Extended winter

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: Lu47Dan On: Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:00 pm

Light snow falling here, 25°F , wood in the rack and the stove burning nicely. Indoor temp 75°F, I would prefer 72°F but my 88 year old father likes it a bit warmer than I do. It got up to 43°F here today, tomorrow it is only supposed to be 19°F for a high. :shock:
Dan.
Lu47Dan
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Sears circulator air tight stove.
Other Heating: Crown 115,000 BTU oil fired boiler(house) Weil Mclain 150,000BTU oil fired boiler(Shop)

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:10 pm

It could be altered somewhat, but because we're home in the afternoon most of the time, it doesn't bother us too much to play. But the most negative fact is, if I don't take care of it 1st thing in the morning, by the time the wife comes home at noon, it'll "probably" be dead. Don't think she'll go 12 hrs, even on "super" slow. But I've gotten use to it, and compromises must be made to cut the oil bill "almost" in 1/2, and keep the house warmer. :)[/quote] joeq

The old Buderus Hand fed which is the European twin to what you have was close to what you have, maybe not quite so fussy but fussy nonetheless. The Keystoker 90 has been like heat from God. The Buderus oil boiler has not supplemented the coal heat for 3 years now. You might find yourself a little bored with a stoker but the savings will soon get you over the expense of a replacement unit.
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: Extended winter

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:13 pm

This winter is unbelievable. Still getting into the teens at night. Single digits few days ago, snow forecasted for tonight. At this rate I'll be burning till May. That's OK. I enjoy the stove. Burning coal has kept me busy all winter. Although I would like it to get warm. Big plans for the central heating system. Plus I would like to get back to my house and mechanical projects. Probably be buying another ton in a couple weeks. My coal dealer still has plenty of coal, but started rationing the wood pellets to five bags per customer. Everyone stay warm. Matt
DePippo79
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40
Coal Size/Type: Stove, nut/anthracite


Re: Extended winter

PostBy: joeq On: Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:19 pm

I hear you guys at the Cape, are getting hammered again. Bummer. :(
But is does justify burning the black rocks a little more. (Not so bad). :)
Will be in the teens here again tonite also, but "global warming" will be taking over this weekend. Can't wait. Been putting off spraying shellack on my bookcase for weeks. Garage heater's been down for years. Need to catch up on that this summer.
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: vulcan On: Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:52 am

The extended winter is still going here. I woke up to 5 inches of snow and very windy conditions with temps around 30. The amount of snow varied greatly ranging from less than 1 inch to10 inches according to local news. Calling for temps to reach 50 later today but I will believe it when I see it. Highs look to be 50 to 60 for most of the week so a possible shut down by next weekend may be in order, time will tell.
vulcan
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: keystoker koker 160

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: dcrane On: Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:59 am

Its official... flag sticks are up! I'm getting my nickers ready :punk:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:08 am

I get outta work last night about oh about 5:30 get gas in mehoopany about an inch on roadway, 2 miles later up 87 little pontiac g5 pushin snow!!! Car still sitten in old cabin driveway What the crap! About 8-10 inches around here!
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:13 pm

Hey Doug...
Which one in the pic is you?
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:57 pm

I got stuck in Grand Forks, N.D. yesterday. The blizzard lasted all day with 35-45 MP/H winds!!!! I got paid to sit in a hotel all day!!!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite pea and nut mix. Bituminous lump

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:28 pm

It hit 80f today, and I took the opportunity to mow a little grass.
Seriously... Not an April Fools joke!
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:49 pm

Duengeon master wrote:I got stuck in Grand Forks, N.D. yesterday. The blizzard lasted all day with 35-45 MP/H winds!!!! I got paid to sit in a hotel all day!!!

Wow, I hope you had enough distilled spirits to handle the unpleasant day :P
All kidding aside better you than me, even if you where getting paid :!: The older I get, you just can't buy many better days back, just thinkin' :mad:
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: Extended winter

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:55 pm

009to090 wrote:It hit 80f today, and I took the opportunity to mow a little grass.
Seriously... Not an April Fools joke!

Next time use a little salt to rub it in!!! LOL!!! :poke: Chris, bring the family up this spring!!! ;)

Up here in Edmonton, Alberta. it is warmer and dryer!!! Going home in the morning!!! :D

BTW, if you put a little wine in the instant mac & cheese, it tastes awesome!!! also it makes the hotel room smell better!! :wine:
Duengeon master
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite pea and nut mix. Bituminous lump