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Post Sun. Dec. 23, 2012 11:08 am

Finally, my Christmas vacation begins. (Week and a half off). The past few weeks or so, my work required me to be there longer hours than normal. Which meant I wouldn't be home as much to tend to the Surdiac. When I lit off the stove on a Thursday after work, and kept it running thru the weekend, I figured it would go out by the time I got home from work on Monday. I mean, we're talking over 12 hrs later. haven't gotten my stove to run more than 6-7 hrs B4. Besides, the temps were to begin to climb to daytime highs of almost 50*. However, when I returned home that Mon. nite, I found the stove blazing away, and the house a comfortable 72*. One of my 16 yr old twin daughters took the time to poke and clean the grates, and refill the hopper. Since then, I taught my wife and daughter how to adjust the thermostat and MPD, (if needed), to maintain a constant flame. Many mornings following, they awoke B4 me, and were able to take a coal bed barely alive, and bring it back to its full glory. Takes some of the work off me, (which is a good thing). I guess they're spoiled now, and going back to oil, with a thermostat set at 65* and wrapped in blankets while watching the "boob-tube", isn't as appealing as it used to be. :)

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Post Sun. Dec. 23, 2012 2:53 pm

congrats, now if I could even get my wife to just go into the basement to look at the coal boiler i' d be getting somewhere.

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Post Sun. Dec. 23, 2012 4:02 pm

The one thing I love about my wife is that she will try anything, and tending the wood/coal stove is one thing she will try. Coal is still giving her fits, but she at least tries.

Glad you can have some of the pressure off you.

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Post Sun. Dec. 23, 2012 4:55 pm

I put up an ad. in our local grocery store, yep pretty tiny, but one of my requirements was--" must be familier with tending a hand fired coal stove" sure, go ahead & laugh, I had 4 responses. Problem turned out that they liked the Hitzer 50-93 more then me. SOB--I don't get no respect. toothy

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Post Sun. Dec. 23, 2012 5:09 pm

must be familier with tending a hand fired coal stove
You need to raise your game... Wanted hot woman with coal stove - please send pics of coal stove.

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Post Sun. Dec. 23, 2012 5:10 pm

must be familier with tending a hand fired coal stove
Wanted hot woman with coal stove - please send pics of coal stove. You might come across a Wherle #100.

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Post Sun. Dec. 23, 2012 5:11 pm

freetown fred wrote:I put up an ad. in our local grocery store, yep pretty tiny, but one of my requirements was--" must be familier with tending a hand fired coal stove" sure, go ahead & laugh, I had 4 responses. Problem turned out that they liked the Hitzer 50-93 more then me. SOB--I don't get no respect. toothy
That is Priceless :P

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Post Sun. Dec. 23, 2012 9:05 pm

freetown fred wrote:I put up an ad. in our local grocery store, yep pretty tiny, but one of my requirements was--" must be familier with tending a hand fired coal stove" sure, go ahead & laugh, I had 4 responses. Problem turned out that they liked the Hitzer 50-93 more then me. SOB--I don't get no respect. toothy
...lmao :funny:

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