Who's Still in the One Match Club?

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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ValterBorges
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Post Tue. Apr. 17, 2012 10:15 pm

80 during the day 30s at night. Been running ahs only at night, the best part is it will hold a fire for a few days without power.
So I turn it off during the day and turn it back on at night.
Valter

S260 w/ Indirect 80 Gal Elec. Tank, Propane Backup - Heating 5,700 sqft + pool.

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Rob R.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy
Location: Chazy, NY

Post Wed. Apr. 18, 2012 6:09 am

32 and breezy on the shores of Lake Champlain this morning...still burning about 40 lbs per day.

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

Post Wed. Apr. 18, 2012 9:57 am

Real hard freeze last night. 20 lbs a day with one shake down with the old 50-93. I know, I'm getting to be an old sissy in my oldness--woulda been running around naked in this stuff many yrs ago--& you're right, it weren't a pretty sight. :clap: toothy
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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 Wed. Apr. 18, 2012 12:54 pm

ValterBorges wrote:80 during the day 30s at night. Been running ahs only at night, the best part is it will hold a fire for a few days without power.
So I turn it off during the day and turn it back on at night.
If it's not responding to any thermostat heat calls during the day and therefore not firing anyway, what advantage do you gain by shutting it off during the day?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove
Location: Cape Cod, MA

Post Thu. Apr. 19, 2012 12:07 am

Done for a while...
But We are having a spring...
We never have a nice spring here...
70's during the day 50's at night...
I feel for ya with the hard freeze...
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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freetown fred
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Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut
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Post Thu. Apr. 19, 2012 7:03 am

Just for the record---28* with frost this AM & yep, the old 50-93 continues to do her job. :)
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Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska
Location: Tobyhanna PA

Post Thu. Apr. 19, 2012 7:26 am

ya got me by 10 Fred....38 here and still cozy as a kodiak...

never thought it but only have little over 1/2 ton left...maybe il'l get to use the coal bin as a mini work shop again :)
prolly start another handful of projects 8-)
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fastcat
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Nut/Stove Mix
Location: CNY (McGraw)

Post Thu. Apr. 19, 2012 10:14 am

Lost out on the one match deal back in March but after that warm spell relit with match #2 and still going, they are calling for snow on Monday 4/23 and night time temps only in the 30s. So it looks like I might be burning till May again this year. Still have plenty of coal left so as long as I can keep the chill out I don't really care how long I burn till.
This is only my two cents
and sometimes it is not worth that

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ValterBorges
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Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S260
Location: Berlin, CT

Post Thu. Apr. 19, 2012 6:17 pm

lsayre wrote:
ValterBorges wrote:80 during the day 30s at night. Been running ahs only at night, the best part is it will hold a fire for a few days without power.
So I turn it off during the day and turn it back on at night.
If it's not responding to any thermostat heat calls during the day and therefore not firing anyway, what advantage do you gain by shutting it off during the day?
If my system was hooked up correctly you would be correct, but since I have a circulator thats always on and overpowering my zone circulators which are connected to thermostats its a fubar mess.

Furthermore my hydro air is not tied to the thermostats either its using a honeywell thermostat on the supply side which also causes issues.
Valter

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