How's everyone coming with getting ready for burn season.

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PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:25 pm

5 ton in bin, 11 5 gal pails all full sitten in basement and a nice new plenum hood/jacket on. Just waiten for the week of 50's to arrive.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

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PostBy: DennisH On: Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:35 am

Chimney sweep was here on Friday, 8/23. Since I heat with both coal and wood, a clean flue and chimney is a must! I probably have 200 bags of coal stacked in the basement (stacked 6 pallets worth of bags in basement last summer!) and outside 2-3 years worth of wood split and stacked. Wife says the Farmer's Almanac and Weather Channel both indicate a "brutally cold" winter for those of us in the U.P. of Michigan. So, we're as ready to go as we're every going to be! :D :D
DennisH
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Yukon-Eagle Klondike IV
Other Heating: Propane

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PostBy: Vinmaker On: Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:44 am

Yeah. Just heard the Almanac's prediction today saying the winter is going to be COLD! They predict a snow storm during the super bowl.

I bought an extra pallet this year. I think that will be a lucky purchase.

It is all packed in the cellar and just waiting for the cold to come. Bring it on!!!! :)
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Stove/Furnace Make: HARMAN
Stove/Furnace Model: SF-250

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Re: How's everyone coming with getting ready for burn season.

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:17 pm

Dennis, isnt the UP always freakin cold?! I enjoy the cold as long as thier is snow but I say screw the cold if it isnt gonna snow.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

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PostBy: cmk9180 On: Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:55 am

I've prob got 5 cords (full cords) of wood, and 2 tons of coal on hand. Plus half a triaxle load of logs that needs cut up yet. I will be cutting more wood too. I have a feeling that Mother Nature will hand us our a$$es this winter!! :-/
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Stove/Furnace Make: Woodchuck
Stove/Furnace Model: 4000

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PostBy: dcrane On: Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:02 am

Thanks for the "well wish" to us all Half Pint :dancing:

Stove is totally rehabbed, fireplace is done, coal is stacked N racked... just need to extend hearth, install and somehow cap the chimney (Its gonna be close :cry: )
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: How's everyone coming with getting ready for burn season.

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:25 pm

I haven't even started getting ready. I bought two tons of nut last weekend. Brought one ton home and am going to pick up the other this weekend. Then in about two weeks I'm going to buy two more ton. But I haven't swept the chimney out nor have I prepared the hearth yet. I've got to put one bolt back into the throat plate that fell out after I had shut down last season. Seems the hole is bigger than the bolt. I'm planning on possibly filling it with cement and then sticking the bolt back in. But I'm probably going to wait till mid September to do that.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: How's everyone coming with getting ready for burn season.

PostBy: wsherrick On: Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:38 pm

I just received and order of eight tons of mixed, stove and nut coal from People's Coal in Stroudsburg. Every year I try to buy a little more than I use in order to get a reserve built up.
The Crawford 40 hasn't been hooked up yet. The Glenwood No 6 will be polished and set up in a week or two. Heating season here is just weeks away.
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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: How's everyone coming with getting ready for burn season.

PostBy: nortcan On: Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:02 pm

The 2 pellets ( 60 bags/40 Lbs=2,400lbs x2 )are in since the past week. Using less than 2 tons for the 6 Winter months, the reserve grows up each year.
The antiques make a very good job considering heating 2,200 Sf at about the same temperature level in every rooms.
Soon the light bulbs will be replaced with real fire :) if the cold T. can arrive soon 8-) We are all waiting for it...
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Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

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PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:47 pm

Just as ready as i was when I shut it down last year. :D

Have a ton on hand and the coal fairy only lives a half hour from here. I'd say I'm good til February before I need to make a run. Storage of more than two ton becomes an issue around here or I'd have more.
Wanna Bee
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Grander Stove Co.
Stove/Furnace Model: Royal Bride

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PostBy: Ed.A On: Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:41 pm

Stoves sitting like panting dogs...got 4 ton, might pick me up some pre-season though just to bulk up.
Ed.A
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing III/ '94 Stoker II
Coal Size/Type: Rice

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PostBy: jpete On: Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:56 pm

I'm going to clean out the stove from the last fire from last year and build a new coal bin. :D
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

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PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:58 pm

I turned the heat on this morning to make sure everything worked right...I'm ready.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

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PostBy: just peter On: Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:46 pm

Last saturday i drove to Germany and picked up 2.5 ton of coal.
The coal is bagged in bags of 25 kilo +/- 50lbs. and are stacked
in the yard under a tarp.

Peter
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Weso 225 C3, unknown Altan
Coal Size/Type: bituminous coal,
Stove/Furnace Make: unknown, Weso
Stove/Furnace Model: Altan, 225C tile stove

Re: How's everyone coming with getting ready for burn season.

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:12 pm

Took the day off of work, went to Milford to the Ace to get the pipe to hook up the Stoves. They had nothing in stock.
I guess I have to go all the way to, "Stoves and Stuff in Stroudsburg and pay the premium for a 5" to 6" adapter and some elbows.
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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