Cookin' with coal

Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Photog200 On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:33 pm

Sunny Boy wrote:There's a coal-burnin' smile !

Paul

Yup, burnin' & Grinin'! Life is good, just retired the first of November, have a full coal bin...well it was full this fall.

The stove has been idling along really well all day today. It is about 68° in the garage and the oven temp says 250°. If I had shut the primary air down this much before, I would have lost the fire. I truly am happy! I have not tried to get a hot fire going yet, but I am confident that will work just fine. Now I am off to tend the base burner in the living room...love heating and cooking with coal.
Randy
Photog200
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Colonial Clarion cook stove, Kineo #15 base heater & Geneva Oak Andes #517
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Chestnut
Other Heating: Electric Baseboard

Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:41 pm

Congrats on being "gainfully unemployed" Randy !!

Yes sir, retired with a full coal bin and two good stoves - life is good ! :D
Sunny Boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Photog200 On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:37 pm

Sunny Boy wrote:Congrats on being "gainfully unemployed" Randy !!

Yes sir, retired with a full coal bin and two good stoves - life is good ! :D

Where is the "Like" button! oops, not Facebook.

I just went out and shook the stove down and re-loaded it. It only too about 10 minutes to have blue ladies dancing! I waited over an hour the last few days for it to get back to this point. :dancing: I think it is time for an adult beverage! :cheers:
Photog200
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Colonial Clarion cook stove, Kineo #15 base heater & Geneva Oak Andes #517
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Chestnut
Other Heating: Electric Baseboard

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Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Photog200 On: Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:09 pm

I did a test today with burning wood and it is now a completely different stove. I now have much more control over the fire, the wood is burning slower and lasting longer. The oven temps are staying at 350°now without the use of the check damper. Burning coal is now the way it should be as well. I have not tried to have a hot fire in it yet but the way it is handling, I see no problems.

I made a pot of vegetable beef soup on the stove last night.
Randy
Photog200
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Colonial Clarion cook stove, Kineo #15 base heater & Geneva Oak Andes #517
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Chestnut
Other Heating: Electric Baseboard

Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:23 pm

Terrific !!! Glad to hear it's coming together.

Now, you just need a special place for that stove in the house where it can be better appreciated ! ;)

Especially, long about the end of February when you can't see out the first floor windows ! :D

Paul
Sunny Boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Photog200 On: Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:08 pm

Sunny Boy wrote:Terrific !!! Glad to hear it's coming together.

Now, you just need a special place for that stove in the house where it can be better appreciated ! ;)

Especially, long about the end of February when you can't see out the first floor windows ! :D

Paul

Awe, where is your sense of adventure, that is when it is the most fun. Lugging all that water out to the garage to cook and clean up with. LOL As long as I don't have to use snowshoes to get out to the garage I will be ok!

Not sure when I will be able to do the addition because I took an early retirement and am not 59 1/2 yet. If I take the money out of my accounts before then, I get hit with a 10% penalty. I will be talking with my financial adviser next week and will see what I can come up with.

In the mean time, I am enjoying getting things set up so it is more comfortable to work out there. Today I put up a ceiling fan and more lights out in the work space. It is so nice to get the stove operating the way it should too! I made popcorn on it tonight and it was nice to have to open the air intakes to get it to heat up. With wood, I always had to rein it in.

It sounds like you are getting things ready to install a new coal stove too! (can't beat Glenwoods) Very exciting time!

Randy
Photog200
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Colonial Clarion cook stove, Kineo #15 base heater & Geneva Oak Andes #517
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Chestnut
Other Heating: Electric Baseboard

Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:26 pm

Well, at least now, not only do have a good looking stove, you know it's a good working stove too. :D

I've had the 118 for a few years now. Took it apart to sand blast and paint it and that's as far as I've gotten with it. I've been trying to find better grates, emailing, calling shops, watching eBay, and Craig's list. Nothing. So, when I can get to it, I'll make patterns and have new ones cast. Looks like it'll be the same way for new grates for the Sunny.

Paul
Sunny Boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Photog200 On: Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:42 pm

Sunny Boy wrote:Well, at least now, not only do have a good looking stove, you know it's a good working stove too. :D

I've had the 118 for a few years now. Took it apart to sand blast and paint it and that's as far as I've gotten with it. I've been trying to find better grates, emailing, calling shops, watching eBay, and Craig's list. Nothing. So, when I can get to it, I'll make patterns and have new ones cast. Looks like it'll be the same way for new grates for the Sunny.

Paul

Paul, have you checked with Bryant Stoves in Maine for the grates? They are the ones who had the grates for my stove...of course, the stove I have was made in Maine. However, they have a lot of stoves from NE and a lot of Glenwoods. If you need any contact info for them, let me know.
Randy
Photog200
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Colonial Clarion cook stove, Kineo #15 base heater & Geneva Oak Andes #517
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Chestnut
Other Heating: Electric Baseboard

Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:18 am

Randy,
Thank you.

They are the one place I haven't contacted. :oops:

Dennis also mentioned them over in the, "Glenwood 116 part needed" thread, and that they made new grates of his 116.

I have their number and will call them today.

Paul
Sunny Boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Photog200 On: Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:28 am

Sunny Boy wrote:Randy,
Thank you.

They are the one place I haven't contacted. :oops:

Dennis also mentioned them over in the, "Glenwood 116 part needed" thread, and that they made new grates of his 116.

I have their number and will call them today.

Paul

I drove there to Maine to pick up my Kineo BB. It was worth the drive to see their store/museum. They have a huge showroom that has probably 20 restored cookstoves in it. You and your girlfriend would go crazy in there! They have a parts room in the back that is HUGE! Mrs. Bryant is a huge Glenwood fan and was even wearing a Glenwood shirt the day I was there. If anyone would have parts for your cook stove, I would bet it would be them.

Good luck with finding these parts!
Randy
Photog200
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Colonial Clarion cook stove, Kineo #15 base heater & Geneva Oak Andes #517
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Chestnut
Other Heating: Electric Baseboard

Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:56 am

Wow, 11 pages and climbing. Awesome read guys. Randy I hope you enjoy your retirement. Fortunately I married a farm girl so I see a old coal range sometime in my future. Just have to keep the modern one. Keep the good info coming. 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: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:41 am

DePippo79 wrote:Wow, 11 pages and climbing. Awesome read guys. Randy I hope you enjoy your retirement. Fortunately I married a farm girl so I see a old coal range sometime in my future. Just have to keep the modern one. Keep the good info coming. Matt


Thanks DP.

Your another lucky guy. ;) Hopefully you'll both be enjoying a coal kitchen range soon !

I've had coal stoves just as a heat source, but I find it fascinating that a kitchen range can do that and much more. I've had this range for 8 years now and I'm still learning the many uses for it.

Paul
Sunny Boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Photog200 On: Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:39 pm

DePippo79 wrote:Wow, 11 pages and climbing. Awesome read guys. Randy I hope you enjoy your retirement. Fortunately I married a farm girl so I see a old coal range sometime in my future. Just have to keep the modern one. Keep the good info coming. Matt

Thank you Matt! So far, I am enjoying the retirement very much. I just hope I don't get bored when I get the projects done on the house.
If it wasn't for the heat during the summer, my cook stove would replace my new range in the kitchen (I don't have room for both). I am sure you and your wife would enjoy a coal cook stove as there are so many benefits to them. I wish you all the best in finding exactly what you want in a stove! :)
Randy
Photog200
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Colonial Clarion cook stove, Kineo #15 base heater & Geneva Oak Andes #517
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Chestnut
Other Heating: Electric Baseboard

Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:50 pm

Thanks guys. Unfortunately I have many projects myself to do before I can even think of a coal range. Would have to build a new chimney for the location I would want to put it in. Take care, 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: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:23 pm

My back yard black raspberry crop was small this year, but the peach tree I bought the girlfriend a few years ago finally came into it's own and turned out a lot of peaches. More than made up for the poor berry crop.

Pix of some fun yesterday. Being nice and warm while watching lake affect snow squalls come through and canning peach jam. Yummm !!!!

First picture is boiling down one of the batches of the peaches. Next is the pectin is added almost ready to put in jars. Third is the filled jars being boiled to sterilize the jam so it will last in the sealed jars a few years - without using any preservatives.

If you look closely, next to the bottom hinge of the oven door, the little lever is up indicating all the indirect heat is going to the oven, not water tank and oven. There was a meatloaf I made for dinner, plus creamed onions the girl friend made, baking while we were canning. And all with just the same heat used for heating the back part of the house. :D

Paul
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

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