Coal Burning Has Begun for 2007

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Post Fri. Oct. 26, 2007 7:44 pm

Started the magnum stoker tonight as well. With the rain the old house gets damp plus with the cooler temps doesn't help. Mine will stay lite to the end of the burning season.


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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 Fri. Oct. 26, 2007 8:19 pm

Supposed to be 67 here tomorrow, I might have to let my HAND FED stove go out, but the cooler weather will return on Sunday.

MANLY-MAN HAND FED greetings from NJ!

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Ed.A
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Post Fri. Oct. 26, 2007 10:14 pm

Wimpy bitches have stokers with generators and battery back-ups....DOH!

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Post Fri. Oct. 26, 2007 10:26 pm

OH NO hope I didn't start another HF vs. Stoker debate.....

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Post Fri. Oct. 26, 2007 10:29 pm

First year for this wimpy bitch to burn coal! Fired up the stoker Tuesday evening and it has been sipping fuel ever since. I think I am going to like this coal burnin even if I am labeled a girlie man.

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Post Fri. Oct. 26, 2007 10:32 pm

I guess I'm going to be one of those 'wimpy b's'. My farm caretaker let me know that the power went out at the farm for about two hours yesterday, with the stoker idling along with temps in the mid 50's, there wasn't much fire, so it didn't survive the power outage and lack of combustion air.

So last night my house burnt propane, at $2.05/gallon.

I'll be installing a UPS backup power supply to keep a fan and circulator running untill someone gets home to fire up a generator.

With some coaching, my caretaker got a fire going this evening, so the propane is turned off again.

I travel five days at a stretch, three times a month, can't be a 'Manly Man' and save any money if the stove needs tending every 12 hours. I'll gladly be a 'Girlie Man' with a fatter wallet. :lol: :)

Greg L

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Post Sat. Oct. 27, 2007 2:05 pm

:) Fire up the Alaska Channing today, the Coal-trol kept the setting's I put in it last winter. Eveything went off like clockwork. Temp going down to 33 tomorrow night, 74 in here now.

Glad to have this thing going again.

BK

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Post Sat. Oct. 27, 2007 3:59 pm

It been about 2 weeks and most of it just idling along...burnt maybe 250#'s, I have only filled the hopper a couple of times. It has kicked up a bit by morning a few times, it been down in the 30-40's and next weeks I think high may only be 50....the house is maintaining around 65 or so..... :)


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Post Sun. Oct. 28, 2007 6:52 pm

They're calling for the 1st Frost of the season up here tonite....The Channing is on it's maiden voyage.

It's 49* out right now and it's (a perfect for me anyways) 72* throughout the homestead...the Mrs. keeps commenting on how cozy it feels and something about a "nicer" heat. :)

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Post Sun. Oct. 28, 2007 9:45 pm

Calling for the first frost of the season here, so I decided to fire up the Mag 'till Indian Summer comes back (or spring, whichever is first). Lows mid 30's daytime highs still hitting 60...

Big spider came trucking out of the hot air opening a few minutes after coals turned red :hothot: :onfire: !!

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Post Mon. Oct. 29, 2007 7:46 am

We were down to 29 last night and the house was mainting 65 (setpoint). I think the 23 windows I replaced has helped already. We had 30-40mph winds the other day and it wasn't a bit drafty ! :)

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Post Mon. Oct. 29, 2007 8:12 am

30 degree's and frost last night, but 74 degree's in here, Channings feed rate only at 30%.

Love it.

BK

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Post Mon. Oct. 29, 2007 8:29 am

Greetings from hand-fed New Jersey, 30 outside, toasty inside. Gotta love that coal.

:onfire:

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Post Mon. Oct. 29, 2007 8:44 am

Greetings from frosty 28* Michigan. I 'hand loaded' two five gallon pails of coal into the shoulder-high stoker hopper, and emptied a coffee can full of ash from the ash pan. Work, Work,Work... I'm SUCH a 'girlie- man' :lol: :lol: :) :?

Warm house, unlimited hot water, on a few buckets of coal... gotta love it.

Greg L

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Post Mon. Oct. 29, 2007 8:52 am

LsFarm wrote:Greetings from frosty 28* Michigan. I 'hand loaded' two five gallon pails of coal into the shoulder-high stoker hopper, and emptied a coffee can full of ash from the ash pan. Work, Work,Work... I'm SUCH a 'girlie- man' :lol: :lol: :) :?

Greg L
Nice to see you're doing all that "manual labor", Greg!

Even with all that "hard work" the benefits of coal are worth it.


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