Calling all Chubby Stove owners!!

Re: Calling all Chubby Stove owners!!

PostBy: Rockcrusher45 On: Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:39 pm

I love the New Look on the brand new Chubbys but the full view door..lots of Mica....
I feel safer with the little egg door;) Like the Classic Willys Jeep some things dont need to be improved on ..Larry did it right the first time ...
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Coal Stove
Coal Size/Type: Nut

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Re: Calling all Chubby Stove owners!!

PostBy: jjs777_fzr On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:27 pm

The dog ears are simply for adding overfire air while burning hard anthracite.
And somewhere I have the email from Larry stating the Chubby was not intended for burning bit.

But - I'd have to say - why couldn't the Chubby burn bit ? I certainly wanted to try....but after asking I just assumed he knew what he was talking about.

In fact - in either the manual or the addendum (which I have somewhere...several pages worth), or maybe in the videos - he even goes on to state the dog ears don't even matter whether they are open or closed - by design - they let air in whether they are covering the hole or not.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Penn Coal Stove & Chubby
Other Heating: CFM Wood Stove & Englander 25-PDVC Pellet Stove

Re: Calling all Chubby Stove owners!!

PostBy: kennydinmich On: Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:49 am

I guess i will throw in my 2 cents to Mrs. Southy....

I have a thread on here about my switch to coal from 25 years of wood. All i can say is....why didnt i do it years ago???

I just got my re-furbished Chubby (no blower..i dont like noise, and Larry was honest enough to tell me they are sort of loud) this last Monday ( believe it or not...the shipping charge was just $66.12! from Mass. to here in Michigan. My wife gets a deal with R&L Carriers thru her employer) and installed it the same day (with a baro).

Its amazing how much heat this thing will kick out and in just a few short days i am getting fairly good at regulating the temps. The length of time this thing can maintain a set temp is just amazing! Yes...i have made a couple mistakes already as to when and how to shake it down and keep it humming along....but Larry has been incredible to work with before and after he sold it to me. He has even called here to see how i was getting along with it and he ALWAYS answers my emails promptly. His customer service is just fantastic. And he is about the nicest person you will ever talk to. I am just tickled to death how this thing is working out and amazed at how my work-load has been cut by 90% versus the wood stove.

You will not regret doing business with Larry! (and by the way....mine cost $995)

You will also not regret asking for help on this site either as there are some very nice and very helpful and VERY knowledgeable people here.

Good luck to you with whatever direction you go. Just know that a Chubby stove is a great heater and its great to look at it and its very easy to run.


Re: Calling all Chubby Stove owners!!

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:38 am

I think a forum member is selling a good used Chubby right now for $600.00. Check the classified section

Here ya go!
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Calling all Chubby Stove owners!!

PostBy: dubie On: Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:11 pm

I just bought a chubby from Larry. It arrives 2/26/14. I went with a reconditioned one... I am new to this forum and this is my first post. I am also a coal virgin. I have been burning wood for years and it does not make a lot of sense living so close to coal country (Near Allentown, PA). I ran out of wood recently (my primary is fuel oil, supplement with wood) and was not sure I would be able to buy seasoned wood so late in the season besides not having anywhere to put it with so much snow on the ground so I started poking around for alternatives to fuel oil and wood and found this forum. Glad I did! I wish I would have considered coal sooner. When I think back, my grandfather heated with coal and I even remember stoking the stove when I was a kid. Fond memories. Anyway, I am excited to get this thing tomorrow. I'm excited Just thinking of what it will be like to have steady heat in the night time hours... with wood I tamper the wood stove down before bed and wake up to a couple wood coals and having to wait for heat as the wood fire rebuilds. Anyway, I have been lurking for a week or two reading as much as I can. Good stuff here. :)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: chubby

Re: Calling all Chubby Stove owners!!

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:39 pm

Dubie, welcome to the forum. You really need to start your own thread. Just click 'New Topic' at the top. You will get lot's of help on here.
I also sent you a PM. It's the flashing thingy at the top of the page.
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace

Re: Calling all Chubby Stove owners!!

PostBy: jjs777_fzr On: Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:00 am

Welcome to the forum.

You're lucky to live in coal country.

As you said with wood - and it being scarce at this time of year - same for me up North but hard to get coal too.
Calls go unanswered.
Figured with coal it would have been much different than with wood sources.
I plan on planning ahead and not wait till a cold snap in February lol.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Penn Coal Stove & Chubby
Other Heating: CFM Wood Stove & Englander 25-PDVC Pellet Stove

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