Anticipated Fire Up Date for 2013-2014 Winter

Re: Anticipated Fire Up Date for 2013-2014 Winter

PostBy: Pocono Pete On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:07 pm

Fired up the stoker today 10/19/2013. I could have waited but the wife was getting cold. I really wanted to see if everything was working ok. Replaced the glass on the door and was hoping the seal was good. So far the channing iii is running good, the carbon monoxide detectors have not gone off, stove has been running for six hours. I have a really large space to heat, about 2800 sq. feet, hard getting the heat upstairs but will supplement with oil once in a while.
Pocono Pete
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing 111
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing 111

Re: Anticipated Fire Up Date for 2013-2014 Winter

PostBy: newbie in ny On: Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:42 pm

just lit this afternoon. getting too chilly for me, Didn't make sense to be chilly when I have more than 3 ton of coal waiting to be burned in the basement.
newbie in ny
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker 160
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite

Re: Anticipated Fire Up Date for 2013-2014 Winter

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:12 am

My chimney is getting anxious!! I have draft draw this morning with NO fire.... Gonna lite her up Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning :)
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix


Re: Anticipated Fire Up Date for 2013-2014 Winter

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:43 am

I think Wednesday will be the day! According to the forecast, the daytime temperatures will be just 55 degrees after that for southern Connecticut.
EarthWindandFire
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer model 75.
Other Heating: Oil and Natural Gas.

Re: Anticipated Fire Up Date for 2013-2014 Winter

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:13 pm

EarthWindandFire wrote:I think Wednesday will be the day! According to the forecast, the daytime temperatures will be just 55 degrees after that for southern Connecticut.


They say its going to rain .. so I started up this afternoon ... keeps the dampness out ... burn on !
davidmcbeth3
 
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

Re: Anticipated Fire Up Date for 2013-2014 Winter

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:54 pm

Lit up sunday.... re lit roday. I don't know why but i shook grate a tad after firing up sunday a few hours after light up... and coal got jammed in it... so i left it that way. I guess as bottom coal ashed it dropped to pan below, and so did tthe coal above. Coal was out this morning. DOH!!! guess i'm the first 2 matcher for this heating season.
wilder11354
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

Re: Anticipated Fire Up Date for 2013-2014 Winter

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:36 am

Tonite! Just got done, in spring I did a thorough cleaning. This evening reinstalled stove pipe, screwed with the baro, I am going back to a Fields RC the type M I had does not like my T, just keeps hanging up no matter how much I fiddle with it. Used my nieces RC from Fridays scrap run. Will order a new one tomorrow. Lube all the motors, resealed the grates this morning,cleaned the glass for what it is worth and we are back online. Off to Martinsville Speedway on Wednesday, and leaving the bride home with a warm house, and cold front coming.
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: Anticipated Fire Up Date for 2013-2014 Winter

PostBy: paulsferg On: Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:36 am

just fired up the efm last night.good to go till the spring.still amazes me how good this boiler works.
paulsferg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: efm520
Stove/Furnace Model: efm520

Re: Anticipated Fire Up Date for 2013-2014 Winter

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:36 pm

I got her lit!! Low of 35 tonight and only highs in the 40's for a while with snow in the forecast!!! Currently 149 degrees on the pipe and 199 over the load door. Got her cut back for an idle thru the night. Below is a pic after a fresh layer ignited :D She is happy to be warm again (we call her Ashley :lol: )
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Anticipated Fire Up Date for 2013-2014 Winter

PostBy: kstills On: Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:17 am

Cleaned out the WL 110 last nite, relit and started the heating season.

Lows around 34 tonight, with the highs for the next week in the mid 50's. That means the house temp will slowly drop down through the 60's, which is unacceptable to some of the more fragile members of the brood.

71 downstairs, 65 upstairs, 4 tons of coal and an April wake up. :)
kstills
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: WL 110
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line

Re: Anticipated Fire Up Date for 2013-2014 Winter

PostBy: Fritzi On: Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:34 pm

And the rocks are burning!
Fritzi
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnafire Elite

Re: Anticipated Fire Up Date for 2013-2014 Winter

PostBy: LDPosse On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:39 am

I've got 2 weeks of burning in now. Started on Oct 10, right after my basement flooded. I burned some bitty initially, but I've been on anthracite since the 14th. I've had the DS1500 set as low as it goes. The stove has been maintaining 225 degrees at it's hottest point, right behind the hopper loading door, and my stack temp is barely 100 degrees.

I've been loading the stove once a day, and have been tracking my coal use since the 15th.

Oct 15 - 19 lbs
Oct 16 - 16 lbs
Oct 17 - 14 lbs
Oct 18 - 18 lbs
Oct 19 - 12 lbs
Oct 20 - 16 lbs
Oct 21 - 17 lbs
Oct 22 - 17 lbs
Oct 23 - 19 lbs
Oct 24 - 19 lbs

Can't complain about these numbers. Love this DS!
LDPosse
 
Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: DS1500, Kozy King 100

Re: Anticipated Fire Up Date for 2013-2014 Winter

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:23 pm

Fritzi wrote:And the rocks are burning!


Magic Rocks !
davidmcbeth3
 
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

Re: Anticipated Fire Up Date for 2013-2014 Winter

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:36 pm

davidmcbeth3 wrote:
Fritzi wrote:And the rocks are burning!


Magic Rocks !


Gotta love em! (except perhaps if you're from Centralia).
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13 KW)

Re: Anticipated Fire Up Date for 2013-2014 Winter

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:21 pm

Got tired of waiting and fired up the stove this evening.

It all looks good so far. I'll have to watch it and see if the air setting and feed setting are OK for this years batch of coal.

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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite