WOW It Got Hot!

A Coal stoker furnace or stove controls most operations including automatically feeding the coal. They are quite similar to any conventional oil and gas units and easily operated for extended periods of time. They commonly use rice coal but may use larger sizes like buckwheat. They can be used as primary heat, supplementary heat or have a dual set up with your existing oil/gas furnace.
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blrman07
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.
Location: Girardville Pa.

Post Tue. Jan. 29, 2013 7:31 am

I didn't check the weather report for the last few days. We went to bed last night and had the stove running at it's normal setting burning a mix of UAE Harmony and Keystone Anthracite rice coal. I noticed that the living room was at 76 instead of the usual 74 so I backed the coal feed down 1/2 turn before going to bed. That usually drops the stove temp by about 50 degrees F. Since my wife had pneumonia she has been extremely sensitive to cold so with the coal stove I can keep the house warm without breaking the bank.

I woke up at 5 this morning almost panting it was so hot in the bedroom. I came downstairs and the round Honeywell thermostat that controls the oil burner in the basement was pegged at 88 showing a room temp somewhere over 88!!! The kitchen that never goes over 70 was 82!!!

I opened the doors on the two unused bedrooms upstairs, opened the door to the laundry room which is normally not heated, cut the coal feed down another full turn and now almost 2 1/2 hours later the living room is 86 and the kitchen is down to 77.

Perfect time to shut down the stove to oil the motors and get a good cleaning of the stove, stove pipe and the chimney. Maybe the house will be down to 80 by the time I get everything cleaned up and back together!!!

Rev. Larry
Rev. Larry
Ashland Pa.

1 John 1:9... If we sin and we confess that sin He is faithful and just and will forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Rigar
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker A 150
Coal Size/Type: anthracite rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: A 150 warm air furnace
Location: central new york (syracuse area)

Post Tue. Jan. 29, 2013 7:41 am

Yes indeed...good time for maintnance!
Calling for 60 degrees here tomorrow...70 plus degrees warmer than couple days ago...( more when you factor in wind chill)
...very welcome change
granted...coal is cheap...but it aint free! (cant remember which one of useguys im quoting!) :D
....'Rigar

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SteveZee
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range
Location: Downeast , Maine

Post Tue. Jan. 29, 2013 7:59 am

blrman07 wrote:I didn't check the weather report for the last few days. We went to bed last night and had the stove running at it's normal setting burning a mix of UAE Harmony and Keystone Anthracite rice coal. I noticed that the living room was at 76 instead of the usual 74 so I backed the coal feed down 1/2 turn before going to bed. That usually drops the stove temp by about 50 degrees F. Since my wife had pneumonia she has been extremely sensitive to cold so with the coal stove I can keep the house warm without breaking the bank.

I woke up at 5 this morning almost panting it was so hot in the bedroom. I came downstairs and the round Honeywell thermostat that controls the oil burner in the basement was pegged at 88 showing a room temp somewhere over 88!!! The kitchen that never goes over 70 was 82!!!

I opened the doors on the two unused bedrooms upstairs, opened the door to the laundry room which is normally not heated, cut the coal feed down another full turn and now almost 2 1/2 hours later the living room is 86 and the kitchen is down to 77.

Perfect time to shut down the stove to oil the motors and get a good cleaning of the stove, stove pipe and the chimney. Maybe the house will be down to 80 by the time I get everything cleaned up and back together!!!

Rev. Larry
Wow, scary when tht happens! Just the outside temp coming up?

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blrman07
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.
Location: Girardville Pa.

Post Tue. Jan. 29, 2013 12:45 pm

Yep it was just the outside temp coming from from the teens to 30+ in one day. Our high today according to Weather.com is supposed to hit 39 today. It is currently 46!!!

I took this opportunity to take the stove down and clean it out good. I also disconnected the flue pipes and cleaned them along with the chimney thimble areas. I pulled the motors and oiled them and even cleaned the fins in the combustion blower wheel. It runs so much quieter now. This should last me till shutdown in the spring.

Rev. Larry
Rev. Larry
Ashland Pa.

1 John 1:9... If we sin and we confess that sin He is faithful and just and will forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.


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I'm On Fire
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator
Location: Vernon, New Jersey

Post Tue. Jan. 29, 2013 12:59 pm

My wife has turned the stove down twice today. I'll probably turn it down again when I get home. Crazy weather.

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Freddy
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined
Location: Orrington, Maine

Post Tue. Jan. 29, 2013 2:52 pm

Actuate the window stats! Actuate the window stats!
Orrington, Maine
Fred

"If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all".

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Frackstoker
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Joined: Wed. Oct. 15, 2008 2:28 am
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90
Coal Size/Type: Rice - Blaschak
Other Heating: New Yorker Oil Boiler
Location: Lebanon County

Post Fri. Feb. 01, 2013 3:23 pm

Cleaned the heck out of my stove during that warm up and glad I did. Fly ash everywhere and lots of it. Plus, it's frosty again. Could go for some Tony's Screamers!

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