Got My New Stove!!!

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.
buck24
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: New Buck Corp. / MODEL 24 COAL
Coal Size/Type: Pea, Nut / Anthracite
Location: NEPA/Pittston Twp. PA

Post Tue. Jan. 04, 2011 11:57 pm

Get the shorts and T-shirts ready! You got yourself a really good heating machine there. Good luck with the new stove. :up:

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Tim
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Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood
Stove/Furnace Model: Oak #30
Location: Grampian, PA

Post Wed. Jan. 05, 2011 5:16 am

Congrats!!.....Looks like you will be NICE N TOSTY the rest of the winter!

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Adamiscold
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Stove/Furnace Make: Chubby Sr. Old School
Location: Winchendon,Ma

Post Wed. Jan. 05, 2011 8:10 am

Is it Saturday yet? :P

Nice looking stove. :)
Adam

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I'm On Fire
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator
Location: Vernon, New Jersey

Post Wed. Jan. 05, 2011 9:28 am

Thanks. I know I can't wait to get it installed this weekend. This week can't end fast enough.

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator
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Post Thu. Jan. 06, 2011 8:43 am

Well, I put the last charge of coal in the Chubby this morning. I almost feel bad. Almost. Its been nearly 3 months since I put that first match to the Chubby on October 10th, 2010. A few more days and it would've been official. It still is the longest sustained fire I've ever had on one match to date; considering.

Adding this last charge of coal was easy. What wasn't is knowing that tonight I will watch the fire die. Its going to be hard tonight to not put another charge in and let it go, "Just one more day".

It may seem stupid but I've grown attached to my Coal Chubby, and the fact that I've had a fire for nearly 3 months. I never felt this way about wood. I know that in two more days I will have a larger more heaty stove, but the love for the Chubby is still present.

I think the stove knows that it is going to be put-out and replaced. Both last night and this morning I got burned. Both times by hot coals. Both times while charging the stove. I think its also trying to say, "Look, I can burn really well. I can do it." I've had an amazing fire in it since bringing the DS home and putting it smack dab in the living room almost in front of the Chubby. Its been idling at 570* - 600* and hasn't really consumed too much coal.

Its definitely going to be difficult shutting her down tonight. Its going to be extremely painful to see her sitting there Friday without the red glow in her and hearing the furnace kick on.

I just only need to look at the 1600 though, and know that by Saturday afternoon, I'll have another coal fire again that won't be put-out again until the end of March.

CapeCoaler
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Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove
Location: Cape Cod, MA

Post Thu. Jan. 06, 2011 9:22 am

End of March...
End of April or early May for me... ;)
I am not an engineer, train or otherwise!
I stay at a Holiday Inn at least once a year!
Most of all I do have common sense and a practical application of logic.
Oh, add humor, on the dry side, along with a wee bit 'o sarcasm.

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator
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Post Thu. Jan. 06, 2011 11:58 am

I'm planning on a late March shut-down because it may be too warm to run the 1600 without over firing. It really depends on the weather and outside ambient temps.

CapeCoaler
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Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove
Location: Cape Cod, MA

Post Thu. Jan. 06, 2011 12:27 pm

The Beast will run at very low temps on Pea Coal...
180* or so...
You just need the draft to make it happen...
I am not an engineer, train or otherwise!
I stay at a Holiday Inn at least once a year!
Most of all I do have common sense and a practical application of logic.
Oh, add humor, on the dry side, along with a wee bit 'o sarcasm.

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Post Thu. Jan. 06, 2011 1:04 pm

Guess I should go pick up some pea coal after it's installed. The two bags I have aren't going to make 2 months at the end of the winter if I run April into May.

CapeCoaler
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Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove
Location: Cape Cod, MA

Post Thu. Jan. 06, 2011 3:13 pm

Agway discounts the coal during their spring sales...
I am not an engineer, train or otherwise!
I stay at a Holiday Inn at least once a year!
Most of all I do have common sense and a practical application of logic.
Oh, add humor, on the dry side, along with a wee bit 'o sarcasm.

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I'm On Fire
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator
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Post Thu. Jan. 06, 2011 7:56 pm

But, but I have American.

Oh, and; I MISS COAL HEAT! My Chubby is beginning to get colder and my furnace is running for the second time this evening. I've definitely got to say, forced hot air is not as warm as coal heat. :(

CapeCoaler
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Joined: Sun. Feb. 10, 2008 3:48 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove
Location: Cape Cod, MA

Post Fri. Jan. 07, 2011 12:14 am

Just keep your eye/ears/fingers out for spring sales at the hardware/garden centers...
Coal dealers not so much...
They like to clear out the big heavy bulk of coal/pellets/wood...
In time for spring goods...
So it gets discounted...
So now you will get a taste of the 'other' heat...
Then you will appreciate the DSM even more...
I am not an engineer, train or otherwise!
I stay at a Holiday Inn at least once a year!
Most of all I do have common sense and a practical application of logic.
Oh, add humor, on the dry side, along with a wee bit 'o sarcasm.

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ceccil
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Mark III
Location: Elmira, NY

Post Fri. Jan. 07, 2011 11:31 am

The clock is ticking!!! It's gotta be killing you to see it sitting there with a cold heart right now. :cry:
Jeff
Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it. - Mark Twain

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator
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Post Fri. Jan. 07, 2011 2:24 pm

Yeah, after using the Chubby for nearly 3 months I really miss the heat produced by it.

From the looks of the weather it might not get put in until Sunday. My buddy snow plows so that takes precedence over my stove. I will probably attempt the install myself tomorrow.

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Paisan
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: D.S.
Stove/Furnace Model: 1600 Circulator
Location: Mogadore, Oh

Post Fri. Jan. 07, 2011 5:08 pm

When I got mine from Coalway for an extra $300 they Brought the new stove, took out old, and put in new stove. I almost sad no, but I'm glad I didn't. Good luck, have fun, and take lots of pics.

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