New Personal Record, 40 Hour Burn

New personal record, 40 hour burn

PostBy: Islander On: Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:03 pm

Went on a road trip Wed/Thu to Winchester, Va from Cape Cod. Left at 5am Wed after filling up the MK II and closing her down. Got back on Thurs at 9pm, and I still had a pie plate sized area of coal burning. It did take me 3 hours to get the fire back up, which would have taken me 1 hour if I'd started from scratch, but I'm stubborn. And I didn't have to use another match. :D

I was thinking about all that good anthracite I was driving by as I was driving out rt 81. Wouldn't have been able to get much into the Volvo anyway.

So now I've got me a brand new 7 week old black Lab puppy. She's already alot more work that the coal stove ever was. :D

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Re: New personal record, 40 hour burn

PostBy: titleist1 On: Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:51 pm

That is one LONG.....SLOW burn!!! I had to laugh at saving the match cause I would have done the exact same thing!

Congrats on your new addition!! There is a thread somewhere on here of dog pictures, you need to add yours to it!!
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: New personal record, 40 hour burn

PostBy: CoalHeat On: Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:31 pm

40 hours on 1 load of coal...Wow.
A stingy coal stove and a new Lab pup.
What more could you want! :)
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: New personal record, 40 hour burn

PostBy: mikecarr On: Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:49 pm

Greetings my first post. I have a Hitzer 503 which I loaded up on saturday morning at 10.00 on 2/9/2008 with the draft open 1/8" & returned on 2/11/2008 at 4:30 pm & much to my surprise it was still burning. I shook down the ash, two pans & filled it back up, opened the ash door for 10 minutes & it was blowing heat again in a short time. Needless to say I Love my Hitzer .
Stove/Furnace Make: hitzer 503

Re: New personal record, 40 hour burn

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:29 pm

Hello Mikecarr, welcome... where are you located?? I think you are the second, maybe the third forum member with a Hitzer 503... Davemich is one,,, can't remember another...

If you would, fill in your signature,,, from the 'user control panel' this way we all know what you are burning and where you are from...

Are you using the 503 as an insert or freestanding stove?? I really like the hopper feed stoves, an electricity free stoker..

Greg L.

Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: New personal record, 40 hour burn

PostBy: Cyber36 On: Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:55 am

Hey Islander! Could you please give us the particulars on how you made it last that long? I.E. - type of stove, type of coal, firebox diamentions, baro., M.P.D. or both, flue size, thermostat setting, approx. outside air temperture avg. etc, etc. Inquiring minds would like to know................
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Marathon/Logwood

Re: New personal record, 40 hour burn

PostBy: mikecarr On: Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:26 pm

hey lsfarm,
Thanks! I am from Kersey. Pa. 15846. The Hitzer 503 is a very simple stove, that's one of the things that attracted me to it. I love the gravity feed hopper. The firebox is 15.5" wide x 19.5" long & holds roughly 80 lbs. of coal. The morning of 2-9-08 it was 24 degrees on 2-10-08 it was 0 degrees & on the 11th it was -2 degrees. I think I have convinced my daughter to purchase a hitzer for her house.

Stove/Furnace Make: hitzer 503

Re: New personal record, 40 hour burn

PostBy: SJ Coal On: Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:17 am

After reading this post I was inspired to try and keep my stove burning as long as Islander and Mikecarr. I had to go away this weekend and was not looking foward to cleaning the stove out and re-lighting. I filled my SAEY Hannover I up at 7:00pm on Friday evening and returned home on Sunday at 3:00pm and the stove was still burning (about 1/3 of the bed). I was absolutely amazed by the 44hr burn. All I had to do was shake it down, open the ash pan door and re-load. It was up and running full blast in under a half-hour. The stove is a hopper fed design and has a bi-metalic thermostat air control. The outside temp while I was gone was in the 30's. As a Newbie, I am really impressed with this stove and coal in general.
SJ Coal
Stove/Furnace Make: SAEY
Stove/Furnace Model: Hannover I

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