My Wife Just Aint Gettin It!

jrn8265
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
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Location: Near Coal Country, PA

Post Tue. Aug. 25, 2009 6:05 pm

I am really chomping at the bit to fire up my stoker...made a lot of changes and improvements....want to see how they work..probably won't be until late October though...my wife does not understand why I sit and stair at my stoker...guess it's a guy thing...anybody else chomping at the bit to light er up??


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coaledsweat
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Post Tue. Aug. 25, 2009 6:22 pm

I know the feeling. :roll: :)

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New Hope Engineer
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Coal Size/Type: Nut pea
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Post Tue. Aug. 25, 2009 7:15 pm

i have no clue what you are talkin about. :roll: ;)

CoaLen
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: rice
Location: Geauga County, NE Ohio

Post Tue. Aug. 25, 2009 7:24 pm

I can't believe I'm looking forward to the cold weather. I've got a sickness!
I reinstalled my Koker the way I was threatening to do about midway thru last winter. I'm really pleased with the way it turned out and anxious to fire it up and feel the heat!
But for now, I'd better come to my senses and enjoy the summer.
I'm just glad to hear I'm not the only one with this sickness.
-Len

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Sting
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Post Tue. Aug. 25, 2009 7:27 pm

I no longer care if she "gets it" :lol:

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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. Aug. 25, 2009 7:41 pm

Man's number 2 basic instinct: FIRE IS GOOD. MUST BURN ANTHRACITE

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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. Aug. 25, 2009 8:08 pm

Burning coal is in a mans veins just like it is in the earth. It is nice when folks stop over and are amazed at how comfortable your house is. Us coal burners are always trying to beat the system (Oil, gas, and electric), and when you have as much success as most of us do you just want to do it :!: :P Kind of like Boy Scouts for grown ups, always wanting to have a fire. :idea:

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Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert
Location: Stillwater, New Jersey

Post Tue. Aug. 25, 2009 9:43 pm

Same problem here. Solved it by heating my DHW with the Alaska, now it burns all year. Wife doesn't get it, though.


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ScubaSteve
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Post Tue. Aug. 25, 2009 10:38 pm

So Im outside today after work.... Im watering my newly planted shrubs and trees in the 90 degree heat. Im thinking how much I cant wait to be in my cozy living room while its bitterly cold outside only by the light of the dancing blue flames.... I must say... I really am looking foward to the winter :)

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SMITTY
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler
Location: West-Central Mass

Post Wed. Aug. 26, 2009 2:35 am

As much as I like burning, I still HATE winter.

I suppose it has to do with where I live. If all of you lived here you'd hate it too! ;)

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Freddy
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Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined
Location: Orrington, Maine

Post Wed. Aug. 26, 2009 5:39 am

I've been trying to set a date in my head as to when I should fire up the Axeman & start making hot water. The date keeps getting earlier. This friday the high is supposed to be 60....might be a good time to use my yearly alloted match.

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Post Wed. Aug. 26, 2009 2:29 pm

About the middle of May, I tore out my stove and reinstalled it. You know, new liner, different position, and a much bigger fan. So now I sit on the couch looking at it and wonder when I can test it out by burning a good fire. Wife thinks I'm nuts. Am thinking tending a stove in the winter is not near as much work as cutting our grass. I,m ready to go, just waiting for it to get colder. David.

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Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Nut
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators (fuel oil); propane
Location: Central Maine

Post Wed. Aug. 26, 2009 8:05 pm

We were getting smoke in the living room, so I went to see where it was coming from. Turns out the guy down the street had just installed a wood stove in his garage. I said, "Why are you burning now? It's 80 degrees outside." As soon as I said it, I thought, "Duh! What kind of stupid question is that? Of COURSE you have to try it out immediately!"

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Post Wed. Aug. 26, 2009 9:35 pm

Mine doesn't get it the coal thing, but she does get that I don't care where she leaves the thermostat.

Just picked up thirty, 5 gallon chlorine buckets for this winter's ash disposal - one step closer to lightup time. :D

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CoalHeat
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Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert
Location: Stillwater, New Jersey

Post Wed. Aug. 26, 2009 10:08 pm

CaptainHornet wrote:About the middle of May, I tore out my stove and reinstalled it. You know, new liner, different position, and a much bigger fan. So now I sit on the couch looking at it and wonder when I can test it out by burning a good fire. Wife thinks I'm nuts. Am thinking tending a stove in the winter is not near as much work as cutting our grass. I,m ready to go, just waiting for it to get colder. David.
Your profile says Fisher Stove, what do you burn coal in?

Fisher Wood Stoves


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