First Fire of the Season

First Fire of the Season

PostBy: Mastiffman On: Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:43 pm

It's 49 outside and dropping and not supposed to get out of the 40's tomorrow until lunch time. Fired up the Mark II for the first time this season about 90 minutes ago. I've got it up to about 3/4 full and everything is looking good.
I was still in shorts and T-shirt, the wife and kids had hooded sweatshirts on and were sitting under blankets. Okay, I get the hint, I'll light the stove.

Doing my last minute double check - (any birds in the chimney? etc.) - discovered that my barometric damper was shot. Completely rotted all the way around right at the seem. It looked okay when I cleaned it out in the spring. Got a replacement, screwed it in and I was good to go. It was the only section that wasn't replaced last year.

The dogs approve of the fire. They've got it boxed in on 3 sides.

Anyone else light up already?

Steve
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Re: First Fire of the Season

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Oct 03, 2008 5:51 am

Congrats on keeping the family & dogs happy. I wonder how many BTU's the dogs soak up? Or, does it work out because later at night they move to the bedroom and give the BTU's back? Canine heat sinks!
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: First Fire of the Season

PostBy: lewis On: Fri Oct 03, 2008 3:38 pm

Unit 1 went online last night a Harman Mag. 3 weeks earlier than last year ?
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Re: First Fire of the Season

PostBy: dtzackus On: Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:47 am

It sure is cold outside today, it was 41 degrees when I pulled in from 3rd shift. Tom Clark states it will warm up, but he has been known to be wrong before.

I want to only start one fire this year, but I may start it soon!

Keep warm and dry today!

Dan
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Gibraltar LCC
Stove/Furnace Make: Gibraltar
Stove/Furnace Model: LCC

Re: First Fire of the Season

PostBy: traderfjp On: Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:26 am

I lit my stove last night too - it was around 45. I have the new Coaltrol hooked up to it and am trying to dial it all in. I set the thermostat at 74 when I went to bed and when I got up there was a very small band of fire at the back of the grate. That is good. I then used the FEED 10 option to dump a lot of coal on the grate quickly. After I raised the temp a few degrees the stove settled back down to the new temp. I'm also burning new coal this year so I'm a bit nervous since I bought my coal from Kimmels.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing 3

Re: First Fire of the Season

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sat Oct 04, 2008 1:11 pm

dtzackus wrote:Tom Clark states it will warm up, but he has been known to be wrong before.



Dan


:lol:
Really?
cArNaGe
 

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