Now I know it's spring

Now I know it's spring

PostBy: blrman07 On: Mon May 05, 2014 4:39 pm

I know it's spring and it has sprung when I come on the forum, click on new and there is nothing there!!!!!

Yea.......Now to the garden even though the stoker is stilling idling along. Low forecast for tonight to be 38. Tomorrow night 39....

Then on Friday........80.......Yea bring it on.

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, using a UMCO 1920's Pot Belly stove in the church
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: Now I know it's spring

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Mon May 05, 2014 4:46 pm

Can't Fault Your Logic On That One,My Friend ! Yes,the Quiet Time is creeping slowly in. After this Winter,I may be wrong,but I've got a feeling that we'll have More Folks Reporting In On Projects that they're doing. I really look forward to that ! Even if it's how to store an extra Ton or Two,it's going to be Worth It once Fall gives way to You Know What! :yes:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Now I know it's spring

PostBy: GA cracker On: Mon May 05, 2014 5:23 pm

Yeah, cut the grass for the first time today. Tulips blooming etc., Robins in the yard. Next, snakes, wasps, sunburn, heat stroke. Lions, Tigers, Bears, OH MY.
Cracker
GA cracker
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark iii
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: Central heat and air

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Re: Now I know it's spring

PostBy: captcaper On: Tue May 06, 2014 6:51 am

I'm still here but haven't anything to add. I don't know when I'll stop.. Last year it snowed 3 inches here Memorial Day. Same ole dull stuff for me. Add coal once every 3 days. Empty ash pan every 2 days.. House stays at set temp 24/7.
It's been raw and temps in the lower 40's... I love this stoker I got last fall. Burnt hand fired for 20 years or more. I wish I had this back in the beginning. Darn it.
captcaper
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman Super Magnum
Stove/Furnace Model: Super Magnum Stoker

Re: Now I know it's spring

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Tue May 06, 2014 7:54 am

usually Im on my second or third grass cuttin by now but today will be the first run with the pushmower. About a week or 2 from now the crapsman will be in full swing im guessing. Dandelion's are freakin everywhere! Gotta get me some spray :whip:
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: Now I know it's spring

PostBy: McGiever On: Tue May 06, 2014 8:05 am

Spray!!!
OH NO The Poor HONEYBEES
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Now I know it's spring

PostBy: StokerDon On: Tue May 06, 2014 9:25 pm

I think this is "SHUTDOWN-EVE" for me. Forcast is for 70's and even 80 on Friday, after tonight low's only going down to the mid 50's.

I've had a good long first run with the new-to-me Yellow Flame, Jan 20 until now.

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I sure will miss this sight!

-Don
StokerDon
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Yellow Flame "Competion Series" 3 grate boiler, Losch 475
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: Now I know it's spring

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed May 07, 2014 5:02 am

I may actually have to mow part of the lawn this weekend. 35 right now, but it is 20 degrees not too far from me in the Adirondacks.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Now I know it's spring

PostBy: blrman07 On: Wed May 07, 2014 6:18 am

37 this morning in the heart of the southern coal region. I have 1/2 a hopper of coal left and the stove is cranking this morning. The 10 day forecast says upper 60's to mid 70's with lows in the low 40's. We always seem to run about 5 degree's cooler than forecast so far this year.

I was hoping I could shut down when this coal runs out some time today but Momma has upper respiratory problems with chronic asthma and lung infections and if she gets cold it really kicks up. Gotta keep the house around 72-75 all the time.

Looks like I'm gonna have to get more buckets of coal today and be burning probably till at least Memorial Day unless it does some drastic warming up.

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, using a UMCO 1920's Pot Belly stove in the church
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: Now I know it's spring

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Wed May 07, 2014 6:23 am

You'll Manage it "Just Right",Rev.....It's been an Interesting Spring so far! :up:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Now I know it's spring

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed May 07, 2014 6:49 am

I've officially run out of Pea coal. I was going to switch back over to nut for another week or so as it's still getting cold at night but my wife said, 'It's time. Let it go.' So for the past two days I've not done anything with it. Stove is still idling around 180* and it's slowly using up whatever is in the hopper.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

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