Pictures of Your Stove

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lsayre
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Post Wed. Dec. 04, 2013 12:27 pm

I'm totally impressed!


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Post Fri. Dec. 06, 2013 7:54 pm

This is our stove. Our first year using it, was installed here in 2002. Harman Mark II excuse the dust, she's going good in this picture.
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Harman Mark II

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Jane684
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Post Fri. Dec. 06, 2013 8:10 pm

Our King O Heat was ogled by some gas company employees yesterday, they were very impressed with it.
No, our second one is NOT for sale!

We just ordered 4 tons of nut coal today @ $359/ton, with a $150 delivery charge(which they didn't used to have).
It will do us for a long time.

Also there is a wet soggy path thru a salt marsh which is always gooey and cant walk thru it without boots, so we have started to put our ash in there, and the path is now becoming walkable! I even went thru there on my bike and didnt sink in and have to get off and push it thru.
So that is a good use for the ash, which our garbage collection guy said it was OK for him to take in black plastic bags.
It now has found a great new use!

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Post Fri. Dec. 06, 2013 8:17 pm

Colerica that is awesome! :shock:

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Post Sat. Dec. 07, 2013 7:59 am

Yes, indeed, that is the most beautiful coal furnace installation Ive ever seen. Shiny, new, hi tech, very very impressive.
Our old KingOheat looks like a steam locomotive next to your Ferrari.

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Post Sat. Dec. 07, 2013 5:00 pm

Feed your stove well,
got our 4 tons this afternoon.
We will put it in our bin as needed.
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Post Sat. Dec. 07, 2013 5:22 pm

Looks like you're set for the winter Jane. :)

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Post Sat. Dec. 07, 2013 8:17 pm

Winter and more, 4 tons of the great stuff. We have a nice chute and put usually 2.5 tons into our bin at a time. Wheelbarrow the bags over to the funnel thing at the top of the chute.

Never know what we will get here on Cape Cod, it can be unusually warm, but sometimes we can get a real cold blast.
I have a camellia blooming at the moment!
And the ground is not frozen at all, so Ive been transplanting some tiny flowering shrubs(babies of our big ones).
But January? Who knows,, but if the power goes off we are warm as toast with our KingOHeat right in the middle of the cellar. And our old gasoline generator to do the stuff the coal stove cant, like the electric stove and our oil burners.
Yes, people do come over, but have to remember that we have a well, so cant flush all the time, so go slow on the beer.

And when March finally comes in, it gets up into the 40s again(F), and we throttle the stove down.


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Post Sun. Dec. 08, 2013 9:18 am

Jane684 wrote: Yes, people do come over, but have to remember that we have a well, so cant flush all the time, so go slow on the beer.

I would think being on the Cape, you'ld have plenty of water to flush. I too am on a well, and the few times we lost power, I keep a few 5 gallon buckets of water, (from the pool),around for flushing duties.
(now if I could just find a metering rod for the carburetor of my 1956 Homelite 2 stroke military issued generator, then I could have electricity, so the girls could watch TV. Very important, don't cha know?)

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Post Sun. Dec. 08, 2013 10:00 am

We have a pitcher pump on one of our other well-points, so we always can get water, but we don't tell guests that, unless they agree to pump. Tho the grandkids love to.

Thats quite a generator! An antique!
I think you might be able to get parts, if you really dig into Googling for them. We got an obscure part for an old truck at http://www.partsvoice.com. Located it in Kansas.

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Post Sun. Dec. 08, 2013 10:19 am

Jane684 wrote: Thats quite a generator! An antique!
I think you might be able to get parts, if you really dig into Googling for them. We got an obscure part for an old truck at http://www.partsvoice.com. Located it in Kansas.
Thanx for the tip Jane,I've alread tried that, and even the professionals can't acquire this piece. Been looking for yrs. Need to have it fabbed locally at a machine shop. A buddy machinist tried to turn one for me, but was unsuccessful. Not a necessity, so I haven't been too dedicated at pursuing it, but it would be nice to get it working. (Seeing I've only had it about 20 yrs, and have only been able to get it to run no more than a couple hrs.)

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Post Sun. Dec. 08, 2013 11:11 am

Gee, wish my husband wasn't retired, he was a prototype machinist, at http://www.whoi.edu and could make darn near anything. Even the shake-grate for our stove.

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Post Sun. Dec. 08, 2013 11:14 am

With the rapid advent of 3-D printers, the requisite forms for casting things such as grates, doors, etc... should become much easier and less expensive to come by soon.

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Post Sun. Dec. 08, 2013 11:15 am

lsayre wrote:With the rapid advent of 3-D printers, the requisite forms for casting things such as grates, doors, etc... should become much easier and less expensive to come by soon.
I would agree, you would certainly think so.

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Post Sun. Dec. 08, 2013 11:50 am

These 3D printers are amazing, one of our son in laws has one at work. Ive never seen it.
Like the quadra-copters, they are dropping in price too, and one of my grandsons has a little one, I think it was only about $400. Ive never seen it either, hope they bring it when they next visit. New technology is so much fun!

The grate my husband made, was made in a waterjet/abrasivejet thing. Thats thing is quite a machine, Ive watched the guys use it once in a while.


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