Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

Re: Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

PostBy: joeq On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:44 pm

Really? That helps extend burn times? I usually have all kinds of frosting. "Under" my coal bed. Usually in about 1 hr.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
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Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:53 pm

Yep home tomorrow evening. Here's the current vital stats... :D

250 over the door
156 on the pipe
-.03 pressure

Looking good. Almost 12 hours in so far..

And 72-74 in the house according to the dog sitter lol
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:04 pm

Gotta love high tech telemetry!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
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Re: Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

PostBy: oliver power On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:32 pm

joeq wrote:Really? That helps extend burn times? I usually have all kinds of frosting. "Under" my coal bed. Usually in about 1 hr.
Yes Sir. Learned that from my uncle. When he was in the army, the other guys liked when he tended the coal fires. Come morning, they still had a warm fire. When anyone else tended the fires, the fires would be out the following morning. Everyone was cold. He claims he never did tell his secret of covering the fire with ash. If I remember correctly, it was a good job to have. And that's why he never told anyone. It got him off duty early, or something like that. Apparently, others know of this little trick. I've seen it mentioned more than once on this forum.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: KEYSTOKER Kaa-2
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93 & 30-95, Vigilant (pre-Vigilant-II)
Baseburners & Antiques: MANY (Mostly when burning wood)
Stove/Furnace Make: HITZER / KEYSTOKER
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93 & 30-95 , Kaa-2

Re: Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

PostBy: dcrane On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:51 pm

Carbon12 wrote:Gotta love high tech telemetry!


Mr. Lightnings got solenoids, remotes & activation modules all over his house to do all kinda funky stuff when he's away... can you think of some of the things he might do? :idea:
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Re: Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:09 pm

[quote="dcrane"][quote="Carbon12"]Gotta love high tech telemetry![/quote]

Mr. Lightnings got solenoids, remotes & activation modules all over his house to do all kinda funky stuff when he's away... can you think of some of the things he might do? :idea:[/quote]....his dog is wearin' his clothes and drinkin' his booze, I just hope he is able to have fun being away from his baby...I think her name is Allison. :lol:
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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: Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:05 pm

Oh you mean Ashley... :lol: yeah she's the hottie in the basement.. :woot:
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
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Re: Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

PostBy: joeq On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:44 am

oliver power wrote: Yes Sir. Learned that from my uncle. When he was in the army, the other guys liked when he tended the coal fires. Come morning, they still had a warm fire. When anyone else tended the fires, the fires would be out the following morning. Everyone was cold. He claims he never did tell his secret of covering the fire with ash. If I remember correctly, it was a good job to have. And that's why he never told anyone. It got him off duty early, or something like that. Apparently, others know of this little trick. I've seen it mentioned more than once on this forum.


I don't imagine this trick would work on a hopper fed stove.
Hope you get home soon Lee. My outside temp is heading towards 0 again.
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

PostBy: oliver power On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:08 am

joeq wrote:
oliver power wrote: Yes Sir. Learned that from my uncle. When he was in the army, the other guys liked when he tended the coal fires. Come morning, they still had a warm fire. When anyone else tended the fires, the fires would be out the following morning. Everyone was cold. He claims he never did tell his secret of covering the fire with ash. If I remember correctly, it was a good job to have. And that's why he never told anyone. It got him off duty early, or something like that. Apparently, others know of this little trick. I've seen it mentioned more than once on this forum.


I don't imagine this trick would work on a hopper fed stove.
Hope you get home soon Lee. My outside temp is heading towards 0 again.
You made me laugh joeq. Yes, you're correct!!! I've played with the ash topping, and it does work well. Last night, when I mentioned this little trick, I was tired. I actually said to myself, "How come I'm not doing the ash trick myself". Thought nothing else of it, till I read your reply. Then sat here, and chucked to myself. I HAVE A HOPPER!!! Lightning was talking layering his firepot. And if your going to layer the firepot, an ash topping will prolong the burn from taking off. Of course, as myself, Fred, and other members with hoppers know, if Lightning had a hopper, he wouldn't have to layer his fire pot.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: KEYSTOKER Kaa-2
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93 & 30-95, Vigilant (pre-Vigilant-II)
Baseburners & Antiques: MANY (Mostly when burning wood)
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Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93 & 30-95 , Kaa-2

Re: Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

PostBy: blrman07 On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:28 am

oliver power wrote:Too late now but, a little tip when going away again. Do everything you did, AND, put a layer of ash over the top like frosting on a cake.


Oh Yeah......I found that putting a two inch or so layer of rice coal on top of the pea coal that I burn in the bucket a day will give me a 10 hour burn in that little guy. He barely holds a quarter of a bucket topped all the way off. I lite it off for hot water and to heat the house during the shoulder months and I was having to relite it every morning. I found ash worked but rice coal worked better because it was easier to get cranking in the morning with the topping of rice coal. Before going to bed I fill it with pea and let that catch and then top it with 2 inches of rice coal.

I would get up the next morning and I would have a nice little rice coal glow on the top. I would punch it once with a poker to collapse the dome, open the ash door, open the MPD and let it get livened back up then add some pea and we are good for the day.

Rev. Larry
New Beginning Church
Ashland Pa.
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Re: Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:12 am

At 24 hours now..
257 over the door
153 on the pipe
Draft good
73 in the house

Gonna make 36 hours easy I think...
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:18 am

And you were thinking of getting a stoker! :lol:
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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: Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

PostBy: joeq On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:11 pm

Lightning wrote:At 24 hours now..
257 over the door
153 on the pipe
Draft good
73 in the house

Gonna make 36 hours easy I think...

You know why, Lee? Your sitter has been partying with her friends, and they've been roasting marshmellows over your fire. And they keep poking it with their sticks. (You forgot to lock your loading door). :D
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:08 pm

Joe! Yer right! I didn't lock the door! Almost home :-) I'll have a report here shortly...
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

PostBy: warminmn On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:36 pm

Go for 48 hours!!! 36 is for girly men!
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