Today's the day!

Today's the day!

PostBy: Loco627 On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:17 am

My shiny new DS Machine 1500 has been sleeping peacefully in the garage all week. I have a few friends on the way this morning to help me wrestle it down to the basement. If all goes well, we should be up and running for my first venture in the coal world early this afternoon!
Loco627
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine Circulator 1500
Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: 1500 Circulator

Re: Today's the day!

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:20 am

OUTSTANDING L 627---keep us posted :) Remember, we all just love pix!
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Today's the day!

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:22 am

awesome!! be careful going down the steps, you don't want to squash any beer cans! its a good day to fire it up the first time, not too cold to have a few windows open to allow the first burn smoke to get outside. maybe even throw a box fan in one of the windows to help.
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite


Re: Today's the day!

PostBy: Wiz On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:22 am

X2 on pictures... take them from beginning to end.
Wiz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(

Re: Today's the day!

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:23 am

good luck with the wrestlin'. Took me and 2 other buddies to wrangle my Harman down my basement steps, what a joy that was. Good luck fella!
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: Today's the day!

PostBy: coalvet On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:28 am

Remove any parts you can to make it lighter! Congrats on the new stove.

Rich
coalvet
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane Model 404
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: NG Boiler

Re: Today's the day!

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:46 am

Work smarter not harder! Can you get your hands on a refer dolly? That is what I call a tall dolly with the stair helper rubber thinga majigs and the strap and locking crank about breasticle high! :roll:
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Today's the day!

PostBy: dcrane On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:49 am

Pics or it didn't happen!
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Today's the day!

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:44 am

Welcome to the Board ! Take care of those disc's in your back today ! I'm feelin' some more American Moving Ingenuity coming up for you today! :cheers:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Today's the day!

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:50 am

Gravity is our friend,....except when it's not! :o
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Today's the day!

PostBy: Loco627 On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:06 pm

Success! Four of us and a refrigerator dolly and she's in the basement. This was my first time lighting a coal fire and it went pretty well. Tons of info on this forum to get me moving in the right direction! Just waiting to see where the temp settles in and adjust from there. I didn't get too many pictures, there were no free hands to hold the camera, but I'll post a few this evening.
Loco627
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine Circulator 1500
Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: 1500 Circulator

Re: Today's the day!

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:28 pm

NICE L 627
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Today's the day!

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:53 pm

Good Show ! Amazing what you can accomplish with 4 Pals,2 cases of beer,2 quarts of Napalm and a strong personal Will to survive ! Congrats ! :lol:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Today's the day!

PostBy: Loco627 On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:14 pm

Currently cruising along at about 360 degrees at 3.6 on the dial and the MPD about 45 degrees open. I have no idea what I'm doing, but it seems to be working so far. A little smokey from all the paint burning off, but all the CO detectors are happy!

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Made it down the stairs, stove and fingers still intact
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Ready to go!
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Making Fire!
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Loco627
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine Circulator 1500
Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: 1500 Circulator

Re: Today's the day!

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:52 pm

Awesome loco627, it isn't as easy as turning up the thermostat, but it sure is a fun hobby, saving money that is!
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace