Introduce Yourself

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:00 pm

Welcome to the forum, 2biz. Glad to have you as a member.
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace


Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:27 pm

Welcome 2--we all get to that age!! PLUS, common sense seems to set in, in spite of ourselves. ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:29 pm

Welcome 2biz! As a "heat junkie" you will fit in very well here!! Since you say you are setting yourself up for the 'older' years, try to give some thought to the handling of the coal so it is moved only once getting it into the hopper of your furnace! There are some examples here using augers and vacuum systems to move coal which may make things easier for you long term.
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: 2biz On: Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:01 pm

Thanks for the “Warm” Welcome! I can already see there are a Great Bunch of Guys here on the forum…

Until they release “The Little Black Box” to heat our homes, we’ll keep striving to find the best and cheapest way to Get ‘Er Done! For now “Black Rock” seems to be the ticket!
2biz
 
Other Heating: Leisure Line AK-110, Firechief FC700e, Propane logs, Propane Ceramic 3 Burner Heater

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: 2biz On: Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:05 pm

titleist1 wrote:Welcome 2biz! As a "heat junkie" you will fit in very well here!! Since you say you are setting yourself up for the 'older' years, try to give some thought to the handling of the coal so it is moved only once getting it into the hopper of your furnace! There are some examples here using augers and vacuum systems to move coal which may make things easier for you long term.



Funny you mention it, I'm already thinking ahead...An auger or vac system is Phase 2 a few years down the road. For now, switching to bagged coal will be a piece of cake compared to wrestling with firewood!
2biz
 
Other Heating: Leisure Line AK-110, Firechief FC700e, Propane logs, Propane Ceramic 3 Burner Heater

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: joeq On: Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:17 pm

Another welcome aboard 2B. (Or "not" 2B?) ;)
You do have an arsenal of heating options, but I bet once you get your stoker placed and tuned correctly, you'll be selling some of them gadgets, and use the money for something more practical. If nobody has made it known yet, you "will" find out, that most of us forum addicts are picture junkies. So remember, it's not real, till you share the photos. Happy hunting. :D
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: G111, Southard Robertson
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermopride
Stove/Furnace Model: oil fired

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: mokycoal On: Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:51 pm

Hi- My name is Jim and I recently rebuilt a Warm Morning Model 521 coal stove that my father left me. He used it in our old workshop to heat it with tree branches that he picked up around the farm. This fall I found myself without enough seasoned firewood to make it through the winter so I removed my old Better'n Ben's wood stove and replaced it with the 521. I'm still trying to figure out how to use it efficiently without stinking up the house with smoke. The nut sized bituminous coal I'm burning puts out plenty of heat but when I cover the existing coals it crackles for awhile and then puffs out a large cloud of smoke when it finally ignites. (cough, cough, wheeze wheeze) I also have an older Burnham hand fired boiler that I'd like to put to use someday. Many thanks to everyone who has helped to make this such an informative forum for discussing everything coal related!
mokycoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Burnham
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Warm Morning 521

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:06 pm

Welcome M. There's some bit burners on here that I'm sure will chime in. Where ya from?
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut


Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: mokycoal On: Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:32 pm

freetown fred wrote:Welcome M. There's some bit burners on here that I'm sure will chime in. Where ya from?

Thanks for the warm welcome! I live near Canton, OH.
mokycoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Burnham
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Warm Morning 521

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: joeq On: Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:35 pm

Hello Jim. Welcome aboard. Your Warm Morning is popular, and the pros here will have you tuned in quicker than a Hemi 'Cuda at the drags. Have fun, and keep your camera handy at all times. :D
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: G111, Southard Robertson
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermopride
Stove/Furnace Model: oil fired

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: pintoplumber On: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:45 pm

Welcome Jim, does your boiler look like this? Dennis
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pintoplumber
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Burnham number series 17
Other Heating: Oil, forced hot air. Rheem

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: AlaskaCoal1 On: Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:09 am

M: Welcome and conduct a search for WM if you have not done so yet... lots of great information on here about the stoves might not be your particular model but I believe the WMs all work about the same way just size and gadgets make up the difference. The members will have you up and running in no time they helped me with a problem WM and no she heats nicely... just need it to hold more coal.
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: Artdecodon On: Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:53 pm

Hi,
My name is Don Husar...nice to be included to the site. I live in Palmdale Ca. I like to collect everything...kin of.
Artdecodon
 


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