Coffee 11-9-13

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:40 am

Oh Man,Coffee's gone down the drain again ! Geez,Fred,Ida thunk havin' all those nice,sane and respectable people know as Family being around ya' would've influenced you ! :lol: Nice Pic's all the way around on all the Coffee postings,bye the way ! We're gettin' heavier overcast with the wind still pushing,I'm gonna move it outside before a nice,cold Lake Effect Rain sets up. Enjoy this Sunday,Gang ! :up:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:03 pm

http://pandawhale.com/post/16089/cow-wa ... n-car-hood Don't forget to check before starting the car & driving, give them time to get off the hood. :shock:
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:57 pm

Hey we got a snow burst on Friday...
It never snows on The Cape... ;)
Rob, by the time #3 gets there you won't be nervous...
Trying to get the wife out oystering, that would be fun...
Our #3 is 4 months now, time still flies, it was just yesterday...
Now she is 16# and wanting to crawl and holding her bottle...
She really wants to be a triplet as there is just 12 months between the twins and her...
Still have to decide about what to do about school for them...
Their birthdays are on either side of the cut off...
so there will be an extra year of school between them...
if we don't hold the twins back one year...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove


Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: franco b On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:26 pm

mmcoal wrote:My youngest decides to wake up at the first sign of light now so my day started a little earlier than planned. Did an early shake down of the stove, had a cup of Freddy's coffee, raked the front of the property and changed the oil in the car and truck. Still have lots left to do. Experienced my first puff back yesterday! My youngest son and I were having a guy day yesterday and for his noon nap we decided to chill out on the recliner in front of the stove, watch some tv and eat some animal crackers until he fell asleep. I could tell the damper in the back had opened and the stove was heating back up and then all of a sudden I heard the quick rumble and a muffled boom followed by the flap banging around. It made my son jump a little, but didn't wake him up at least.

I think this is a pretty rare occurrence with these stoves. Why do you think it happened and what do you plan to do to prevent it happening again?

My guess is that the thermostat was set so low that when it finally opened there was too much gas buildup. Any ideas would help others with that stove.
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: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:41 pm

I am still hanging in there...and so is the baby. 8-)

franco b wrote:
mmcoal wrote:My youngest decides to wake up at the first sign of light now so my day started a little earlier than planned. Did an early shake down of the stove, had a cup of Freddy's coffee, raked the front of the property and changed the oil in the car and truck. Still have lots left to do. Experienced my first puff back yesterday! My youngest son and I were having a guy day yesterday and for his noon nap we decided to chill out on the recliner in front of the stove, watch some tv and eat some animal crackers until he fell asleep. I could tell the damper in the back had opened and the stove was heating back up and then all of a sudden I heard the quick rumble and a muffled boom followed by the flap banging around. It made my son jump a little, but didn't wake him up at least.

I think this is a pretty rare occurrence with these stoves. Why do you think it happened and what do you plan to do to prevent it happening again?

My guess is that the thermostat was set so low that when it finally opened there was too much gas buildup. Any ideas would help others with that stove.


Crack the air vent in the ash pan door just a hair. These stoves are very airtight, without a small opening for air to pass in, volatiles can collect in the stove. This usually happens after a reload when the fresh coal drops the stove temperature, and flap opens, the stove gets cookin', the flap closes...and the fresh coal off-gasses in the stove. When the flap opens again..."whomp".
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: rewinder On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:44 pm

Sorry to have to post here, but it's an active thread------- why are my PM's stuck in my out box, they used to go right out
rewinder
 
Stove/Furnace Make: VT Castings--early models
Stove/Furnace Model: Vigilant, and Resolute

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:49 pm

check YOUR PM's
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:51 pm

For a PM to leave your outbox, doesn't the intended recipient have to retrieve it. No action by the intended recipient and it will just sit there. This is not in your control.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: rewinder On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:53 pm

Thanks, Fred just now set me straight!
rewinder
 
Stove/Furnace Make: VT Castings--early models
Stove/Furnace Model: Vigilant, and Resolute

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:18 pm

Hey HB, ya see, I am a loveable old SOB :whistle: :clap: toothy Yep, musta been the kids visitin ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: franco b On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:38 pm

Rob R. wrote:I am still hanging in there...and so is the baby. 8-)

franco b wrote:
mmcoal wrote:My youngest decides to wake up at the first sign of light now so my day started a little earlier than planned. Did an early shake down of the stove, had a cup of Freddy's coffee, raked the front of the property and changed the oil in the car and truck. Still have lots left to do. Experienced my first puff back yesterday! My youngest son and I were having a guy day yesterday and for his noon nap we decided to chill out on the recliner in front of the stove, watch some tv and eat some animal crackers until he fell asleep. I could tell the damper in the back had opened and the stove was heating back up and then all of a sudden I heard the quick rumble and a muffled boom followed by the flap banging around. It made my son jump a little, but didn't wake him up at least.

I think this is a pretty rare occurrence with these stoves. Why do you think it happened and what do you plan to do to prevent it happening again?

My guess is that the thermostat was set so low that when it finally opened there was too much gas buildup. Any ideas would help others with that stove.


Crack the air vent in the ash pan door just a hair. These stoves are very airtight, without a small opening for air to pass in, volatiles can collect in the stove. This usually happens after a reload when the fresh coal drops the stove temperature, and flap opens, the stove gets cookin', the flap closes...and the fresh coal off-gasses in the stove. When the flap opens again..."whomp".

Seems logical to me. Didn't I read that there is a small magnet to pull the flap in when in close proximity to the stove? Perhaps that magnet makes things too abrupt instead of more gradual open and close. In the meantime users of that stove would, I think, be wise to do as you suggest.
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: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:52 pm

Wow the damn weekend just blew by on me! Thought I was early for Coffee here and it's Sunday NIGHT! :o :wtf:


I LOOOOOOOOVE my new stoker boiler!! LOVE IT!! One less thing to deal with every winter, and that makes me VERY happy! So does a 72° house!! Never been this warm in here in the 10 years we've been here! So THIS is how the other half has been living all these years! I finally hit the big-time, thanks to Jim Dorsey! :D 8-)

Speakin of big-time ... holy crapper DCrane ... that is some CRAZY real estate for this part of the country. If you can afford a spread like that in MA, I can only imagine the ZEROS on the end of that paycheck!! WOW!!! :eek2: At least you were able to have a conversation with them - most people around here of that stature turn their noses up at you, unless you pull up in a high-end Euro car plastered with obama stickers ... and "Kill your television" .. BWAHAHAHAAA!!

Oh, want to publicly thank Freddy not only for this excellent breakfast (on Sunday night .. lol) but for his top-notch workmanship and holy s*** great pricing on a custom built ash pan and hopper lid for me new stoker!! AWESOME!! Opened the box, test fit, and painted them up not 30 seconds later with many many coats of primer and Krylon - same as the boiler got. Got to keep that stuff from disappearing down there due to corrosion. I'm letting them cure a few extra days here - been so overcast (and COLD!) that the greenhouse hasn't heated up enough to really bake the paint on there. Don't want the ash fusing to the semi-cured paint. A few more days and I can retire my little shiner bucket! Thanks Freddy!!

Last but not least - THANK YOU to all our veterans - past, present and future. We owe you all a HUGE debt of gratitude!! We shall honor you all tomorrow!!
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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

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:02 pm

[quote="dcrane"]Im not sure id want a barro installed in that kind of location/situation Frog :cry: , if you cant get to it or visually see it and its in a spot with your stove in a "super heated box" (you want that air inside that super heated box to be displaced into your living room not to be sucked right up your chimney). (just my thoughts for the lil' they may be worth) ;)

I think I've got it worked out - First, I decided I won't slide the stove all the way into the firebox. The hearth is all brick and large enough that the distance to combustibles won't be a problem. I'm also going to place the stove a little off center in the firebox. That will allow me to access the barro and black pipes for maintenance. Because of the location, I won't be able to put the barro on a t-pipe so I'll have to use the bracket that comes with it on straight pipe. That's the only place it will fit. I'll use the t-pipe to make the 90* corner and as a clean out trap. It all looks good on paper, we'll find out next weekend. I hope the brick firebox will bounce the heated air out in to the room. The stove has a fan on it, maybe that will help, maybe not. Thanks for your thoughts, everything helps
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:48 pm

I was freezing while working on the addition to the shop. I checked the weather forecast and we are supposed to have three days in the mid 30's and lows around 20*.
So I fired up the Axeman Anderson and I'm now burning coal for the season.

We got all the roof trusses up and I got the floor area backfilled and brought up to level with sand.

Tomorrow it's supposed to rain, so the roof sheathing may have to wait till Tuesday or Wednesday.

My dog Loki likes the soft sand, he's constantly digging in it after some faint burried scent of a canine treasure.. but finds nothing.

Smitty: there is nothing like a stoker boiler. Glad you got it installed and making heat.

Greg L

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: dcrane On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:59 pm

nice addition! Engineered wood a wonderful thing (but pricey), that's some span those baby's are covering! You pouring a slab? whats the game plan?
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404