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.
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Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska
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Post Fri. Apr. 12, 2013 8:46 pm

Still burning AND still the first match!! Gretel is cold. But the bear is at 450* and cooking. Only about 300# left from the 6 ton

Hope the warm comes soon or else Santa bags here we come 8-)
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Stove/Furnace Make: D.S. Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: Circulator 1500
Location: Indiana

Post Sun. Apr. 14, 2013 7:10 am

Upper 60's today but cooler temps later in the week. Day of open windows!

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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 Mon. Apr. 22, 2013 7:36 am

sheesh back down into the 30s at night again!!! Tree's are budded out, bushes have leaves, grass is green and it's going down to the 30's tonight.

Relite the stove Momma says.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator
Location: Vernon, New Jersey

Post Mon. Apr. 22, 2013 9:17 am

Still burning here too. Idling the stove around 140-200* depending on the temps. The other night we had some real bad thunderstorms, lost power a few times briefly, that was a bit harrowing as I had to turn the stove up to keep a draft when there was no power. Draft dropped right to 0"wc on the Dywer. Yesterday morning when I woke up it was 29*. :shock:

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite
Location: Norfolk, CT

Post Mon. Apr. 22, 2013 9:51 am

Burning again here, last weekend we went away from Sunday to Monday when I came home she was out and I had all my coal dumped out onto the floor due to uncontrolled ashing grate. I gave her a good cleaning and fired her back up. I am going to have to put a timer on it to keep it running through the warmer weather for my hot water needs. I was hoping it was the coal I was burning last season that gave me such fits with staying lit but I see I was wrong. Not looking forward to the timer option but looks like it is a necessary evil.

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Stove/Furnace Model: DS1500, Kozy King 100
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Post Mon. Apr. 22, 2013 6:34 pm

I thought I was done for the season and let it go out on Sat Apr 13, only to re-light it on Fri Apr 19. I'm remodeling and I didn't want my paint job ruined by big temperature swings. Still have plenty of UAE Harmony nut left in the bin, probably 2 tons yet.

So now that UAE coal is no longer.. who wants to buy some? :D I'll sell what I got left for $500 :up: LOL
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