Introduce Yourself

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:15 pm

Understood , we will all face that situation someday providing we live long enough, glad posting worked,seems like a very reasonable price for age of unit.
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: WV Mountaineer On: Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:44 pm


My name is Justin Howell. I am a newer member here. I have used this forum for much advice by browsing for sometime now though. I used all the info to purchase myself a 520 Warm Morning coal stove several weeks ago. I have it installed now and am benefiting from it greatly burning the met coal we have around here. I was able to procure about 6 tons of bit coal in lump form and was trying to burn it in my Buck Stove with a coal grate. It didn't work well at all. And I was starting to wonder about all the rave of burning coal. but, being the tightwad I am I kept looking into it and found this place.

I had always burnt wood my whole life and loved the heat of a stove but am beginning to get older and contemplating the whole winter, spring, and summer pursuit to find and cut enough wood for the following year. So, I looked into this and decided coal was going to be it last spring. I also begin to work for the Mining and Reclamation department of the DEP and meet lots of guys doing the same. So with their guidance and this forum I was finally able to find the information needed to get the stove I needed. And needless to say it has been great! My house has never been this warm with such little work. My house is a double story, 2400 square foot abode. So, I knew I needed a bigger stove to heat it without tending it all day long like with the buck every three or four hours. I was burning 9-10 cords of wood a year, as it gets cold here and my stove has got to run hard to keep the house comfortable being downstairs. I was a slave to the whole process until two weeks ago.

Now, I tend the fire in the am when I get up, and in the pm when I go to bed. My heat pump has not been on the first time since installing that old 520 and the house has not been below 70 degrees. I have had a learning curve though as even with below zero temps the last two weeks being the norm, I've had to open the doors when the thermometer breaks 85 degrees inside. I'm getting it figured out though and the last week has bedtime temps in the mid to upper 70's and am temps in the mid to lower 70's. Perfect to come home to a warm house with no heat pump going 90 miles an hour! :D

I burn about 10 gallons of lump coal a day and love the convenience of the low tending and warm house. Best of all, I'm going to love the extremely low electric bills. So thanks to everyone. I read so much here and while only being a lurker, it helped me considerably. And plain and simple, if they make a stove today of the quality of these Warm Mornings, I don't know of them. I love this thing. God Bless
WV Mountaineer

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: franco b On: Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:55 pm

Welcome to the forum.

I have used Warm morning stoves to burn anthracite and they work very well.

I was curious as to how clean they can burn bit coal. Are you able to control the smoke?
franco b
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: katntrinsmom On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:11 pm

Hello, my name is Lena. We have a wood stove that I am through dealing with! We are switching to coal this spring! We use it as supplemental heat. My father has been a member on this forum for some time and is always telling me different things about it. All most 100% sure we are going with the Chubby! Hope to get to know some of you and share things I have learned along the way as well as gain knowledge from veteran coal users!
Other Heating: hearthstone homestead wood stove

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:18 pm

Welcome Kat's to bad you need to wait for spring to get hooked like the rest of us. You picked a good stove and many of the chubby crowd will be along...they're probably asleep in their rockers next to their stove! :lol:
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box stove, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Baseburners & Antiques: Home Sparkle 12
Coal Size/Type: Coal Contractor's stove, a little Kimmels 'nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Lu47Dan On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:02 pm

Hi everyone,
I am Dan, I live just outside Meadville,Pa.
I have had many jobs over the years but for the past fifteen years I have been a Union Steamfitter. I have worked in chemical plants, oil refineries, wax plants, Bio-diesel plants, manufacturing plants, and too many school remodels.
I have held welding certs in carbon steel and stainless steel.
I started out to be a toolmaker when I graduated from high school, but the tooling industry around here was flat. joined the Army and spent four years in the service as a Heavy Equipment Operator, Dozer Grader, Pan and bucket loader.
I worked construction once I got out and in various production machine shops in the area. I fell into a Steamfitting apprenticeship and have stayed with that.
I build equipment for myself and do repair work for neighbors. I also help my neighbor get his corn planted in the spring.
I have my own small machine shop, a Clausing 14 X 32 6902 lathe, a M-head Bridgeport mill, and a Boyer Schultz 6 - 12 surface grinder. I also have a CNC mill that needs a new control panel. I am trying to get the money saved for that.
I have welding equipment also. I can do mig, tig, stick and oxy/acetylene welding.
I have built numerous trailers, a buzzrig for cutting wood, a logsplitter, adapted a backhoe attachment to my tractor, and numerous other projects. I am currently building a 30ton shop press.
I want to build a new shop to house my stuff, and finish the restoration on my '53 John Deere 420 dozer. Than I can start on the restoration of my 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle. It is actually a Malibu Special. It is a two door post car. It originally came with a straight six with three speed column shift manual transmission. I want to install a 427 with a tremec 6 speed manual with a Strange axle. I figure it will take about two years to do the Chevelle.
I plan on heating the shop and house with a coal stoker.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Sears circulator air tight stove.
Other Heating: Crown 115,000 BTU oil fired boiler(house) Weil Mclain 150,000BTU oil fired boiler(Shop)

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:06 pm

Welcome to the FORUM LD
freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Sixkids On: Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:46 pm

Hi! I'm new today to your website. We live in a log cabin in Pennsylvania, near Erie in a small town named Saegertown. We have 6 children, (youngest two, who attend the local University, still live with us and are ages 19 and 21). We are taking delivery of a Fairmount, Royal wood / coal range, 8-20, this week! I am so excited! We ordered the stove from Emory and Brandon from the Stove Hospital in R.I. several months ago. It will arrive set up to burn both coal and wood. I have never cooked on a cookstove before but since we are Civil War re-enactors we do a lot of cooking over the outdoor fire and in Dutch ovens. My children are schooled in the 'old-school' way of life so the stove should fit right in long as it 'fits right in' to our house!! I plan to 'build' a cardboard stove to see how we can best move it to where it needs to go before moving an 800 lb stove this way and that!! Does anyone have any idea of measurements of a stove like this? :D I have heard that you aren't suppose to cook directly over coal as it is toxic, I aim to try to research this on your website along with cooking tips! :) Haven't been successful as of yet to upload a picture of our stove .. or maybe I have uploaded about 10 of the same photo! :( (Sorry if I have :oops:
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Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:09 pm

Sixkids wrote:We are taking delivery of a Fairmount, Royal wood / coal range, 8-20, this week! I am so excited! We ordered the stove from Emory and Brandon from the Stove Hospital in R.I. several months ago. It will arrive set up to burn both coal and wood.

Welcome aboard! When it arrives we will be expecting pictures!
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:03 am

Sixkids, check out this thread "Cookin' with coal" Welcome. Matt
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40, Stanley Argand No. 30, Glenwood Modern Oak 114, Stanley Argand No. 20 missing parts.
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite. Stove and nut size.
Other Heating: Oil hot water.

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Sixkids On: Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:50 am

Thank you! :D

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:56 am

SIX KIDS??????? What the hell, you're AMISH????? :clap: toothy Welcome to the FORUM my friend--sounds like a real nice cook stove ya got coming & YEP, pix are mandatory :) go down to upload attachment--hit it--then hit browse--pick your pix & hit add the file & then hit submit-( make sure you scroll down far enough to do all that)-I'm not real smart, so I do that for each pix--I'm sure the brainiacs have a better way to load more then one--BUT :clap: toothy
freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:28 am

Welcome Sixkids !!!

Not familiar with that brand of range stove, but the number is the same as member Randy "Potog200" Clarion so I'm guessing it's a good mid-size range.

As far as using a coal kitchen range for daily cooking/heating, as DP already pointed out, there's lots of info using coal kitchen ranges in the thread, "Cookin' with Coal" here,
Cookin' with coal

Check it out. Anyway we can help with questions, feel free to ask. They're a great bunch on here and love to help out fellow coal-burners. If the answer can't be found on this site, there likely never was a question ! :D

Sunny Boy
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Sixkids On: Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:02 pm

Thank you! I do plan to check out the Cooking with Coal section. :D

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Sixkids On: Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:14 pm

FT Fred, Yep! We are Amish!! :) (Not really, but live amongst them! :) I went to them first to try to buy an 'old style' wood cook stove (range), and they told me that theirs are all modern now. They showed us one ... All sheet metal .. flat surface where they use their stainless steel pans, (as cast iron pans would scratch the surface!)... So we had to travel from PA to RI to find a 'real' cast iron stove at the Stovehospital !! :D I did try to post a picture of our stove like you said, but for some reason it won't post. I took a picture of our stove and attempted to even put it on my profile... nothing :/ Do you have to wait any length of time before hitting submit? Perhaps that is where I went wrong ... I didn't wait? Perhaps the website KNOWS that the stove isn't actually in my possession until possibly tomorrow? :)
Has anyone dealt with R&L Carriers? That is who is transporting our stove. I looked online and unfortunately on line the reviews aren't that good. :/ Hopefully it is just other delivery companies bad mouthing each other? Just a bit worried about our new 'baby' !