Introduce Yourself

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


Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: joeq On: Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:19 pm

I just looked up your stove Meg, and it looks like it has good possibilities. I'm guessing the grating may differ from wood burning to coal maybe. I don't know. A good buddy of mine has a Nashua dual purpose stove, and he too burns both, depending on weather. He has one grate style, and it's OK for what he's doing with it. His biggest problem is drafting because of a long horizontal run stove pipe into a red brick chimney.
Anyway, welcome to the forum, and hope to see some installation pics soon. Good luck with the new stove, and maybe get yourself a thread showing the old one, and the new one. Enjoy. :D
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: G111, Southard Robertson
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermopride
Stove/Furnace Model: oil fired

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Hoytman On: Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:00 pm

Howdy all...!!!

I've been researching new wood burners for over a year now in preparation for a move soon...into the cornerstone home of our family...my grandparents house (built 1958). It has a wood burning stove and a Thermopride oil furnace. I currently only have electric baseboard heat.

My research into more modern wood burners over the past year took a detour when I first learned about anthracite coal a few month ago. During that time my interests in a new wood stove have stalled because of a new interest in burning coal. It was an interest sparked by an online video of a Glennwood base heater #6...I'm sure y'all are familiar with those videos. That led to an interest in ALL types of those ol' coal burners from days gone-by that I never got to see...except those rusted and broken. I'm also currently researching modern hand fired coal burners, but my heart may not let me get past those old antiques.

I look forward to the days ahead...
Hoytman
 
Other Heating: electric, wood, oil
Stove/Furnace Make: Solarwood wood stove
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride Oil Fired

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: coalfan On: Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:05 pm

welcome aboard Hm !!
coalfan
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: handfed coal stove
Coal Size/Type: nut/ pea ant.some bit.
Stove/Furnace Model: ds circulator/1500 sl/wh.

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:27 pm

Welcome to the forum, Hoytman. Glad to have you. Sounds like you stumbled onto Williams video.
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: joeq On: Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:35 pm

Another Welcome HM. Guess it depends on your local, or wood/coal availability as to which would better suit your needs. Both have their benefits and drawbacks. But seeing you've joined a "coal" forum, you can see which direction your advice or recommendations will swing from. I also have a Thermopride forced hot air oil furnace, and in it's day it was very effecient. It's almost 40 yrs old now and is showing its age, but it still performs well. Problem is when OPEC, Saudie, or who-ever else is selling oil, gets gready, that's when the solid fuels begin to shine. I myself am a little biased, and hope you go the antique coal burner route, but to each his own.
But in the interim, I don't know why your sucking down electricity, if you have that Thermopride in the cellar. No mater, enjoy he forum, and good luck with your stove hunting.
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: G111, Southard Robertson
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermopride
Stove/Furnace Model: oil fired

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:40 pm

Hoytman wrote:Howdy all...!!!

I've been researching new wood burners for over a year now in preparation for a move soon...into the cornerstone home of our family...my grandparents house (built 1958). It has a wood burning stove and a Thermopride oil furnace. I currently only have electric baseboard heat.

My research into more modern wood burners over the past year took a detour when I first learned about anthracite coal a few month ago. During that time my interests in a new wood stove have stalled because of a new interest in burning coal. It was an interest sparked by an online video of a Glennwood base heater #6...I'm sure y'all are familiar with those videos. That led to an interest in ALL types of those ol' coal burners from days gone-by that I never got to see...except those rusted and broken. I'm also currently researching modern hand fired coal burners, but my heart may not let me get past those old antiques.

I look forward to the days ahead...


Welcome. If you are interested in an antique, put the word out on this forum...there are guys that would love to help you find one. There are also several companies that specialize in rebuilding and shipping these stoves. If you decide you want something a little newer, check out the forum section for Chubby stoves. Chubby Stove Company
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Hoytman On: Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:01 pm

Thanks for all the warm welcomes.

I'm burning electric because I'm still living in my house and will be moving into the other house come spring when I finish interior work and after the new well is drilled.

My grandpa wouldn't have anything but a Thermorpride oil burner because that's the brand oil burner he liked best, and it's the 2nd Thermopride to be in the house. The current one is a 1999 model and a down draft through the floor into the crawl space. Your Thermopride is only 4 years younger than I am, so it sounds like mine has plenty of life left.

Yes, I loved William's stove. It brought back a lot of good memories from my childhood to my great aunt's home in eastern Kentucky...Clay County specifically...and being awaken by the shaking of the ol' Warm Morning coal stove in the house. William's videos sparked me researching coal...before that I thought coal was coal. LOL!

I am leaning towards the much older antiques, but I am also not in a hurry. I have a lot yet to learn about those old stoves and using them...that's why I joined here...in hopes some of you folks could help me. At this time I do not even know what size baseheater that would fit in my house (1300sq.ft. and open floor plan), so I have a lot to learn and look forward to it.
Hoytman
 
Other Heating: electric, wood, oil
Stove/Furnace Make: Solarwood wood stove
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride Oil Fired


Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:21 pm

Whenever your ready Bill, start yourself a thread here: Hand Fired Coal Stoves about looking for a baseburner and you will get lots of help.
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: joeq On: Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:14 pm

Hoytman, 1300 sq/ft and an open floor plan? That house would be perfect for a good sized baseburner. Would probably do all your heating needs. Specialy if you could centrally locate it.
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: G111, Southard Robertson
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermopride
Stove/Furnace Model: oil fired

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Hoytman On: Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:30 am

joeq wrote:Hoytman, 1300 sq/ft and an open floor plan? That house would be perfect for a good sized baseburner. Would probably do all your heating needs. Specialy if you could centrally locate it.

That should be easy since the concrete and rock (4" thick) hearth is in the middle of the dining and living rooms. I look forward to starting some new threads.
Hoytman
 
Other Heating: electric, wood, oil
Stove/Furnace Make: Solarwood wood stove
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride Oil Fired

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: AlaskaCoal1 On: Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:01 pm

HM-- welcome. You will find this forum to be informative, helpful and addictive. Lots of experience on here and the best forum i have ever been apart of. If you ask for help you will get it... but honestly I would spend lots of time just reading tons of information here. You should have no issues finding a nice old stove... if you have never burned coal and just been a wood man ... be prepared... it is different. But once you get the hang of it you are hooked.
AlaskaCoal1
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Sequoya Outdoor boiler
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC, Warm Morning 500
Baseburners & Antiques: Beckwith Round Oak
Coal Size/Type: Alaska Sub Bit Lump

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Kramer1782 On: Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:55 pm

Hello my name is Rob and we recently purchased a home in northern PA. The house has a coal stove installed as its primary source of heat with electric baseboards as backup. The stove is a Harman though I do not see a specific model on the name plate. Reviewing some other posts with pictures I would say it's a magnum. I fired it up in early November with no issues and burned through the first time of coal without incident. Even had to have a few restarts as I forgot to fill the hopper on occasion. The stops puts out a great deal of heat and has been wonderful. Much more economical than our previous oil heat system in an old drafty house with poor insulation.

Additionally, I have to say this forum has been a huge insight into the world of coal stoves. I am currently experiencing difficulties with my stove, which I will post in the correct forum, but thus far this forum has helped tremendously. Thank you for maintaining such a collaborative and helpful resource.
Kramer1782
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Magnum
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Electric baseboards (Utilized as backup)

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:59 pm

Welcome to the forum, Rob. I'm sure the people here will be able to help you.
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: joeq On: Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:21 pm

Another hello Rob. Good to hear of another happy coal burner. In short time, these guys will have you driving your Harman like a pro, and with ease. Can't wait to see your set-up. Enjoy, and keep us informed of your progress. Have a good one. :)
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: G111, Southard Robertson
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermopride
Stove/Furnace Model: oil fired