Just got a new Channing 3 to replace pellets

Re: Just got a new Channing 3 to replace pellets

PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:43 pm

Robhd511 wrote:I still can't believe the heat and the how much better coal is! I wish I did this sooner!


ssshhhhhhhh you're sworn to secrecy since you have joined the dark side..... :shh: :secret:

otherwise we'll have too many people switching from pellets and there will be coal shortages rivaling the current pellet panic.

:verycool:
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
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Re: Just got a new Channing 3 to replace pellets

PostBy: Robhd511 On: Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:56 pm

I got a hopper full of pellets in the old stove! Can go to the highest bidder!
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing 3
Coal Size/Type: Rice coal Anthracite
Other Heating: A cold wells McLain oil boiler

Re: Just got a new Channing 3 to replace pellets

PostBy: dutch On: Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:32 pm

Rob,
i am going to invest in a coaltrol for next season, and you may want to look into one.
From what I read, it will take all of the guess work out of the feed control on the stove,
and make it pretty much hands off! I look forward to having it to dial things down when
we get a warm spell, and crank it up for a night like last nite when we went below 0 with
40 mph winds.
are you going to sell the pellet stove?
having a few pellets in it to show a prospective buyer isn't a bad idea so you
can light it up (even if outside) to show how well it works... cough cough
:D
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Re: Just got a new Channing 3 to replace pellets

PostBy: Robhd511 On: Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:43 pm

Anyone know a trick or two to dry out bagged coal??
Robhd511
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing 3
Coal Size/Type: Rice coal Anthracite
Other Heating: A cold wells McLain oil boiler

Re: Just got a new Channing 3 to replace pellets

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:15 pm

Robhd511 wrote:Anyone know a trick or two to dry out bagged coal??


Buy it last year :P Sorry I couldn't help myself.
Or use some cat litter pans near the stove full of wet coal, could help a little.
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Re: Just got a new Channing 3 to replace pellets

PostBy: dutch On: Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:20 pm

or just store the coal near the stove. i have room in my basement to do that, and it does the
trick
dutch
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska Channing III

Re: Just got a new Channing 3 to replace pellets

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:11 am

a few folks use those big plastic totes to empty a bag or two into to dry out then fill the stove from that.
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Just got a new Channing 3 to replace pellets

PostBy: Badog On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:16 am

If you are thinking about a Coaltrol do it. My rheostat failed last year and I decided to replace it with a Coaltrol and I could not be happier. I set it to turn up 1 degree in the evening since my house warms up on a sunny day. I have to say it is set it and forget it once you dial it in. Like anything with coal you have to make small adjustments but one dialed in it takes all of the guess work out and makes you stoker truly automatic.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
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Re: Just got a new Channing 3 to replace pellets

PostBy: Robhd511 On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:35 pm

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Drying some coal Blaschak is soaked
Robhd511
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing 3
Coal Size/Type: Rice coal Anthracite
Other Heating: A cold wells McLain oil boiler

Re: Just got a new Channing 3 to replace pellets

PostBy: Sea Dog On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:21 am

Rob,

Nice stove, congrats! How is the noise of the power vent? Is the whole setup louder than your pellet stove?

Thanks,
Julie
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Re: Just got a new Channing 3 to replace pellets

PostBy: Robhd511 On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:14 pm

Sea Dog wrote:Rob,

Nice stove, congrats! How is the noise of the power vent? Is the whole setup louder than your pellet stove?

Thanks,
Julie



It is a lot less noisy than my pellet stove was. I love so far
Robhd511
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing 3
Coal Size/Type: Rice coal Anthracite
Other Heating: A cold wells McLain oil boiler

Re: Just got a new Channing 3 to replace pellets

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:36 pm

Robhd511 wrote:Thanks everyone for the great feedback I still can't believe the heat and the how much better coal is! I wish I did this sooner! Playing with the idea of a coal boiler...hmmm...



:) :) :) :) :)
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