Below Zero-Here We Go Again!

Below Zero-Here We Go Again!

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:59 am

Yep,-2* and more drop to follow with Stars showing in a clear Night's Sky. Shouldn't be as bad a the last Snap. Probably Balmy compared to a lot of you other Coalers out there! Bundle Up,Gang,and Thank God for 'Da Black Rocks! :dancing:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

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PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:54 am

-12* here in la-la land, slight breeze from left to right. Question- If you dont open the door to look at the blue ladies, are they still there? :gee:
waldo lemieux
 
Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: s-20

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PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:03 am

I'm not a big blue lady fan, they come & go--kinda like X-wifes--I know the Hitzer is on 9 & the house is a comfy 74* goin through 60 lbs a day in this Real cold -16 on the hill--just talked to a buddy right on the Tioughnioga in Marathon, he's got -28
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix


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PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:07 am

-22 here over east of you both. Going through a lot of coal, but the old range is keeping the kitchen cozy-warm.

For the rest of the house, the electric plenum in the furnace can't keep up, so the oil burner is kicking on every two hours to help keep the thermostat set point. Oh well, . . . or was I supposed to say oil well ? :D

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

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PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:08 am

Looks like -15 on the porch thermometer...I am not going outside for a closer look. Poor guys in St. Regis Falls checked in with -38 this morning.

Kero line is iced up at my rental house, filter is 3 weeks old. Lovely way to start the day.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

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PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:49 am

-4* in the LHV but apparently with wind chill -15F. I wouldn't know as I have not ventured out yet. AnthraKing (1) is gasping but so far hanging in there. Had to put the Hitzer into second gear.... WOW. Chewing through the coal again.. :(
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 110K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93, Jotul 507
Baseburners & Antiques: Red Cross Invader 2
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

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PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:57 am

Had -1 degrees here on the outskirts of Olean, NY... Increased coal consumption about 20 pounds per day to roughly 75 pounds per day total thru the cold spell.. :)
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Below Zero-Here We Go Again!

PostBy: smokerdude On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:15 am

I lit the Keystoker for this round of cold. Last time the DS couldn't keep up by itself and it got down to 65. I remember burning oil and SETTING the thermostat for 65. Coal sure does get you spoiled.
smokerdude
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Alaska
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: DS Kozy King
Coal Size/Type: Nut and Rice

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PostBy: samhill On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:20 am

I just looked at the monthly forecast & it's predicted to stay well below the norm for the most part. If I could find a cheap windmill I'd put it up just to trick the wind into stooping. :roll:
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: Below Zero-Here We Go Again!

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:44 am

Ain't that the way life goes sh :clap: toothy
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

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PostBy: stovepipemike On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:11 am

Zero here today with a slight wind. Even the little KAA2 goes thru 1.7 cubic feet of coal under these conditions. This reminds me of a welder I used to work with years ago. He was about to retire and tour the U.S.A. with his travel trailer. He bought a brand new 1966 Dodge Station Wagon with a 440 cubic inch engine and heavy duty tow package. Everybody went out to see it at lunch time. I asked him what kind of mileage he expected. He said, "Kid, when you are my age you don't care how much fuel it will burn, you only care if it will keep burning it" That's where I am today as I "fill 'er up and think fondly of 'ol Mike and his wisdom. Mike
stovepipemike
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KAA-2

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PostBy: NWBuilder On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:37 am

Shazam, I am feeling down right toasty here at -4° compared to some of you folks!!! We got a couple of inches of fresh powdery stuff in the overnight, a breeze to move but damn who wants to be out there moving it!! I still have to go over to the wife's 90 year old aunts place to clean here out. Can't plow it no place to put it, got to shovel, lovely!! Did I mention the wind nice 18 mph breeze to help things along!! Stay warm everyone, NWB
NWBuilder
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite

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PostBy: coalkirk On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:48 am

I saw a news item a couple days ago about the suns activity level. It's very low now. It goes in 11 year cycles but its ahead of schedule. It went on to say something about its acting like it did around the time of the last mini ice age. :shock: Better start buying extra coal for the forseable future.

Edited to ad link
http://www.news.com.au/technology/scien ... 6805090679
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

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PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:00 pm

So much for global warming ... :lol: I was hoping for the tropics to move to MA so I wouldn't have to! :(

A little chilly here this morning. Amazing that just 2 weeks after cleaning the stoker boiler, the stack temp has gone right back up to where it was prior - 50° higher. I don't much feel like cleaning this thing every 2 weeks .... but we're warm at least. Just dumped 80 lbs. in 9 hours ago .. it's already over half gone. Those 2 bags were bone dry! Couldn't believe it. The rest of the bags have been sopping wet. I've got 8 bags opened ahead of time, all the time to dry them out a bit ...
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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

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PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:39 pm

I pushing 60 lbs a day with the Keystoker 90. Basement 75 daytime, 76 nite time, upstairs 67 to 69 all the time. 2200Sq ft heated
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent