coal fatigue

Re: coal fatigue

PostBy: joeq On: Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:09 pm

Rick 386 wrote:But without her help, I would be one sore and tired mofo...........
Rick

I guess we're both lucky Rick. If my wife weren't able to come home mid day, to tend to the stove, mine would be out. Maybe they're taking the initiative because,
1-It's cuts our winter heating costs in 1/2.
And 2- they really like being "WARM". :)
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: coal fatigue

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:19 pm

joeq wrote:Congratulations Don. (Sell the wood splitter)

Considering that I haven't used it in 2 years now. And I only need 1 cord of wood on hand (and I can't cut/split it for what they are delivering for), I do think the for sale sign is going to go on the splitter.
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous. Labeled as 'Big Vein', about the size of acorns. Makes a lot of ash, but heats well and lasts longer than my previous coal.

Re: coal fatigue

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:31 pm

joeq wrote:
Rick 386 wrote:But without her help, I would be one sore and tired mofo...........
Rick

I guess we're both lucky Rick. If my wife weren't able to come home mid day, to tend to the stove, mine would be out. Maybe they're taking the initiative because,
1-It's cuts our winter heating costs in 1/2.
And 2- they really like being "WARM". :)

My skinnier bride of 34 years loves the warmth of coal. I cannot imagine trying to keep her warm with oil. Me I am a little less demanding on heat (heavier than I probably should be). I truly believe the cost is closer to 1/3 than 1/2 of oil. My neighbors in similar houses spend 3 times my costs and the houses are not nearly as warm.
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


Re: coal fatigue

PostBy: joeq On: Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:14 pm

2001Sierra wrote: I cannot imagine trying to keep her warm with oil.


I'm not sure, but don't they have massaging oils that heat up? I'll bet she'll appreciate that. :)
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: coal fatigue

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:21 pm

I'm saving all of 1/3rd Sierra - probably more. 8-)



Wifey hasn't touched the boiler yet. I think it's time for some schoolin' this weekend. :twisted: :lol:

I'd better get her bench pressing 40 lbs in preparation ... ;)
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: coal fatigue

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:12 am

I'm not tired of Winter, because; I like cold weather. Winter has great beauty if you take time to look. I get home now in the wee hours of the morning when all is quiet and I look up into the absolute clearness of space, marveling at the beauty of the stars. They look so close and bright during the Winter. One of my favorite things is to sit quietly by the stove and look at how brilliantly the moon light illuminates the snow and see black trees set in silhouette, casting shadows on a carpet of silver.
Sunsets of pastel violet and rose reflecting off the white tops of the mountains causing them to glow red against a black blue twilight sky.
There are fantastical formations of the waterfalls frozen in place. I like to go to sleep listening to the North Wind howling through the bare trees, knowing that I am warm and secure.
Of course there are chores, there are always chores. Just take a look up every now and then to see what you can see.
wsherrick
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: coal fatigue

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:22 am

Personally I'm ready for winter to make a hasty retreat. My stoves are running great and it's easier than ever to maintain the level of heat we want but I'm tired of the disruption that the weather is causing in my life. School, no school, two hour delay, bad driving conditions - I can do without any of it. That wouldn't change if I were using the Natural Gas but at least I'm warmer for less cost. I figure it is costing me to heat my house to an average of 75* around $6 a day; less most days. Like I tell my non coal burning friends, try that with Natural gas. So no coal fatigue for me, but winter fatigue big time. :) Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: coal fatigue

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:56 am

lowfog01 wrote:no coal fatigue for me, but winter fatigue big time. :) Lisa


Bingo! Emptying ashes & keeping things going don't bother me as I have a girly boiler...it feeds itself. But, I am getting some tired of this long cold winter. It's 7 below zero right now. It's March first fer cryin' out out loud! And, they predict Monday, Tue to be well below zero too. Some glad I'm not burning oil.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: coal fatigue

PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:56 am

wsherrick wrote:Just take a look up every now and then to see what you can see.

Well spoken William! I enjoy all the seasons for the same reasons.. Each has its own unique characteristics that can be appreciated. No sense in wishing your time away.... Take a moment to snap a picture when the opportunity presents itself.
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: coal fatigue

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:22 am

Ahh Yes,William and Lee ! The Magic is definitely in the eyes of the Beholder! I could do without the reflex of putting a Coat on in order to use the Bathroom inside of my home. I'm just droning on with Layering up to go outside. Yet,I'm not Coal Fatigued. I do understand it. As Lisa said,I'm a Tad Winter Fatigued. I'll take the Day,though! :clap: :up:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: coal fatigue

PostBy: joeq On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:00 am

It just goes to show...Some of you are in a "glass is 1/2 empty" category, and some are "glass is 1/2 full". It's what makes the world what it is. :roll2:
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: coal fatigue

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:25 am

My glass has run over!!
windyhill4.2
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Other Heating: Oaktree OWB 600K

Re: coal fatigue

PostBy: joeq On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:09 pm

So what your saying Windy, is "too much" of a good thing isn't necessarily a "good" thing? :)
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: coal fatigue

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:16 pm

Sure it is! Helps me have the same view of winter as Wsherrick and Lightning. :woot: :beer: :cheers: :drunk:
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: coal fatigue

PostBy: joeq On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:51 pm

LOL. Save some of that drink for a "real" celebration Smitty. And remember, NO DRIVING! :D
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride