Hope Your All Prepared for the Cold Spell.

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.
Stanb999
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Post Mon. Jan. 06, 2014 6:25 pm

The Mark II is running happy at 600F for the duration.

Keep warm out there.

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Carbon12
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Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace
Location: Harrisburg, PA

Post Mon. Jan. 06, 2014 6:27 pm

Atomic batteries to power,...turbines to speed!
No matter where you go,......there you are.

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II
Baseburners & Antiques: Grander Golden Oak , Glenwood # 6
Coal Size/Type: All of them
Location: Douglassville, Pa

Post Mon. Jan. 06, 2014 6:28 pm

I'll burn what ever it takes. Got the boiler and
one hand fed running at the moment. That will get
me through the cold snap.
Coal -- It's not a hobby, It's an addiction.

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EarthWindandFire
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Post Mon. Jan. 06, 2014 6:31 pm

The other day I had my coal stove, two kerosene heaters and an electric heater all working to heat the house.
Mark

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Baseburners & Antiques: Sparkle #12
Coal Size/Type: Pea, Buckwheat, Nut
Other Heating: LP Hot air. WA TX for coal use.
Location: Fair Haven, VT

Post Mon. Jan. 06, 2014 6:40 pm

What cold spell? After last week this is nothing more than a blip on the radar.

The old AA130 coasted right along through heating the house, water, and garage without breaking a sweat. You folks that need more than one appliance might need one. :P
Always learning, still stupid though :D

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Baseburners & Antiques: MANY (Mostly when burning wood)
Location: Near Dansville, NY

Post Mon. Jan. 06, 2014 6:45 pm

Stanb999 wrote:The Mark II is running happy at 600F for the duration.

Keep warm out there.
I'm all set..... I spent today getting ready to mix concrete in the shop tomorrow. Need to pour a nice size pad in front, and around the new chimney. Then I'll be able to move the stove over by the chimney where it should be. Until then, it's about 15 feet or so away. Long diagonal pipe going to new chimney. It gives me heat, yet not in the way. As for the house, I'll leave that task up to the Kaa-2. Oliver
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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. Jan. 06, 2014 6:46 pm

The LL Econo 1 pumped right along. When it was minus 1 I had to put it almost at max but it held it's own. House was about 5 degree cooler than normal but 67 instead of 72 with minus 1 outside?????

I'll take it.

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Stanb999
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Post Mon. Jan. 06, 2014 6:54 pm

cabinover wrote:What cold spell? After last week this is nothing more than a blip on the radar.

The old AA130 coasted right along through heating the house, water, and garage without breaking a sweat. You folks that need more than one appliance might need one. :P
Truthfully I beleive it's the winds that will make it brutal...

I agree if your heating system doesn't keep up ypu should invest in a bigger one.

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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 Mon. Jan. 06, 2014 6:55 pm

Yeah man!! Coal is cookin and I even lit the wood pellet insert at the far end of the house. The coal furnace got a quick cleaning of the baffles and brushing of the fire box. She's ready 8-)

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Post Mon. Jan. 06, 2014 6:55 pm

EarthWindandFire wrote:The other day I had my coal stove, two kerosene heaters and an electric heater all working to heat the house.
I wish you luck with the comming front. It's about 5 degrees colder with about the same wind as the last storm.
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Stanb999
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Post Mon. Jan. 06, 2014 6:57 pm

Lightning wrote:Yeah man!! Coal is cookin and I even lit the wood pellet insert at the far end of the house. The coal furnace got a quick cleaning of the baffles and brushing of the fire box. She's ready 8-)
MY GOD!!!

The world isn't ending. No need to burn..... WOOD. :P :lol: :lol:

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Post Mon. Jan. 06, 2014 7:03 pm

Bing it on!!!!
burning the coal stove only, need nothing else.
Bruce

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Coal Size/Type: Pea, Nut, & Stove Anthracite
Location: Gettysburg, PA

Post Mon. Jan. 06, 2014 7:04 pm

Another 1/2 turn open on the draft control and extra ash pans ready for service. Looks like we're ready here.
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Post Mon. Jan. 06, 2014 7:06 pm

It's supposed to be 10 degrees tomorrow with a serious wind chill. :help:
Mark

Inflation is the Grim Reaper to prosperity.
Printing money without a gold standard is the crime of counterfeiting.
The bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.
Mr. McGee, don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry.
Si vis paceum, parabellum.

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Coal Stove
Baseburners & Antiques: Our Glenwood 109
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anthracite
Location: Long Island, New York

Post Mon. Jan. 06, 2014 7:06 pm

Our stove faired well with this past snow storm. I am confident with the coming cold snap. It was close to maxed out, running about 600*. We rarely see temps in that range for extended periods. Wacky weather pattern this season. The forecast calls for near 50* by mid week! Stay warm my friends.

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