Anticipated Fire up Date for 2013-2014 Winter

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Pocono Pete
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing 111
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing 111
Location: Gouldsboro,PA

Post Sat. Oct. 19, 2013 11:07 pm

Fired up the stoker today 10/19/2013. I could have waited but the wife was getting cold. I really wanted to see if everything was working ok. Replaced the glass on the door and was hoping the seal was good. So far the channing III is running good, the carbon monoxide detectors have not gone off, stove has been running for six hours. I have a really large space to heat, about 2800 sq. feet, hard getting the heat upstairs but will supplement with oil once in a while.


newbie in ny
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker 160
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Location: central new york

Post Sun. Oct. 20, 2013 7:42 pm

just lit this afternoon. getting too chilly for me, Didn't make sense to be chilly when I have more than 3 ton of coal waiting to be burned in the basement.

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Lightning
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size
Location: Olean, NY

Post Mon. Oct. 21, 2013 2:12 am

My chimney is getting anxious!! I have draft draw this morning with NO fire.... Gonna lite her up Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning :)
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EarthWindandFire
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Other Heating: Oil Furnace and Kerosene Heaters.
Location: Connecticut

Post Mon. Oct. 21, 2013 6:43 am

I think Wednesday will be the day! According to the forecast, the daytime temperatures will be just 55 degrees after that for southern Connecticut.
Mark

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davidmcbeth3
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Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

Post Mon. Oct. 21, 2013 4:13 pm

EarthWindandFire wrote:I think Wednesday will be the day! According to the forecast, the daytime temperatures will be just 55 degrees after that for southern Connecticut.
They say its going to rain .. so I started up this afternoon ... keeps the dampness out ... burn on !

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wilder11354
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Joined: Sat. Jan. 29, 2011 10:48 pm
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260 Boiler
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed
Location: Montrose, Pa.

Post Mon. Oct. 21, 2013 8:54 pm

Lit up sunday.... re lit roday. I don't know why but I shook grate a tad after firing up sunday a few hours after light up... and coal got jammed in it... so I left it that way. I guess as bottom coal ashed it dropped to pan below, and so did tthe coal above. Coal was out this morning. DOH!!! guess i'm the first 2 matcher for this heating season.

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2001Sierra
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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 Tue. Oct. 22, 2013 12:36 am

Tonite! Just got done, in spring I did a thorough cleaning. This evening reinstalled stove pipe, screwed with the baro, I am going back to a Fields RC the type M I had does not like my T, just keeps hanging up no matter how much I fiddle with it. Used my nieces RC from Fridays scrap run. Will order a new one tomorrow. Lube all the motors, resealed the grates this morning,cleaned the glass for what it is worth and we are back online. Off to Martinsville Speedway on Wednesday, and leaving the bride home with a warm house, and cold front coming.

paulsferg
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Stove/Furnace Make: efm520
Stove/Furnace Model: efm520
Location: sullivan county,n.y.

Post Tue. Oct. 22, 2013 9:36 am

just fired up the efm last night.good to go till the spring.still amazes me how good this boiler works.


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Lightning
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size
Location: Olean, NY

Post Tue. Oct. 22, 2013 9:36 pm

I got her lit!! Low of 35 tonight and only highs in the 40's for a while with snow in the forecast!!! Currently 149 degrees on the pipe and 199 over the load door. Got her cut back for an idle thru the night. Below is a pic after a fresh layer ignited :D She is happy to be warm again (we call her Ashley :lol: )
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kstills
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Stoker Coal Boiler: WL 110
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Location: New Britain, PA

Post Wed. Oct. 23, 2013 8:17 am

Cleaned out the WL 110 last nite, relit and started the heating season.

Lows around 34 tonight, with the highs for the next week in the mid 50's. That means the house temp will slowly drop down through the 60's, which is unacceptable to some of the more fragile members of the brood.

71 downstairs, 65 upstairs, 4 tons of coal and an April wake up. :)

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Fritzi
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnafire Elite
Location: Schuylkill County, PA

Post Thu. Oct. 24, 2013 9:34 pm

And the rocks are burning!
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LDPosse
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Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: DS1500, Kozy King 100
Location: Tower City, PA
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Post Fri. Oct. 25, 2013 12:39 am

I've got 2 weeks of burning in now. Started on Oct 10, right after my basement flooded. I burned some bitty initially, but I've been on anthracite since the 14th. I've had the DS1500 set as low as it goes. The stove has been maintaining 225 degrees at it's hottest point, right behind the hopper loading door, and my stack temp is barely 100 degrees.

I've been loading the stove once a day, and have been tracking my coal use since the 15th.

Oct 15 - 19 lbs
Oct 16 - 16 lbs
Oct 17 - 14 lbs
Oct 18 - 18 lbs
Oct 19 - 12 lbs
Oct 20 - 16 lbs
Oct 21 - 17 lbs
Oct 22 - 17 lbs
Oct 23 - 19 lbs
Oct 24 - 19 lbs

Can't complain about these numbers. Love this DS!
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davidmcbeth3
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Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

Post Sat. Oct. 26, 2013 5:23 pm

Fritzi wrote:And the rocks are burning!
Magic Rocks !

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lsayre
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)
Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post Sat. Oct. 26, 2013 5:36 pm

davidmcbeth3 wrote:
Fritzi wrote:And the rocks are burning!
Magic Rocks !
Gotta love em! (except perhaps if you're from Centralia).
-Larry

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titleist1
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite
Location: Cecil County, MD

Post Sat. Oct. 26, 2013 7:21 pm

Got tired of waiting and fired up the stove this evening.

It all looks good so far. I'll have to watch it and see if the air setting and feed setting are OK for this years batch of coal.
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I drive a VW TDI, heat my home & workshop with two coal stokers and have two vintage JD diesel tractors....
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