Introduce Yourself

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Lu47Dan On: Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:29 pm

Sixkids. welcome to the site.
As I posted earlier. I live right outside of Meadville Pa.
PM me I can give you my phone number if you need help getting the stove in the house.
Dan.
Lu47Dan
 
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: titleist1 On: Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:39 pm

lu47....they've got 6 kids.....
whats the sense in having that many if ya cant get 'em to carry in a 500lb stove for ya?!?!?! :P

they should be supervising and not lifting!!
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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: Sixkids On: Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:48 pm

Thanks Dan! I'll keep that in mind and you just might be hearing from us! (PS My name is Carole!! :)
We live on a farm outside of Saegertown and teach our kids early how to work out and get strong on the farm!! But I'll still reserve the option to take you up on the offer! Since my husband, Roger, and I are both 62 we are starting to get a little less strong, (not weak just yet!!), around the edges! (But that's where the 19 and 21 year olds can still come in handy!! :D
Sixkids
 

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:32 pm

Carole,
Alot of iron easily comes off the stove.

You can remove the six round cover plates on top and usually four of the pieces those plates rest in, called "I's" and "T's" because of their shapes.

The doors to the oven, firebox, and ash drawer usually just lift up and their hinge pins come out of the gudgeon (the half of the hinge that's cast into the stove).

And the back splash and shelves are usually just held on with several small machine screws.

Any swing-out trivets lift right up and off the back splash.

The stove body lifts off the base skirt and legs.

So, that means that about 1/3, or more, of the stoves weight can be carried into the cabin in small pieces.

I'm your age now but, when I got my kitchen range eight years ago, after removing all the loose pieces, I brought my stove body in by myself using a cheap hand truck and some rope to tie it to the hand truck.

Paul
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 5:47 pm

Good deal! Thanks Paul! Now to make it magically go around corners!! :) I told Roger about removing parts of the stove to make it lighter and he said he thought about that yesterday!! ...(But I hadn't!! :D Any advise is ALWAYS welcome - by BOTH of us! Thank you!
Sixkids
 

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: BurningRocks On: Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:28 pm

Good Evening everyone! I'm a new member to the site, but I have spent a good deal of time here reading and learning. I live a little north of Bangor Maine and heat my house with a DVC 500 I bought (used) a couple of years ago. I am impressed with the amount of information that can be found on the site. Although I haven't had any problems I couldn't fix with the stove so far, it's nice to know there are people that know so much and are willing to share!
BurningRocks
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC 500
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: HWBB Oil

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:15 pm

Welcome BurningRocks! anothah Mainah joins the crowd....... :)
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: michaelanthony On: Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:30 pm

Welcome BurningRocks, as you will see this is the place for heating with coal and almost anything else on your mind. As you can tell you're probably not too far from me, coffee's always on this time of year! Mike.
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: artbaldoni On: Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:54 pm

Not completely new to the site. Been on for a week or so. Thought I'd make it official. Yes, I am one of the great unwashed OWB users. Trying to burn some coal this year. I'm in week 4 of the great coal experiment. I'm still working on getting things dialed in as far as how much air, temp and differential settings, etc.. Lost of good info here pertaining to general coal use. There may be a coal burning fireplace insert in my future.
artbaldoni
 
Other Heating: OWB
Stove/Furnace Make: Nature's Comfort
Stove/Furnace Model: NCB-175

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:11 pm

Welcome to The River,Art ! We take in Unwashed OWB Folks whenever they show up at Our Door ! You keep making a Go of it outside. We've got a few Guys trying the same thing. Sure helps if the unit was built as a Wood/Coal Unit. Don't spare the Coal....
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Bhvacr On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:21 pm

Hi guys... New to forum.. not to the HVAC world. I am very curious about the Alt Htg S series boilers,looking into a purchase of one... most likely this summer. I have been employed in the HVAC/R field since leaving high school / vocational school... (awhile ago) I live in central PA, not too far from Shamokin / Treverton area. I am really interested in coal as the other options for home heating are just getting ridiculous. I grew up in a coal heated home that eventually switched back to wood heat due to my father being in the logging business. I have been burning wood for a few winters to supplement my home heating system. I am adding an addition to my home and a shop to store all the things that I have collected up until now. I am thinking this coal fired boiler thing has some merit and I need to learn all I can and maybe even help out some others by passing on some knowledge. My name is Brent.
Bhvacr
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Looking at Alt Htg S260

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:31 pm

Welcome,Brent, HVAC experience will be good to have you share on threads where duct work/moving heat is a concern.For more info on the AHS units you can go to the manufacturers corner or start a thread seeking others first hand experience with the unit you are thinking about.
windyhill4.2
 
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: Bhvacr On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:00 pm

Thanks Windyhill... Already searching and finding lots of info on them and all the other options. Man.. who knew that sooo many where still out there. It has been years since I was in the residential HVAC world... but I can remember a few of these more popular models that I have actually touched / maintained in person... brings back some memories. LOL
Bhvacr
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Looking at Alt Htg S260

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Robp On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:40 pm

Just wanted to introduce myself, I have been curious about burning coal for many years. This site is awesome. Moved late last year and I am going to set up the Buderus wood/coal boiler that heated my house growing up here at my new place. We only burned wood growing up, had my fill of wood.
This first year dealing with propain has me excited to set up my boiler.
I had several questions when I was reading the original manual regarding burning coal, and many have been answered here just doing some reading.
Robp
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Buderus Logana 2.40/40
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Nut
Other Heating: Propain

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:11 pm

Welcome to the FORUM Rp--Just remember, the only foolish questions are the ones we don't ask--by the way, a lot of us ended up here after a WAY to long run with wood burning:)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix