pics and video of my coal range as promisedhttp://youtu.be/-yKC9a4GtNo
<=== really crap video alert...you were warned!!!
well this is her....1950's era Shacklock Orion in red and cream.that black stuff is from when we have heavy rain and it falls down the chimney....and we have had alot of heavy rain recently.....it cleans off with anything that cleans a dirty benchtop/ sink etc
coal in the hole burning nicely....reloaded about 15 mins before i took this shot.
chimney damper wide open.....that black stuff is from when we have heavy rain and it runs down the inside of the chimney, it only does that if the range is banked....inlet damper open 1/8 or more stops this happening, unfortunatly 1/8 open will also boil my hotwater cylinder in the middle of the night... we have had alot of heavy rain at night recently.....it cleans off with anything that cleans a dirty benchtop/ sink etc
firebox door with main air inlet below and ash draw at the bottom
oven looking a bit dusty.....the black on the sides is from where i was drying firewood for the open fire in the living room, i forgot i had wood in there and cranked the range up to heat the kitchen..... and the wood in the oven proved it was dry enough by smoldering and smoking....i was met with a pile of ashes in the bottom of the oven when i opened the door
i've probably dried about 2 or 3 cords of soaking wet and or green wood in the oven....have not made the mistake of forgetting again
i think it kind of funny...using "dirty stinking polluting coal" to kiln dry my "clean green ecologicaly frendly" wood.....that i then burn in the most inefficient type of fireplace...an open fireplace
......is that hippies i hear choking on their tofu burgers?