Who's Going to Light up Today?

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ceccil
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Mark III
Location: Elmira, NY

Post Sun. Oct. 11, 2009 3:53 pm

Just wondering how many are going to be lighting up today. Weather Bug is showing freeze warnings for most of NY and PA. I have been idling along for about a week or so to keep the chill off. Have only used about a hoppers worth of coal since firing up. Will top it off today and empty the ash pan. Supposed to get down into the mid to upper 20's tonight.

Jeff
Jeff
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Perky
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska/Franco Belge
Stove/Furnace Model: Kodiak/1375
Location: NEPA - Poconos "the higher elevations" where we have are own weather!

Post Sun. Oct. 11, 2009 4:07 pm

I did with the new Kodiak.
It's a beautiful thing!
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BiG Jam
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Joined: Wed. Dec. 10, 2008 7:39 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000
Coal Size/Type: Nut and Pea Mix
Other Heating: Oil hot water Propane
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC 2000
Location: Holtsville, New York, Long Island

Post Sun. Oct. 11, 2009 4:19 pm

Been doing the wood burn, so far no coal as of yet.
Cold Temps this mid week.

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CoalHeat
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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 Sun. Oct. 11, 2009 4:42 pm

Flipped 2 switches and closed 1 damper on the Alaska this morning (that starts up the forced-air system). Lighting the hand-fed is not far off!

OOPS! Wrong state! :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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Freddy
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined
Location: Orrington, Maine

Post Sun. Oct. 11, 2009 5:25 pm

I flipped two switches, reversed 7 valves, and lit one match this morning. The Axeman Anderson has fire in the hole!
Orrington, Maine
Fred

"If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all".

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grizzly2
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.
Location: Whippleville, NY

Post Sun. Oct. 11, 2009 6:09 pm

Lit up the Hitzer about 1-1/2 hours ago. Toasty warm now. I saw the weather forcast too. That is what made me decide to lihgt up. :)
The only redeeming value of winter is that I can have a fire in my stove.

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wlape3
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska 140 Auger
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Propane
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Location: Delanson, NY transitioning to SE Mass

Post Sun. Oct. 11, 2009 6:48 pm

Lit up the furnace today. Not much call for heat yet but it's starting to get chilly out!

Will
"We have met the enemy and he is us" - Pogo Possum

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Sting
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Other Heating: OBSO Lennox Pulse "Air Scorcher" burning NG
Location: Lower Fox Valley = Wisconsin

Post Sun. Oct. 11, 2009 8:01 pm

ME!
When you turn your boiler on -Does it return the favor?
I have finally lost my mind. Don't bother to return it. It wasn't working properly anyway!


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009to090
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice
Location: Warrenton, NC

Post Sun. Oct. 11, 2009 8:11 pm

Brought our Citrus trees inside for the winter, today. They can't take below 40F weather. Fired up the DVC-500 at 3:00 this afternoon. It ws sunny out, but 68F in the house. Not bad, but I knew it would get colder tonight, so went ahead and stoked it up.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

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cArNaGe
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Post Sun. Oct. 11, 2009 8:12 pm

Well I finally gave in to the wife and kids and closed the windows.

Kitchen oven should keep the house above 40 tonight if she cooks.

Conductor
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker dv 90
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont casting vigilant 1980's
Coal Size/Type: Rice and nut
Location: Latham NY

Post Sun. Oct. 11, 2009 8:54 pm

Fired up the vc vig today.

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Blackdiamonddoug
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Stove/Furnace Make: axemen 260 rebuilt by Matt
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Location: haverhill Ma

Post Sun. Oct. 11, 2009 9:05 pm

I have to wait until its gets REAL cold IF I LIGHT UP THE BIG bLACK WHORE THE CELLAR WILL BE 85 DEGREES AND THEN THE t STAT WONT BE CALLING.
bbd

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Poconoeagle
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Location: Tobyhanna PA

Post Sun. Oct. 11, 2009 9:26 pm

Blackdiamonddoug wrote:I have to wait until its gets REAL cold IF I LIGHT UP THE BIG bLACK WHORE THE CELLAR WILL BE 85 DEGREES AND THEN THE t STAT WONT BE CALLING.
bbd
Those B B W's can get and stay hot... :P
"Do it Right the First Time" dont leave it for the next guy, as YOU may be the Next guy!!

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tvb
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Post Sun. Oct. 11, 2009 9:40 pm

Eh. Looking the forecast makes me think I better get off my butt and order some coal.

Chris - citrus trees? Pictures?

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CoalHeat
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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 Sun. Oct. 11, 2009 9:41 pm

Freddy wrote:I flipped two switches, reversed 7 valves, and lit one match this morning. The Axeman Anderson has fire in the hole!
This is the New York Forum Freddy. :D

I don't hear anyone happy about the cooler weather over on the Oil Forum.
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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