DS Machine Stove Madness--Do You Have It ?

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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coal bob
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Ds machine basement#4 stove with hopper
Coal Size/Type: Nut anthracite
Other Heating: Propane
Stove/Furnace Make: ds machine
Stove/Furnace Model: basement #4 stove with hopper
Location: delaware, oh

Post Wed. Jan. 25, 2012 8:05 pm

lsayre wrote:Bob, did you ever get out and look at the DS line of stoves? Are you considering making a switch to the DS?

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Hambden Bob
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Blower Model Coal Chubby 1982-Serial#0097
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni ! / Nut
Other Heating: Pro-Pain Forced Air
Location: Hambden Twp. Geauga County,Ohio

Post Sat. Jan. 28, 2012 8:42 am

To answer the above 2-part question,Answer#1-"Yes,as that's what started this thread and the "DS Stoves Madness" and Answer #2,an emphatic and pathetic "No". In this economy,and with this current Marxist President,I've stopped spending money-period. Debt-Free is the only way to remove the "Golden Handcuffs" that we put on ourselves with spending decisions and the false sense of security that this is America and things are going to get better,so buy it on payments. When the time and money are correct,this issue will be solved. And for all my "Lib" pals out there,Relax,!for the Republican Prez Candidates 'aint making it,either. I fear they're actually Obama Campaign workers in disguise. :lol: :lol: For right now,it 's just like at the Drag Strip. Namely,"Run What Brung" or "Go With What You've Got".....
Remember,There's No Sight Like Anthracite !......Hambden Bob

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lsayre
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)
Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post Sat. Jan. 28, 2012 8:45 am

Some good (and accurate) advice there Bob!
-Larry

Democracy rests upon the principle that collective wisdom arises from a pool of individual ignorance. A Republic rests squarely upon objective law, and fundamentally upon those laws which restrict the scope and actions of government.

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Hambden Bob
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Blower Model Coal Chubby 1982-Serial#0097
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni ! / Nut
Other Heating: Pro-Pain Forced Air
Location: Hambden Twp. Geauga County,Ohio

Post Sat. Jan. 28, 2012 8:52 am

Thanx,but I hate how it has impacted my Coal Plan.
Remember,There's No Sight Like Anthracite !......Hambden Bob

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300 with hopper
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Nut
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators (fuel oil); propane
Location: Central Maine

Post Sat. Jan. 28, 2012 3:24 pm

I'm having trouble finding details of the DS stoves. They don't seem to have their own web site or dealer locator, so when you Google them you just find sites for a few dealers, and minimal information about the stoves.
Simple answers for simple minds.

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freetown fred
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Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut
Location: Freetown,NY 13803

Post Sat. Jan. 28, 2012 4:54 pm

Soooo, I guess that loan I asked you about is out of the question now??? :clap: toothy
Hambden Bob wrote:To answer the above 2-part question,Answer#1-"Yes,as that's what started this thread and the "DS Stoves Madness" and Answer #2,an emphatic and pathetic "No". In this economy,and with this current Marxist President,I've stopped spending money-period. Debt-Free is the only way to remove the "Golden Handcuffs" that we put on ourselves with spending decisions and the false sense of security that this is America and things are going to get better,so buy it on payments. When the time and money are correct,this issue will be solved. And for all my "Lib" pals out there,Relax,!for the Republican Prez Candidates 'aint making it,either. I fear they're actually Obama Campaign workers in disguise. :lol: :lol: For right now,it 's just like at the Drag Strip. Namely,"Run What Brung" or "Go With What You've Got".....
"A people that values it's privileges above it's principals, soon loses both"--Dwight D Eisenhower

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Coalfire
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 96K btu Circulator
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Location: Denver, PA

Post Sat. Jan. 28, 2012 5:19 pm

rberq wrote:I'm having trouble finding details of the DS stoves. They don't seem to have their own web site or dealer locator, so when you Google them you just find sites for a few dealers, and minimal information about the stoves.
They don't have cars or electric, so they are not much into advertising. If you got a question, I can probably answer or call them :)

Eric

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coal bob
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Ds machine basement#4 stove with hopper
Coal Size/Type: Nut anthracite
Other Heating: Propane
Stove/Furnace Make: ds machine
Stove/Furnace Model: basement #4 stove with hopper
Location: delaware, oh

Post Sat. Jan. 28, 2012 6:43 pm

Yep horse and buggys the amish are great people they pride in what they build from furniture, coal stoves and by the the way 90% of are funiture is amish built were lucky enough they are only about a little over a hour from us :D

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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 Sat. Jan. 28, 2012 11:22 pm

The DS shop is not 'pure' Amish...
They have a nice shop, electric, forklifts and phones...
No web site but the dealers have a decent listing...
Drop by have a look, talk to the folks there...
I brought my truck while visiting friends in PA...
So I could bring back a stove if I liked what I saw...
DS Basement #4 is keeping the house warm and quiet as I type...
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.

rberq
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300 with hopper
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Nut
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators (fuel oil); propane
Location: Central Maine

Post Fri. Feb. 03, 2012 4:13 pm

Various dealers have online images and brief descriptions of the DS stoves. I have been looking at the 1400 and the 1200, but I am puzzled. The 1200 is somewhat smaller and a huge 240 pounds lighter than the 1400, yet the 1200 has a bigger firebox and higher BTU rating. The stoves look similar, but the 1400 is described as a circulator and the 1200 is not. Can anyone shed light on the comparison of the two?

Also, any strong feelings on whether a DS stove should be ordered with the coal hopper, or without? :?:
Simple answers for simple minds.

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Coalfire
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 96K btu Circulator
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Post Fri. Feb. 03, 2012 8:21 pm

I don't think the 1200 is a circulator, strictly a radiant stove, they are lighter weight, cause the tubes and all the extra metal, add size and weight to the circulators.

Eric

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Hambden Bob
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Blower Model Coal Chubby 1982-Serial#0097
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni ! / Nut
Other Heating: Pro-Pain Forced Air
Location: Hambden Twp. Geauga County,Ohio

Post Sun. Feb. 05, 2012 11:01 am

Berqy,I 'gotta tell 'ya,I like the hopper...... :D
Remember,There's No Sight Like Anthracite !......Hambden Bob

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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)
Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post Sun. Feb. 05, 2012 11:32 am

The DS-1600 has a removable hopper, so if you like it you can leave it in and use it, and if you don't like it you can take it out.
-Larry

Democracy rests upon the principle that collective wisdom arises from a pool of individual ignorance. A Republic rests squarely upon objective law, and fundamentally upon those laws which restrict the scope and actions of government.

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 Sun. Feb. 05, 2012 12:55 pm

With a hopper...
They are removable...
At least on the Basement #4...
It drops in from the top...
Holds 35-45 pounds...
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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Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek
Location: Junction of PA-OH-WV

Post Sun. Feb. 05, 2012 1:20 pm

rberq wrote:Also, any strong feelings on whether a DS stove should be ordered with the coal hopper, or without? :?:
To sum it all up...if you're burning wood and/or bit. coal, you don't need or want a hopper.

If burning anthracite, it is highly recommended to get the hopper, it is a great enhancement to burn control. And as *C.C.* said, It can be removed if/when required. :idea:
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