Need information on coal stove

Need information on coal stove

PostBy: marshallmann On: Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:21 pm

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Stove came with house when we bought it and wasn't hooked up.

I really have no idea about burning coal and have no idea about this stove any information would be appreciated thank you
marshallmann
 


Re: Need information on coal stove

PostBy: coalfan On: Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:09 pm

thats a DS machine coal stove you have there many post on here about them someone will be along soon to fill you in more.
coalfan
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: handfed coal stove
Coal Size/Type: nut/ pea ant.some bit.
Stove/Furnace Model: ds circulator/1500 sl/wh.

Re: Need information on coal stove

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:12 pm

michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box stove, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Baseburners & Antiques: Home Sparkle 12
Coal Size/Type: Coal Contractor's stove, a little Kimmels 'nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Need information on coal stove

PostBy: BunkerdCaddis On: Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:14 pm

Well, welcome to the forum MM. This is a great place to learn from! Start first by filling out your profile, it helps to know the area you're from and then start by reading over the stickies in this forum topic >>> Hand Fired Coal Stoves and the search bar in the upper right corner is your friend.

Keep in mind coal burning is not like wood burning, there is a learning curve to it. It likes to be in a big group burning slowly, it also likes air from underneath (anthracite anyway) instead of from the top.
BunkerdCaddis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: New Yorker WC-90 or more likely a Van Wert VW85H [to be installed (soon, very soon)(well not as soon as I had anticipated]
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Waterford 105 pulling duty, Saey Hanover II getting dressed for the party
Coal Size/Type: pea/nut
Other Heating: oil fired hydronic

Re: Need information on coal stove

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:14 pm

Welcome to the Forum.

If you're the kind of person that likes to tinker around and spend time learning the art of hand fed coal burning keep it with the understanding that you'll likely need some sort of "Class A" chimney which can be a bit costly in some cases. The fact that it was not hooked up does not place a positive notion on the past.

If however you're not a mechanical sort there is always the ability to sell it to a person who would appreciate it.

Burning coal safety is important as several hundred thousand BTU's of energy are slowly burning within your stove. It is a powerful entity within your house that deserves respect. A building permit may want to be considered for insurance purposes.

As prior discussed the Hand Fed side of this forum will get you involved to a point where you can make the above decision.

One thing few mention is the concept of the dancing ladies within your stove. I cannot say more about them except they truly are beautiful on a cold winter night.

Good luck with your decisions.

Ug
Uglysquirrel
 
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Need information on coal stove

PostBy: marshallmann On: Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:56 am

Thank you all for the quick replies I have never used coal I may tinker with this though. I was not sure if it was the DS basement stove because of the different style it must be little older. I will nose around in here some and learn a bit. Thank you again everyone
marshallmann
 

Re: Need information on coal stove

PostBy: Starting Out On: Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:14 pm

Somebody put it there for a reason. I doubt they hauled a heavy stove in the basement and not used it. Look for a thimble to hook it to, of better yet see if you can get a hold of the prior owners. It will burn anything from pea coal size and up. When you get it going you will have the warmest, cheapest to heat home in town.
Starting Out
 
Other Heating: Burnham Oil Boiler with Beckett Gun

Re: Need information on coal stove

PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:27 pm

marshallmann wrote:I have never used coal I may tinker with this though


marshallmann wrote:I will nose around in here some and learn a bit.


Well Marshallmann.....it always starts so innocently with simple curiosity.......

A small wood fire, sprinkling a layer of coal nuggets on top, a twitch of fascination begins as these 'rocks' begin to glow. You decide to continue down this rabbit hole feeling you are still in control. A few more layers of the black stuff, deepening the coal bed until it fills the firebox, when all of a sudden the dancing blue ladies appear - it's too late now for once you look into their eyes you cannot turn back, much like the Sirens of Greek Mythology! The Anthracitation-Mesmirizitis virus has taken hold!

You will find yourself moving a chair and small fridge near the stove so you can stare at the fire through the door glass, naming the stove, talking to it, writing poetic ode's about it, traveling near and far to obtain the black stuff to feed it, missing it during warmer months & wishing for the first frost so you can light it up again. Hopefully your spouse isn't the jealous type.

You will speak in tongues, words like barometric damper, manometer, bagged vs. bulk, nut or stove size, shaker grate, heat distribution, stack temps become part of daily conversation. Your family won't understand and will start recording you to have these mumblings translated by a spiritual advisor.

Then comes the quest - searching craigslist and penny pincher classifieds for used stoves. Looking for the second one to add to the living room and then maybe a third for the workshop.

Pretty soon you'll be looking to buy a small horse farm on a hill in North Central NY and find yourself with 4 or 5 coal stoves laughing demonically at the 0* temps and 25 mph winds in the middle of February.

In other words.....jump on in, the water is fine!!! :lol:
titleist1
 
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: Need information on coal stove

PostBy: BunkerdCaddis On: Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:04 pm

titleist1 wrote:Well Marshallmann.....it always starts so innocently with simple curiosity.......:


Oh good heavens... I honestly had not comprehended how far down the path I've gone... the realization that... I've done every one of the things you mentioned except for moving the fridge to the stove. :eek2: I have two hand fired boilers (I couldn't pass it up), two other stoves (they are not much just a Saey and a Gotha), I keep trying to talk everyone else into burning coal and I keep an open craigslist search page for coal boilers and stoves. :whistle: They only reason I didn't move the fridge in? I carried the whiskey with me... :shh:

titleist1 wrote:.....it always starts so innocently


That sir was epic!
BunkerdCaddis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: New Yorker WC-90 or more likely a Van Wert VW85H [to be installed (soon, very soon)(well not as soon as I had anticipated]
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Waterford 105 pulling duty, Saey Hanover II getting dressed for the party
Coal Size/Type: pea/nut
Other Heating: oil fired hydronic

Re: Need information on coal stove

PostBy: StokerDon On: Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:38 pm

Now that was frig'in awesome Titleist!

I've never hear the disease described so well!

-Don
StokerDon
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: BairMatic BMC-500 with Van Wert VA400 Stoker, Gentleman Janitor GJ-671/EFM S-15 stoker, Van Wert VA-600
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: Need information on coal stove

PostBy: marshallmann On: Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:48 pm

That's a pretty deep description of the coal disease lol thanks again yall I appreciate the help
marshallmann
 

Re: Need information on coal stove

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:51 pm

marshallmann wrote:That's a pretty deep description of the coal disease lol thanks again yall I appreciate the help

Since you are new to coal stoves, could you post a few pictures of the inside of the stove? Try to get a good shout of the grates, firebrick, etc.. Pictures of the back of the stove would be great also. These guys will be able to pick up any potential problem points very quickly.
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace

Re: Need information on coal stove

PostBy: titleist1 On: Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:38 am

marshallmann wrote:That's a pretty deep description of the coal disease


It's easy to write it when you lived it!! And its important to note I didn't say it's a bad thing! :cheers:
titleist1
 
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: Need information on coal stove

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:19 pm

titleist1 wrote:
marshallmann wrote:That's a pretty deep description of the coal disease


It's easy to write it when you lived it!! And its important to note I didn't say it's a bad thing! :cheers:


Lol! you nailed my friend...got the 'fridge, 3 and 1/2 stoves, Craigslist Crazyz Cruzer, a son whom thinks I'm nuts, and $$$/bag/lb/btu/chart memorized!
:rofl: :dancing:

...oh yah!, and I love fall!

Mike
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box stove, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Baseburners & Antiques: Home Sparkle 12
Coal Size/Type: Coal Contractor's stove, a little Kimmels 'nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Need information on coal stove

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:30 pm

titleist1 wrote:
marshallmann wrote:That's a pretty deep description of the coal disease


It's easy to write it when you lived it!! And its important to note I didn't say it's a bad thing! :cheers:


For anyone who doubts what Titelist1 is saying, ....

I started out with a simple small potbelly stove, burning wood scraps in my basement work shop and switched over to coal.

Now, with 5 coal stoves later, ...... note in the lower left corner of the picture below, is our 21 CF refrigerator...... which is within reach of the stove and the kitchen table where we sit in front of the coal stove. And not just a "heating coal stove", but one that we heat and cook and bake with 9 months of the year.

When you find that you have more coal stoves than chimneys, then you'll know your hooked ! :D

Paul
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace