My Wife Is One Resourceful Woman. :-)

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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Fritzi
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnafire Elite
Location: Schuylkill County, PA

Post Mon. Apr. 22, 2013 6:19 am

My wife really hates the cold. ;-) With a couple days of colder weather lately, she's been dropping hints that we (meaning ME) should re-light the coal stove. Well, I spent several hours working outside yesterday and when I came back I found that she had re-lit the stove! No guidance from me, no questions. Just did it. :-) She even went down to the basement, re-filled the coal buckets and brought them back upstairs. I was more than a little shocked, but genuinely impressed. And she's happy with the warmth. When momma's happy, everybody's happy. :D
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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 7:42 am

My wife told me to lite the stove and after being married for 41 years I lit the stove.

No questions asked.

Rev Larry

Current Temperature 35.6 °F
Feels Like 36 °F
Today high 55 °F
Tonight 34 °F
Rev. Larry
Ashland Pa.

1 John 1:9... If we sin and we confess that sin He is faithful and just and will forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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Fritzi
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Post Mon. Apr. 22, 2013 5:39 pm

Rev. Larry

It only took you 41 years? ;-)
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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 9:46 pm

This old dog can learn new tricks. Mamma can testify to that one!!

Rev. Larry
Rev. Larry
Ashland Pa.

1 John 1:9... If we sin and we confess that sin He is faithful and just and will forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KAA-2
Location: Morgantown ,Penna

Post Thu. Apr. 25, 2013 7:14 am

When in doubt,do what the little woman says.It is working better all the time. Mike

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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Kodiak
Location: Lehigh Valley PA

Post Thu. Apr. 25, 2013 10:53 am

In my 42 years I've realized I can either be right, or happy.
"There's a fine line between good conversation and irreparable damage"

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Stove/Furnace Make: leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer
Location: MA, South Shore

Post Thu. Apr. 25, 2013 11:06 am

Marry her again! :)

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