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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.
Loco627
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine Circulator 1500
Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: 1500 Circulator
Location: Wagontown, PA

Post Sun. Nov. 10, 2013 8:17 am

My shiny new DS Machine 1500 has been sleeping peacefully in the garage all week. I have a few friends on the way this morning to help me wrestle it down to the basement. If all goes well, we should be up and running for my first venture in the coal world early this afternoon!

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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 Sun. Nov. 10, 2013 8:20 am

OUTSTANDING L 627---keep us posted :) Remember, we all just love pix!
"A people that values it's privileges above it's principals, soon loses both"--Dwight D Eisenhower

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titleist1
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Joined: Wed. Nov. 14, 2007 4:06 pm
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 Sun. Nov. 10, 2013 8:22 am

awesome!! be careful going down the steps, you don't want to squash any beer cans! its a good day to fire it up the first time, not too cold to have a few windows open to allow the first burn smoke to get outside. maybe even throw a box fan in one of the windows to help.
I drive a VW TDI, heat my home & workshop with two coal stokers and have two vintage JD diesel tractors....
The EPA just loves me!!

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Wiz
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Posts: 926
Joined: Sun. Nov. 27, 2011 8:45 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(
Location: Tannersville Pa

Post Sun. Nov. 10, 2013 8:22 am

X2 on pictures... take them from beginning to end.
Randy
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anthony7812
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Posts: 4851
Joined: Sat. Mar. 12, 2011 2:04 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Anthracite
Location: Colley,Pennsylvania

Post Sun. Nov. 10, 2013 8:23 am

good luck with the wrestlin'. Took me and 2 other buddies to wrangle my Harman down my basement steps, what a joy that was. Good luck fella!
Anthony

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coalvet
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Posts: 237
Joined: Tue. Feb. 27, 2007 12:48 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane Model 404, Harman MK I
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: NG Boiler
Location: Rhode Island

Post Sun. Nov. 10, 2013 8:28 am

Remove any parts you can to make it lighter! Congrats on the new stove.

Rich
Been cooking coal with the Crane for over 30 yrs.

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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 Sun. Nov. 10, 2013 9:46 am

Work smarter not harder! Can you get your hands on a refer dolly? That is what I call a tall dolly with the stair helper rubber thinga majigs and the strap and locking crank about breasticle high! :roll:
never yell through a screen...you'll strain your voice.

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dcrane
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Joined: Sun. Apr. 22, 2012 9:28 am
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404
Location: Duxbury, MA./Hanson MA./Brockton, MA

Post Sun. Nov. 10, 2013 9:49 am

Pics or it didn't happen!

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Hambden Bob
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Joined: Mon. Jan. 04, 2010 10:54 am
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Blower Model Coal Chubby 1982-Serial#0097
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni ! / Nut
Other Heating: Pro-Pain Forced Air
Location: Hambden Twp. Geauga County,Ohio

Post Sun. Nov. 10, 2013 10:44 am

Welcome to the Board ! Take care of those disc's in your back today ! I'm feelin' some more American Moving Ingenuity coming up for you today! :cheers:
Remember,There's No Sight Like Anthracite !......Hambden Bob

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Carbon12
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Posts: 2230
Joined: Tue. Oct. 11, 2011 6:53 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace
Location: Harrisburg, PA

Post Sun. Nov. 10, 2013 10:50 am

Gravity is our friend,....except when it's not! :o
No matter where you go,......there you are.

Loco627
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Joined: Tue. Oct. 22, 2013 11:22 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine Circulator 1500
Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: 1500 Circulator
Location: Wagontown, PA

Post Sun. Nov. 10, 2013 6:06 pm

Success! Four of us and a refrigerator dolly and she's in the basement. This was my first time lighting a coal fire and it went pretty well. Tons of info on this forum to get me moving in the right direction! Just waiting to see where the temp settles in and adjust from there. I didn't get too many pictures, there were no free hands to hold the camera, but I'll post a few this evening.

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freetown fred
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut
Location: Freetown,NY 13803

Post Sun. Nov. 10, 2013 7:28 pm

NICE L 627
"A people that values it's privileges above it's principals, soon loses both"--Dwight D Eisenhower

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Hambden Bob
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Posts: 6466
Joined: Mon. Jan. 04, 2010 10:54 am
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Blower Model Coal Chubby 1982-Serial#0097
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni ! / Nut
Other Heating: Pro-Pain Forced Air
Location: Hambden Twp. Geauga County,Ohio

Post Sun. Nov. 10, 2013 7:53 pm

Good Show ! Amazing what you can accomplish with 4 Pals,2 cases of beer,2 quarts of Napalm and a strong personal Will to survive ! Congrats ! :lol:
Remember,There's No Sight Like Anthracite !......Hambden Bob

Loco627
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Joined: Tue. Oct. 22, 2013 11:22 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine Circulator 1500
Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: 1500 Circulator
Location: Wagontown, PA

Post Sun. Nov. 10, 2013 8:14 pm

Currently cruising along at about 360 degrees at 3.6 on the dial and the MPD about 45 degrees open. I have no idea what I'm doing, but it seems to be working so far. A little smokey from all the paint burning off, but all the CO detectors are happy!
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On the trailer waiting to come in
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Made it down the stairs, stove and fingers still intact
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Ready to go!
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Making Fire!

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michaelanthony
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Posts: 3978
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.
Contact:

Post Sun. Nov. 10, 2013 9:52 pm

Awesome loco627, it isn't as easy as turning up the thermostat, but it sure is a fun hobby, saving money that is!
never yell through a screen...you'll strain your voice.

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