I Miss My Handfed

Modern and vintage hand fired coal stove are similar to a wood stove and in some cases can burn either. They need to be regulated and fed by hand usually every 12 to 24 hours depending on your usage. They require no power to operate making them ideal for rural settings with long power outages.
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Uglysquirrel
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Post Thu. Nov. 11, 2010 8:13 pm

I really miss the dancing blue ladies. Don't tell my wife about them, ok?

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CoalHeat
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert
Location: Stillwater, New Jersey

Post Thu. Nov. 11, 2010 8:40 pm

That's why you need multiple coal burning appliances, one of which should be a hand-fired. :idea:
Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
100% Oil Free!
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whistlenut
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ & V-Wert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks,Itasca 415,Jensen, NYer 130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska, EFM, Keystoker, Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska, Keystoker-2,Leisure Line
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska, Gibraltar, Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Ford, Jensen, NYer, Van Wert,
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwoods
Coal Size/Type: Barley, Buck, Rice ,Nut, Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB
Location: Central NH, Concord area

Post Thu. Nov. 11, 2010 8:49 pm

He who dies with the most toys, wins !!!! Go get another handfed. Just because you have 'Gone Stoker' doesn't mean you have started shaving your legs.......... :idea: :) 8-) :lol:
"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a 'piece of human solid waste' by the clean end." More true today....

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut
Location: Freetown,NY 13803

Post Thu. Nov. 11, 2010 9:51 pm

whistlenut wrote:He who dies with the most toys, wins !!!! Go get another handfed. Just because you have 'Gone Stoker' doesn't mean you have started shaving your legs.......... : :lol:
Now that's funny,I don't care who you are :clap: toothy
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Post Fri. Nov. 12, 2010 5:57 pm

Just use the excuse "But what if the electricity goes out for a long time? We've gotta be prepared!"

After all, ya don't want those puppies to get too cold. Just think of the Dogs.

Pacowy
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Stoker Coal Boiler: H.B. Smith 350 Mills boiler/EFM 85R stoker
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/anthracite
Location: Dalton, MA

Post Fri. Nov. 12, 2010 6:44 pm

whistlenut wrote:He who dies with the most toys, wins !!!! Go get another handfed. Just because you have 'Gone Stoker' doesn't mean you have started shaving your legs.......... :idea: :) 8-) :lol:
Does this mean that even with all of those stokers you haven't started shaving yours yet?

Mike

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whistlenut
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ & V-Wert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks,Itasca 415,Jensen, NYer 130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska, EFM, Keystoker, Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska, Keystoker-2,Leisure Line
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska, Gibraltar, Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Ford, Jensen, NYer, Van Wert,
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwoods
Coal Size/Type: Barley, Buck, Rice ,Nut, Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB
Location: Central NH, Concord area

Post Fri. Nov. 12, 2010 7:15 pm

Nope! Not gonna either. If anyone else does have the need to shave their legs, I'm OK with it, just Don't tell me!!!!

I am cleaning my 520 tonight, so I shut it down at noontime, AND fired up the Glenwood #16 with some Blashak Nut.

I did get a Yellow-Flame Hot air unit, 150K from a traveling gypsy tonight........I'll get it fired in the AM, and return to other more important projects. I think the guys who built these beasts went on to build the M-60 tanks!!!! :) :shock: :!:
I still burn in hand-feds when I can, and enjoy the warmth over twelve hrs or more....
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Pacowy
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Stoker Coal Boiler: H.B. Smith 350 Mills boiler/EFM 85R stoker
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/anthracite
Location: Dalton, MA

Post Fri. Nov. 12, 2010 9:17 pm

Hey, that Glenwood doesn't show up on your equipment roster AND you don't shave. Maybe you're really a Manly Man just pretending to be a Girlie Man? :o :D

I think I might have seen that Yellow Flame - does it look barely used, and come from a large iron deposit in NY?

Mike

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace
Location: Harrisburg, PA

Post Sun. Oct. 20, 2013 2:49 pm

Sigh,......me too. If anyone comes across a used Hitzer fireplace insert, please let me know! I decided on a stoker boiler because the estrogen rich, carbon based, bipedal lifeform I cohbitat with might break a nail on the few occasions she might have to tend a hand fired stove. When I owned a hand fired stove previously, I greatly enjoyed sitting across the room from the stove and then aiming the IR thermostat at it for a quick reading and then making the cat and dog chase the laser dot around the room. I still make them chase it,......but it's not the same! Lol!
No matter where you go,......there you are.

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Carbon12
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Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace
Location: Harrisburg, PA

Post Sun. Oct. 20, 2013 2:50 pm

Oops,...make that IR thermometer!
No matter where you go,......there you are.

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size
Location: High In The Poconos

Post Mon. Oct. 21, 2013 12:12 am

Oh, well, Hearts and Flowers for all of ya'll :cry:


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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Invader 2
Baseburners & Antiques: Wings Best, Glenwood #8(x2) Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice,
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22
Location: Chester, NY

Post Mon. Oct. 21, 2013 4:27 am

estrogen rich, carbon based, bipedal lifeform I cohbitat with might break a nail on the few occasions she might have to tend a hand fired stove.
Ahh, the joys of a "trophy" wife are but fleeting. After the initial allure has gone it really comes down to can they handle a coal fire and scrub floors. I don't see those on eharmony dot coms 29 points of compatibility but they need to be added. Shortcomings in other areas can be fixed with a light switch.
Posted by an unreasonable adult.

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Lightning
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size
Location: Olean, NY

Post Mon. Oct. 21, 2013 4:46 am

Hence the expression,

The screwing you get isn't worth the screwing you get hahaha

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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40, Stanley Argand No. 30, Glenwood Modern Oak 114, Stanley Argand No. 20 missing parts.
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite. Stove and nut size.
Other Heating: Oil hot water.
Location: Hampton, NH

Post Mon. Oct. 21, 2013 9:40 am

I'm happy I married a farm girl.

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea
Location: Kent CT

Post Mon. Oct. 21, 2013 11:15 am

wsherrick wrote:Oh, well, Hearts and Flowers for all of ya'll :cry:

Thank you for that simple bit of Victoriana brought to me by incredibly complex electronics. You Victorian guys are pretty slick with the latest gadgets as well as the old stuff. Well done.

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