First time old stove has seen coal in 40 years

First time old stove has seen coal in 40 years

PostBy: archangel_cpj On: Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:58 pm

Im new to the group we have a new log home In NE Ohio and the center piece in a 1935 Qualified Range cook stove which we heat the house with. We have 50 acres and plenty of woods but the stove was designed to be a coal burner and has duplex shaker grates and the heavy cast coal box. Needless to say I have learned how to run the stove using wood and thats fine during the day but even damped down I still only get 3 - 4 hours out of a burn as it will hold 3 - 4 logs. What a pain to do that at nite 4 times!!!! I decided to run it on coal at nite and wow what a difference. They really knew what they were doing when they put this together and Im getting 10 hours or more out of a good stoking with the coal!!!!! We have nite hawk co detectors as Im a FF medic during the day. Im really enjoyng running the old girl the way she was to be abd enjoy cookin on her more!!! Im glad to have found this group and will likely pick many minds here.
archangel_cpj
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Qualified Range cook stove
Stove/Furnace Model: model 1818 circa 1935

Re: First time old stove has seen coal in 40 years

PostBy: Ashcat On: Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:15 am

Sounds like a great stove. Pictures?
BTW, I just added a Nighthawk today, to my other two CO detectors. I like the ability to check numerical levels, and peak levels (0 so far, which I take to be less than 30 ppm)
Ashcat
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Blaschak

Re: First time old stove has seen coal in 40 years

PostBy: archangel_cpj On: Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:19 am

Ill have to get some pics she is enameled on steel a nice light green and cream. nice shape too it has 4 burners but could be a six and is considered a six burner but instead of pull out plates it has one big center plate anf 4 pull outs. Thing is like 4 - 5 feet across and 6 or so high really nice to have we are lucky.
archangel_cpj
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Qualified Range cook stove
Stove/Furnace Model: model 1818 circa 1935

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Re: First time old stove has seen coal in 40 years

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:22 am

Post pictures---we love pictures.
Wood'nCoal
 
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: First time old stove has seen coal in 40 years

PostBy: UpStateMike On: Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:04 am

Hey great! Another cookstove person on board! Welcome from another newbie.

I'm still learning the ropes burning coal consistantly with my Elmira Oval. It's a reproduction of one that has been around for a long time. I burn both wood and coal right now. I do like burning wood during the day, shaking the ashes when there's a nice hot bed of wood coals going, and then get the coal going for the night. I have not been able to get enough heat with just coal for my house but I'm working on it!

One thing that I have to contend with are a few seam areas in the cast iron that need to be sealed up with stove cement and two of the burner plates are a bit warped from the previous owner so that creates some puffback when starting the stove and when messing with the dampers, but I do love using the stove and feel good about having the ability to cook, bake and heat things even if the electricity is lost.
UpStateMike
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Elmira Oval (in house)
Stove/Furnace Model: Round Oak d-18 (workshop)

Re: First time old stove has seen coal in 40 years

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:01 pm

UpStateMike wrote:Hey great!
I do love using the stove and feel good about having the ability to cook, bake and heat things even if the electricity is lost.


Nice cook stove Mike. In the old days people often had a "summer kitchen" like a screened in porch with a cook stove, table and maybe a few cabinets. Aparently it got prety hot cooking in the regular kitchen in the summer with a wood/coal stove. Old cooks like my grandmother claimed they could regulate cooking temps on the cooktop better with wood than with modern dials. :discuss:
grizzly2
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.

Re: First time old stove has seen coal in 40 years

PostBy: UpStateMike On: Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:13 pm

grizzly2 wrote:
UpStateMike wrote:Hey great!
I do love using the stove and feel good about having the ability to cook, bake and heat things even if the electricity is lost.


Nice cook stove Mike. In the old days people often had a "summer kitchen" like a screened in porch with a cook stove, table and maybe a few cabinets. Aparently it got prety hot cooking in the regular kitchen in the summer with a wood/coal stove. Old cooks like my grandmother claimed they could regulate cooking temps on the cooktop better with wood than with modern dials. :discuss:


Grizzly,

I believe your grandmother was spot on with her cooking temps. I like the idea of a summer kitchen. on thanksgiving we cooked a couple of pies and the sweet potato pie in the oven and the house was HOT.
UpStateMike
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Elmira Oval (in house)
Stove/Furnace Model: Round Oak d-18 (workshop)

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