FIRST BURN!! DVC-500

FIRST BURN!! DVC-500

PostBy: ablumny On: Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:50 am

It's been a fun summer preparing for this day :) Thank to all who helped along the way. Great forums!!

Pictures and video's along the way:


I used a coal mouse, fired right up and within 20 minutes or so, heat was pouring out of this thing!! Very pleased.

Andrew
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman dvc500
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: FIRST BURN!! DVC-500

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:59 am

Nice photo/video display! Looks like you've already found a new hobby.........& the cold weather hasn't even hit yet!!! :lol:


Oh yeah......You're hooked! :devil:
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: FIRST BURN!! DVC-500

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:37 am

Congrats on you successful burn! Your gonna love this stove, I have burned twice now for cold nights. It has only idled so far but it has been fine.
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Re: FIRST BURN!! DVC-500

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:29 pm

Great job with the pics and video's Andrew.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Chubby Sr. Old School

Re: FIRST BURN!! DVC-500

PostBy: ablumny On: Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:02 pm

Thanks all. Next Ill be looking to expand into ways to maximize my investment. Coil for DHW, "jack" into my baseboards.......
ablumny
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman dvc500
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: FIRST BURN!! DVC-500

PostBy: coalmeister On: Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:39 pm

Great pics and vids. Got me stoked up! :dancing:
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska 140 Furnace -sold
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Re: FIRST BURN!! DVC-500

PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:44 am

This stove is a stoker stove,, moving it to the stoker forum.

Greg L
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Re: FIRST BURN!! DVC-500

PostBy: ablumny On: Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:28 am

This stove is a stoker stove,, moving it to the stoker forum.
Greg L


....aren't we in the stoker forum now?
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman dvc500
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: FIRST BURN!! DVC-500

PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:38 am

The topic was in the hand fired forum originally,, I moved it to the Stoker forum for better exposure to the 'stoker crowd'..

Greg L.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
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Re: FIRST BURN!! DVC-500

PostBy: ablumny On: Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:19 am

I'm on my 5th test burn.
Looks like Ive got things well dialed in and under control as far as feed rate, temps, etc.
Coal bin and delivery system fine tuned and usable
Tools in place
Wife trained to manage the process
Kids stopped whining about the idea of coal :lol:

The heat output is amazing and the natural distribution throughout my two story center hall colonial is way better than I expected. I can see a need for a ceiling fan in the area where the stove is as that room gets to be a cooker but other than that I am ready for winter on Long Island.

Want to say thanks again to all forum members for the advice I've received.

ablumny
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman dvc500
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: FIRST BURN!! DVC-500

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:29 am

ablumny wrote:I can see a need for a ceiling fan in the area where the stove is as that room gets to be a cooker but other than that I am ready for winter on Long Island.


You'll be constantly finding new ways to "Fine Tune" your home to distribute the heat evenly.......That's part of the fun! :lol:

My latest project: New Distribution Vent
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: FIRST BURN!! DVC-500

PostBy: ablumny On: Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:52 am

You'll be constantly finding new ways to "Fine Tune" your home to distribute the heat evenly.......That's part of the fun!


I went though your post. Very "cool". Over the summer I was thinking about floor registers and how to distribute the heat to the upstairs. Decided to wait, see how the first year goes, ping the crowd here then make decisions for next year. I am hot on the idea of a water coil though for hot water.!

thx
ablumny
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman dvc500
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: FIRST BURN!! DVC-500

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:57 am

Yes, hot water coils are a great way to offset even more of our heating needs.. over the whole year, most households use 30% of their heating budget to heat hot water.. that's for the whole year.. so during the winter, it probably is roughly 15-20% of the heating costs.. depending on the household's number hot hot water users..

Stay warm..

Greg L
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
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Re: FIRST BURN!! DVC-500

PostBy: beatle78 On: Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:16 pm

FYI,

Last I knew Harman does not have a hot water coil option for the DVC-500. That's not to say you can't come up with something, but the fire box is pretty small.

My parents are going on ~9 years with their DVC-500 and they get 100% of their heat from it. Their house is ~200 year old center hall colonial. The heat distributes very nicely throughout the house.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker KA-4

Re: FIRST BURN!! DVC-500

PostBy: traderfjp On: Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:36 pm

Hi,

I'm a little curious. I have an Alaska stove with a Coaltrol which does an amazing job of keeping the room at a constant temp. How well does the built in thermostat of the DVC-500 work? Can it keep the temp in the room with in 1-2 degrees?
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