HELP, Can't Let Go

Re: HELP, Can't Let Go

PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:38 pm

Awesome JoeQ,,, Keep her chugging! :D

Friday and Saturday, highs 60 and 67 but lows in the 30's..
Then Sunday and Monday highs, 71 both days and only down to 51 on Sunday night but then following Monday a cooler spell of 40s for highs. I'm gonna pull her thru the warm spell, low and slow :D
Coal's reign isn't over yet!! :up:
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: HELP, Can't Let Go

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:08 pm

Oh No,I'm feeling it 'aint over by a long shot. getting rid of the Cold and Clammy of Spring is going to take a while! :yes:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: HELP, Can't Let Go

PostBy: joeq On: Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:31 pm

Hambden Bob wrote:Oh No,I'm feeling it 'aint over by a long shot. getting rid of the Cold and Clammy of Spring is going to take a while! :yes:


'Specially since I/we are used to 75* average home interior temps all winter. :)
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride


Re: HELP, Can't Let Go

PostBy: blrman07 On: Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:27 am

Came out yesterday morning to a frost on the ground. Had to start the car and let it warm up to defrost the windows. I refuse to scrape when it's April 10!!! Fire is on idle in the Leisure Line Econo 1 to chase out the chill in the mornings. By afternoon the LR and dining room creeps up to around 80 or so. The cat loves it however. He still sits next to the stove and leans up against and sleeps sitting up. This next week the day temps are supposed to get to the low 70's. Ground is thawed but still not warm enough to consider putting any seed down for the garden I swore I would never plant again. Some compulsions just have to be followed.

I will probably go until Mother's day weekend and then plan on shutting down then. It still gets cold enough at night to need a little bit of something something from the stove.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it!!

Rev. Larry
New Beginning Church
Ashland Pa.
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Baseburners & Antiques: rebuilding a 1906 March Brownback Double Heater, reblacking a UMCO 1920's Pot Belly
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: HELP, Can't Let Go

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:40 am

Chance of Snow is Forecast for NE Ohio next Tuesday. Historically we've been hit with atleast one Heavy Wet Dumper of 4 to 6" in April. Who needs Vegas when you can gamble on the odds of regretting a premature shutdown. That Cold,Clammy Spring Syndrome sure will challenge old injury sites and anywhere Arthritis roams on the Body. The Herd's thinning down here. It always does this time of year. Sooo,you remaining Die-Hards,stay with it,and enjoy it while you've got the happy Heat! :up:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: HELP, Can't Let Go

PostBy: joeq On: Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:22 pm

I'm sorry to say it men, and I "seriously" mean it, but I'm ending it tonite. (The stove that is) Or tomorrow,.... if it keeps glowing. Or whenever the last glimmer of dull red disappears from the coal bed. I don't know at this point when that will be. And I'm not opening or buying anymore bags. I've only got 2, 50# bags of Kimmel left, and I think I'll save it for a potential "freak" April storm. As of now, the days and nites are pleasant, and I never thought I'ld be a little "disappointed(?)" to see the season end. It's been enjoyable fraternizing with all of you on this site, even with some of the
"robust" discussions we may tend to disagree on. It's all good. So being this will be my "2nd" to last post this season, (this is where everyone says.. :dancing: ), I bid you all a solemn goodby, and look fwd to chatting next season. Have a productive and healthy summer people.
(P.S.). In case anyone is wondering about my "last" post, it'll only be to update my Surdiac thread. Figure most people don't care about it too much. :D
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: HELP, Can't Let Go

PostBy: Rich W. On: Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:40 pm

Here along the coast it is all about wind direction. South or east off the ocean...brrr! The water is barely 40*! West or NW...ahhh...springtime! The Vigilant is idling at 250* and I'm going to keep it that way until mid May! First year has been VERY successful, so I'm taking it to the end! Thanks everyone for your helping hands!
Rich W.
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Castings Vigilant Multi-Fuel
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: System 2000 Oil Burner

Re: HELP, Can't Let Go

PostBy: blrman07 On: Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:25 am

blrman07 wrote:I will probably go until Mother's day weekend and then plan on shutting down then. It still gets cold enough at night to need a little bit of something something from the stove.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it!!

Rev. Larry
New Beginning Church
Ashland Pa.


Well the stove had other plans. I dialed it back so far on idle that when we came home there was the unmistakable odor of coal gas in the house. I checked the CO meter on the other side of the room at waist height and it read 32. I checked the stove and it had coal and the fire was a thin line burning about 3/4 up the grate and the living room temp had dropped down to 68 away from our normal of 75-78. It wasn't generating enough heat to maintain the draft and when it got cool again in the dusky time of the day, the draft in the chimney reversed. I unplugged the stove and it is done for the season.

Now to tear it down, clean it and replace the front glass. I have an old stove that was given to me for scrap that has honest to goodness furnace glass in the door. I'm going to pull it out, clean it and have it cut to size for the Econo 1. That glass is original to the stove as it has the name of the stove etched in the glass. Not the fake glass they use today. Honest to goodness thick glass that you don't have to change every three years.

I'll take some photo's and put it under a new thread.
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Baseburners & Antiques: rebuilding a 1906 March Brownback Double Heater, reblacking a UMCO 1920's Pot Belly
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: HELP, Can't Let Go

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:30 am

I'm in the same boat. Days are seeing temps in the low to high 60's and the nights are dropping into the low to high 30's. On one hand I want to shut down but on the other there's that chance it gets cold again.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator