Thanks for the Advice

Thanks for the advice

PostBy: judeh On: Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:01 pm

Thank you for all the advice. This forum has been extremely helpful. First try at starting coal stove was a disaster. My husband tried starting it like he always did with wood. After he got a huge wood fire going, he filled it right full of coal. He ended up smothering the fire. Then blamed it on bad coal. I read a lot of posts from this forum. So I pulled all the unburned coal and wood ashes out of fire box, started a small wood fire. Then added small amounts of coal until it was burning well. Then started banking coal leaving corners open. I do open ash door a crack when I fill it. Has been burning for 24 hours now. Keeping fingers crossed. My husband thanks you also. Although he says that since I know how to start it and take care of it, it is "my baby now." I should have made him read this forum :)
Stove/Furnace Make: bennington home heater

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Re: Thanks for the advice

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:57 pm

They do say women are better at assebling things than men because women will read the directions. Sorta like you have done to learn to burn coal :!: Good job :bop:
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: Thanks for the advice

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:25 pm

& you think he didn't know what he was doing? :)

Congrats on making fire!
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined