Anyone still burning?

Anyone still burning?

PostBy: Dirty Steve On: Thu May 15, 2014 3:45 pm

Been a busy heating season for me. KA-6 has been flawless and I'm still burning. Have about 800 lbs left. Double shop vac set up per Wiz's design has helped me through the entire heating season without shoveling one piece of coal out of 7.5 tons. Double dust deputies. Shop vacs with bags. Have not changed the bags yet or dump the dust deputy buckets. Expensive to set up. But, I have not had a moments problems or shoveling :D. Now about those ashes...... :roll2:
Dirty Steve
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Oil- Off line
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Anyone still burning?

PostBy: Lightning On: Thu May 15, 2014 4:26 pm

Hey Steve, I let my hand fed furnace go out about a week ago. Cool spell starting tomorrow for several days with mid 30s at night. I'm gonna fire back up most likely for a few days.
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Anyone still burning?

PostBy: plumber On: Thu May 15, 2014 6:30 pm

Still going and not shutting down! !
plumber
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 350


Re: Anyone still burning?

PostBy: tikigeorge On: Thu May 15, 2014 7:05 pm

With the cost of oil I'm still burning. May be in June I'll shut down, we'll see.
tikigeorge
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Anyone still burning?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu May 15, 2014 10:44 pm

Me too - like the Energizer bunny ... ;)

There will be that much less rust I'll have to scrape and paint over next season. Plus if it gets cold, I just twist the T-stat. Best of all, my money stays in the USA. 8-)
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Anyone still burning?

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Thu May 15, 2014 11:56 pm

May have to re-fire tomorrow. We've gone from a high of 91* this week to 50* now....Forecast is for a high in the 50's tomorrow,with lows in the upper 30's to low 40's depending where you're at in N.E. Ohio....Whoo-Whee! :gee:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Anyone still burning?

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Fri May 16, 2014 6:28 am

One hand fed fire still going on match #1. Full size fire box, not downsized. The fire in the Vigilant II has been crawling along for the past several weeks. I didn't add coal for 36 hrs, didn't shake for 48. Thought it'd be out this am but NOOOOoooo, still chugging along. I had a half a hod of coal left and threw it on. Pics are what it looked like 12 hrs later. stack temp is 115, stove top 250 and the chimney collar is 130-140. It's amazing me. We're enjoying the mid 70's house temps and manage the little excess with windowstats and a couple of fans to stir the air. How much longer can this go on? The current forecast says thru the 25th!
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Casting Vigilant II 2310
Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace

Re: Anyone still burning?

PostBy: Lightning On: Fri May 16, 2014 1:30 pm

We have re ignition.... :D
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Anyone still burning?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri May 16, 2014 1:45 pm

Still burning. Can't remember the last time I let the boiler go cold...September maybe. :)
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Anyone still burning?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri May 16, 2014 2:43 pm

Same here - last time mine was cold, it was in my kitchen. :lol:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Anyone still burning?

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sat May 17, 2014 10:32 pm

Restarted my coal furnace today, will be frosty the next couple of mornings.
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous. Labeled as 'Big Vein', about the size of acorns. Makes a lot of ash, but heats well and lasts longer than my previous coal.