Firing the 503 up ..... 8 oct 16 ...last year 1st week OCT

Firing the 503 up ..... 8 oct 16 ...last year 1st week OCT

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:42 pm

Wet out...cold nights...its time I guess...I'll have it putt-putt for a month I guess
davidmcbeth3
 
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503


Re: Firing the 503 up ..... 8 oct 16 ...last year 1st week OCT

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:00 pm

Good luck - anytime I tried starting my Hitzer before Halloween it ended up roasting us at least half of the time.
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: Firing the 503 up ..... 8 oct 16 ...last year 1st week OCT

PostBy: ddahlgren On: Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:03 am

Fuel oil is still painfully cheap right now while not as comfortable as coal a smaller challenge as my slow burning skills have not really gotten any better in the last couple of years. If it is above 50 to 55 during the day I always end up wasting coal with windows open or fire goes out. Others say they can do it but I must just lack the talent.
ddahlgren
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404