Now I Know It's Spring

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blrman07
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
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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 Mon. May. 05, 2014 4:39 pm

I know it's spring and it has sprung when I come on the forum, click on new and there is nothing there!!!!!

Yea.......Now to the garden even though the stoker is stilling idling along. Low forecast for tonight to be 38. Tomorrow night 39....

Then on Friday........80.......Yea bring it on.

Rev. Larry
New Beginning Church
Ashland Pa.

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Hambden Bob
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Blower Model Coal Chubby 1982-Serial#0097
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni ! / Nut
Other Heating: Pro-Pain Forced Air
Location: Hambden Twp. Geauga County,Ohio

Post Mon. May. 05, 2014 4:46 pm

Can't Fault Your Logic On That One,My Friend ! Yes,the Quiet Time is creeping slowly in. After this Winter,I may be wrong,but I've got a feeling that we'll have More Folks Reporting In On Projects that they're doing. I really look forward to that ! Even if it's how to store an extra Ton or Two,it's going to be Worth It once Fall gives way to You Know What! :yes:

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Location: Williamsport PA

Post Mon. May. 05, 2014 5:23 pm

Yeah, cut the grass for the first time today. Tulips blooming etc., Robins in the yard. Next, snakes, wasps, sunburn, heat stroke. Lions, Tigers, Bears, OH MY.
Cracker

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Post Tue. May. 06, 2014 6:51 am

I'm still here but haven't anything to add. I don't know when I'll stop.. Last year it snowed 3 inches here Memorial Day. Same ole dull stuff for me. Add coal once every 3 days. Empty ash pan every 2 days.. House stays at set temp 24/7.
It's been raw and temps in the lower 40's... I love this stoker I got last fall. Burnt hand fired for 20 years or more. I wish I had this back in the beginning. Darn it.


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Post Tue. May. 06, 2014 7:54 am

usually Im on my second or third grass cuttin by now but today will be the first run with the pushmower. About a week or 2 from now the crapsman will be in full swing im guessing. Dandelion's are freakin everywhere! Gotta get me some spray :whip:

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Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek
Location: Junction of PA-OH-WV

Post Tue. May. 06, 2014 8:05 am

Spray!!!
OH NO The Poor HONEYBEES

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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 Tue. May. 06, 2014 9:25 pm

I think this is "SHUTDOWN-EVE" for me. Forcast is for 70's and even 80 on Friday, after tonight low's only going down to the mid 50's.

I've had a good long first run with the new-to-me Yellow Flame, Jan 20 until now.
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Yellow Flame
I sure will miss this sight!

-Don

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Rob R.
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Location: Chazy, NY

Post Wed. May. 07, 2014 5:02 am

I may actually have to mow part of the lawn this weekend. 35 right now, but it is 20 degrees not too far from me in the Adirondacks.


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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 Wed. May. 07, 2014 6:18 am

37 this morning in the heart of the southern coal region. I have 1/2 a hopper of coal left and the stove is cranking this morning. The 10 day forecast says upper 60's to mid 70's with lows in the low 40's. We always seem to run about 5 degree's cooler than forecast so far this year.

I was hoping I could shut down when this coal runs out some time today but Momma has upper respiratory problems with chronic asthma and lung infections and if she gets cold it really kicks up. Gotta keep the house around 72-75 all the time.

Looks like I'm gonna have to get more buckets of coal today and be burning probably till at least Memorial Day unless it does some drastic warming up.

Rev. Larry
New Beginning Church
Ashland Pa.

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Hambden Bob
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Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni ! / Nut
Other Heating: Pro-Pain Forced Air
Location: Hambden Twp. Geauga County,Ohio

Post Wed. May. 07, 2014 6:23 am

You'll Manage it "Just Right",Rev.....It's been an Interesting Spring so far! :up:

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Post Wed. May. 07, 2014 6:49 am

I've officially run out of Pea coal. I was going to switch back over to nut for another week or so as it's still getting cold at night but my wife said, 'It's time. Let it go.' So for the past two days I've not done anything with it. Stove is still idling around 180* and it's slowly using up whatever is in the hopper.

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