The Cold Weather Is Here!

General energy and coal related topics, news and basic information. If you do not know where to post your topic post it here.
User avatar
Hambden Bob
Member
Posts: 6466
Joined: Mon. Jan. 04, 2010 10:54 am
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 Thu. Jan. 02, 2014 9:45 am

Mornin' Gang ! Hello from 17* and snowing hard on Ohio's North Coast. I think our area's People have no idea how much lighter we have it compared to Northeast of us. Good to see all coalers! I'll miss this come Monday ! :lol:
Remember,There's No Sight Like Anthracite !......Hambden Bob


coalnewbie
Member
Posts: 6195
Joined: Sat. May. 24, 2008 4:26 pm
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Invader 2
Baseburners & Antiques: Wings Best, Glenwood #8(x2) Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice,
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22
Location: Chester, NY

Post Thu. Jan. 02, 2014 11:04 am

Funny though, my hunker down and survive for the winter mode still kicks in, even though it isn't very cold here. :roll:
Remember not to overwater the palm trees and change to SPF 20.
Posted by an unreasonable adult.

User avatar
just peter
Member
Posts: 221
Joined: Sun. Nov. 20, 2011 3:22 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Weso 225 C3, Susler Altan, Wasseralfingen 440, Susler Altan
Coal Size/Type: bituminous coal,
Stove/Furnace Make: Susler, Weso, Wasseralfingen,
Stove/Furnace Model: Altan, 225C tile stove
Location: North Holland, The Netherlands.

Post Thu. Jan. 02, 2014 5:08 pm

It is even here on the radio news, the brutal wether you have there.
they pointed out that NYC get's lots of snow.
Get some coal inside the house and stay warm.

Peter

User avatar
freetown fred
Member
Posts: 21403
Joined: Thu. Dec. 31, 2009 12:33 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut
Location: Freetown,NY 13803

Post Thu. Jan. 02, 2014 5:11 pm

Consider it done Peter, now if only the horses could feed themselves, I'd be house bound & glad for it:)
"A people that values it's privileges above it's principals, soon loses both"--Dwight D Eisenhower

User avatar
just peter
Member
Posts: 221
Joined: Sun. Nov. 20, 2011 3:22 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Weso 225 C3, Susler Altan, Wasseralfingen 440, Susler Altan
Coal Size/Type: bituminous coal,
Stove/Furnace Make: Susler, Weso, Wasseralfingen,
Stove/Furnace Model: Altan, 225C tile stove
Location: North Holland, The Netherlands.

Post Thu. Jan. 02, 2014 5:17 pm

Well Fred you gould consider to put them in the house.
save some coal to.
I know i'am frugal.

Peter.

User avatar
fastcat
Member
Posts: 443
Joined: Thu. Nov. 12, 2009 11:50 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Nut/Stove Mix
Location: CNY (McGraw)

Post Thu. Jan. 02, 2014 6:39 pm

Weather guy here is saying -20* tomorrow morning Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
This is only my two cents
and sometimes it is not worth that

User avatar
ONEDOLLAR
Verified Business Rep.
Posts: 1867
Joined: Thu. Dec. 01, 2011 6:09 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite
Location: Sooner Country Oklahoma
Contact:

Post Thu. Jan. 02, 2014 6:40 pm

Peter

I had a neighbor growing up who did bring her horse into the house on a regular basis... She would open up the back sliding door and that horse would walk right in. He would also escape and make his way down to my house and dine on the apples on the trees... Fun times!
It is the small things in life that push us over the edge........

User avatar
CoalHeat
Site Moderator
Posts: 8327
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 Thu. Jan. 02, 2014 6:54 pm

13 degrees and snowing here. The cold night will be tomorrow into Saturday, forecast is -9.
Hand fed burning, Fisher woodstove insert is burning :shock: , EFM is loafing...again. :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."


cabinover
Member
Posts: 1587
Joined: Wed. Feb. 04, 2009 7:13 am
Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid Axeman Anderson 130
Baseburners & Antiques: Sparkle #12
Coal Size/Type: Pea, Buckwheat, Nut
Other Heating: LP Hot air. WA TX for coal use.
Location: Fair Haven, VT

Post Thu. Jan. 02, 2014 6:59 pm

Balmy -8°F this morning and wind blowing like crazy. From yesterday around 4PM until tonight at 6:30PM the old gal did some chewing on coal. The house is a warm 72°, garage was 65° until I shut off the circulator last night. It's down to 49° but that's still plenty warm compared to outside.

Anyway....about 150# of coal is now ashes. Doesn't matter though, we're toasty. :lol:

Tomorrow night calling for -20° or cooler then the heat comes back Saturday. I'm ready.
Always learning, still stupid though :D

User avatar
JimD
Member
Posts: 59
Joined: Fri. Dec. 20, 2013 9:09 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Rare Crane Coal Cooker # 88. And pot bellied coal stove
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut coal
Location: Belchertown's Ma

Post Thu. Jan. 02, 2014 7:26 pm

13 now here in Western Ma. Going to 4 tonight then down to -10 tomorrow night. It's 68-70 in the house now just running the Crane 44. I will put the test at up a bit to take over IF it doesn't keep up in the far rooms.
Jim D
Belchertown Ma.
Crane Coal Cooker
Heating a 1900 sq ft / cir.1874 farmhouse
Moderate insulation and Windows
Stove in liv room

Using a Honeywell Wifi thermostat and the Honeywell Total Comfort Connect app on Iphone to monitor from anywhere !!

COAL ROCKS !!!!

User avatar
Rob R.
Site Moderator
Posts: 11340
Joined: Fri. Dec. 28, 2007 4:26 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy
Location: Chazy, NY

Post Thu. Jan. 02, 2014 7:41 pm

I can officially report that Labatt Blue freezes before Molson Canadian. I have never had beer freeze in the basement stairwell before. :shock:

-17 and pretty windy at the moment, just got my first ever call from someone asking how to "turn up" their EFM.

User avatar
CoalHeat
Site Moderator
Posts: 8327
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 Thu. Jan. 02, 2014 8:02 pm

Oh my!!! :shock: :o
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."

Scottaw
Member
Posts: 132
Joined: Tue. Dec. 03, 2013 3:51 pm
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93
Location: Spruce Creek, PA

Post Thu. Jan. 02, 2014 9:27 pm

Glad I got this thing figured out, should see single digit nights for the next week, a -10 in there. I'm excited to see if I can keep my heat pumps from kicking on, they've barely been running since I fired the stove.

User avatar
2001Sierra
Member
Posts: 1844
Joined: Wed. May. 20, 2009 8:09 am
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 Thu. Jan. 02, 2014 9:35 pm

-1 and dropping. First full ash pan with 24 hr burn time this year with Keystoker 90. 40 lbs of coal yesterday, 60 lbs today.
House is warm 75 in basement family room where stove is, upper 60's upstairs on main floor. 75 may sound warm but with air circulation from upstairs it is very comfortable with return air drafts, and cracked basement window for combustion air. Need to install combustion air supply someday when I am bored, where does the time go :?: :oops:

User avatar
JimD
Member
Posts: 59
Joined: Fri. Dec. 20, 2013 9:09 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Rare Crane Coal Cooker # 88. And pot bellied coal stove
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut coal
Location: Belchertown's Ma

Post Thu. Jan. 02, 2014 10:27 pm

Ha ha. Great app for the iPhone.
image.jpg
And this is my iPhone app for my Honeywell wifi thermostat. I can check and adjust from anywhere I can see from work how my stove is doing. With high and low alarms emailed to me also. Real cool.
image.jpg
Jim D
Belchertown Ma.
Crane Coal Cooker
Heating a 1900 sq ft / cir.1874 farmhouse
Moderate insulation and Windows
Stove in liv room

Using a Honeywell Wifi thermostat and the Honeywell Total Comfort Connect app on Iphone to monitor from anywhere !!

COAL ROCKS !!!!


Post Reply

Return to “Coal News & General Coal Discussions”