HELP, Can't Let Go

HELP, Can't Let Go

PostBy: joeq On: Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:03 pm

Our days here are now almost 60*, and my stove won't go out! Its burn times are longer than ever, and is only snacking on less than 25 pounds a day of Kimmel. My maintenance routine has become "normal", but has lessened up, due to laziness, yet this little Surdiac continues to live. I'm down to my last bag of pea, and the nites are still dropping into the 30s, so should I go and buy "more" coal, or let it die?
What would "you" do? :) :?:
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: HELP, Can't Let Go

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:17 pm

Drop what you're doing and go get more coal! Winter isn't done with us yet, I fear! :mad:
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: HELP, Can't Let Go

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:40 pm

joeq wrote:...... I'm down to my last bag of pea, and the nites are still dropping into the 30s, so should I go and buy "more" coal, or let it die?
What would "you" do? :) :?:



Better to have and not need than the other way around.


And the beauty of coal is it will not go bad just sitting there. Plus if not needed, it will give you a start for next year's heating season.

But I think you are just a tad bit too far north to throw in the towel and call it a season. This winter has sure proved difficult. Now I would love for you to come back at me and tell me that you bought all this coal and it warmed up so much, you never needed it !!!! C'mon I dare ya !! Prove me wrong....... :angel:





Rick
Rick 386
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work


Re: HELP, Can't Let Go

PostBy: warminmn On: Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:58 pm

Id get a TT load and burn year round! :idea:

This is a good time of year to experiment to see what you can get by with to stay running on low amounts of coal. The trick with our euro stoves is keeping them from choking to death on ash, yet ashing up enough to slow it down, as you've learned already. Its kind of fun.

You may need therapy after it goes out :D
warminmn
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Junior, Efel Nestor Martin
Coal Size/Type: nut and stove anthracite. Soft coal
Other Heating: wood

Re: HELP, Can't Let Go

PostBy: joeq On: Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:11 pm

warminmn wrote: Its kind of fun. You may need therapy after it goes out :D


I already need therapy ,and it's not due to the stove....but that's another story I won't bore you with.
And you make a good point Rick. So you guys have talked me into it. I'll buy another weeks worth, but if history has a way of repeating itself, I'll keep burning, till the bitter end. Haven't heard my girls complaining...yet. My oil company sure won't be happy. They keep calling every few weeks. :lol:
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: HELP, Can't Let Go

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:42 pm

[quote="joeq"]Our days here are now almost 60*, and my stove won't go out! Its burn times are longer than ever, and is only snacking on less than 25 pounds a day of Kimmel. My maintenance routine has become "normal", but has lessened up, due to laziness, yet this little Surdiac continues to live. I'm down to my last bag of pea, and the nites are still dropping into the 30s, so should I go and buy "more" coal, or let it die?
What would "you" do?[/quote]

Sounds like you got one of those warm weather stoves I've heard about :lol:


[quote="joeq"]............................ My oil company sure won't be happy. They keep calling every few weeks.[/quote]


Hey joeq change your phone answering message to go like this: "...thank you for calling Connecticut's biggest coal stove shop serving all of Northern Connecticut, and let me show you how YOU can save up to 60% or more from your heating bill and free yourself from the bondage of .....you get the picture :lol: I live in a small town, the oil guy doesn't even wave to me anymore :cry2:
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: HELP, Can't Let Go

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:42 pm

You know you will be burning till the 3rd week in May....You're just testing us to see what we'd tell you. I know you're going to buy a ton. You know you're going to buy a ton.......You know it! toothy
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: HELP, Can't Let Go

PostBy: StokerDon On: Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:52 pm

[/quote]
I already need therapy ,and it's not due to the stove....but that's another story I won't bore you with.
And you make a good point Rick. So you guys have talked me into it. I'll buy another weeks worth, but if history has a way of repeating itself, I'll keep burning, till the bitter end. Haven't heard my girls complaining...yet. My oil company sure won't be happy. They keep calling every few weeks. :lol:[/quote]
joeq

Just think of all that oil you WON"T be burning.... Ahh.

-Don
StokerDon
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Yellow Flame "Competion Series" 3 grate boiler
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Stoker1? can't figure out these dern Alaska names!!! It's a big old black one.
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood

Re: HELP, Can't Let Go

PostBy: joeq On: Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:22 pm

michaelanthony wrote:
joeq wrote:............................ My oil company sure won't be happy. They keep calling every few weeks.

Hey joeq change your phone answering message to go like this: "...thank you for calling Connecticut's biggest coal stove shop serving all of Northern Connecticut, and let me show you how YOU can save up to 60% or more from your heating bill and free yourself from the bondage of .....you get the picture :lol: I live in a small town, the oil guy doesn't even wave to me anymore :cry2:


:lol: Now that's funny Mike. :D but something tells me you've already beat me to it

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Hambden Bob wrote:You know you will be burning till the 3rd week in May....You're just testing us to see what we'd tell you. I know you're going to buy a ton. You know you're going to buy a ton.......You know it! toothy


A ton? I don't really want to spend $300 right now, only use e few bags, and then have the rest get all moldy and gross B4 next season. All them flies buzzing around the pile all summer, maybe the skunks start eating it...no I can't take the chance. And I can't afford to put it in a freezer to keep it fresh. Nah. I think a weeks worth will suffice. But thanx for the words of encouragement.
(I just got "busted" by the smiley face police. Didn't know there was a reserve on them. < (Is this legal? Guess not...I can't even use a "pretend" one! Teehee)
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: HELP, Can't Let Go

PostBy: pine grove coal user On: Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:00 pm

GET MORE COAL!!!!! And it won't go bad if you don't use it until next year
pine grove coal user
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: H. S. Tarm, model 202, 1983
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Reading 'bucket a day' stove in storage, waiting for attention
Coal Size/Type: Oiled Pea coal
Other Heating: New Yorker oil burner which almost never runs, thanks to the Tarm!

Re: HELP, Can't Let Go

PostBy: joeq On: Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:56 pm

Really :?: :)
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: HELP, Can't Let Go

PostBy: Lightning On: Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:20 pm

joeq wrote:Really :?: :)


Yep.. True story :lol:
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: HELP, Can't Let Go

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:07 pm

I 3rd that, get more you can never have enough.I still have 1500 lbs and I'm getting my 4 tons for next year delivered tomorrow :D . I am keeping a eye on the weather because as soon as I shut down it gets cold again :o.Keepaeyeonit
Keepaeyeonit
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983 insert
Coal Size/Type: Mammoth nut
Other Heating: oil furnace,and a crappy heat pump

Re: HELP, Can't Let Go

PostBy: joeq On: Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:22 pm

Alright guys, you talked me into it. Just got another 250#s worth. Should last me well into the week after next. I see the outside temp is 35*, so I guess it still warrants it. I feel the crowd is thinning out here, but you remaining diehards left,must still be cookin. Keep up the good work.
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: HELP, Can't Let Go

PostBy: joeq On: Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:12 pm

Here we are, a week later, and she's still cookin. Warm temps all week, (hi 50s to 60s), but the nites are still dropping into the freezing area, so I've kept her chugging. The house hasn't gone over 80, and usually is 72* downstairs and 78* upstairs, in the daytime, and the nites are comfortable. However lows tonite in the 40s, so I"m trying to "kill" it. Got the intake choked down to nothing, MPD fully shut, and the baro set at -.02. And it's still going 3hrs later. It's like the energizer bunny! Consumption down to less than 25lbs a day. Don't know how much longer it'll run this low, and how much less it'll eat. Time will tell.
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride