Lock up One Grate on My 503 Two Days Ago & Finger Injury

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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davidmcbeth3
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Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
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Post Fri. Mar. 10, 2017 8:53 pm

Many clinkers ! Poked most out and pushed ones I could not get out back up so I could free the grate.

I avoided the temptation to test my strength again (which has resulted in broken grates) LOL.

I hate bending down ... so I have it a day of burning with the grate in an off-kilter position prior to taking corrective action (sometimes I can re-free a grate after waiting a day).

To make matters worse...during my home improvement job (installing about 1K or hardwood flooring) I banged my pinky ... not too bad...then my kid stepped on it when helping with the install of a few boards...ballooned up to 2x. Lanced it and went to the doctor today...he thinks its infected so some antibiotics.

But how can you get an infection w/o a cut ... beats me. Stupid finger. Slowing me down in my install....almost done with 2nd BR with 2 smaller BRs to go to finish.

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Post Fri. Mar. 10, 2017 9:05 pm

I have had about 6 serious infections since 1980 without breaking the skin. The antibiotic that helps you will make you more likely to get another and will effect the "good" flora in your body that keeps the "bad" at bay. My last one almost killed me. I have lingering effects of having to much of a "good" thing to this day. I take a mild antibiotic every day. Someday an infection or inflammation will kill me. ;)
A little tongue in cheek as inflammation kills everyone.......

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Post Sat. Mar. 11, 2017 12:52 am

Most issues associated with antibiotics are due to overdosing I've heard....and ya, you can mess up yer good bugs.

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Post Sat. Mar. 11, 2017 6:44 am

David, I'm begining to think your stove is possesed and out to get you.
Nothing is impossible for people who don't have to do it themselves.

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Post Sat. Mar. 11, 2017 10:14 am

coaledsweat wrote:David, I'm begining to think your stove is possesed and out to get you.
The CIA is controlling my cat, making him add clinkers into the stove while I'm not looking.

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Post Sat. Mar. 11, 2017 11:13 am

Put the dog on the payroll watching him, they work cheap.
Nothing is impossible for people who don't have to do it themselves.

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Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert
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Post Sat. Mar. 11, 2017 2:08 pm

The dog and cat are in cahoots here.
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Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
100% Oil Free!
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Post Sat. Mar. 11, 2017 2:38 pm

At first glance, I thought that was Boris and Natasha. :lol:
Nothing is impossible for people who don't have to do it themselves.

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Post Sun. Mar. 12, 2017 10:18 am

:D :D
Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
100% Oil Free!
"It's what we learn after we think we know it all that counts."

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