Chubby Love

Re: Chubby Love

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:36 pm

Dubie

How is your "new" Chubby doing the past 2 weeks? Do you feel like you have her "dialed in" by now? I would imagine you probably do as Chubby's are about as easy as it gets. Idiot proof I say and I am living proof of that as well! :D

I hope you will keep us posted on how you are doing and if you need any help or have questions don't be shy about asking them. With literally 1000's of years of coal burning experiance on this site solutions and answers will be found if needed.

Congrats again on you awesome looking install and WELCOME TO THE CHUBBY CULT! :lol:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: Chubby Love

PostBy: dubie On: Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:29 pm

ONEDOLLAR wrote:Dubie

How is your "new" Chubby doing the past 2 weeks? Do you feel like you have her "dialed in" by now? I would imagine you probably do as Chubby's are about as easy as it gets. Idiot proof I say and I am living proof of that as well! :D

I hope you will keep us posted on how you are doing and if you need any help or have questions don't be shy about asking them. With literally 1000's of years of coal burning experiance on this site solutions and answers will be found if needed.

Congrats again on you awesome looking install and WELCOME TO THE CHUBBY CULT! :lol:



Still happy as ever :) The first couple weeks were nice except a few times that little bugger ran us out of the room. 85 degrees in the living room was a bit much... I got the process down pat now and even with the wild temps outside, I am managing quite well with its heat control... Our oil heater no longer runs so this will be a huge saving $$$. Just found a good coal supply too from "south Tamaqua" mine here in PA. So far so good. The stuff is burning quite well....
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Re: Chubby Love

PostBy: Virginia Woodworker On: Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:56 pm

I live in Port Huron Michigan. I have a small 1 story 2 bedroom home that is about 857 sq. ft. I am thinking about putting a Chubby in my living room area on the fireplace hearth. Do you think it will bake me out or can I control it in such a way as to keep comfortable temps?
Thanks, Barry
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Re: Chubby Love

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:13 pm

Virginia Woodworker wrote:I live in Port Huron Michigan. I have a small 1 story 2 bedroom home that is about 857 sq. ft. I am thinking about putting a Chubby in my living room area on the fireplace hearth. Do you think it will bake me out or can I control it in such a way as to keep comfortable temps?
Thanks, Barry


Barry

Once you learn the stove, you should have no problem controlling the temp on the stove. I can run my Chubby as low as 225F. The true issue is getting the heat to move around the house. Is your home "open", floor plan wise?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: Chubby Love

PostBy: tcalo On: Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:02 pm

Virginia Woodworker wrote:Do you think it will bake me out or can I control it in such a way as to keep comfortable temps?

Had my Chubby down to 189 degrees and pulling .02 draft on an idle this fall. Couldn't even feel the heat coming off of it. Sipping coal!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Coal Stove
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anthracite

Re: Chubby Love

PostBy: D-frost On: Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:53 pm

Barry,
I think a 'Chubby' will work fine. Like $1 said, it's all about air distribution. Open floor-plans are naturally easier to heat, but strategic placement of small fans will heat the house evenly. I lit our Chubby Thursday evening, and I run it at 250*-300*, with the blower rheostat on a low setting. It uses 15-20 lbs./day. Outside temp-25*, inside-70*(living room, kitchen, dining room. 2 bedrooms and bath-65*) This is a 1954 single story, 1450 sq.ft. ranch. Hope this gives you an idea of Chubby's heating strength.
Cheers
D-frost
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Yukon Eagle I (multi-fuel oil, wood/coal)
Coal Size/Type: nut/Reading anthracite
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Re: Chubby Love

PostBy: Scottaw On: Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:21 pm

Great looking install, hoping a chubby or chubby jr is my next stove, these pictures might sway the wife enough.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

Re: Chubby Love

PostBy: tcalo On: Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:47 pm

You want pics, you got it!
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