Who's Still in the One Match Club?

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wilder11354
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260 Boiler
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Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed
Location: Montrose, Pa.

Post Mon. Mar. 05, 2012 7:38 pm

Now wait one second... used propane on wood I put in firebox.... also chucked in embers from dumped load... so I used one match to start it, propane to liberate the stored energy in the wood....... As richie havens sang it..Freedom...freedommm....

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freetown fred
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Post Mon. Mar. 05, 2012 7:44 pm

Crap, another dem. :eek2: toothy

samhill
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Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75
Location: Linesville, Pa.

Post Mon. Mar. 05, 2012 7:55 pm

I lost mine when we lost power a while back, probably could have saved it but more worried about the sump getting the water off the floor first. One of the problems of living in a high groundwater area, on the flip side my well most likely will never run dry. Even with GFIs I tend to shy away from electricity while standing in water. :fear: Had the handfired in the garage going strong to keep the wife warm, if only the garage was insluated I'd be in hog heaven out there.

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Keepaeyeonit
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Other Heating: 46 year old oil furnace,and a crappy 25 year old heat pump
Location: Northeast Ohio.

Post Mon. Mar. 05, 2012 8:31 pm

Well I used my second match to light the torch :P so I could relight the stove,I tried my dammedest to reload it from Disney World but It did not go so good she was out after 7 days but maybe next year,so far I used 3 the first year 2 this year but I never lost the fire(so far) all have been shutdowns so maybe next season I will be in the 1 match hall of fame :roll: .Take care and stay worm.Keepaeyeonit :)

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Rob R.
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Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy
Location: Chazy, NY

Post Mon. Mar. 05, 2012 8:39 pm

One match since Labor Day. I did shut the power off to the EFM for a brush down, but the fire came back when I turned it back on. Fred will say I don't count because I have one of those new age "stokers", but I think one match in 6 months is still respectable.

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freetown fred
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Post Mon. Mar. 05, 2012 9:37 pm

Oh, OK, respectable will cover it. toothy

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Post Wed. Mar. 07, 2012 11:41 pm

One match, since November 29th... out of the 3 years I've had my boiler, this is my longest continuous burn...

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AA130FIREMAN
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Post Thu. Mar. 08, 2012 3:21 pm

Are BIC users allowed into the club, or are we considered cheaters :( ? My BIC has not flicked since summer of 2011.

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rockkett
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Post Thu. Mar. 08, 2012 4:53 pm

Still in, started 28 Oct 11. A few close calls but managed to save it.

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lowfog01
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea
Location: Springfield, VA

Post Thu. Mar. 08, 2012 5:14 pm

I just took a look at the 10 day forecast and based on that I'm out as of Monday. After then, lows shouldn't drop below 45* with highs in the high 60*. I'm tired of fighting for a decent draft. Our house is real tight and it shouldn't need a lot of NG to take the chill off in the morning. On the positive side I already have half the coal I need for next year stacked in my back yard. Take care, Lisa

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Post Thu. Mar. 08, 2012 5:16 pm

It must be nice livin in the tropics there Lisa. toothy

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lowfog01
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Post Thu. Mar. 08, 2012 5:23 pm

freetown fred wrote:It must be nice livin in the tropics there Lisa. toothy
It does have advantages at times but a long cold winter isn't one of them; at least not this year. Lisa

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Beeman
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Location: SEPA

Post Thu. Mar. 08, 2012 8:50 pm

One match and going strong since night before Thanksgiving. Alittle warm around SEPA this evening til the cold front comes through.

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Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
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Post Thu. Mar. 08, 2012 9:03 pm

2 startups .. first one I did an experiment w/firebricks in 1/2 the stove to lower the volume of the stove (that did not work out great --- lasted 2 weeks & had issues with shaking) ... after that, normal stove & no stopping since ..

littlefish
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Post Fri. Mar. 09, 2012 12:42 pm

1 'match' per use - we fire on weekends and holidays... this is the first year I had dry wood to start with, then found a local dealer for blishack - less dust. took the teenager to convince me to run a deeper bed, so better results next morning. thanks to everybody for all of the advice!

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