What's your temp?

Re: What's your temp?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:12 am

It was 2* when I woke up but windy as all hell which made it feel even colder. The house was 71.2* and the stove was idling along at 465* or somewhere around there.

After loading it up for the day I'm sure my house lost another 2*s after I left though.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: What's your temp?

PostBy: vulcan On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:16 am

Looks like about -6 outside still some wind but not as bad as earlier. Inside is a comfy 69 with the koker holding a pretty steady 450 temp above the door.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: keystoker koker 160

Re: What's your temp?

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:35 am

This is one of those times Im glad I dont do a lot of calculations when it comes time to do installs.
i look outside and figure a windage coefficient, (looks like we could get alot of wind over there,not so much over here) Insulation coefficient (boy theys not much insulation in here) window /door coef. (gee windows and doors are new) ahh screw it ... what was the size of the one were replacing,lets add 30k to that :D

Now to answer the question

-7* outside on porch
weather rock moved 3' east overnight
68* up and down
floor toasty
coffee hot
school closed
Now if only FF hadnt run off all the sheep :rofl:
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Re: What's your temp?

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:01 am

-8.9 out ...+70 jn and rising!!! 9am...was -11 at 6am...
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

Re: What's your temp?

PostBy: Photog200 On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:04 am

Good morning all. Here in Upstate NY, in the snow belt area, it was 0° at 7am. 74° in the living room where the stove is. Stove temp is 500° on the barrel. These older manufactured homes are not well insulated and you can feel the wind come right through the place. Very thankful for this coal stove, the electric heat would not cut through this wind!

Ok, I am going to teach Ya'll how to put in the degree symbol (°)
After you type in the temp numbers, while holding down your 'alt' key, type in the following numbers 0176 (zero, one, seven, six), then let up the alt key and wa-la, the symbol appears. Not sure how to do this on a Mac, but will work with a PC.
Randy
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Baseburners & Antiques: Colonial Clarion cook stove, Kineo #15 base heater & Geneva Oak Andes #517
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Other Heating: Electric Baseboard

Re: What's your temp?

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:15 am

This is one contest I don't want to win!!! We had -3 ° as a temp with a wind chill of -19 ° . Damn Randy it works!!!! Niot that I will remember it 5 minutes from now but thanks for trying!! Temp inside is holding steady at 70 °. That is too cool!!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite

Re: What's your temp?

PostBy: top top On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:41 am

Photog200 wrote:
Ok, I am going to teach Ya'll how to put in the degree symbol (°)
After you type in the temp numbers, while holding down your 'alt' key, type in the following numbers 0176 (zero, one, seven, six), then let up the alt key and wa-la, the symbol appears.
Randy


Nice tip! Thanks. Now maybe someone can return the favor by showing you the proper spelling for "voila." :D
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Kodiac Hand Fired with hopper.

Re: What's your temp?

PostBy: CoalisCoolxWarm On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:43 am

Put the fire to bed at 3am, then wife tended it at 8:30am. Outside is -5F, inside was down to 62F, but already up to 65F and rising. Big leaky house takes a while to warm up.

87 yr old Grandparents' water is frozen, and animals need extra tending in this -35F wind chill, so one more cup of hot coffee and out I go. Whoo-hoo!
CoalisCoolxWarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA6
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: old Sears rebuilt, bituminous
Coal Size/Type: Kittanning Seam, Stove size
Stove/Furnace Make: old handfired bituminous

Re: What's your temp?

PostBy: mmcoal On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:59 am

-1 right now and the house is 65. The house becomes a wind tunnel in these temps.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
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Re: What's your temp?

PostBy: JohnB On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:17 am

Warmed up to 10° outside but the wind is blowing; no idea what that translates to wind chill wise. 73°+ on the first floor & 74° in my office on the second floor. Just turned the Hitzer down a notch. Too damn hot!
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Hitzer 50-93

Re: What's your temp?

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:32 am

1.4 degrees outside with windchill of -10 degrees. Turning thermostat up to see just how warm I can get the house with the new coal boiler. 76 degrees inside so far. If it makes it to 80 degrees I'll be impressed,....and relieved. If it can handle 80 degrees today, 68 degrees when it's at the historical low temperature here of -22 shouldn't be a problem. :D I actually don't have the feed rate maxed out yet. 4 inches of dead ash on the end of the stoker. Water temps set at 160/180. Could go up on those as well if necessary. I'm not touching it today, however.
Last edited by Carbon12 on Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:36 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: What's your temp?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:34 am

Wow guess we didn't have it all that bad today .... 6° above this morning .. was up to 8° last I checked. Did have the howling 20 mph+ gusty wind earlier - weather station said the wind chill on the roof was 1°.

Boiler is definitely happier. Stack temp is consistently 50° cooler than it was before the cleaning. Got the baro uncovered, and just one little square of paper on the combustion blower intake, and no CO alarms or stink. BIG difference! Guess I should start cleaning this thing once a month at a minimum ....
SMITTY
 
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: What's your temp?

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:38 am

Has your draft improved with the cold temperatures? My Baro seems to be opening further. Draft over fire is still where it should be.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: What's your temp?

PostBy: biggerpatterson On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:46 am

8 degrees outside now. 79 degrees in the back room where the Baker is and 72 in the front room. Pipe temp 18 inches above the stove and below the Baro is just under 200 degrees.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Baker Contender II
Other Heating: Oil to gas conversion hot air furnace
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Stove/Furnace Model: Contender II

Re: What's your temp?

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:11 pm

Well, it looks like 77 degrees is where the snot runs out at temps of just above zero and windchill of -10 degrees at current boiler settings. I'm happy with that. :) Assuming heat loss is linear, it probably isn't, I should be good to -10 degrees without increasing feed rate or boiler temps.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

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