Pictures of your stove

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:35 pm

I agree with you Jersey John, especially on your choice of the DS 1500, I'm planning on getting the 1300 series next year. Great looking stove and happy to hear how much you like it!
EarthWindandFire
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Other Heating: Oil Furnace and Kerosene Heaters.

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: joeq On: Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:22 pm

Congratulations John. Be interesting to see how you like coal burning, seeing you'll be able to compare it to your wood experience. Curious to hear how long your burn times are, and your opinion on heat output. Good luck with it. Winter is right around the corner. I'm hoping to fire up my pea-shooter this week, to test this Stockton brand coal out. Temps are suppose to drop a little bit here soon.
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: coalkirk On: Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:08 pm

Nice stove and fire John. Most of the talk about problems starting a coal fire pertain to stoker stoves using rice coal.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal


Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: theo On: Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:41 pm

Good job fellow's,,,,,,, some of these pictures need to be framed and hung on the wall! I can feel the heat from the picture's,,, nice , very nice :D :roll: :D
theo
 
Stove/Furnace Make: LL
Stove/Furnace Model: Hyfire 2

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: nortcan On: Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:41 pm

John, that is right about starting a coal/anth fire, plus it's about a "thrill" every times, well at least for me. I never dreamed of being in the one match club, too fun to start or re-start a coal fire :D
One of the most beautiful fire, these blues are so nice, bravo!
nortcan
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: Jersey John On: Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:08 am

Thank you all for your comments and continued support.

With nearly 4 days of continuous burn now, I feel a lot more at ease to the nuances of the stove. Though I did overload it one time shortly after I took the attached photo. It looked like a hot enough fire to me.. so I shook it, then nearly smothered it when I opened the hopper and dropped 8 or so quarts of fresh coal onto it...

I simply shoveled out the majority into a coal hod...and then, nurtured the fire back to a solid coal base with some loose kindling..and stirring what was left of the original hot coals with smaller amounts of fresh from a 4qt feed scoop...and within 30 minutes, another full scoop. At this point, I'm probably burning one full 6 gallon Behrens can a day. It's currently 38 degrees outside while my basement office where I've been editing photos all night is 77, and my upstairs rooms are 68.

This is the absolute wisest decision I have made towards heating my home ...and only wish there had been a local coal supply years ago. Of course, having a pickup is invaluable, but I have seen others simply hooking up small trailers to their small cars...so, where there's a will, there is a way!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS 1500
Coal Size/Type: Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Regency Wood Stove

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: Jane684 On: Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:23 am

Occasionally we also 'smother' the fire. Usually its just that we add a bit too much coal, or sometimes the draft isnt what it usually is, or the weather is warm outside on a particular day, guess there can be many reasons.
So we open the firepit door and let the draft build up, or a few times when it threatened to go out, we have a small forced draft fan that he puts onto the ash pit door and runs it for about 15 minutes. That always fires it up very quickly. It came from a cooling fan from a large electronic device at work, which became obsolete, so he brought it home thinking it might be of some use, and it fit its purpose perfectly. If anybody wants a picture later on during the heating season, I can post one later.
Jane684
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: King O Heat, we have 2
Other Heating: Oil and wood
Stove/Furnace Make: King O Heat
Stove/Furnace Model: the biggest model of 3

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: joeq On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:05 pm

Jersey John wrote:Thank you all for your comments and continued support.
This is the absolute wisest decision I have made towards heating my home ...and only wish there had been a local coal supply years ago. Of course, having a pickup is invaluable, but I have seen others simply hooking up small trailers to their small cars...so, where there's a will, there is a way!


Some places will deliver. Think about how much it costs, and how much you'll need to spend on a hitch and trailer, the time to go and get it plus loading and unloading. All about priorities. But it does look like your stove is making some serious heat. Congratulations.
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: Jane684 On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:38 pm

We have a local dealer who will deliver the coal in bags on pallets way back of our garden where they can back their truck into. Then we move it in our wheelbarrow over a month or so. We have a great chute which my husband made, and it just slides into our coal bin down the chute. I can take pictures when we do it, but it will be a month away at least. As we have a ton still in our bin.
Not that many people on Cape Cod still burn coal, they are all converting to methane/nat-gas, but there are a few of us who love the warm toasty cellar and that lovely quiet heat.
Jane684
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: King O Heat, we have 2
Other Heating: Oil and wood
Stove/Furnace Make: King O Heat
Stove/Furnace Model: the biggest model of 3

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: BPatrick On: Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:55 pm

Here is our Herald Model Oak No. 18 This stove is a direct draft non base heater but burns 12-16 hours easily and will put out serious heat. It's a beautiful stove.
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Baseburners & Antiques: 2 Crawford 40 Baseheaters
Coal Size/Type: Stove Coal
Other Heating: Herald Oak No. 18

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: BPatrick On: Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:01 pm

Here is our Crawford No. 40 Baseheater. We have twin Crawford 40's and the other is a few weeks away from the complete rebuild. It's a beautiful stove and I cannot wait to get this one going in the house.
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Baseburners & Antiques: 2 Crawford 40 Baseheaters
Coal Size/Type: Stove Coal
Other Heating: Herald Oak No. 18

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: Jane684 On: Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:56 pm

Just fired up our King O Heat yesterday, and the cellar is so toasty and warm. Kitchen floor is lovely and warm too. I hate a cold cellar.
Here is a picture of it, all painted and shiny for this season, my iPhone pictures arent great, but you can see how nice it looks.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: King O Heat, we have 2
Other Heating: Oil and wood
Stove/Furnace Make: King O Heat
Stove/Furnace Model: the biggest model of 3

[56K WARNING]Fire Pictures

PostBy: rjc862003 On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:31 pm

being a new guy I though I would do something fun
post pictures of your Furnace/Fire/Coal Bin
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Stove/Furnace Make: US Stove 1802G

Re: [56K WARNING]Fire Pictures

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:42 pm

Nice photos! Kinda reminds me of SMITTY's basement :lol:
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: [56K WARNING]Fire Pictures

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:44 pm

Does anyone still have 56k? :shock:

You look like you are testing that OSB to its design limit. :D

Wish I could have an indoor bin but it's just not in the cards.
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice