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skobydog
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anthracite
Location: Greenfield MA

Post Sun. Feb. 02, 2014 12:44 pm

I left the front door open to cool the glass for cleaning and left it open for too long. :oops:

At least I know the detectors are working........... :shock:

Hitzer 50-93
Open Floor Plan
Stove is located on the first floor/living room
Heating appr 2,200 sq ft
House built 1976
Moderate Insulation

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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 Sun. Feb. 02, 2014 12:48 pm

Clean the glass a few minutes after loading fresh coal. Only open the load door a crack so draft can keep things going the right way and it will cool. This is how I cool mine for cleanings. Works great.. :D


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skobydog
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anthracite
Location: Greenfield MA

Post Sun. Feb. 02, 2014 1:01 pm

I was stupid. I have to have more respect for the stove as I could've easily left the house with the door partially opened.
Hitzer 50-93
Open Floor Plan
Stove is located on the first floor/living room
Heating appr 2,200 sq ft
House built 1976
Moderate Insulation

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Rich W.
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Joined: Tue. Nov. 26, 2013 10:29 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Castings Vigilant Multi-Fuel (coal for me); Vermont Castings Vigilant 2310 in the shop
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: System 2000 Oil Burner; VC Resolute Woodstove (sold) Jotul 8 Woodstove (sold)
Location: Newport County, Rhode Island

Post Wed. Feb. 05, 2014 3:55 pm

Anytime my stoves (wood in the shop; coal in the house) are set for anything but a long burn, I set my iPhone timer to 10 minutes. I can move on to something else and be reminded after 10 minutes that I need to circle back to the stove.
Rich in RI

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