Going over to the dark side

Going over to the dark side

PostBy: tsb On: Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:29 am

I've burned coal in hand fired stoves for 30 years, but I'm installing a Leisure Line
Pioneer TV later this month. I'll still have the Hanover II in the kitchen, but the
LL give us the ability to visit Grand Kids without having worry about losing the
fire. It should also help with the spring and fall decisions about whether to have
one or two stoves running. Either too hot or too cool.
Needing two sizes of coal is kind of a bummer, but two trips to get coal is just
twice as much fun.
Anybody else run both types ?

TSB
tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II

Re: Going over to the dark side

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:52 pm

Can't say as I blame you. The neigbor who stokes my hand fed when I am away just left for Florida, so either no more trips to see my daughter, or I fail to gain membership in the one match club. Having the space and layout in your home for a stoker and a hand fed seems pretty ideal to me. Did you get the Pioneer new? :)
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: Going over to the dark side

PostBy: bksaun On: Sun Feb 01, 2009 7:58 pm

Running a Alaska Channing III on Rice and a Harman MK III on Nut or Pea.

Restoring a Harman Mag Stoker this spring, not sure what I will do with it though!

Bk
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62

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Re: Going over to the dark side

PostBy: tsb On: Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:08 pm

grizzly2

Bought the Pioneer at the Drums outlet store. Hope to pick it
up in a few weeks. The Pioneer just replaces the Hanover I.
Hope to get it set up and all the bugs worked out so that next
winter goes smoothly.

TSB
tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II

Re: Going over to the dark side

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:53 pm

Needing two sizes of coal is kind of a bummer, but two trips to get coal is just
twice as much fun.
Anybody else run both types ?


It ain't so bad. The stoker alone is fine for cool weather, once the cold settles in it's both stoves straight through till spring. Sure is easier then feeding 2 wood burners all winter.
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: Going over to the dark side

PostBy: tsb On: Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:20 pm

Well the LL Pioneer in up and running. Jerry said that all you need to do is
set the correct time and turn it on. He was right. Holds a perfect 72 degrees.
Keeping the glass clean is kind of a pain, but there is nothing else to do but
sit and look at it. I would recommend this stove to anyone.
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tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II

Re: Going over to the dark side

PostBy: Devil505 On: Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:25 pm

tsb wrote:Jerry said that all you need to do is
set the correct time and turn it on. He was right.


Yeah........But I'll bet you have to bend down to turn it on....right!! :P
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: Going over to the dark side

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:51 pm

Do the Leisure line come with a plaid skirt for the girlie men that run them?

Hey..... I'm a girlie man myself. But..... Sure is nice not to have to shake 'em!
Freddy
 
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

Re: Going over to the dark side

PostBy: tsb On: Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:18 pm

Freddy,

All the Leisure Line stoves come with a silk skirt and a box of pink tea.
It was real warm here today, and the LL just throttled back and went
into sleep mode for the day. No more opening the windows to let out
excess heat.

TSB
tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II

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