Started the Stove. One Match???

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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windago
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman/EFM/losch
Stove/Furnace Model: mark III/?350 round nose/ 475
Location: scranton

Post Sat. Sep. 22, 2012 10:52 am

well the wife got me to light the stove off yesterday. I told her that with the temps in the 60 and 70 its going to be in the high 80 in the house. the response I got, i'm cold!? :roll: well its 82 and half the window-stats are open. well at least the wife is comfortable. i'm sweating my a** off. well I was going to finish installing the boiler but I have been told were going to be moving in the spring. so this will be the last year for the hand fired. cant say that I am going to be missing the 80 to 90 temps that this house gets when its 0 out. but construction on the new place has started and I am not a fan of doing double work.
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Post Sat. Sep. 22, 2012 11:16 am

Wow thats early! My response is always "that's what sweaters are for" but that can also get you "on the couch". I refeuse to light mine before mid October at least but I will pop the little Jotul gasser on some nights/mornings now.

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Post Sat. Sep. 22, 2012 11:17 am

Keep us posted on the progress of the new digs :) Friggin women! :clap: toothy I'm with you SZ
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Post Sat. Sep. 22, 2012 5:10 pm

I'm holding off until late October myself. But then, I haven't exactly gotten around to really doing anything with the stove itself yet. I still need to get it hooked up. But I finally did go into the basement and flipped the breaker for the oil furnace and I cycled it on once just to make sure the blower motor wasn't seized up like it was last fall.

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Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
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Post Sat. Sep. 22, 2012 8:05 pm

Last year I fired my Hitzer up right before Halloween ... this year likely 2-3 later. I can put a sweater on when its 55-65 outside. Right now electric heat is cheaper than oil (per the handy-dandy fuel comparison). So if it gets a little chilling, turn on the electric heater for 30 min.

We all know what its like when you fire it up too early ... stuck with it or let it die to clean out and re-start later....(a waste having 85°F in the room)

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Post Sun. Sep. 23, 2012 9:57 am

davidmcbeth3 wrote:We all know what its like when you fire it up too early ... stuck with it or let it die to clean out and re-start later....(a waste having 85°F in the room)
tell that to my wife???! :roll:
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Post Sun. Sep. 23, 2012 3:58 pm

A possitive not on at least my situation with lighten early is the pack up of the dehumidifiers. Both of those bitches running all the time makes the electric man smile. I can throttle the mark in the basement so it wont get much warmer than 75 upstairs with a 70 degree day. Plus after a few beers watchin the blue lady's dance is mesmerizing. :shots: :eek2:
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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. Sep. 23, 2012 4:38 pm

Lit my stoker day before yesterday. Momma is a small petite lady and gets cold easy. I started lighting the stoker the first day of fall a couple of years ago and it seems a good date to shoot for. I can dial it back all the way to barely burning with a stove temp of 150. Today the low is supposed to be 38 with the same tomorrow. Currently weather.com says it's 60. Living room is 72 with upstairs bedrooms and bath sitting at 70.

Will take the stove temp up to 250 before leaving for church tonight with expectations of the low temp of 38 tonight.

The stove is just sipping coal. Sweet!!
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Post Sun. Sep. 23, 2012 7:32 pm

They are calling for a low of 38° tonight. I had the pipe hooked up today and thought about getting a fire going. But I still need to change the hopper gasket and the ash door gasket. I'm really trying to wait until November but looking at the extended forecast it may be mid October.

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Location: Clarksburg, ohio

Post Sun. Sep. 23, 2012 8:06 pm

Iv had a few fires in my stove already but iv got two little ones and I don't want them to get cold, plus if its 80+ then the wife wears less :D
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent
Location: Wynantskill NY, 10 miles from Albany

Post Sun. Sep. 23, 2012 8:22 pm

carlherrnstein wrote:plus if its 80+ then the wife wears less :D
This is not necessarily a bad thing :P
My Bride of 32 years is a 75 degree or plus before the same happnes :D
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Post Sun. Sep. 23, 2012 8:24 pm

So what??? you're shootin for 4 lil ones ;)
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Location: Wynantskill NY, 10 miles from Albany

Post Sun. Sep. 23, 2012 8:27 pm

freetown fred wrote:So what??? you're shootin for 4 lil ones ;)
Give him a break :!: He has only two :P I am told once you pass three, it does not matter. I only had two so I am no expert. :oops:
Freetown Fred, It is like owning horses, If you had none we would all be rich, only horses cannot visit us in the nursing home :roll:

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Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut
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Post Sun. Sep. 23, 2012 8:34 pm

been burnin wood am pm got plenty of it trying to hold off on coal as long as I can wood is free but coal eaiser....

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Post Tue. Sep. 25, 2012 1:58 pm

Held off till Oct. 27th last year. This one, who knows????

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