What's Your Temp?

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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windyhill4.2
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
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Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both
Location: Jonestown,Pa.17038

Post Tue. Jan. 07, 2014 11:56 am

Well,we had - 5* at 7 A/M winds gusting to near 30 mph,we filled the OWB at 9 P/M & waited till 7:15 A/M to fill again,only had wood coals left 6 " over entire bed,3 buildings sucking all the heat they could get,i've filled the OWB several times already today :shock: ,finally at 11:45 A/M all buildings & OWB have caught up & are at the normal operating range. WE AIN'T GOING THRU ANOTHER WINTER WITHOUT A COAL STOVE IN OUR HOUSE,which is the only building we can put a stove in, Waldo,i like your BTU calculator,keep warm & indoor as much as possible everyone.
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Baseburners & Antiques: Colonial Clarion cook stove, Kineo #15 base burner & 2 Geneva Oak Andes #517's
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Chestnut
Other Heating: Electric Baseboard
Location: Fulton, NY

Post Tue. Jan. 07, 2014 11:57 am

Nice tip! Thanks. Now maybe someone can return the favor by showing you the proper spelling for "voila." :D[/quote]
I knew that...was just testing you! :o LOL, thanks for the correction.

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Post Tue. Jan. 07, 2014 12:35 pm

Photog200 wrote:
Ok, I am going to teach Ya'll how to put in the degree symbol (°)
After you type in the temp numbers, while holding down your 'alt' key, type in the following numbers 0176 (zero, one, seven, six), then let up the alt key and wa-la, the symbol appears. Not sure how to do this on a Mac, but will work with a PC.
Randy
You actually don't need the "0". Also, this does not work on a laptop. I've not figured out how to do it on one. Oh, the way to get it to work on a Mac or any Apple product is to just throw it up against a wall as hard as you can. Dropping it out a window or throwing it from a moving vehicle works well too. Only good Mac or Apple product is the ones that go in the trash.

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Location: Fulton, NY

Post Tue. Jan. 07, 2014 12:48 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:
Photog200 wrote:
Ok, I am going to teach Ya'll how to put in the degree symbol (°)
After you type in the temp numbers, while holding down your 'alt' key, type in the following numbers 0176 (zero, one, seven, six), then let up the alt key and wa-la, the symbol appears. Not sure how to do this on a Mac, but will work with a PC.
Randy
You actually don't need the "0". Also, this does not work on a laptop. I've not figured out how to do it on one. Oh, the way to get it to work on a Mac or any Apple product is to just throw it up against a wall as hard as you can. Dropping it out a window or throwing it from a moving vehicle works well too. Only good Mac or Apple product is the ones that go in the trash.
Not sure what you mean by not needing the "0". The long way to get to this symbol is to get to your character map. Different versions of Windows put that in different locations. If you click the start button, you can then type in character map in the search bar. It will take you to the map. When you find the symbol in the box, click on it. Then click on the select button and then the copy button. This will put it on your clipboard. Then when you are typing your temperature numbers, all you have to do is control key plus the "V" key...essentially doing a paste from the clipboard.
Hope this helps,
Randy

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Post Tue. Jan. 07, 2014 2:54 pm

8 deg. outside 73 inside , 65 in cellar with wind howling here also .

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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 Tue. Jan. 07, 2014 3:07 pm

instead of using this ° I always just use this *

consider it redneck slang for the degree symbol! toothy
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Post Tue. Jan. 07, 2014 3:19 pm

Titleist

Your only supposed to use the * when its really cold. It represents a really cold bunger! :yes:
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Post Tue. Jan. 07, 2014 3:20 pm

titleist1 wrote:instead of using this ° I always just use this *

consider it redneck slang for the degree symbol! toothy
Why shooooot, someone should have told me...I'm a redneck. :doh:

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Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both
Location: Jonestown,Pa.17038

Post Tue. Jan. 07, 2014 3:20 pm

* looks better at least for winter time temps anyway,just my .000001 cent ,just checked the outside temp 8* ,should be our high for today,we have actually gotten all buildings warmed up,all air exchangers cycling instead of running constant when the water temp was low,i believe we will go thru more than an 8 ' pick-up load of wood in 24 hrs :shock: hoping to have $$ for a coal stove in the next 2 weeks,little late for this artic blast but we will be prepared for next one. Yes,we did try some nut coal in the OWB,no shaker grates,does not work well,keep warm. toothy just read titleist's post :lol:
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Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
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Location: Harrisburg, PA

Post Tue. Jan. 07, 2014 3:25 pm

Yes, this * is a puckered sphincter! :lol:
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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 Tue. Jan. 07, 2014 3:50 pm

waldo lemieux wrote:Your only supposed to use the * when its really cold. It represents a really cold bunger!
Exactly....goes along with the phrase -

it's so cold out you can't get a pin up your butt with a ball peen hammer. :shock:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark 1& 111
Baseburners & Antiques: Coal Kitchen heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut & stove
Stove/Furnace Make: Vermont Cast. Vig. '79 w/coal
Location: Elroy, Wisconsin

Post Tue. Jan. 07, 2014 4:27 pm

Storm here, with a upgrade from a Mark 1 to now the Mark 3 this winter in Wisconsin last night -21 with wind of 15-25mph it's 72 degrees. Stove temp 500 degrees. Thanks for this forum and all of you guys and gals that help us have a warmer 135 year old farm house. G. :oops:
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Post Tue. Jan. 07, 2014 4:32 pm

just went down to do barn chores--it was 8*--came back in 15 minutes & temp was 2*---WTF--I'm not gonna get into wind chill or any of that brainiac stuff, but I'll tell ya--it's REAL chilly here on the hill--callin for -30* tonight--this is getting old ya know, but the old Hitzer is takin it all in stride--goin through 60 lb per day--house is at 74. I'm a happy old farmer:)
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Post Tue. Jan. 07, 2014 4:40 pm

We made it up to 18* this afternoon but it's already heading back down. Right now we are at 16 feeling like 4. They are saying it will be 11 tonight feeling like -2. That'll be the end of the extreme cold and we will be heading back to our seasonable temperatures in the mid- 40s. They say we will be 55* on Saturday; then I'll be able to see if the bees made it or not. Still warm, Lisa
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Post Tue. Jan. 07, 2014 4:45 pm

freetown fred wrote:just went down to do barn chores--it was 8*--came back in 15 minutes & temp was 2*---WTF--I'm not gonna get into wind chill or any of that brainiac stuff, but I'll tell ya--it's REAL chilly here on the hill--callin for -30* tonight--this is getting old ya know, but the old Hitzer is takin it all in stride--goin through 60 lb per day--house is at 74. I'm a happy old farmer:)
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