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PostBy: Lightning On: Tue. Apr. 04, 2017 9:45 pm

Sunny Boy wrote: I was married in CT to a liberal feminist

I suddenly have a lot more respect for you now.. :o
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
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PostBy: Pacowy On: Wed. Apr. 05, 2017 12:59 am

freetown fred wrote:Paneg WHO Richard???????????????? Just proves my Ct theory!! :lol:
franco b wrote:He just meant William's opinion was panegyric in nature.


Fred, if you think back a ways I'm pretty sure that was an old school cough medicine.

Mike
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Stoker Coal Boiler: H.B. Smith 350 Mills boiler/EFM 85R stoker
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PostBy: Johnny5 On: Wed. Apr. 05, 2017 6:51 am

I think I've narrowed it down to either a Hitzer or the Glenwood 6
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PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed. Apr. 05, 2017 7:08 am

Come on P, "Father John's Medicine" is a old school cough medicine! ;) Paneg WHO Richard???????????????? Just proves my Ct theory!! :lol:
franco b wrote:He just meant William's opinion was panegyric in nature.
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Fred, if you think back a ways I'm pretty sure that was an old school cough medicine.

Mike[/quote]
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

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PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed. Apr. 05, 2017 7:09 am

You're headed in the right direction J. Which model HITZER? :)
Johnny5 wrote:I think I've narrowed it down to either a Hitzer or the Glenwood 6
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PostBy: Johnny5 On: Wed. Apr. 05, 2017 7:44 am

freetown fred wrote:You're headed in the right direction J. Which model HITZER? :)
Johnny5 wrote:I think I've narrowed it down to either a Hitzer or the Glenwood 6


I'm thinking the model that you have, for the fact that I can only place it in the basement and I want something that can warm the entire house. I'd hate to get the smaller model only to find out that I have to keep it cranking full blast all the time.
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PostBy: Lightning On: Wed. Apr. 05, 2017 7:57 am

Personally, I would be considering an appliance that could be tied into the existing forced air distribution system that's already in place. Why depend on gravity circulation and putting new holes in the floor? And if you do go that route, what happens when you are disappointed that it's not keeping upstairs warm during cold spells?

Yeah, it's more work to install but the results will be much better in my opinion.
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size

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PostBy: Pacowy On: Wed. Apr. 05, 2017 8:09 am

freetown fred wrote:Come on P, "Father John's Medicine" is a old school cough medicine! ;) Paneg WHO Richard???????????????? Just proves my Ct theory!! :lol:
franco b wrote:He just meant William's opinion was panegyric in nature.


Sorry I must have confused it with paregoric.

Mike
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PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Wed. Apr. 05, 2017 8:11 am

Having used coal stoves that were too small and ones too big, It's always better to error on the side of a too big coal stove. Anthracite stoves can be idled way down and still be controllable and burn well. Nice to have that extra heat output ability on the coldest days.

If the stove is on the small side, when it does get bitter cold, pushing it to it's limits is not good for any stove - antique, or modern. That high heat stress starts to warp parts. Then the stove starts to become less controllable because of parts no longer fitting correctly causing air leaks.

Run too hot, too often, and both steel and cast iron stoves will start to burn up and break parts. In the long run, you'll be spending as much, or more to repair/replace parts on the small stove than what the bigger stove would have cost. ;)

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 !
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PostBy: warminmn On: Wed. Apr. 05, 2017 8:21 am

Correct decision going with the larger Hitzer instead of pushing the smaller one too hard.

The air movement will be tougher to figure out than the stove model. One of the odder parts of it to wrap your head around is that it does more good to push cold air towards the stove, which then pushes warm air away from stove, instead of trying to blow warm air away from the stove.... wish I'd figured that out before I found this site.

Lightning and others are right that it would be better if tied into your furnace distribution, but I certainly understand not wanting to do that. If you dont, you may have to run your furnace some too.

You'll find some funky setups on the site of stove hoods and other inventions for air movement from basements. You can do it simple and accept the results or run ductwork all over the place, thats up to you. Some just hook the stove up 1st and see how it does. Insulating the basement walls really helps also.

These stoves show up used on CL and will cut the cost in half if you go that route. If buying a new one includes delivery into your basement it may be worth it as they are 500 pound stoves. Parts are available with a phone call, the Hitzer owner will answer the phone.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Junior, Efel Nestor Martin, Frankenstove
Coal Size/Type: nut and stove anthracite
Other Heating: wood

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PostBy: BunkerdCaddis On: Wed. Apr. 05, 2017 8:26 am

Sunny Boy wrote:If the stove is on the small side, when it does get bitter cold, pushing it to it's limits is not good for any stove -


That just sounds like an "excuse" to acquire more stoves... :yes:
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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
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PostBy: Johnny5 On: Wed. Apr. 05, 2017 8:35 am

You folks are awesome, I'm still on the fence on the hitzer or that glenwood 6,my brother in law has a beautiful glenwood 225. How well do those glenwood 6 heat up a home? I must've watched Williams videos about 10 times each. I was wondering where people get their coal supply from in my area? What's it cost? Thanks.
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PostBy: michaelanthony On: Wed. Apr. 05, 2017 8:58 am

Johnny5 wrote:I think I've narrowed it down to either a Hitzer or the Glenwood 6


You will be very happy with either because they both are simple to operate, (once you learn to crawl), and they both put out heat as needed. Hitzer parts can be had in a day, (over night shipping), Glenwood 6's...depending what you need they can be had in a week, month, or more but they are out there and folks here are the go to place for them.

...the Hitzer can also be equipped with a blow so noise could be an issue, again good to have it and not need it. ;)

good luck, check out my avatar, the Vigilant 2310 is rated for 2000 s ft and has large viewing windows, you can cook on it, quite simple to run, can burn pea or 'nut size coal, cast iron so 700 degrees is do-able with out worry, is also a decent wood burner :stfu: and is handsome like all of us here! :lol:
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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
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PostBy: joeq On: Wed. Apr. 05, 2017 4:41 pm

Hey Johnny. Seeing you're starting fresh, how bout trying this route. Take a survey on people on this site, that have a house, (ranch) like yours, with a cellar installation, and see what they have, and did, and get some advice from them. I'll bet there are quite a few people with a home like yours, with a stove in the cellar. See what they have, and what they'ld do differently, if anything at all. My set-up is totally different than yours, so trying to guess on what would be best, isn't very accurate. Good luck.
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