One Match Club : 2012-2013 Season

nepacoal
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Coal Size/Type: Rice/Buck
Location: NEPA

Post Thu. Mar. 14, 2013 3:44 pm

Still in, started September 21st (wife was cold). This includes a weekend away. loaded the SF260 with as much as I could at 6:30AM on Saturday and returned at 1AM Monday morning to a small pile of hot coals. Took more than an hour to bring it back enough to go to bed, but it did not go out.

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buffalo bob
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Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut
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Post Thu. Mar. 14, 2013 4:28 pm

still in if my intentional clean out don't count I always do one during the jan. thaw . like to be safe

Den034071
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Post Thu. Mar. 14, 2013 4:37 pm

Started Oct. 28 first time on the 1 match club .Burning deep mine lump coal which I CRACK TO PEA AN NUT .jACK

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Lightning
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Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size
Location: Olean, NY

Post Thu. Mar. 14, 2013 6:15 pm

First match went from Oct 26 till around Jan 5th. Intentional shut down and clean. Second match from Jan 5th to present.

Two matches should do it for me unless we get an early warm spell like last spring :-)


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Black_And_Blue
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Post Thu. Oct. 10, 2013 8:15 am

where's the 2014 thread for this?

lets get started :-)

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dcrane
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Post Thu. Oct. 10, 2013 9:42 am

I missed last year by a few matches...
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carlherrnstein
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Post Thu. Oct. 10, 2013 3:23 pm

I love it, that looks like my wife trying to start a fire, seriously I have come home to that. :rofl:

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dcrane
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Post Thu. Oct. 10, 2013 8:07 pm

carlherrnstein wrote:I love it, that looks like my wife trying to start a fire, seriously I have come home to that. :rofl:
aint she a hunny :clap:


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DePippo79
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Coal Size/Type: Anthracite. Stove and nut size.
Other Heating: Oil hot water.
Location: Hampton, NH

Post Mon. Oct. 14, 2013 10:04 pm

Not going to officially start keeping a constant fire till next week, but does revitalizing a weak fire with a little wood disqualify you from the one match club? Am I already disqualified because I had the stove going off and on? Couple days at a time.

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2001Sierra
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Location: Wynantskill NY, 10 miles from Albany

Post Mon. Oct. 14, 2013 10:22 pm

First year with your new stove does not really count. As time goes on it just becomes another challenge after you have mastered the "Coal Thing". If everything was easy everybody would be doing it.

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Wiz
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Post Tue. Oct. 15, 2013 5:11 am

2001Sierra wrote:First year with your new stove does not really count. As time goes on it just becomes another challenge after you have mastered the "Coal Thing". If everything was easy everybody would be doing it.
In that case it's all good :lol: I only used 1 pack of matches my first year, so for 2013-2014 I'm still in the 1 match club. ;)

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Lightning
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Location: Olean, NY

Post Tue. Oct. 15, 2013 5:31 am

Two matches last year. Provided no catastrophic failures, I should be able to do one match this year :D

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