Chubby - To sell or not to sell...?

Re: Chubby - To sell or not to sell...?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:53 pm

maybe shakin a tad to much???
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Re: Chubby - To sell or not to sell...?

PostBy: mikloy On: Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:03 pm

Just checked and where I had it last night, I had it running at a comfortable 450 mostly all night. Just went and checked it now...650!!! yikes! Now I'm afraid I probably burned a little too much, again. :fear:
Here is where it is set... tough to see, but about 1/2
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Sr.
Coal Size/Type: nugget
Other Heating: propane forced hot air
Stove/Furnace Make: Chubby
Stove/Furnace Model: Sr.

Re: Chubby - To sell or not to sell...?

PostBy: mikloy On: Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:05 pm

Don't think too much. Wasn't much of a glow in there, so i shook down a bit more. Didn't have to many big pieces falling through, used the sight of those as my Stopping point. Still some fine ash coming through though. Different types of coal cause issues like this?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Sr.
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Re: Chubby - To sell or not to sell...?

PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:05 pm

freetown fred wrote:m, how are you with CONSISTENCY??? CAUSE, it's REAL important running any of these hand fired stoves ;)


Consistency in the form of a barometric damper.. Sounds like the classic yo yoing of the tight chimney you have now.. Got Baro??
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
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Re: Chubby - To sell or not to sell...?

PostBy: mikloy On: Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:12 pm

I do have a barro...but i have it covered up right now

Back when I first tried getting this going, there was some back and forth on whether or not to use one. Some people said absolutely, some people said no way! I could understand both sides of the argument. however, it seems to me after watching this up and down that a barro would help. Reason being is this (and I could be completely off course and wrong about this....
When I wasn't getting enough hot fired coals under the new layer and the sulfur smell would start to show up, I was opening my basement door to the outside to let some fresh air in. Well, I got a stronger burn in the stove while it was open...

I also just watched Larry's video on operating the chubby in a normal 24hr period... 1.) He makes it look way to easy. 2.) He uses and sets the barro in the video.

My dad always had one on his stove, so I thought it was needed. i put it in when I first tried firing this up. Then sealed it off thinking maybe it had something to do with my bad draft issue and setting off the CO alarms.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Sr.
Coal Size/Type: nugget
Other Heating: propane forced hot air
Stove/Furnace Make: Chubby
Stove/Furnace Model: Sr.

Re: Chubby - To sell or not to sell...?

PostBy: kstone On: Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:45 pm

Mik order the Mano I will stop bye this week and install it then we can set the baro and get you used to using the Mano to set and check your stove this will get you more consist burns and times .

Let me know when you have it thanks
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Baseburners & Antiques: Andes 14 crown
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Re: Chubby - To sell or not to sell...?

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:32 am

mikloy wrote:When I wasn't getting enough hot fired coals under the new layer and the sulfur smell would start to show up, I was opening my basement door to the outside to let some fresh air in. Well, I got a stronger burn in the stove while it was open...


I hope the others that are helping you with the stove caught this. It's very important.
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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: Chubby - To sell or not to sell...?

PostBy: kstone On: Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:38 am

yes that is important I did notice it but i really want a manometer set up to see and have good data that might have been before he sealed his thimble also .
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Baseburners & Antiques: Andes 14 crown
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Re: Chubby - To sell or not to sell...?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:00 am

Crack a window open in the basement 24/7 for a few days...
This will show if your house is tight...
Sometimes you need outside air...
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Re: Chubby - To sell or not to sell...?

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:19 am

kstone wrote:yes that is important I did notice it but i really want a manometer set up to see and have good data that might have been before he sealed his thimble also .

Yes, definitely use a manometer. I just wanted everyone to be aware that the OP stated that the stove burned better with the basement door open.

Good luck and kudo's to you for helping him. :up:


P.S. Please keep us informed as to what you find.
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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: Chubby - To sell or not to sell...?

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:20 am

Yes,PLEASE keep posting updates,I hate hanging on the edge of a cliff for ................ ,it is very satisfying to see a problem solved & to see how it was done. :)
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Re: Chubby - To sell or not to sell...?

PostBy: mikloy On: Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:07 am

Hey all,
Figured I'd throw in an update!

Chubby has been burning great. I am still getting the hang of it and adjusting to a schedule, but much happier than I was a week ago! THANK YOU all that have chimed in to help out! Much appreciated!!

I still need to get a manometer on it, a few more courses on the chimney and a trim ring around the pipe entering the thimble (filled the gap with insulation)

My shaker handle i guess is the older "shorty" version. I was using that to poke up through the grate after shaking down, but could not get it up into the fire enough to make much of a difference. I found long piece of metal rod in my shed, bent a little angle into it and bam!! It's like a magic wand!! Stick that thing up there and get the blue bitches movin' and groovin' ...a lot faster and hotter!

To get familiar with it, I have been running it with the MD wide open as I am not confident in having it closed down without inviting some fumes in until the draft issue is completely in control and measured. Also, I still have the barro covered up for now - another issue revolving around the use of the manometer!

I've had it running around 450 to 500. I know that is a bit on the high side, but anytime i try to run it around 350 I can never get it to level out at that temp for any period of time. It just keeps falling and before I know it I am at 200 and working to get it fired up again.

Another question for anyone that is familiar with it.... Why is the top of the chubby equipped with a removable plate? Is there a special handle for it I am missing? It as a little notch in it as if something would latch into it to remove it...?

Thanks again!
Mike :cheers:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Sr.
Coal Size/Type: nugget
Other Heating: propane forced hot air
Stove/Furnace Make: Chubby
Stove/Furnace Model: Sr.

Re: Chubby - To sell or not to sell...?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:17 am

This is the lil critter, what YOU use it for is just for lifting that plate ;)
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Re: Chubby - To sell or not to sell...?

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:01 am

Many stoves have those removable round top plates, called "covers" on kitchen ranges. See picture.

With some stoves, that's a way to pour coal in, in addition to through the door. And, with stoves that can also burn wood, it allows putting longer pieces in than would fit through a loading door.

There are lots of those cover plate handles like Fred showed, in many different styles and sizes on eBay.

Paul
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Re: Chubby - To sell or not to sell...?

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:14 am

I am reminded of an old joke.
What are three parts of an antique stove???

Lifter, leg and poker. toothy
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