It's Almost Time My Heaty Brothers and Sisters...

User avatar
Lightning
Member
Posts: 8461
Joined: Wed. Nov. 16, 2011 9:51 am
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size
Location: Olean, NY

Post Sat. Sep. 29, 2012 10:57 am

Here are the specs on the coal I'm getting in St.Mary's PA. He was cool enough to print them out for me :)
Attachments
IMG_20120929_105332.jpg

Visit Hitzer Stoves

User avatar
SMITTY
Member
Posts: 11912
Joined: Sun. Dec. 11, 2005 12:43 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - (custom built by Jim Dorsey, Taunton MA - RIP 4/18/13)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler
Location: West-Central Mass

Post Sat. Sep. 29, 2012 11:02 am

That's some good *censored* right there! :D 8-)

User avatar
Lightning
Member
Posts: 8461
Joined: Wed. Nov. 16, 2011 9:51 am
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size
Location: Olean, NY

Post Sat. Sep. 29, 2012 2:15 pm

Thanks Smitty :) I'm hoping to keep warm this winter lol hopefully it will do the trick! It does seem to have some fines in it... I probably set up a little screening station in the basement. Thats what I had to do last winter when I got to the bottom of the pile.

User avatar
I'm On Fire
Member
Posts: 3920
Joined: Thu. Jun. 10, 2010 9:34 am
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator
Location: Vernon, New Jersey

Post Sat. Sep. 29, 2012 7:20 pm

So, I made my own fitting for my draft gauge out of stuff I had lying about.
Attachments
IMG_20120929_185027.jpg

User avatar
lsayre
Member
Posts: 12569
Joined: Wed. Nov. 23, 2005 9:17 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW), ComfortMax 75
Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post Sat. Sep. 29, 2012 7:25 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:So, I made my own fitting for my draft gauge out of stuff I had lying about.
Wow, that looks like a Cadillac of a manometer hose assembly. Sweet!

User avatar
I'm On Fire
Member
Posts: 3920
Joined: Thu. Jun. 10, 2010 9:34 am
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator
Location: Vernon, New Jersey

Post Sat. Sep. 29, 2012 8:06 pm

Well, it was from the fuel pressure gauge that was in the Neon. :)

The copper line I used last season was from the oil pressure gauge that was in the Neon.

I'm kind of glad I didn't throw these copper and stainless steel lines away that I had from the car. They've definitely come in handy with the stove. Now if I could find a use for the boost gauge from the Neon. You think it could be used to measure draft on the stove? ;) I keed I keed.

User avatar
SteveZee
Member
Posts: 2512
Joined: Wed. May. 11, 2011 10:45 am
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range
Location: Downeast , Maine

Post Sun. Sep. 30, 2012 9:29 am

I love it! Recycling at it's best!

User avatar
I'm On Fire
Member
Posts: 3920
Joined: Thu. Jun. 10, 2010 9:34 am
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator
Location: Vernon, New Jersey

Post Mon. Oct. 01, 2012 1:51 pm

Here's a pic of the pipe all installed. I'm still hoping the stove drafts properly. I didn't have room on the pipe to fit the draft inducer.

I still have to seal the pipe at the stove opening and at the throat plate. I won't be officially firing the stove until the end of this month but I figured it'd be better to be ready than not.
Attachments
IMG_20120930_131654.jpg
IMG_20120930_131609.jpg

Visit Hitzer Stoves

User avatar
freetown fred
Member
Posts: 21643
Joined: Thu. Dec. 31, 2009 12:33 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut
Location: Freetown,NY 13803

Post Mon. Oct. 01, 2012 2:08 pm

American Ingenuity at it's best ;) nice set up IOF

User avatar
I'm On Fire
Member
Posts: 3920
Joined: Thu. Jun. 10, 2010 9:34 am
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator
Location: Vernon, New Jersey

Post Sun. Oct. 07, 2012 12:28 pm

Got the stove all buttoned up last night. Having my first fire of the season.

Small Cowboy Charcoal fire. I wonder, does this count against the one match club? ;)

I do hate how wood turns everything black. The glass is completely black now. I hate it. :mad: :blowup:
Attachments
IMG_20121007_120704.jpg

User avatar
EarthWindandFire
Member
Posts: 1454
Joined: Sat. Dec. 18, 2010 12:02 pm
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Other Heating: Oil Furnace and Kerosene Heaters.
Location: Connecticut

Post Sun. Oct. 07, 2012 12:44 pm

That's a beautiful sight IOF, I especially love the coal bin. ;)

User avatar
I'm On Fire
Member
Posts: 3920
Joined: Thu. Jun. 10, 2010 9:34 am
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator
Location: Vernon, New Jersey

Post Sun. Oct. 07, 2012 1:29 pm

That Rubbermaid container was the greatest unused discovery in my basement. It holds 300 pounds of nut and 400 pounds of pea.

I'm not lighting up the coal just yet. I'm gonna wait until November for that. This is just a small wood fire to take the edge off the house.

But I have noticed that the insulation job and window removal in the vicinity of my kitchen and daughter's new room this summer is helping. My daughter's room is 70° and the kitchen is 71° while my living room is 73°. I don't even have the ceiling fans on in the living room. My kitchen is never that warm. I'm so tempted to throw coal in.

User avatar
tcalo
Member
Posts: 1077
Joined: Tue. Dec. 13, 2011 4:57 pm
Baseburners & Antiques: Our Glenwood 109
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anthracite
Location: Long Island, New York

Post Sun. Oct. 07, 2012 3:13 pm

Had a few small fires already, but the temps been too warm during the day to keep the stove going. A bit chilly the next few days, we'll see how long I could stretch this fire out. Had to crack every window today to keep from passing out...but much better to have it going than to deal with this damp weather!
Attachments
stove.JPG
burning bright

User avatar
Dennis
Member
Posts: 1066
Joined: Sun. Oct. 30, 2011 5:44 pm
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size
Location: Pottstown,Pa

Post Sun. Oct. 07, 2012 8:08 pm

I finally closed my windows last night.It's been nice and cool sleeping at night. I plan on firing up in 2 weeks after I cut all new fire bricks,I think I need 40 of them.I bought a 20 lb, bag of cowboy charcoal and that should last 4/5 years.

User avatar
blrman07
Member
Posts: 2380
Joined: Mon. Sep. 27, 2010 3:39 pm
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.
Location: Girardville Pa.

Post Sun. Oct. 07, 2012 8:16 pm

Knowing that the temp was dropping tonight I moved the stove off of idle and had it the stove equivalent of 1st. gear. I closed the upstairs windows that we had open and went to church. Walked into the house and got slapped in the face with 80 in the LR and 78 upstairs. Stove is cruising at 250 above the door. let the temps drop.

I'm ready!!!!!

Visit Hitzer Stoves

Post Reply

Return to “Hand Fired Coal Stoves & Furnaces Using Anthracite”