Starting The Stanley Argand-Video

Starting The Stanley Argand-Video

PostBy: wsherrick On: Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:34 am

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3



Here is a series of videos on how I start up my Stanley Argand Parlor Stove. I thought it would be interesting for everyone to compare the old stoves to the new ones in the methods used to operate them. I stutter and stammer a little bit, but; I hope I get the point across. I hope you enjoy them. It took me long enough to figure out how to do all of this video stuff.
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wsherrick
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: None
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: None
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: None
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Starting The Stanley Argand-Video

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:26 am

Beautiful job. Not only making the video, but making fire! Everything we read says to let the wood burn down to glowing embers before adding coal, but just recently I was taught my a hand stove friend to throw in a couple handfuls of coal even before lighting, then as you, once the fire is going, add coal. Just make sure to leave plenty of room for air, draft, flame.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
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Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Starting The Stanley Argand-Video

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:24 am

Nice job!

Like Freddy says too, I always start the coal as soon as the wood fire is roaring, like 1 minute after lighting. The only thing you have to be careful of is not putting in some much coal that you smother the fire. Waiting until the wood fire burns to embers is not necessary & adds about an hour to the lighting process.
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Re: Starting The Stanley Argand-Video

PostBy: Ashcat On: Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:26 pm

Well done! Good job on the video and it's great to see a classic stove in operation.
Ashcat
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Blaschak

Re: Starting The Stanley Argand-Video

PostBy: wsherrick On: Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:57 am

Thanks for the compliments guys! When I light the stove using those small, lower doors (quick start doors) even a big charge of coal will quickly ignite. You'll know it in a hurry if you forget to close those little doors all the way. The thing you have to be careful about is to make sure that the draft adjustments are made BEFORE the coal becomes totally lit so you don't overfire the stove. Another thing I watch is heating it up too quickly from a cold start. I don't want to cause too much thermal stress on it so once it is going I nip it back to allow the stove to heat up at an even pace.
wsherrick
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: None
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: None
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: None
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Starting The Stanley Argand-Video

PostBy: jackpine On: Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:56 am

Great video...well done.

I have burned wood for years. Lately I have experimented firing coal in a cookstove.This video encourages me even more to either find a old coal baseburner or locate a coal grate, stove liner and magazine for a Round Oak cylinder stove.

Jackpine
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Baseburners & Antiques: Round Oak & Fuller-Warren Kitchen Heater
Other Heating: Forced air natural gas furnace

Re: Starting The Stanley Argand-Video

PostBy: wsherrick On: Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:58 am

Sorry guys, I tried to add a couple more videos about shaking the grates and reviving the fire, but; I didn't have much success. I will try again tomorrow I guess.
wsherrick
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: None
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: None
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: None
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Starting The Stanley Argand-Video

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:28 am

wsherrick wrote:Sorry guys, I tried to add a couple more videos about shaking the grates and reviving the fire, but; I didn't have much success. I will try again tomorrow I guess.


How large an area do you heat with that?
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: Starting The Stanley Argand-Video

PostBy: wsherrick On: Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:15 pm

Devil505 wrote:
wsherrick wrote:Sorry guys, I tried to add a couple more videos about shaking the grates and reviving the fire, but; I didn't have much success. I will try again tomorrow I guess.


How large an area do you heat with that?


The house is about 1500 square feet. This stove can really crank out the heat for its size. Even when it is below zero the main living areas are well above 70 and the bedrooms are a little bit cooler, down in the mid to upper 60's. When the temperatures are in the upper 20's and 30's if you open it up a little it will run you out of there.
wsherrick
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: None
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: None
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: None
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Starting The Stanley Argand-Video

PostBy: wsherrick On: Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:16 pm




Here is part four about shaking the fire. There are two more short parts I will try to add.





Here is part five. Below is part six.

wsherrick
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: None
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: None
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: None
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: None
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Starting The Stanley Argand-Video

PostBy: 9mmruger On: Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:39 am

Thanks so much for the vid. Was great to watch. Enjoyed it muchly.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
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Re: Starting The Stanley Argand-Video

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:11 am

William,
thanks for the great videos! Very informative!
Nice stove, too!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
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Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Starting The Stanley Argand-Video

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:33 pm

Thanks I hoped these videos would help those who were just starting out and who want to find out about coal to see if they want to make it a part of their lives like we all have. If anyone thinks I left out anything important or has any questions, let me know.
In the last video I meant to say,"Goodbye and happy heating with your coal stove;" but, I forgot it at the end. So I will say it now. HAPPY HEATING TO ALL. :)
wsherrick
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: None
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: None
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: None
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

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