
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1627 basement stove

Re: The wife did it

PostBy: lsayre On: Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:27 pm

Is the barbecue thermometer used in some capacity to aid in reducing the potential for a puff back?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: The wife did it

PostBy: Bruce M On: Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:54 pm

In a way I suppose but I was mostly just going off into left field with that tidbit., just happy with my set up all the way around I guess.
Bruce M
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1627 basement stove

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Re: The wife did it

PostBy: JohnnyV On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:18 am

Wish I could get my wife to fix it once in a while. She says from watching me for the past 3 years she knows how, but just can't get her to prove it.
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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: The wife did it

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:00 pm

Nice thing about coal and correctly sizing the stove for application is I can be away at work for 14-16 hrs and come home and stove is still purrin along even in the dead of winter! Mrs never has had to touch it.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: The wife did it

PostBy: Lightning On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:00 pm

I try to keep my significant other outta the basement. She once left the ash pan door open to try to get more heat. She got more heat alright. Called me in a panic with 900 degrees on the pipe hahaha. Said she remembered when something smelled like it was getting hot. Of course she won't do that again lol
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: The wife did it

PostBy: Bruce M On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:27 pm

anthony7812 wrote:Nice thing about coal and correctly sizing the stove for application is I can be away at work for 14-16 hrs and come home and stove is still purrin along even in the dead of winter! Mrs never has had to touch it.

That would be fine if I was only away for 12-14 hours but I left home this morn at 3:30 am and won't be home until somewhere around midnight Saturday night, soooo not even your properly sized stove would do it for me.
Bruce M
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1627 basement stove

Re: The wife did it

PostBy: DennisH On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:09 am

I haven't taught the wife how to burn coal yet. She's the primary bread winner (I'm retired! 27 years Navy, 10 years teaching high school!) so I do most of the hausfrau work, in addition to the farm chores. My 24 y/o daughter, who lives with us while in college is, however, brilliant on the coal furnace. She was always a little pyro anyway, even as a little girl making bonfires outside, so if for some reason I can't tend the coal furnace, she can and with excellence! :lol:
DennisH
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Yukon-Eagle Klondike IV
Other Heating: Propane

Re: The wife did it

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:21 am

DennisH wrote:I haven't taught the wife how to burn coal yet. She's the primary bread winner (I'm retired! 27 years Navy, 10 years teaching high school!) so I do most of the hausfrau work, in addition to the farm chores. My 24 y/o daughter, who lives with us while in college is, however, brilliant on the coal furnace. She was always a little pyro anyway, even as a little girl making bonfires outside, so if for some reason I can't tend the coal furnace, she can and with excellence! :lol:


sounds like me as far as primary bread winner, im not sure I should call her my wife anymore :notsure: but I guess she is until a judge says otherwise, she works from home and to my surprise she had a coal fire purring along like it was nothing the other day when I got home :shock:... I was so proud of her!
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: The wife did it

PostBy: blrman07 On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:33 am

Sounds like she's a keeper. Meaning she kept you right? So return the favor.... :D
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Econo 1 stove
Coal Size/Type: Rice in the LL and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: The wife did it

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:22 am

blrman07 wrote:Sounds like she's a keeper. Meaning she kept you right? So return the favor.... :D


cant keep something that doesn't want YOU anymore, but she sure can fire up the stove good!
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: The wife did it

PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:27 am

dcrane wrote:
blrman07 wrote:Sounds like she's a keeper. Meaning she kept you right? So return the favor.... :D


cant keep something that doesn't want YOU anymore, but she sure can fire up the stove good!



Aww..... :bop:
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: The wife did it

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:34 am

My wifey only tends the stove if absolutely necessary. She can do it and does a good job. She just tends to want to play with it too much as she is still thinks it's like burning wood. She gets herself all flustered over it.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark II
Coal Size/Type: Pea, Nut, & Stove Anthracite

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