Old Coal Furnaces

Re: Old Coal Furnaces

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:24 pm

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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
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Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Old Coal Furnaces

PostBy: BIG BEAM On: Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:36 pm

Have you guys ever seen those old chimneys that start on the 2nd floor and were held up by 2- 2X12 and had some shelfs in between for added strenth.I often wonder how they stayed up for so many decades.
DON
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Re: Old Coal Furnaces

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:40 pm

I believe they were called dwarf chimneys.
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Re: Old Coal Furnaces

PostBy: duck On: Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:46 pm

My fathers parents lived in a mill house with the large grate in the middle of the first floor allowing the heat from the hand fired coal furnace to come up to the 1st floor. On the dining room wall there was a small ornate cast iron pointer with cool --- warm embossed letters on the housing, two small chains from this control went to the basement and operated the air damper below the grates to control heat output. On the 2nd floor all the bed rooms had cast iron grates in the floor that opened to the dining room and living room below, my father and aunts regulated the room heat with these. In the kitchen was a coal fired range with water heating coils and a 30 gallon copper water tank for hot water, the kitchen range was converted to kerosene when I was in 2nd or 3rd grade (early 50's). As typical there was a wood framed coal bunker in the basement near the hot air furnace, I think there was a primitive humidifier in the furnace air plenum, can remember my grandfather adding water to the top of the furnace.
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Re: Old Coal Furnaces

PostBy: billw On: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:02 pm

I wish I had that kitchen stove now. I love those old things. Of course trying to get my wife to actually cook on it would be impossible
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Re: Old Coal Furnaces

PostBy: rockwood On: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:11 pm

BIG BEAM wrote:Have you guys ever seen those old chimneys that start on the 2nd floor and were held up by 2- 2X12 and had some shelfs in between for added strenth.I often wonder how they stayed up for so many decades.
DON


I've heard them called bracket chimneys. My grandparents home had one and it was supported by heavy wood framing like you described.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Stokermatic coal furnace
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Re: Old Coal Furnaces

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:12 pm

What happens when "The Old Man" fights with the coal furnace:

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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
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Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Old Coal Furnaces

PostBy: rockwood On: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:20 pm

Love that movie.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Stokermatic coal furnace
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Re: Old Coal Furnaces

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:38 pm

rockwood wrote:
BIG BEAM wrote:Have you guys ever seen those old chimneys that start on the 2nd floor and were held up by 2- 2X12 and had some shelfs in between for added strenth.I often wonder how they stayed up for so many decades.
DON


I've heard them called bracket chimneys. My grandparents home had one and it was supported by heavy wood framing like you described.


A year's supply of lead and oakum to the first person to post a photo of a dwarf chimney...
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Old Coal Furnaces

PostBy: rockwood On: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:46 pm

If you google bracket chimney you might find some.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Stokermatic coal furnace
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Re: Old Coal Furnaces

PostBy: envisage On: Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:37 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:What happens when "The Old Man" fights with the coal furnace:



A Christmas Story is such a classic movie. I have seen it countless times, and I still laugh my head off. If someone had told me that I would one day be burning coal to help heat my home I would have never believed it!!! :-)
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Re: Old Coal Furnaces

PostBy: UpStateMike On: Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:37 pm

bear creek burnout wrote:
I can remember my father throwing dead rats that he had caught in the traps into the coal fire.

BBQ @ Gambler's


LMAO!
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Re: Old Coal Furnaces

PostBy: BIG BEAM On: Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:31 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:
rockwood wrote:
BIG BEAM wrote:Have you guys ever seen those old chimneys that start on the 2nd floor and were held up by 2- 2X12 and had some shelfs in between for added strenth.I often wonder how they stayed up for so many decades.
DON


I've heard them called bracket chimneys. My grandparents home had one and it was supported by heavy wood framing like you described.


A year's supply of lead and oakum to the first person to post a photo of a dwarf chimney...


That may cost you a lot.I still use lead and oakum a lot,not much in the last 3 months or so!
DON
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Stove/Furnace Make: USS Hot blast
Stove/Furnace Model: 1557M

Re: Old Coal Furnaces

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:16 pm

That may cost you a lot.


:D :)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
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Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Old Coal Furnaces

PostBy: captcaper On: Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:23 am

When Steam Heat with Radiators came out it was a big thing. They made a song about it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPbv3KAThLY&feature=PlayList&p=59099120C752C005&playnext=1&index=11

My cottage I use to own on the Cape still has just a floor furnace in the center of the house. The second floor use to get chilly.
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