Now Its Cold Again ! Glad I Trooped Thu Those Warm Days !

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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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: harman sf 160
Coal Size/Type: Nut
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Location: somewhere high in the catskill mountains

Post Sat. Mar. 11, 2017 5:14 pm

Yeah Fred same here wunderground.com is calling for 12 to 18 inches. Glad my boiler is a hand fed in case power goes out. Generator can then be dedicated for fridge & freezer & well.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea
Location: Springfield, VA

Post Sat. Mar. 11, 2017 7:13 pm

We are forecast to get 5-9 inches overnight Monday and into Tuesday. That will be our first measurable snow this winter. However, it's not as cold as they said it was going to be. No matter, after laying off for 2 weeks the Marks Brothers are up and running once again. Taking the chill off with the gas furnace just isn't the same. Stay warm, Lisa
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Coal Size/Type: Eastern KY bituminous
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Post Sat. Mar. 11, 2017 7:54 pm

Calling for snow here Monday night. I fired Ashley back up yesterday morning.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work
Location: Royersford, Pa
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Post Sat. Mar. 11, 2017 10:45 pm

coalnewbie wrote:WOW FF, and so both pupils need to stay home...............

If I wanted this chit I would have moved to Maine.
Wrongo there CN. I went to Maine for snow 2 weeks ago and came home early since there was none !!!!! Looks like I will put more miles on the snowmobile here at home than up there.

And we were told that the Greenville, ME school district has like some 30 kids from grades K-12....... Sorta like Freetown !!!!

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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260 Boiler
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed
Location: Montrose, Pa.

Post Sun. Mar. 12, 2017 7:32 am

Rob R; I like my HYDRONIC space heater! No fridge or chair in the boiler room. 12 hour feedings, ash removal every 36 hours or so. Dumping ash in old septic tank to fill it in some.(not deep tank). Keeps space in house toasty warm 70*, 24/7.

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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Invader 2
Baseburners & Antiques: Wings Best, Glenwood #8(x2) Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice,
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22
Location: Chester, NY

Post Sun. Mar. 12, 2017 10:03 pm

Hmmm, three trees outside the arm with big yellow crosses on them but as yet uncut. If I lose power I will be very annoyed. It would mean turning up the wick on the Garnet and the Wings Best together. The trouble is that makes me very sleepy and the warm radiant heat along with a small JW Black Label puts me into a comfortable all night snooze. Last time I dreamed I was an EFM owner and woke up in a panic ..... ahahahahhahahaha, I slay myself. .... incoming.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Invader 2
Baseburners & Antiques: Wings Best, Glenwood #8(x2) Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice,
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22
Location: Chester, NY

Post Sun. Mar. 12, 2017 10:10 pm

Wrongo there CN. I went to Maine for snow 2 weeks ago and came home early since there was none !!!!! Looks like I will put more miles on the snowmobile here at home than up there.

And we were told that the Greenville, ME school district has like some 30 kids from grades K-12....... Sorta like Freetown !!!!
Sorta!!!
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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 Mon. Mar. 13, 2017 6:32 am

wilder11354 wrote:Rob R; I like my HYDRONIC space heater! No fridge or chair in the boiler room. 12 hour feedings, ash removal every 36 hours or so. Dumping ash in old septic tank to fill it in some.(not deep tank). Keeps space in house toasty warm 70*, 24/7.
There is still time for the fridge and chair. :)

It is 0 at my place right now.

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Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
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