New Chimney

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.
Den034071
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Post Mon. Apr. 10, 2017 7:43 pm

I am at 72 doing a 20 foot chimney .Man I m not 30 anymore .Damn workin with a 40 year old laborer makes me feel 90 .Hell I ised to put 90 bricks on the wheelbarrow not long ago .Now yesterday I put 24 bricks on the wheely .I feel like Fred on his loggin job . The old gray mare aint what I used to be .Jack
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: 3-Locke Warm Morning #120, 1-Locke Warm Morning #524B
Baseburners & Antiques: 2014 DTS C17 Base Burner 1- Crawford #40 BB
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anth.
Other Heating: none
Location: Elkhart county, IN.

Post Mon. Apr. 10, 2017 8:07 pm

just remember my friend it ain't the work or the fall that'll do you in it's those sudden stops :baby:

be careful, look twice, check it, then step
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2001Sierra
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent
Location: Wynantskill NY, 10 miles from Albany

Post Mon. Apr. 10, 2017 8:57 pm

Careful young man! Even if you carried one brick you are doing more than most half your age. Keep calm and carry on, send us pictures. :yes:

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Hambden Bob
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Blower Model Coal Chubby 1982-Serial#0097
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni ! / Nut
Other Heating: Pro-Pain Forced Air
Location: Hambden Twp. Geauga County,Ohio

Post Mon. Apr. 10, 2017 9:41 pm

Jack,meeting You for the first time at the Old Number 9 Mine Tour for Our Coal Meet-N-Greet,I wouldn't of believed that You're the age that You are !

To Hell with it,Mister,,,Slug it out Your way.... Ask neither permission nor forgiveness...

I'm thinkin' that You might just outlive Us All !
Remember,There's No Sight Like Anthracite !......Hambden Bob

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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 Tue. Apr. 11, 2017 5:52 am

Den034071 wrote:I am at 72 doing a 20 foot chimney .Man I m not 30 anymore .Damn workin with a 40 year old laborer makes me feel 90 .Hell I ised to put 90 bricks on the wheelbarrow not long ago .Now yesterday I put 24 bricks on the wheely .I feel like Fred on his loggin job . The old gray mare aint what I used to be .Jack
The only consequence is it will take a little longer. :clap: I had a my six month checkup and the doctor asked me what I was doing lately so I told him. He sat there with his mouth open and said that he wished any of his patients had half the energy I had. I told him I bet you say that to all your patients!

Any how keep layen em Jack. Train the younger ones on how to do it right. :P
Rev. Larry
Ashland Pa.

1 John 1:9... If we sin and we confess that sin He is faithful and just and will forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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David...
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby clone
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Stove/Furnace Make: Penn
Location: RI

Post Tue. Apr. 11, 2017 11:28 am

Slow and steady wins the race. When it's done no one will care how long it took.
Is it interior or exterior?

David

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Post Tue. Apr. 11, 2017 11:42 am

For you young guys.First with a jackhammer I busted out a 6 inch slab of concrete .Then next dug the footer 4 feet deep with a 6 foot bar .Next cut through concrete wall was 8 in thick for thimble .Lastly I an helper Hand Mixed the 4 foot thick footer .There was Smoke coming off the hoe as we mixed by hand . I mean Smoke .Skipped the Alive pills and a Shot of Old Grandad after 6 hours .Me an Freetown Fred aint over the hill yet .Jack from no. 9
Jack from Lehigh Valley

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut
Location: Freetown,NY 13803

Post Tue. Apr. 11, 2017 2:54 pm

You can bet your sweet bippy on that Jack. I gotta ask, after doin all that, what'd ya do in the afternoon??? :lol:
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Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

Post Tue. Apr. 11, 2017 3:18 pm

72 is the new 40 !

Well a 40 yr old who got hit by a bus.

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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: harman sf 160
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: wood parlor stove
Location: somewhere high in the catskill mountains

Post Tue. Apr. 11, 2017 4:46 pm

davidmcbeth3 wrote:72 is the new 40 !

Well a 40 yr old who got hit by a bus.
A$$ Hole!!!!!
What paralyzes life, is failure to believe, and failure to dare.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace
Location: Central NY

Post Tue. Apr. 11, 2017 5:41 pm

Den034071 wrote:For you young guys.First with a jackhammer I busted out a 6 inch slab of concrete .Then next dug the footer 4 feet deep with a 6 foot bar .Next cut through concrete wall was 8 in thick for thimble .Lastly I an helper Hand Mixed the 4 foot thick footer .There was Smoke coming off the hoe as we mixed by hand . I mean Smoke .Skipped the Alive pills and a Shot of Old Grandad after 6 hours .Me an Freetown Fred aint over the hill yet .Jack from no. 9
As they say, work like that'll keep an old man feeling young,.... and make a young man feel old. ;)

Paul
So many stoves - so few chimneys. I must be coal-stone crazy.

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: G111, Southard Robertson
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermopride
Stove/Furnace Model: oil fired
Location: Northern CT

Post Tue. Apr. 11, 2017 7:51 pm

Hey Jack, you know what they say, "No pics, didn't happen" :lol: Then again, if your cell phone fell in the concrete, how will you take photos? (Kidding of course. Good to hear you're still able to to get motivated.)
I got coal in my Christmas stocking. (Yey!)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert
Location: Stillwater, New Jersey

Post Tue. Apr. 11, 2017 9:21 pm

Hambden Bob wrote:Jack,meeting You for the first time at the Old Number 9 Mine Tour for Our Coal Meet-N-Greet,I wouldn't of believed that You're the age that You are !

To Hell with it,Mister,,,Slug it out Your way.... Ask neither permission nor forgiveness...

I'm thinkin' that You might just outlive Us All !
Exactly right! Keep going Jack, lots of admiration and respect from me!
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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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska 140 Dual Paddle Feed
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Pittston Stove
Baseburners & Antiques: Fame Rosemont #20, Dickson Oak, Golden Oak, Happy Thought Oak, 1913 Herald Oak#16, (2)Comfort Stove
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Chesnut, Pea, Rice / Anthracite
Location: Pittston, Pennsylvania

Post Tue. Apr. 11, 2017 10:11 pm

Den034071 wrote:I am at 72 doing a 20 foot chimney .Man I m not 30 anymore .Damn workin with a 40 year old laborer makes me feel 90 .Hell I ised to put 90 bricks on the wheelbarrow not long ago .Now yesterday I put 24 bricks on the wheely .I feel like Fred on his loggin job . The old gray mare aint what I used to be .Jack
Yes Sir Jack, I know right where you're coming from. Been hand mixing and laying down mortar with no helper for the last two days.
I'm only 4 years shy of 72 and I feel your pain.

I look at what I got done in two 12 hour days and can still remember being able to get more than that in 4 or 5 hours after work.
Then again. ................ That was 40 years ago :D

Paulie
Former anthracite contract strip miner

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Other Heating: Gas boiler backup/main
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000
Location: Chattanooga, Tenn

Post Tue. Apr. 11, 2017 10:25 pm

Hell no, I am in great shape and 15 years behind ya and I am not digging a 4 ft. hole with anything but hydraulics and hand mixing cement is way behind me....
I played basketball tonight with a 73 year old guy that has been injured and has not played in months...he hit 90% of his shots from 3 point range with a metal splint on his little finger from ripping the end of it off in the net playing volleyball....best pickleball player in Tenn at his age group.....people like this do exist, but they are rare indeed. Keep it up Jack, the alternative is....... :o You to FF....

Kevin

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