Introduce Yourself

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Davian On: Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:32 pm

I've finally got a good coal fire going...despite all my research prior, keeping it going has been a chore the first two days. However, its really going now with some beautiful blue flames. Its heating my entire house to a toasty 70 right now. Loving it and loving how low my oil bill will be going forward.
Davian
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Morso
Stove/Furnace Model: 1410 Squirrel

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:40 pm

Welcome to the FORUM my friend. Sounds like you are another happy coal burner. ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Davian On: Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:03 pm

freetown fred wrote:Welcome to the FORUM my friend. Sounds like you are another happy coal burner. ;)


Thanks! Loving it so far. I'm really fighting my natural urge to mess with the fire after years of burning wood.
Davian
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Morso
Stove/Furnace Model: 1410 Squirrel

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:19 pm

It's a given for us old wood burners---DON'T do it. ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

PostBy: 914Driver On: Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:20 am

Morning all,

My name is Dan and I live in upstate New York. My house is ~3500 ft. sq. and built in 1894. I burned wood in my basement for 20 years but got tired of hiking it into the house. I bought a Hitzer 50-93 and really like it when it's running. Some days are better than others but I'm having trouble keeping it going all night.

I'm off to the FAQ area!


Dan :D
914Driver
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:26 am

Dan,

WELCOME!! Lots to learn here and everyone is willing to help!

onedollar
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re:

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:58 am

914Driver wrote:Morning all,

My name is Dan and I live in upstate New York. My house is ~3500 ft. sq. and built in 1894. I burned wood in my basement for 20 years but got tired of hiking it into the house. I bought a Hitzer 50-93 and really like it when it's running. Some days are better than others but I'm having trouble keeping it going all night.

I'm off to the FAQ area!


Dan :D


Where in Upstate NY?
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:New Hitzer 503 Owner

PostBy: Omega5216 On: Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:44 pm

Hi , Anthony here. I have just bought a new Hitzer 503 insert and love it. Bin running it for about 3 weeks. Puts out some serious heat. House is about 2000 sq. ranch. About 72-75 degrees and 30 to 40# a day in coal. Still dialing in stove but impressed so far. I Live in NE Ohio. Only issue is stove fans are little noisy but getting used to.
Omega5216
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer 503

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: jack j On: Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:46 am

Hi name is Jack I live in the poconos . I have a wife (38 Years) an 3 kids (2 girls and 1 boy) an 2 grandsons . I own a industrial contacting business for 30 years . We built our home to be heated with coal 32 years ago but due to business constaints we changed to oil 12 years ago. We now are changing back to coal . My parents burned coal till i was im high school and went to gas . I am no stranger to coal my uncles had dog holes for there own coal and all the kids were the breaker. I am more familiar with van worth boilers and hand fired stoves .
jack j
 
Stove/Furnace Make: warm morning 460b

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:51 am

Welcome to the FORUM my friend. Finish your profile, I promise, nobody'll steal ya. ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Ctyankee On: Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:39 pm

Hello everyone,

After a nice warm summer, I spent some weeks in the cold where the heating source was yak dung... not many BTU's in that! So, when I came home and was making a decision about a fireplace insert, I decided on one that would burn the source with the highest BTU's. My granddad was a coal miner in PA, but I don't believe this type of knowledge is past down in the genes, so I am using this forum to learn how to burn coal.
Ctyankee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503 insert
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: grumpy On: Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:45 pm

Ctyankee wrote:Hello everyone,

After a nice warm summer, I spent some weeks in the cold where the heating source was yak dung... not many BTU's in that! So, when I came home and was making a decision about a fireplace insert, I decided on one that would burn the source with the highest BTU's. My granddad was a coal miner in PA, but I don't believe this type of knowledge is past down in the genes, so I am using this forum to learn how to burn coal.



Welcome.. start here.

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grumpy
 

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:09 pm

Welcome to the FORUM my friend and a Merry Christmas to you & yours--as stated--read & learn. Any specific questions, have at it. ;) Where were you with thay yak-dung?? Mass.?? :lol:
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Ctyankee On: Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:43 pm

The yak dung was in Nepal, warming the teahouses in the Himalayan mountains... and warming is the correct word, the stoves never got hot. Didn't see any coal around there.

I fired up my Hitzer 503 for the second time today and it seems so simple to run. I guess the design is idiot proof. Now I don't know what I am going to do with all the layers of clothes I have been using to keep warm. Think I have to get back out the tea-shirts and shorts for the winter.
Ctyankee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503 insert
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: JeepGuy04 On: Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:10 pm

Hello all,

This is my first season burning coal. My wife and I bought a home this past spring and we inherited a Gibraltar CFS coal stove that the previous owner had installed. So far I love burning coal and the heat from this stove. I found this site about a month ago and have been reading the forums for information and tips. It's a great resource.


Rob
JeepGuy04
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Gibralter CFS
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Stove/Furnace Make: Gibralter
Stove/Furnace Model: CFS