Introduce Yourself

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: joeq On: Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:26 am

Glad you could join Evan. You're gunna like that Chubby, and congratulations on having enuff floor space in your garage to operate that stove. I haven't seen my floor in years. :D
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: G111, Southard Robertson
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermopride
Stove/Furnace Model: oil fired


Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: FirstcoalstokerRon On: Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:23 pm

titleist1 wrote:Welcome Tom, Ron & Sandy, and Al.....

First lesson in coal burning is to post pics of the heat monsters on here!!! :D

We are glad to help, no question is unwelcome. Make sure you all have CO monitors in place. Other tools to help run your coal burners and helps us answer questions are a manometer and a couple temp gauges or an IR temp gun. Did I mention we are good at spending your money!? :)

LOL what money !!!
FirstcoalstokerRon
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S-130
Coal Size/Type: pea/anthracite

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: joeq On: Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:08 pm

FirstcoalstokerRon wrote:
titleist1 wrote:Welcome Tom, Ron & Sandy, and Al.....

First lesson in coal burning is to post pics of the heat monsters on here!!! :D

We are glad to help, no question is unwelcome. Make sure you all have CO monitors in place. Other tools to help run your coal burners and helps us answer questions are a manometer and a couple temp gauges or an IR temp gun. Did I mention we are good at spending your money!? :)

LOL what money !!!

The money you'll save, burning black rocks. :D
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: G111, Southard Robertson
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermopride
Stove/Furnace Model: oil fired

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Broke_Medic On: Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:23 pm

Hello all, Troy from Port Royal, Pa. (Juniata Co.). Using an EnergyMax 110 wood/coal basement unit for 3 years. Grew up on wood but I love coal when it gets really cold. Nice to meet you.
Broke_Medic
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Energymax 110
Coal Size/Type: Nut/stove
Other Heating: Wood/electric base

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:35 pm

Welcome to the forum, glad to have you.
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:02 pm

Welcome to the forum B-Medic....Happy to have another coal burner aboard! :)
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

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: joeq On: Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:05 pm

Hello BM, not too familiar with the "EnergyMax" 110, but looks like a stove that will crank out some heat. Glad you're aboard, and don't forget how much everyone likes pictures. Stay warm, and another welcome. :)
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: G111, Southard Robertson
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermopride
Stove/Furnace Model: oil fired

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: LBrookm On: Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:22 pm

Central Va. native here that was introduced to coal happenstance. We're a culture of "woodies" but my central heat went out early Dec. '16 and the main wood stove (Sierra - will have to share specifics later) is not enough to keep house warm alone. In 2000 I purchased a Knox Mealmaster K-44N with which the house, property and aforementioned Sierra were thrown in. All these years the Knox was in my mind considered a "wood cookstove". It happened that after a couple nights of adding wood to the Knox every 2-3 hours to keep the house warm I stumbled across TSC's availability of Kimmel's nut coal locally and since the Knox is (as I now know a coal / wood stove) the learning curve began. I have benefitted greatly from everyone on this forum and can't offer enough thanks! I have never posted to a forum of any kind before but the reason this time is I have never seen an entry regarding Knox Stoveworks in all my searches here. I look forward to any further conversation / experience shares. Again thanks much!
Larry
LBrookm
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Knox Mealmaster k45
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: Baseboard


Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:32 pm

Welcome to the forum, LBrookm. It would be great if you would start a thread on your stove. Click here: Hand Fired Coal Stoves then click 'new topic', Title your thread and start posting. We would love to see pictures.......lots of pictures.
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: joeq On: Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:48 pm

Another welcome LB. I googled the "mealmaster", and it looks like it would really come in handy in the kitchen on them "power outage" days. Does it radiate much heat? How did it do in the cooking dept. This site has a thread geared for cooking, and a stove like yours might benefit greatly from it. Lots of experienced coal chefs here, to guide you along. Have fun surfing. :)
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: G111, Southard Robertson
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermopride
Stove/Furnace Model: oil fired

warm morning 400

PostBy: bohemian On: Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:33 pm

I think I've found the perfect combination for my 40 years of heating with wood and coal. when cold I use coal, above 40 wood, once in a while I burn both at the same time, picked up the warm morning for 50 dollars, it works better than I could have imagined
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bohemian
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: warm morning
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: freeflow wood stove

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:36 pm

Welcome to the forum, bohemian. Glad to have you.
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: joeq On: Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:23 am

That's quite the kombobulation you got there, Bman. As Artie Johnson would say..."Very interesting". Welcome.
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: G111, Southard Robertson
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermopride
Stove/Furnace Model: oil fired

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: nutmegct321 On: Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:13 pm

Hi there. I'm Meg. From CT, but have a second home in southern VT.

Recently replaced our downstairs stove (an old, warped and overfired Fisher Papa Bear) with an older but never-used store model Consolidated Dutch West Federal Airtight stove. This one can burn wood or coal, and we're looking to use coal as an additional fuel source, especially when firewood gets hard to come by in our area.

Have been reading up on this forum to learn how to do it! Thanks for all the great info!
nutmegct321
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Consolidated Dutch West Federal Airtight (wood/coal)

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:26 pm

Welcome to the forum, Meg. Glad to have you.
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace