Poll: How Many Matches This Past Season

For Hand Fed Stoves, How Many Matches This Past Season

0, you run year round. Im jealous
No votes
1 match club. Somewhere an employee making matches hates you
2 Oops, almost
3 Pretty darned good
4-6 Good
7-10 Need a little more practice
No votes
I Lost Count. I blame my spouse or neighbor.
Total votes: 25

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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 Fri. May. 19, 2017 11:00 am

Finally let the range go out Wednesday when it hit 95 F here. Wanted to keep it going for cooking and not need to use the pro-pain kitchen stove. But, even in direct draft and dampered down to send the bulk of the heat up the chimney, there was still too much heat output. The kitchen was getting close to the outdoor temps. Easy to see why the old timers had summer kitchens and moved the range outback to a porch or shed. Forerunner of todays BBQ grill. ;)

8 months since first startup in September, with only a few restarts needed for "operator error". Gotta remember to refuel the stove before those afternoon naps. :oops:

I vacuumed it all out yesterday. When the weather cools off a bit I'll run it again on wood to give it nice rust proof coating of creosote for the three month summer shutdown.


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Posts: 61
Joined: Thu. Jul. 24, 2008 7:57 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93, Hitzer 30-95, Hitzer 55ul
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak nuts
Location: Thetford Mines, Que, Canada

Post Fri. May. 19, 2017 10:09 pm

Light up my 50-93 on October the 6 and let it die on May the first. One match only. Burned 7,200 pounds Blaschak nuts. Hitzer serve me the best for my 2,600 sq. feet canadian home with average insulation. No other source of heat is used. Regardless of the outside temperature our Hitzer treats us extremely well.

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Posts: 3894
Joined: Sat. Dec. 20, 2008 8:33 am
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea
Location: Springfield, VA

Post Sun. May. 21, 2017 6:16 pm

1 match in spite of neglect by my adult children when DK and I were traveling. The fire was never dead enough that it couldn't be pulled back to life. Lisa

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Posts: 8332
Joined: Sat. Feb. 10, 2007 9:48 pm
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 Sun. May. 21, 2017 6:24 pm

One match for the Harman, Sept to March something or other. 2+ ton. :D

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Joined: Wed. Apr. 03, 2013 1:24 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 3-Locke Warm Morning #120, 1-Locke Warm Morning #524B
Baseburners & Antiques: 2014 DTS C17 Base Burner
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anth.
Other Heating: none
Location: Elkhart county, IN.

Post Sun. May. 28, 2017 8:43 am

4, three different stoves, one relit during the very late cold snap.

i find it interesting how this "climate change" stuff worked out this yr. i lit up earlier, had a fire later ( than ever ) and burned LESS coal over all.

just doing my part to keep the green house operating :twisted:

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