Newbie Stove Owner - Chubby

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warminmn
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Post By: warminmn » Fri. Feb. 16, 2018 12:01 pm

Theres nothing wrong with poking around inside if its working for you. It may not work for someone else but that doesnt matter if it works for you.

Ive had some very long burns with wood even with my JR if its good wood, an inch or two of ash on top of grate, and overfire air. Im not sure about the screen as Ive never used a stove that way.

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Riddlerlloyd
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby
Coal Size/Type: Nut - Lehigh hard
Other Heating: Oil fired steam convectors
Location: Central PA

Post By: Riddlerlloyd » Thu. Mar. 01, 2018 8:27 am

One full month down and working on the second with the Chubby. The warm temps have helped keep the house extra toasty, almost too much. I will say the stove runs great choked down and I got some 15-16 hour burns out of it when I had long work days. My fiancée is accepting of it as well and enjoys the radiant heat and doesn't mind the mess....she's on board for a larger stove in the main house and moving the Chubby to the living room...and I think I have her talked into a baseburner..fingers crossed. In a few years I'll look to upgrade to a combination coal/oil boiler for the steam heat and I should be good to go.

Stay warm all we still have winter left.

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Post By: LehighanthraciteMatt » Thu. Mar. 01, 2018 10:05 am

freetown fred wrote:
Sat. Feb. 10, 2018 7:35 pm
Damn guys, I'm getting my BLASCHAK delivered for $230.00 per. Bulk. I can understand Ct. bein high but $215.00 in central Pa & near ya & you do the work??? Damn!!!!!!!!!!!!
He isn't paying that, he said its available for that but he gets it from the mine. He is paying much less than $215.00 at the mines for bulk. :lol:

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Post By: Riddlerlloyd » Thu. Mar. 01, 2018 10:12 am

Bulk price at the mine in Tamaqua is $170/ton picked up by me. When I first got started and needed coal quick I got it locally at the higher price. I won't next year after I get a bin built and bring it in over the summer and fall.

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Post By: LehighanthraciteMatt » Thu. Mar. 01, 2018 10:15 am

Riddlerlloyd wrote:
Thu. Mar. 01, 2018 10:12 am
Bulk price at the mine in Tamaqua is $170/ton picked up by me. When I first got started and needed coal quick I got it locally at the higher price. I won't next year after I get a bin built and bring it in over the summer and fall.
It is $160 not $170

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Post By: Riddlerlloyd » Thu. Mar. 01, 2018 10:43 am

Really? When I called the told me $170...maybe cause I'm in a pickup?

Oh well, even more reason to get that bin built!

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Post By: LehighanthraciteMatt » Thu. Mar. 01, 2018 12:04 pm

Riddlerlloyd wrote:
Thu. Mar. 01, 2018 10:43 am
Really? When I called the told me $170...maybe cause I'm in a pickup?

Oh well, even more reason to get that bin built!
Not sure who told you that? It is $160.00...

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Post By: Riddlerlloyd » Thu. Mar. 01, 2018 12:33 pm

It's all good. I called the office and was directed to the scale. I got prices on already bagged and bulk in my pickup I may have wrote the numbers down wrong. Either way it makes sense for me to get it there..I just need to have the structure to handle it in place.

Hopefully I didn't confuse the issue too much!

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Post By: freetown fred » Thu. Mar. 01, 2018 12:36 pm

Hell R, we're all mostly confused anyway!! LOL

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Post By: Riddlerlloyd » Thu. Mar. 01, 2018 3:03 pm

Hey! I resemble that remark Fred.

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Post By: joeq » Thu. Mar. 01, 2018 4:13 pm

Me too. :baby:

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Post By: lobsterman » Thu. Mar. 08, 2018 8:19 am

Riddler-
When you were burning hard- 50 lbs a day is HUGE for the Chubby- 3 shakes per day is unavoidable. I burn only 15-25 lbs per day except on the coldest days. As for burning wood, many of us (Including Larry) do it occasionally in the off seasons. I burn wood with my loading door open but don't take it off in case I want shut her down. No reason you couldn't if you have some flying spark protection.
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Post By: Riddlerlloyd » Thu. Mar. 08, 2018 11:46 am

Thank you Lobsterman. I average about 40 lbs per day in it. I'm in the process at looking for a bigger stove with the ability to hold more coal for a longer burn at higher temps. I'll move the chubby to the large added on living room we have.

I still can't complain as the oil heat has only been needed once or twice since end of January.

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Post By: Vonda » Tue. Mar. 13, 2018 3:06 am

I got some 15-16 hour burns out of it when I had long work days.
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All i can say is WOW. I still havent learn how to keep a fire more than two days. But the weather here is crazy. Two week ago it was in th eighties. Now my stove is back on because the " feels like" temperature is going down to the twenties.
YOU GOTTA LOVE GEORGIA'S WEATHER!

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Post By: Bob500 » Tue. Mar. 13, 2018 10:04 am

Riddler,
I am on my 3rd season with the Chubby. When I first started I was running 3 days or so and needed to clean out and start over. I now seem to have learned how to get much longer runs. I have been running steady since our storm last week. We are getting hammered again today. The more coal I burn, required more shaking and poking. I think I really wasn't clearing the grates enough. I can get 12 hour burns now between tending. It comes down to the proper fuel and air mixture, like an engine. Keep at it and stay warm!
Bob

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