How Long Will She Idle?

Re: How Long Will She Idle?

PostBy: Lightning On: Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:04 pm

Another successful recovery after a 54 hour burn. I added 70 pounds total, broke down like this -
45 pounds stove size on bottom
18 pounds nut size layer
7 pound blanket of fines on top

Picture was taken after shake and rake before loading.
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
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Re: How Long Will She Idle?

PostBy: warminmn On: Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:18 pm

I knew you wouldnt let it die :lol: Good job!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Junior, Efel Nestor Martin, Frankenstove
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Re: How Long Will She Idle?

PostBy: Lightning On: Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:26 pm

warminmn wrote:I knew you wouldnt let it die :lol: Good job!

Thanks warminmn! There is a cooler week coming up in the first part of May. After that it'll be time to let her rest till fall :)
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
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Re: How Long Will She Idle?

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon May 01, 2017 5:20 pm

Just recovered the fire after a 68 hour burn lol, that's a new record for me on a single load. Last tending was Friday evening around 7:00pm and then shake and load today (Monday) around 3:00pm. Just a few hours shy of a full 3 days :yes: .... Although, I did have a situation yesterday with a draft failure. There was a quick hard shower that I think sucked some heat out of the chimney and it was very humid with 75 degrees OAT. The lighter humid warm air with the chilled chimney was just enough to send the draft going the wrong way. Not by much though, It was right around 0 to +.005 "wc. It did go unnoticed for a little while, I had a CO detection of 30 ppm that vanished quickly with the windows open as soon as I recovered the draft. To do that, I just opened the ash door and flossed the grates from underneath. The draft went negative in about 3 to 5 minutes. After that I kept the draft diverter door open (direct mode) and the draft held steady at -.02 to -.03 after that event.

The next 4-5 days are showing mid 50's for highs and mid 30's at night so a little more burn time... :D Currently the cold front is blowing thru, pretty severe winds and tornado sightings in nearby towns..
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size

Re: How Long Will She Idle?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon May 01, 2017 8:31 pm

Lee, GREAT--my HITZER has done that w/ no bells & whistles--no readings, etc. She just keeps doin what she was built for--heatin the house! :D pourin & blowin here--sky is black!!!
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Re: How Long Will She Idle?

PostBy: joeq On: Mon May 01, 2017 8:57 pm

Better get that house tied down Fred. Don't want to end up in Oz. :D
(Follow the yellow brick road)
And to Lee. You've really gotten that furnace tuned to the hilt. Congratulations. I like your blue flames above too. Good pic. :yes:
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Re: How Long Will She Idle?

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue May 02, 2017 7:47 pm

freetown fred wrote:my HITZER has done that w/ no bells & whistles--no readings, etc.

Single load, no Hopper? I didn't know you were a Marathon burner with that stove Fred :)

joeq wrote:You've really gotten that furnace tuned to the hilt. Congratulations. I like your blue flames above too. Good pic.

Thanks Joe! I'm always finding new things to be impressed about with burning coal... it's a fun challenge learning new techniques and pushing boundaries :yes:
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size

Re: How Long Will She Idle?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue May 02, 2017 8:29 pm

Yep--single load w/ hopper--when my Mom passed, went to Pa for 4 days--came back home & got her goin again--not my Mom, the HITZER ;) You're doin good with the-- whatever you call that Lee. :)
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Re: How Long Will She Idle?

PostBy: warminmn On: Tue May 02, 2017 9:04 pm

Does anyone else think Lightnings blue flame avatar pic looks like a camel with a bridle? :lol: Im sober I swear!

i know you will shoot for 72 hrs next time, then 80, then 90... etc. Good job!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Junior, Efel Nestor Martin, Frankenstove
Coal Size/Type: nut and stove anthracite
Other Heating: wood

Re: How Long Will She Idle?

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Tue May 02, 2017 9:21 pm

warminmn wrote:Does anyone else think Lightnings blue flame avatar pic looks like a camel with a bridle? :lol: Im sober I swear!

i know you will shoot for 72 hrs next time, then 80, then 90... etc. Good job!


One of the signs that it's time to check the batteries in the CO detector. :D

Paul
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Re: How Long Will She Idle?

PostBy: joeq On: Tue May 02, 2017 11:33 pm

warminmn wrote:Does anyone else think Lightnings blue flame avatar pic looks like a camel with a bridle? :lol: Im sober I swear!
!

I'm not seein it WM, but I have been known to spot a few shapes in cloud formations. :what:
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Re: How Long Will She Idle?

PostBy: warminmn On: Wed May 03, 2017 6:47 am

Sunny Boy wrote:
warminmn wrote:Does anyone else think Lightnings blue flame avatar pic looks like a camel with a bridle? :lol: Im sober I swear!

i know you will shoot for 72 hrs next time, then 80, then 90... etc. Good job!


One of the signs that it's time to check the batteries in the CO detector. :D

Paul


What batteries? :baby:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Junior, Efel Nestor Martin, Frankenstove
Coal Size/Type: nut and stove anthracite
Other Heating: wood

Re: How Long Will She Idle?

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed May 03, 2017 2:37 pm

warminmn wrote:Does anyone else think Lightnings blue flame avatar pic looks like a camel with a bridle? :lol: Im sober I swear!

i know you will shoot for 72 hrs next time, then 80, then 90... etc. Good job!


It took me a little study, but yeah, I see the camel, I think... or horse? Looking left to right, the head, then the two flames jetting towards the bottom are the front legs. The body starts out just in front of the front legs then continues past them, towards the right. Am I seeing it warmin?
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
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Re: How Long Will She Idle?

PostBy: warminmn On: Wed May 03, 2017 2:51 pm

Lightning wrote:
warminmn wrote:Does anyone else think Lightnings blue flame avatar pic looks like a camel with a bridle? :lol: Im sober I swear!

i know you will shoot for 72 hrs next time, then 80, then 90... etc. Good job!


It took me a little study, but yeah, I see the camel, I think... or horse? Looking left to right, the head, then the two flames jetting towards the bottom are the front legs. The body starts out just in front of the front legs then continues past them, towards the right. Am I seeing it warmin?


That is exactly what I see everytime I see it until I realize its a flame. The camel because of the bump below its neck. For whatever its worth I always see things in pics others dont. :lol: Show me a family photo and I'll see the fly on someones face right before anything else :lol: Its been a long winter!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Junior, Efel Nestor Martin, Frankenstove
Coal Size/Type: nut and stove anthracite
Other Heating: wood

Re: How Long Will She Idle?

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed May 03, 2017 9:13 pm

Shake and load after a 48 hour burn today, no problem :) Some pretty cool days coming up, I even saw that four letter S word in the forecast for this weekend... MUTINY!!!!
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