Date Is Set for Start-Up - 28th of October

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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EasyRay
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000
Coal Size/Type: Pea,Nut or Stove
Location: Central Connecticut

Post Mon. Oct. 29, 2012 1:16 pm

Bootstrap wrote:yea. Still way to warm up in northern CT to light.
Not to warm for me. Just Idling along. 110º on the exhaust pipe. Stove at 180º. :D
Regards, Ray

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davidmcbeth3
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Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

Post Mon. Oct. 29, 2012 3:01 pm

Went through my first 40# so far ... putt putt putt .. may have to open it up soon ...

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Bootstrap
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Post Wed. Oct. 31, 2012 8:50 pm

still waiting for the daytime high not to get over 50. With the daytime highs near 60 still, I don't use the furnace at all, and put about 4 logs per evening in the wood stove upstairs.
I would probably be leaving the windows open 24/7 if I lit up the Harman.
I pick coal up and put it down.............in my stove!

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EasyRay
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000
Coal Size/Type: Pea,Nut or Stove
Location: Central Connecticut

Post Thu. Nov. 01, 2012 9:54 am

My stove is in a finished basement. I have a porch off the back of the walkout basement. I can leave those windows open and open a few upstairs windows if I need to. I just can't take the raw and dampness any more.
What a difference a little heat makes in the house. I'm Happy. :D
Regards, Ray

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Bootstrap
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Post Fri. Nov. 02, 2012 7:21 am

This weekend is supposed to get kinda cold. I might light her up!
I pick coal up and put it down.............in my stove!

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EasyRay
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000
Coal Size/Type: Pea,Nut or Stove
Location: Central Connecticut

Post Fri. Nov. 02, 2012 10:35 am

I've burned 440 lbs since October 8th and that includes the 60 lbs or more it takes to fill it up for the first fire. I figure it cost me about $66 to be nice and comfortable till I reload tomorrow.

It was worth every penny. :D

Fire that baby up and be happy. ;)
Regards, Ray

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Bootstrap
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Post Fri. Nov. 02, 2012 11:19 am

EasyRay wrote:I've burned 440 lbs since October 8th and that includes the 60 lbs or more it takes to fill it up for the first fire. I figure it cost me about $66 to be nice and comfortable till I reload tomorrow.

It was worth every penny. :D

Fire that baby up and be happy. ;)
Wow. Thats alot. Ive been using my tiny....tiny.. wood stove upstairs to take the chill out. BUUUUTTT... I have been waking up to a blistering cold 60*-62* :shock: or so and next week is looking like the nightly dips will get into the 30's. If theres one thing I hate(and there isnt'), its being cold :mad: .
Coal stove is downstairs hooked to a different stack.
I pick coal up and put it down.............in my stove!

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EasyRay
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000
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Location: Central Connecticut

Post Fri. Nov. 02, 2012 12:47 pm

Wow. Thats alot. Ive been using my tiny....tiny.. wood stove upstairs to take the chill out. BUUUUTTT... I have been waking up to a blistering cold 60*-62* :shock: or so and next week is looking like the nightly dips will get into the 30's. If theres one thing I hate(and there isnt'), its being cold :mad: .
Coal stove is downstairs hooked to a different stack.[/quote]

I figure its costing me $2.80 a day to stay nice and cozy. A nice chocolate bar a day would cost you that. And I don't eat chocolate. :lol:
The older you get the more you enjoy the heat. Especially when you can eliminate the raw and dampness in the house.
Its all good right now. ;)
Regards, Ray

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buffalo bob
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut
Location: scpa. bedford co. buffalo mills

Post Fri. Nov. 02, 2012 1:15 pm

fired up sun. 28 and have no regrets

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Post Sat. Nov. 03, 2012 3:07 am

Toasty warm now ! Those staten island people ... are they all on welfare or something?

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/11/02/ ... -Gonna-Die

Oh, burned on low until yesterday ... wife thought stove was broke as it did not heat well after opening it up until it was fully shaken :D

"stove's broke, stove's broke ... for 6 hours"

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EasyRay
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000
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Location: Central Connecticut

Post Sat. Nov. 03, 2012 10:04 am

I think you'll be nice and warm for the rest of the season.
I'll probably shake and fill once every day now unless it turns real cold. Then I will switch to twice a day. Up until now I have been trying to go every day and a half.
Regards, Ray

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Post Wed. Nov. 07, 2012 9:18 am

I never shut down from last year. I've been burning all summer for hot water. I've been slowly turning it up with this cold weather we have now.

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Canaan coal man
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: A little cubby coal stove in the basement
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6
Coal Size/Type: Stove And Nut
Location: East Canaan, CT

Post Thu. Nov. 08, 2012 2:35 pm

Got mine going last night.
MY first time ever dealing with coal. A co-worker talked me into it.
Hey, anything to help the oil bill......
BEER, GUNS, AND COAL Make me happy!!!!!

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite
Location: Sooner Country Oklahoma
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Post Thu. Nov. 08, 2012 2:57 pm

Welcome CCM! I am sure you will enjoy burning coal and enjoy that extra $$$$ in your wallet as well! :D
It is the small things in life that push us over the edge........

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box stove, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Baseburners & Antiques: Home Sparkle 12
Coal Size/Type: Coal Contractor's stove, a little Kimmels 'nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace
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Post Thu. Nov. 08, 2012 6:13 pm

Canaan coal man wrote:Got mine going last night.
MY first time ever dealing with coal. A co-worker talked me into it.
Hey, anything to help the oil bill......
NICE!
never yell through a screen...you'll strain your voice.

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