Thank God for my coal stove

Re: Thank God for my coal stove

PostBy: rustyrelics On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:03 pm

just remember, the last stand is, turn on all 4 top burners of your propane or nat gas kitchen stove, and the oven on 500 high. presto you have around 45,000 btu. add a fan, vent the exhaust, and you have one kick butt "stove"
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Baseburners & Antiques: Scranton Stove Works base heater
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Re: Thank God for my coal stove

PostBy: 07roadstar On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:27 pm

vmi1983 wrote:
07roadstar wrote:Today it never got above -15f here in Keeseville, NY and the low tonight is -17f. Tomorrow its going to be colder :mad: .
We did lose power for 2 hours, the pellet stove went out but the coal stove kept putting the heat out to the entire house. Told the wife to leave the pellet stove alone and will get it running when I get home from work. Total time pellet stove was down was right around 4 1/2 hours. Temps in the house went from 73 down to 66. Goes to show there is little to no insulation in the walls of this house. :o But I do like the coal stove and so does the wife now since we lost power and still had heat!!


Hey Roadstar,

Down in Wadhams here... very frigid... two stoves burning... 1850 house.... I'd say it's about a draw.... like to have it warmer... working the stoves.


Do you know the KING's in Willsboro? They are 1st cousin's to me. I use to live on mill street in my teens. My brother now own the house there and we also own land down on the point. Small world.

Brett King
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Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine
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Re: Thank God for my coal stove

PostBy: robb On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:37 pm

AMEN BROTHER!!! Last night it was 7 here on the hill and right now it is already 11 (feels colder) and the stove has the main part of the house at a steady 74 without a problem!!!! I heat my basement to 62 with an Eden Pure which is amazing. I would like to thank all the members on here who took time a few years back to discuss coal stoves with me an educate me! Wife is warm and happy, which makes life better!
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Re: Thank God for my coal stove

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:53 pm

My warm air furnace would run 5 minutes on, off for ten minutes set at 68 that's 20 minutes an hour and 8 hours per day. My furnace is rated at 1.25 gal per hour so the math is 8 x 1.25 = 10 gallons per day @ 3.69/ gallon. Let's see, 36.90/ day for oil or 5.78/ bag reading @ 289.00/ton = 5.78/ bag :shock: So I running 2 coal stoves, one in the living room and one in the basement because I can! life is good and warm :partyhat: ...oh and my house is 72*-76* :)
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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: Thank God for my coal stove

PostBy: joeq On: Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:58 am

M/T...Sweet. I'm hoping for the same set-up, in a few yrs. My floors are a little cold, in this neg. number evenings.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: Thank God for my coal stove

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:18 am

I am thankful for my coal stoves and the people here who taught me how to maximize the heat they produce. I'm amazed as I sit here with one eye on the Dancing Blue Ladies and one eye on the outside temperature that is hovering at 10*. This is the coldest it's been since I got the coal stove. My house is a warm 75* and it isn't costing me an arm and a leg. I'm truly blessed. Thanks members of the Forum, Lisa
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Re: Thank God for my coal stove

PostBy: jjs777_fzr On: Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:17 am

@MichaelAnthony so your in ME but getting bagged coal for less than $6/bag ?
Not sure I understand how that's possible.
In MA the going rate is closer to $9/bag with little discount for a ton.

-John
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Penn Coal Stove & Chubby
Other Heating: CFM Wood Stove & Englander 25-PDVC Pellet Stove

Re: Thank God for my coal stove

PostBy: blrman07 On: Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:28 am

Our little ancient Leisure Line Econo 1 is cranking away. I got it burning at about max and just cranked the feed rate one more complete turn. I'll take the feed right up to where red is about to fall off into the ash pan. We have an oil fired boiler but I have it shut down and the fuse pulled. No way I'm burning oil just because it's a bit chilly in the house.

It's -1 outside right now and 65 in the living room. Its a bit cooler up stairs but the little guy is doing all it can. This frigid blast is not normal for our area. The little guy normally keeps everything nice and warm but today is exceptional.

I am glad I live in the southern coal region and I can burn black rocks to keep Momma warm!!!

Rev. Larry
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
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Re: Thank God for my coal stove

PostBy: jjs777_fzr On: Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:04 am

I flunked the test this a.m. and may be banned from the forums.

Coldest day so far North of Boston - woke up at 7AM to minus 4F as reported by accuweather.

My wood fire died. My pellet stove ran empty. My coal fire went out.

My basement dropped to 52F, my living room to 62F but the nat gas burner was running to maintain 62F.
And my sun room was 64F.

Happy to say I've got everything fired up and starting to get toasty again.

My wife came down from upstairs and simply shook her head.
I already know she thinks I'm nuts.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Penn Coal Stove & Chubby
Other Heating: CFM Wood Stove & Englander 25-PDVC Pellet Stove

Re: Thank God for my coal stove

PostBy: joeq On: Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:27 am

jjs777_fzr wrote:@MichaelAnthony so your in ME but getting bagged coal for less than $6/bag ?
Not sure I understand how that's possible.
In MA the going rate is closer to $9/bag with little discount for a ton.

-John


Compared to most N.E. states, everything's cheaper in Maine.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
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Re: Thank God for my coal stove

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:40 am

[quote="jjs777_fzr"]@MichaelAnthony so your in ME but getting bagged coal for less than $6/bag ?
Not sure I understand how that's possible.
In MA the going rate is closer to $9/bag with little discount for a ton.

-John[/quote]

If you come up here with your snow mobile bring a sled to pull a ton of reading home with you! Nicatou Stove and coal in Medway, Me. (on the way to Millinocket) 289.00/bag
I know why and" YOU "know why it cost 9 dollars a bag in Mass. and I will be nice......it is all the "PHUQUEN DOUCHE BAGS" that think they have a niche market and are doing you a favor selling it to you!!!!!! I know this I am from Ma. and lived on the North Shore for a very long time. Don't buy there coal and they will lower the price. Pretty sad when you can drive 300 miles to my area and get coal a hundred bucks less than Douche-a-ochusetts! :D Ask SMITTY if you don't believe me. Have a warm day!
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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: Thank God for my coal stove

PostBy: japar On: Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:53 pm

My dad who had a stroke last year is 86 years old no longer uses his Russo coal stove. I stopped in to see him the other day and noticed the oil bill. It was 169 gal just over $600 was from 12-2 to 1-2 1 month. He does keep warm with oil but it does cost $$$
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Re: Thank God for my coal stove

PostBy: mmcoal On: Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:12 pm

I have a super efficient oil burner this year, the gauge on my oil tank is reading the same from the end of last winter :D . First season burning coal and loving it! I have co-workers who freeze their butts off at home because they hate the fuel bills. Nothing wrong with being frugal, but to be miserable all winter and still pay a high fuel bill is crazy. Last winter I turned down my thermostat almost 5 degrees at one point and the savings was pathetic. With coal I can keep my house much warmer and still be paying about 60% less than last year.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
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Re: Thank God for my coal stove

PostBy: tcalo On: Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:21 pm

Pushed through some record breaking low temps this past weekend, but you'd never know it with our house being as warm and cozy as it was thanks to our coal stove. Gotta love that coal heat!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Coal Stove
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anthracite

Re: Thank God for my coal stove

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:40 pm

Happy I know my friend with the coal boiler, glad I joined the forum, and glad I bought my coal stove. End of December last year paid just over $900.00 to fill my oil tank. This year end of December paid $360.00 for a 2400 lb. skid of coal. When it was in the minus temps here the last few days I did cheat and turn the oil heat on, but it's still no where near as much as last year. Once a day while I tend the coal stove. I have a radiator by my computer and I do enjoy the heat coming off it. As it stands now I'm on track to save at least half if not more on my heating bill. Everyone stay warm. Matt
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