It"S Still Cold

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 Thu. Apr. 24, 2014 6:56 am

Woke up this morning at 6:45 and the house was cool. We were on oil as a backup. I pulled the plug on the stove last week and thought it would be OK. We had oil backup so what they heck. How much could we burn 4-5 gallons till it's hot outside?

This morning I woke up to the sound of the oil boiler running and running and running.

IT"S 34 DEGREES!!!! I planted my potatoes, I have been planning my garden, the grass is growing, the hedge is greening up, the geese returned, the robins are back, but the best indicator of spring is the Ashland Pa police department is writing parking tickets again. It's warm enough for them to walk the streets now. Why do I have my coal stove running again!!!

Why is it 34? Who is not prayed up around here??

Rev. Larry
New Beginning Church
Ashland Pa.
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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tsb
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II
Baseburners & Antiques: Grander Golden Oak , Glenwood # 6
Coal Size/Type: All of them
Location: Douglassville, Pa

Post Thu. Apr. 24, 2014 7:28 am

May 15th is the last frost in your area.
We've had frost on the 19th in Douglassville,Pa
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northernmainecoal
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30-95
Baseburners & Antiques: Herald Baseheater #6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Nut/Stove
Location: Aroostook County, Maine

Post Thu. Apr. 24, 2014 7:29 am

I went and got our camper out of storage two days ago the ground was mostly bare and now there are 2 inches of fresh snow on the ground :shock: I was reading yesterday that it has been over 6 months since we've hit the 70° mark and there is no significant warm up in the near future :mad:

View out the kitchen window this morning...
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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 Thu. Apr. 24, 2014 7:39 am

I saw 24 degrees in Olean ny this morning. I still have the coal simmering along.. Beautiful day though, clear sky brilliant sunshine :D

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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both
Location: Jonestown,Pa.17038

Post Thu. Apr. 24, 2014 7:44 am

May 28,2013 we had the temp drop to 22*,that cut our strawberry yield to about a third of normal,even tho we had fans blowing air past 4 burn barrels to try keeping the frost/freeze away. We are hoping this year will not be a repeat of that. 34* & windy this a/m
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KAA-2
Location: Morgantown ,Penna

Post Thu. Apr. 24, 2014 8:13 am

Breezy, beautiful and 38 degrees here this a.m. The boiler is in the mothballing process and I shouldn't want to reverse that so the wood stove must carry the load .I have already lost my early crop veggies to the frost and am glad I did not replant yet.I like a gradual change of season but we are starting to run a bit late for that.I enjoy every day but do not want to see it go from the high of the sixtys one week to a high of the upper eighties the next.Nature isn't upposed to work like that.Buy your coal for next year now. Mike

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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 350
Location: Bridgeton, RI

Post Thu. Apr. 24, 2014 8:18 am

28 this morning after a warm afternoon yesterday. Wife left the kitchen window open and I wake to the sound of the EFM stoking away. I still have a couple inches of snow on the north side of the yard.
Ernie

Feet and knees together

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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 Thu. Apr. 24, 2014 8:19 am

tsb wrote:May 15th is the last frost in your area.
We've had frost on the 19th in Douglassville,Pa
Read more: http://davesgarden.com/guides/freeze-frost-dates/ ... z2znyrnh00
Your results
Each winter, on average, your risk of frost is from October 15 through April 29.

Almost certainly, however, you will receive frost from October 30 through April 14.

You are almost guaranteed that you will not get frost from May 14 through October 1.

Your frost-free growing season is around 169 days.


Go ahead pick a date, any date. It doesn't seem to make any difference this year what you try. It's cold.
Average risk of frost is through April 29th (OK it's not April 29th yet)
We will receive frost through April 14th ( OK it's after April 14th)
ALMOST guaranteed no frost after May 14th ( OK it's not May 14th yet)

Enough already with the cold temperatures. I love burning coal to heat my house but this is getting silly now.

Rev. Larry
New Beginning Church
Ashland Pa.
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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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer
Location: Montrose PA
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Post Thu. Apr. 24, 2014 3:04 pm

This weather is crazy. I saw the forecast on Sunday for the week Monday was supposed to be the nicest day. So I contacted all the workers and gave them a needed extra day off ( yes paid :) before someone asked ) . I took the jetski to the lake 48* water temp brrrr but with a wetsuit not too bad. Put 1.5 hrs on. Now the past 2 days brrr it was a good decision to play hooky on Monday. I can't wait till summer already.
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You know when people say it was "better back in my day"?

They were right.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work
Location: Royersford, Pa
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Post Thu. Apr. 24, 2014 3:50 pm

Dave,

You da' man !!!!!!! :clap: :notworthy: :bighug:

Way to treat the employees.

Rick
Master of "Trial and Error."

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Carbon12
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace
Location: Harrisburg, PA

Post Thu. Apr. 24, 2014 4:11 pm

What lake?
No matter where you go,......there you are.

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Post Thu. Apr. 24, 2014 4:16 pm

Carbon12 wrote:What lake?
Harvey's , Looks like a lot of docks took a beating this year from the ice blowing across the lake. :(
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You know when people say it was "better back in my day"?

They were right.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: BairMatic BMC-500 with Van Wert VA400 Stoker, Gentleman Janitor GJ-671/EFM S-15 stoker, Van Wert VA-600
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood
Location: PA, Southern York County!

Post Thu. Apr. 24, 2014 10:30 pm

I am soooooo glad I put in a stoker boiler this year!

The forcast here is for about 60 for a high every day next week and about 40 for a low and rain! Looks like I will be run'in the Yellow Flame for at least another week.
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I'm actualy glad it's still cold. More time to play with my boiler!

-Don
There are few problems in life that cannot be solved by lighting something on fire.

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Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

Post Sat. Apr. 26, 2014 1:09 am

Rick 386 wrote:Dave,

You da' man !!!!!!! :clap: :notworthy: :bighug:

Way to treat the employees.

Rick
Last time I got a paid day off, I added some sofet vents to my roof .... hit a 2by12, saw came down and chopped my thumb off. Had it re-attached (aint top of the pops ~ to be expected)...I blamed my boss

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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)
Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post Sat. Apr. 26, 2014 5:46 am

It's 44 degrees here right now, and its heading down to 34 degrees tonight (AccuWeather), or 33 degrees (Weather Channel) . I know this cold weather has got to end sometime.
-Larry

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