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

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

PostBy: mikloy On: Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:43 pm

So i have not used my chubby much because I just have not been able to eliminate the issue i have with setting of the CO alarms in the house. I know i should spend more time with it and learn how it operates in this house better, but I just haven't had the time. Scares me enough that I won't sleep through the night thinking the CO alarms are going to go off AGAIN! Anyway, the stove is in god shape, grate is good - no cracks.
I love having a coal heated house as I grew up running my parents old Crane, but I just have not had the luck with this one.
Looking for some feedback, offers and name calling! HA :?
mikloy
 
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: Keepaeyeonit On: Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:17 pm

Mikloy welcome,The first thing I would do is find out why your stove is not drafting properly(crappy chimney or a blockage somewhere),I would not sell the stove yet.
Please tell us some important things about your set up like your chimney(inside or outside the house,how big,how tall,how far past the roof is it,and if things are nearby that are taller)how its hooked up to the chimney(flue pipe,any dampers)? and if you are having a hard time explaining something just post a pic of it(we love pic's :D ) so its ease to see and I'm sure this forum can get you going again. Give it time we just need more info. Keepaeyeonit
Keepaeyeonit
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983 insert
Coal Size/Type: Mammoth nut
Other Heating: oil furnace,and a crappy heat pump

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

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:20 pm

No name calling just food for thought. There is a few coal burners in your neck of the woods and I'm sure someone would be glad too help you out if you wanted, you are not alone my friend regardless of what you might think. You have an excellent stove to heat with and it would be a shame to see you become disenchanted heating with coal. Just say the word and someone close could get this all straightened out for you. :) Mike.


P.S. We reserve Flame Suit Central for name calling! :P
michaelanthony
 
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

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

PostBy: mikloy On: Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:46 pm

I have talked to some great people on here at the beginning of the "season". I just couldn't get it going, and got a bit intimidated. The stove has all brand new gaskets on it. I put those on myself and no smoke coming out of those. The manual damper is in place in the back. I also have a barro damper on it and tried both with and without that. I know some swear by them and others find them useless. Out of the back of the chubby i have a 90 elbow followed by 3' ih of pipe, then the Barometric, an elbow, and out of my basement wall through a ceramic flue (stove pipe also goes through the ceramic flu) into the Chimney. This chimney is dedicated to this stove - nothing else. Had the chimney cleaned and inspected at the beginning of the season and no blockages. My clean out door is at ground level outside the house. Have since checked for blockages with an inspection mirrors and all clear. The Chimney extends a few feet above the roof. Again, all clear up there.
mikloy
 
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: michaelanthony On: Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:12 pm

Please read this:

Basics of a Hand Fired Coal Stove

Ok, thanks for the lay out. Do you have a Manometer? If not order one.

Does the chimney extend a few feet above the roof peak or eve drop?
michaelanthony
 
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: Chubby - To sell or not to sell...?

PostBy: titleist1 On: Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:19 pm

what is the size of the chimney flue, 8 x 8? Approximately how tall is the chimney?
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: Chubby - To sell or not to sell...?

PostBy: mikloy On: Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:26 pm

I am guessing 8x8. And it is about 25' tall (two stories plus extended above roof, eve. not peak.)
mikloy
 
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: michaelanthony On: Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:16 pm

[quote="mikloy"]I am guessing 8x8. And it is about 25' tall (two stories plus extended above roof, eve. not peak.)[/quote]

Hmmmmmmmmmm......I'm thinkin' some pictures of your chimney in relation to the roof would be a big help. :idea:
michaelanthony
 
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: Chubby - To sell or not to sell...?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:18 pm

That--not above roof peak--is NOT correct any way shape or form. Some pix of the chimney/ roof line would really help in solving your situation--UNLESS, it's got you so gun shy, there's no fix that you would be comfortable with???????
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

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

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:25 pm

Long shot here BUT...... Have you replaced the CO detector? Is it possible you have a faulty unit? Someplace obviously there is an issue. Did you talk to Larry?
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

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

PostBy: mikloy On: Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:26 pm

So maybe only 3 feet above the eves, but close to level with the peak....
mikloy
 
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: Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:28 pm

Never seen a chimney draw right that wasn't at least 3' above the roof line. Just sayin.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

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

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:32 pm

[quote="mikloy"]So maybe only 3 feet above the eves, but close to level with the peak....[/quote]


There are chimney height requirements and this sounds like it does not meet the minimum! Use the search box in the upper right corner for chimney height.
michaelanthony
 
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: Chubby - To sell or not to sell...?

PostBy: mikloy On: Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:33 pm

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mikloy
 
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: Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:41 pm

I DID have a defective CO/Smoke detector that I replaced (free of charge - warranty on those suckers! :D ) Unfortunately, that wasn't the issue.
mikloy
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Sr.
Coal Size/Type: nugget
Other Heating: propane forced hot air
Stove/Furnace Make: Chubby
Stove/Furnace Model: Sr.

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