Still Burning?

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.
Coal-Chub-E
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Coal Chubby
Stove/Furnace Make: Chubby Coal Stove

Post Wed. Apr. 03, 2013 1:23 pm

I used to think the one match club was an honor to be a part of, then I got to thinking about it....I guess in order to join the "one match" club you either 1) don't work, 2) don't have much a social life outside the home, or 3) don't take winter vacations to warm sunny places, or cold snowy places. Oh well, since none of the three apply to me, I guess I'll have to be happy with "one match pack" club. :D

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michaelanthony
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Joined: Sat. Nov. 22, 2008 10:42 pm
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
Location: millinocket,me.
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Post Wed. Apr. 03, 2013 4:38 pm

Coal-Chub-E wrote:I used to think the one match club was an honor to be a part of, then I got to thinking about it....I guess in order to join the "one match" club you either 1) don't work, 2) don't have much a social life outside the home, or 3) don't take winter vacations to warm sunny places, or cold snowy places. Oh well, since none of the three apply to me, I guess I'll have to be happy with "one match pack" club. :D
Welcome to the multi match club, and remember everyone else is just a match away! :P :lol:
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warminmn
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Joined: Tue. Feb. 08, 2011 5:59 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Junior, Efel Nestor Martin, Frankenstove
Coal Size/Type: nut and stove anthracite
Other Heating: wood and a little LP
Location: Land of 11,842 lakes, not 10,000

Post Wed. Apr. 03, 2013 4:48 pm

Im still burning here too. It will be close to 50 the rest of this week so I am playing around trying to learn how to run my stove lower. If it goes out Im done for the year, switching to wood or LP. I could have easily went one match but I did a clean down mid winter. I got my stove really dialed in now but do wish I had a smaller one like a jotul 507 or crane cooker to play with too. Last year I think I averaged 33 pounds a day and I'll be somewhere around 43 or 44 this year, I think.
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anthony7812
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Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Anthracite
Location: Colley,Pennsylvania

Post Wed. Apr. 03, 2013 4:53 pm

Coal-Chub-E wrote:I used to think the one match club was an honor to be a part of, then I got to thinking about it....I guess in order to join the "one match" club you either 1) don't work, 2) don't have much a social life outside the home, or 3) don't take winter vacations to warm sunny places, or cold snowy places. Oh well, since none of the three apply to me, I guess I'll have to be happy with "one match pack" club. :D
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Keepaeyeonit
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Joined: Wed. Mar. 24, 2010 7:18 pm
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #8
Coal Size/Type: Direnzo nut, Lehigh stove
Other Heating: 45 year old oil furnace,and a crappy 24 year old heat pump
Location: Northeast Ohio.

Post Wed. Apr. 03, 2013 9:33 pm

Coal-Chub-E,I think you have a small package compared to the rest of us :P.
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reloaded 24 Hrs ago, just shook it down and it will still go another 24Hrs at 400*.Keepaeyeonit :D
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wilder11354
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Joined: Sat. Jan. 29, 2011 10:48 pm
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260 Boiler
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed
Location: Montrose, Pa.

Post Wed. Apr. 03, 2013 10:26 pm

still burning, got another 900# nut saturday, plus theres about 500# pea left. Temps fluctuate too much in evenings to shut down right now, will keep it burning for a few more weeks, all depends on nite time temp lows. As long as its in low 20's>30* in Am I am gonna burn, daytime highs just mean more idle burn time, less coal used.

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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. Apr. 04, 2013 5:03 am

I'm out. I lost the draft yesterday in the heat and couldn't revive the fire although I tried. I chose not to restart but turned on the whole house NGas since it's not supposed to drop below 35* from here on out. We are gonna be in the high sixty's over the weekend. I'm already looking for November. ;)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy
Location: Chazy, NY

Post Thu. Apr. 04, 2013 5:23 am

Coal-Chub-E wrote:I used to think the one match club was an honor to be a part of, then I got to thinking about it....I guess in order to join the "one match" club you either 1) don't work, 2) don't have much a social life outside the home, or 3) don't take winter vacations to warm sunny places, or cold snowy places. Oh well, since none of the three apply to me, I guess I'll have to be happy with "one match pack" club. :D
There are a few other possibilities....

4. Your significant other and friends are trained to tend the coal fire in your absence.

5. You have a stoker. Mine has been burning since last July...one match. I intend to give it a quick cleaning in a few weeks, but I will keep the fire alive.

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coalnewbie
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Invader 2
Baseburners & Antiques: Wings Best, Glenwood #8(x2) Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice,
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22
Location: Chester, NY

Post Thu. Apr. 04, 2013 6:09 am

... but Rob don't forget number 6 ... you are a liar. I'm still in the one match club.... :yearight:
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Fritzi
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnafire Elite
Location: Schuylkill County, PA

Post Thu. Apr. 04, 2013 7:46 am

Still going strong on the first fire I lit, the day after the insert was installed. Early December. Couldn't be happier with the performance, the $aving$ and the ease of operation. Wish I would have done it YEARS ago. :-P We've gone away on a few overnight visits to friends and family, the longest of which was 30 hours away from the stove. Loaded it up with every once that would fit and dialed it down as low as I thought it would run. (I've since learned it will run even lower. ;-) ) Opened the front door of the house on our return and felt the warmth. :-D Had a nice glowing bed of coals. Gave it a good shake, dialed it up and put on some fresh rocks. I plan to keep it running for at least a week, and keep an eye on the weather after that. Best guess is that I've burned about a ton and a half, probably a little less. LOVING IT!!!!
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Lightning
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size
Location: Olean, NY

Post Thu. Apr. 04, 2013 8:08 am

30 hour burn. Sweet! I'll be tending once every 24 when temps let into 40-50 degree range :-)

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titleist1
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite
Location: Cecil County, MD

Post Thu. Apr. 04, 2013 9:29 am

I'll probably shut down and clean out for the season this weekend sometime. We are supposed to hit mid-60's and then get warmer next week. I am sure we will get some much cooler / damp weather but the furnace or using the kitchen oven can take the chill off as needed.
I drive a VW TDI, heat my home & workshop with two coal stokers and have two vintage JD diesel tractors....
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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 Thu. Apr. 04, 2013 9:47 am

20 deg here this am aint about to shut down yet.. been re loading the coal bin past few weeks , one more ton and ill be ready for next year...dont like shoveling in the summer heat...oh and by the way I am still in the 2 match club, due to my jan thaw clean out/up...

Coal-Chub-E
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Coal Chubby
Stove/Furnace Make: Chubby Coal Stove

Post Thu. Apr. 04, 2013 10:33 am

Hey guys, I meant no disrespect, more of a jab at myself. This is my 1st year burning coal and afterall, if it wasnt for you all, I would have never been able to get an overnight burn. Now, 3 weeks was my longest fire to date!!! Just loaded my last of the season coal last night, once she goes out, I'm done till November. 70 degree temps are right around the corner. Time to turn my attention to my boats and fishing/crabbing!! Again, thanks to all of you guys for giving me the knowledge to have a very successful 1st coal burn season!! I'll definatley be back next year.

Eric
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SMITTY
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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 Thu. Apr. 04, 2013 10:37 am

Let mine go out last Friday ... but after 3 nights with the house at 56°, I lit up again on Monday. :mad:

Take a look at the indoor temp! :shock: Friggin' weather! :mad: :mad:

It had better warm up soon. I have like 6 bags of coal left .... :|
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