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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the snowman
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Joined: Mon. Sep. 29, 2008 10:38 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Jotul 507
Coal Size/Type: Nut, Stove coal, Egg coal
Location: upstate NY Tug Hill area

Post Tue. Jun. 04, 2013 10:54 pm

Am I mistaken or is it actually June 04? Just wondering since we are going to have frost again tonight. I'm not complaining, I love the cooler temps. The last frost took a toll on the bugs, so this frost should almost eliminate most of them. It looks like I'm not going to have apples from my trees this year and most of my large flowering trees did not flower due to the hard frosts we have had so far. I still have one of the coal stoves idling at 110 F. I'm hoping this cold weather trend we have going persists until fall. This way I can keep the one coal stove running without having to open the windows during the day. At my current burn rate I have enough coal to last another month to a month and a half.

So, those of you who miss the warm feel of your coal stove, bring some soda, java and whatever else to my house and hover around the still burning stove and get your coal fix. I might even be convinced to let you shake down and add coal to the stove. If this doesn't do it for you, we can go outside after adding a fresh load of coal and take in the aroma being emitted from the chimney. That should do it. So on that note, I'm off to shake down the stove and add some coal.

The snowman.

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Lightning
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Joined: Wed. Nov. 16, 2011 9:51 am
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size
Location: Olean, NY

Post Fri. Jun. 07, 2013 6:01 am

Wow Snowman. Somehow that made me feel sad that my furnace is hibernating till October lol.

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the snowman
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Posts: 538
Joined: Mon. Sep. 29, 2008 10:38 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Jotul 507
Coal Size/Type: Nut, Stove coal, Egg coal
Location: upstate NY Tug Hill area

Post Sat. Jun. 08, 2013 7:48 am

bleatmallisse:

So, what does wedding dresses have to do with coal?

the snowman.

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freetown fred
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Joined: Thu. Dec. 31, 2009 12:33 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut
Location: Freetown,NY 13803

Post Sat. Jun. 08, 2013 5:26 pm

Same with purses I suspect--LOL
"A people that values it's privileges above it's principals, soon loses both"--Dwight D Eisenhower

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pine grove coal user
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Joined: Tue. Feb. 24, 2009 8:50 pm
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: H. S. Tarm, model 202, 1980
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Reading 'bucket a day' stove in storage, waiting for attention
Coal Size/Type: Pea, from Little Buck mine
Other Heating: New Yorker oil burner which almost never runs, thanks to the Tarm!
Location: Pine Grove, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Post Sun. Jun. 16, 2013 10:03 pm

My Harman stove is out, being removed, soon to be replaced by my "new" Tarm boiler.
I miss burning. I think I have separation anxiety. :( This morning I actually did the math to figure out it it only 3 months and 3 weeks until I can start. :)

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