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Lu47Dan
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Sears circulator air tight stove.
Other Heating: Crown 115,000 BTU oil fired boiler(house) Weil Mclain 150,000BTU oil fired boiler(Shop)
Location: N/W Pa. Meadville, Pa.

Post Tue. Mar. 25, 2014 9:00 pm

Light snow falling here, 25°F , wood in the rack and the stove burning nicely. Indoor temp 75°F, I would prefer 72°F but my 88 year old father likes it a bit warmer than I do. It got up to 43°F here today, tomorrow it is only supposed to be 19°F for a high. :shock:
Dan.

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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. Mar. 25, 2014 9:10 pm

It could be altered somewhat, but because we're home in the afternoon most of the time, it doesn't bother us too much to play. But the most negative fact is, if I don't take care of it 1st thing in the morning, by the time the wife comes home at noon, it'll "probably" be dead. Don't think she'll go 12 hrs, even on "super" slow. But I've gotten use to it, and compromises must be made to cut the oil bill "almost" in 1/2, and keep the house warmer. :)[/quote] joeq

The old Buderus Hand fed which is the European twin to what you have was close to what you have, maybe not quite so fussy but fussy nonetheless. The Keystoker 90 has been like heat from God. The Buderus oil boiler has not supplemented the coal heat for 3 years now. You might find yourself a little bored with a stoker but the savings will soon get you over the expense of a replacement unit.

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DePippo79
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40, Stanley Argand No. 30, Glenwood Modern Oak 114, Stanley Argand No. 20 missing parts.
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite. Stove and nut size.
Other Heating: Oil hot water.
Location: Hampton, NH

Post Tue. Mar. 25, 2014 9:13 pm

This winter is unbelievable. Still getting into the teens at night. Single digits few days ago, snow forecasted for tonight. At this rate I'll be burning till May. That's OK. I enjoy the stove. Burning coal has kept me busy all winter. Although I would like it to get warm. Big plans for the central heating system. Plus I would like to get back to my house and mechanical projects. Probably be buying another ton in a couple weeks. My coal dealer still has plenty of coal, but started rationing the wood pellets to five bags per customer. Everyone stay warm. Matt

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joeq
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: G111, Southard Robertson
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermopride
Stove/Furnace Model: oil fired
Location: Northern CT

Post Wed. Mar. 26, 2014 5:19 pm

I hear you guys at the Cape, are getting hammered again. Bummer. :(
But is does justify burning the black rocks a little more. (Not so bad). :)
Will be in the teens here again tonite also, but "global warming" will be taking over this weekend. Can't wait. Been putting off spraying shellack on my bookcase for weeks. Garage heater's been down for years. Need to catch up on that this summer.
I got coal in my Christmas stocking. (Yey!)
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vulcan
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Joined: Thu. Sep. 13, 2012 2:21 pm
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: keystoker koker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby rear vent
Location: NEPA wilkes Barre - scranton area

Post Mon. Mar. 31, 2014 6:52 am

The extended winter is still going here. I woke up to 5 inches of snow and very windy conditions with temps around 30. The amount of snow varied greatly ranging from less than 1 inch to10 inches according to local news. Calling for temps to reach 50 later today but I will believe it when I see it. Highs look to be 50 to 60 for most of the week so a possible shut down by next weekend may be in order, time will tell.

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dcrane
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Joined: Sun. Apr. 22, 2012 9:28 am
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404
Location: Duxbury, MA./Hanson MA./Brockton, MA

Post Mon. Mar. 31, 2014 6:59 am

Its official... flag sticks are up! I'm getting my nickers ready :punk:
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anthony7812
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Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Anthracite
Location: Colley,Pennsylvania

Post Mon. Mar. 31, 2014 10:08 am

I get outta work last night about oh about 5:30 get gas in mehoopany about an inch on roadway, 2 miles later up 87 little pontiac g5 pushin snow!!! Car still sitten in old cabin driveway What the crap! About 8-10 inches around here!
Anthony

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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. Mar. 31, 2014 5:13 pm

Hey Doug...
Which one in the pic is you?


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Duengeon master
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Joined: Sun. May. 06, 2007 7:32 am
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite pea and nut mix. Bituminous lump
Location: Penndel, Pa.

Post Tue. Apr. 01, 2014 9:57 pm

I got stuck in Grand Forks, N.D. yesterday. The blizzard lasted all day with 35-45 MP/H winds!!!! I got paid to sit in a hotel all day!!!
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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 Tue. Apr. 01, 2014 10:28 pm

It hit 80f today, and I took the opportunity to mow a little grass.
Seriously... Not an April Fools joke!
If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

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2001Sierra
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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 Tue. Apr. 01, 2014 10:49 pm

Duengeon master wrote:I got stuck in Grand Forks, N.D. yesterday. The blizzard lasted all day with 35-45 MP/H winds!!!! I got paid to sit in a hotel all day!!!
Wow, I hope you had enough distilled spirits to handle the unpleasant day :P
All kidding aside better you than me, even if you where getting paid :!: The older I get, you just can't buy many better days back, just thinkin' :mad:

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Duengeon master
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite pea and nut mix. Bituminous lump
Location: Penndel, Pa.

Post Wed. Apr. 02, 2014 8:55 pm

009to090 wrote:It hit 80f today, and I took the opportunity to mow a little grass.
Seriously... Not an April Fools joke!
Next time use a little salt to rub it in!!! LOL!!! :poke: Chris, bring the family up this spring!!! ;)

Up here in Edmonton, Alberta. it is warmer and dryer!!! Going home in the morning!!! :D

BTW, if you put a little wine in the instant mac & cheese, it tastes awesome!!! also it makes the hotel room smell better!! :wine:
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