Old Man Winter makes his appearance

Old Man Winter makes his appearance

PostBy: lobsterman On: Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:31 pm

Two feet of snow and temperatures plummet into the teens. Chubby has been running at 300-350 and 2 shakes per 24, so I bumped her up to 500 and 3 shakes. Plenty of heat oozing out. Consumption is still reasonable. Tuesday expected to be warm again and I can bring her back down to a soft purr.
lobsterman
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby, 1980 Fully restored by Larry Trainer
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Chubby Jr, early model with removable grates

Re: Old Man Winter makes his appearance

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:50 pm

Going to hit 50* on Wednesday...
And be above freezing at night...
All week...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: Old Man Winter makes his appearance

PostBy: lobsterman On: Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:19 pm

Yep. I can wash my truck. Idle the stove right down to 1 shake a day. Rekindle at night with wood scraps if I come close to losing the fire.
lobsterman
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby, 1980 Fully restored by Larry Trainer
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Chubby Jr, early model with removable grates

Re: Old Man Winter makes his appearance

PostBy: warminmn On: Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:23 pm

I like it when it warms up after a snow so I dont have to move it.

When you have to run your Chubby at 500, any idea how much coal you burn? my Jr I think takes about 25 lb if I run it 500 all day, but I dont use a scale. Im sure I run more draft than I have too, but I like how it works that way.
warminmn
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Junior, Efel Nestor Martin, Frankenstove
Coal Size/Type: nut and stove anthracite. Soft coal
Other Heating: wood

Re: Old Man Winter makes his appearance

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:47 pm

Warm up and three days of rain, perfect.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Old Man Winter makes his appearance

PostBy: summerski On: Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:57 am

So cold here, I ran the old girl at 600*+ and was amazed how well she threw heat. Turned the eco fan towards the stairwell and she kept the kids rooms at a steady 66* all night. Of course I slept on the couch in a tee shirt feeding her a couple of scoops during the night.

Stay warm my chubby friends....


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summerski
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Jr & Sr
Coal Size/Type: Nut / Lehigh

Re: Old Man Winter makes his appearance

PostBy: lobsterman On: Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:48 pm

summerski wrote:So cold here, I ran the old girl at 600*+ and was amazed how well she threw heat. Turned the eco fan towards the stairwell and she kept the kids rooms at a steady 66* all night. Of course I slept on the couch in a tee shirt feeding her a couple of scoops during the night.

Stay warm my chubby friends....


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I like it! :)
lobsterman
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby, 1980 Fully restored by Larry Trainer
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Chubby Jr, early model with removable grates

Re: Old Man Winter makes his appearance

PostBy: lobsterman On: Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:52 pm

warminmn wrote:I like it when it warms up after a snow so I dont have to move it.

When you have to run your Chubby at 500, any idea how much coal you burn? my Jr I think takes about 25 lb if I run it 500 all day, but I dont use a scale. Im sure I run more draft than I have too, but I like how it works that way.


It is not an exact measurement but I wanted not to run out of coal on a brutal weekend (had 2 40 pound bags of Xmas left) so I went out and bought some more on sat morning just as the storm was starting to rage. I burned pretty good (500 ish) all day sat and sun and used those 2 bags.
lobsterman
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby, 1980 Fully restored by Larry Trainer
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Chubby Jr, early model with removable grates

Re: Old Man Winter makes his appearance

PostBy: lobsterman On: Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:55 pm

PS. I sometimes run my draft open a bit too because as you say I just like how the stove comes alive.
lobsterman
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby, 1980 Fully restored by Larry Trainer
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Chubby Jr, early model with removable grates

Re: Old Man Winter makes his appearance

PostBy: warminmn On: Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:16 pm

2 bags in 2 days is close enough for me!

My draft is usually in the .05-.06 range and its hard to run it much lower with my draft so I just accept that. Without a baro I have seen my draft go over 1 now twice, not .1, but 1, with baro closed off. But its better to have too much draft than too little.
warminmn
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Junior, Efel Nestor Martin, Frankenstove
Coal Size/Type: nut and stove anthracite. Soft coal
Other Heating: wood

Re: Old Man Winter makes his appearance

PostBy: titleist1 On: Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:19 pm

warminmn wrote:not .1, but 1, with baro closed off


DAYUM! :eek2:

You could take your shoes off, stick your legs toward the stove and have the socks sucked right off your feet at that draft!
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