Still Buring 4-29-14 -- How Many Else?

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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buffalo bob
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut
Location: scpa. bedford co. buffalo mills

Post Wed. Apr. 30, 2014 5:41 pm

still going, low and slow...please warm up...

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anthony7812
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Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Anthracite
Location: Colley,Pennsylvania

Post Wed. Apr. 30, 2014 6:19 pm

7-ton mark is quickly approaching. I have the Mark 3 still pushin BTU's in the basement. 2 weeks until I punch a hole in the basement wall and set in the Van Wert. It will be awesome having a nice walkout basement door soon not to mention a boiler! June is the big plumbing install so already lookin forward to next heating season. Just after a nice summer im hoping.
Anthony

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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 Wed. Apr. 30, 2014 6:29 pm

I anticipate to continue burning till mid May. That is two weeks longer than I've ever had to burn.. :shock:

And I will be close to the end of 6 tons which is nearly a full ton more than last year! Wow..

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VigIIPeaBurner
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Casting Vigilant II 2310
Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace
Location: Pequest River Valley, Warren Co NJ

Post Wed. Apr. 30, 2014 6:32 pm

Approaching the four ton mark on the same match since early November. Would have struck it earlier but I was reconfiguring the bin location and loading zone which took some time. Vigilant II is idling most of the time at 230-260°F, measured at the outlet collar. Haven't reduced the firebox size yet. Looking forward into the second week of May, I can't see when I'll let it go out but it's got to be getting close.There were a few days when we hit the mid 70's a couple of weekends ago and I had the window-stats working but after this winter and my lousy joints, 77°F while sitting in the kitchen felt great :D
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davidmcbeth3
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Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

Post Wed. Apr. 30, 2014 8:16 pm

lowfog01 wrote:I'm not running but I sure wish I was. It's been chilly and wet around here. I'd light up again but I'm out of coal. Bummer.
I can send you some pics of my coal and you can print them out and then burn the paper...maybe will burn like coal then....

Keep warm !

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davidmcbeth3
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Post Wed. Apr. 30, 2014 8:18 pm

Lightning wrote:I anticipate to continue burning till mid May. That is two weeks longer than I've ever had to burn.. :shock:

And I will be close to the end of 6 tons which is nearly a full ton more than last year! Wow..
That's where I will be ... 6 tons for the season...

A few years ago I had to run into June because of rain and chilliness.

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mkline
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak x 2...Old and New
Coal Size/Type: Nut and Stove/Anthracite
Location: Lewisburg,PA

Post Wed. Apr. 30, 2014 8:27 pm

I almost finished off 7 tons that I had so I took a ride to Lenigs yesterday and picked up a ton of stove to keep the chill off :D .I usually burn a bit over 6 tons.

Mike

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buffalo bob
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut
Location: scpa. bedford co. buffalo mills

Post Thu. May. 01, 2014 7:19 pm

real close to 6 ton, wow global warming sucks...

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pine grove coal user
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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 Thu. May. 01, 2014 7:32 pm

Hope to burn straight through summer into fall with the Tarm boiler. Right now it is burning about 25 pounds a day, but I bet it could keep burning at 20 pounds a day. The Samson controller works really well at keeping the fire burning. I love my boiler!!

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Stove/Furnace Make: Liesure Line Hearth

Post Tue. Jun. 03, 2014 7:47 am

I burn year around. 8 tons this year usually I burn close to 6. Very cold winter. I have not bought oil in about 3 years

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NWBuilder
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite
Location: Norfolk, CT

Post Tue. Jun. 03, 2014 8:04 am

I'm a year rounder as well. Lots of coal this year, just shutting down now for a clean out today or tomorrow then back up again!!

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Rob R.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy
Location: Chazy, NY

Post Tue. Jun. 03, 2014 11:15 am

NWBuilder wrote:I'm a year rounder as well. Lots of coal this year, just shutting down now for a clean out today or tomorrow then back up again!!
I went through that exercise on Saturday. Total cleaning, and back online for the summer.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - (custom built by Jim Dorsey, Taunton MA - RIP 4/18/13)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler
Location: West-Central Mass

Post Tue. Jun. 03, 2014 10:28 pm

Lost the fire the other day. Turns out, these coal boilers need COAL to keep burning! Ooops .... :lol:
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NWBuilder
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Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite
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Post Tue. Jun. 03, 2014 11:15 pm

I hate when that happens Smitty

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Post Wed. Jun. 04, 2014 8:09 am

SMITTY wrote:Lost the fire the other day. Turns out, these coal boilers need COAL to keep burning! Ooops .... :lol:
That's the air fuel ratio getting too lean.
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