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coal berner
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
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Location: Pottsville PA. Schuylkill County PA. The Hart Of Anthracite Coal Country.

Post Mon. Jan. 24, 2011 5:52 pm

life long member of this club so should anyone else burning any type of fossil fuel in there home garage or any other building they are in .
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first one next to stoker CO
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second one 12 feet from stoker above stoker room door
left one smoke right one CO
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J.C.

Heating house & water with a 1986 electric furnace man DF520 using buckwheat Anthracite coal


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coal berner
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520
Location: Pottsville PA. Schuylkill County PA. The Hart Of Anthracite Coal Country.

Post Mon. Jan. 24, 2011 6:04 pm

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Third one outside of stoker room in other half of basement
combo talking one .
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forth one on first floor dinning room above stoker room
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prob thermometer hooked up to inside stoker pipe
J.C.

Heating house & water with a 1986 electric furnace man DF520 using buckwheat Anthracite coal

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WNY
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon
Location: Cuba, NY
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Post Mon. Jan. 24, 2011 6:36 pm

Let's see.
CO By Keystoker in the back of the house.
CO In the basement rafters by the Furnace and Hyfire.
CO By the Bedroom/hallway.
CO in the living by the heat duct of the furnaces.

Smoke alarm in the Garage and back stairway.
Smoke Alarm in the Front hallway upstairs
Smoke Alarm in the Living Room
Smoke alarm in the Kitchen.
Smoke alarm in the Laundry room.

Dwyer Draft gauges on both stoves.

I think I am covered. !! :)
- Dave
Hyfire I & Keystoker 90K heating an 1890 Victorian
- Amsoil Authorized T1 Certified Dealer

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Stoked
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K2
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaskan Channing III
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Location: Ashland, PA

Post Wed. Jan. 26, 2011 9:00 am

CO detector saved my family's life this morning around 5:30AM. I was planning on going to the big orange store to pick up 2 of them digital ones now I Definitely am today. The one that went off is in the basement stairwell and I shut the stove down and opened the door and windows immediately. There was an accumulation of fly ash in the stovepipe, cleaned it out, and all is well.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1981 EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: anthracite/rice coal
Location: Forest Hill MD

Post Wed. Jan. 26, 2011 9:20 am

Glad to hear all are ok. If you have elbows on your vent pipe, consider repalcing them with T's with a cleanout cap. Works great and allows you to monitor flyash accumulation and clean it out without shutting down.
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You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. Winston Churchill

"I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me." —General George S. Patton

Burning rice coal in a 1981 EFM DF520, nut coal in a hand fired Jotul 507.

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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 Wed. Jan. 26, 2011 10:37 am

Anyone have any of these? I just found out our township requires them. We have always had them , but won't be able to sell the house without them.
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As well as CO and SMOKE detectors, we also have HEAT detectors on all three levels of our house. All hooked up to our home security system. Man, that little box is loud. It will wake you up, even if you lost your hearing. It is a voice alarm..... "FIRE-FIRE-FIRE. PLEASE LEAVE!!!"
If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

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Post Wed. Jan. 26, 2011 10:39 am

:D :D If there is a fire, no one would have to say "please" to me to get me to leave.
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. Winston Churchill

"I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me." —General George S. Patton

Burning rice coal in a 1981 EFM DF520, nut coal in a hand fired Jotul 507.

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coal berner
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520
Location: Pottsville PA. Schuylkill County PA. The Hart Of Anthracite Coal Country.

Post Wed. Jan. 26, 2011 11:44 am

Stoked wrote:CO detector saved my family's life this morning around 5:30AM. I was planning on going to the big orange store to pick up 2 of them digital ones now I Definitely am today. The one that went off is in the basement stairwell and I shut the stove down and opened the door and windows immediately. There was an accumulation of fly ash in the stovepipe, cleaned it out, and all is well.
Another good idea for you if you do not have one already would be a Manometer or Magnehelic gauge hooked to stack
pipe then you can monitor the draft if the draft drops / low draft that will tell you that fly ash build up in the stack pipe chimney or boiler/stove or furnace breach Hook it up and leave it to monitor 24/7 and always check CO & Fire detectors at lest once a month and replace units every 3 to 5 years.
J.C.

Heating house & water with a 1986 electric furnace man DF520 using buckwheat Anthracite coal


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coal berner
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Joined: Tue. Jan. 09, 2007 12:44 am
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520
Location: Pottsville PA. Schuylkill County PA. The Hart Of Anthracite Coal Country.

Post Wed. Jan. 26, 2011 11:59 am

Forgot a few Detectors
Two Co in boiler room & one fire
Combo Talking CO & Fire in the front basement room .
One CO in dining room
One fire in hall way between Dinning and living room covers bed rooms as well
One Co & Fire up in Attic

So break down

5 Co detectors

4 fire detectors

Will add another fire opposite side of the one in hallway
J.C.

Heating house & water with a 1986 electric furnace man DF520 using buckwheat Anthracite coal

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Stoked
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K2
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaskan Channing III
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Location: Ashland, PA

Post Wed. Jan. 26, 2011 1:47 pm

coal berner wrote:
Stoked wrote:CO detector saved my family's life this morning around 5:30AM. I was planning on going to the big orange store to pick up 2 of them digital ones now I Definitely am today. The one that went off is in the basement stairwell and I shut the stove down and opened the door and windows immediately. There was an accumulation of fly ash in the stovepipe, cleaned it out, and all is well.
Another good idea for you if you do not have one already would be a Manometer or Magnehelic gauge hooked to stack
pipe then you can monitor the draft if the draft drops / low draft that will tell you that fly ash build up in the stack pipe chimney or boiler/stove or furnace breach Hook it up and leave it to monitor 24/7 and always check CO & Fire detectors at lest once a month and replace units every 3 to 5 years.
I was reading that in another thread and will be purchasing a Dwyer Mark II 25.

I thank you and coalkirk for the advice.

DVC500: I have two of those in my laundry room just off of my kitchen.

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Post Fri. Feb. 04, 2011 12:09 pm

got a smoke alarm, going to get a co alarm today!

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Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska
Location: Tobyhanna PA

Post Fri. Feb. 04, 2011 10:16 pm

good job!

pics are required tho for entrance to the resturant..... 8-)
"Do it Right the First Time" dont leave it for the next guy, as YOU may be the Next guy!!

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator
Location: Vernon, New Jersey

Post Wed. Feb. 09, 2011 5:35 pm

Just added my 4th CO detector to my living room.

So, now I have two CO/Smoke combo detectors that are 110v with 9v battery backup hardwired to my generator, one 9v standalone CO detector near my front door and I've added the 4th a plug-in 110v CO detector that has a PPM readout next to my stove that reads 0 ppm.

No pics but it's awesome.

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Post Sun. Apr. 10, 2011 10:08 am


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thank goodness they made it.... they should join this club... you would think at 80 they would have already... ;)

this time of year draft drops.....
"Do it Right the First Time" dont leave it for the next guy, as YOU may be the Next guy!!

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Post Mon. Apr. 11, 2011 1:55 pm

Been a member for a while. Here's my list:

Two, CO/Smoke detectors 110v hardwired w/battery backup tied to the generator, in the living room on the ceiling.
One, CO with digital readout about 36" from the stove.

ABC extinguisher in the kitchen.

FE 36 extinguisher in the living room.


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