Anyone Still Burning?

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Dirty Steve
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Oil- Off line
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6
Location: Finger Lakes Region, NYS

Post Thu. May. 15, 2014 3:45 pm

Been a busy heating season for me. KA-6 has been flawless and I'm still burning. Have about 800 lbs left. Double shop vac set up per Wiz's design has helped me through the entire heating season without shoveling one piece of coal out of 7.5 tons. Double dust deputies. Shop vacs with bags. Have not changed the bags yet or dump the dust deputy buckets. Expensive to set up. But, I have not had a moments problems or shoveling :D. Now about those ashes...... :roll2:

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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. May. 15, 2014 4:26 pm

Hey Steve, I let my hand fed furnace go out about a week ago. Cool spell starting tomorrow for several days with mid 30s at night. I'm gonna fire back up most likely for a few days.

plumber
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 350
Location: Bridgeton, RI

Post Thu. May. 15, 2014 6:30 pm

Still going and not shutting down! !
Ernie

Feet and knees together

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tikigeorge
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6
Location: Phillipsburg NJ

Post Thu. May. 15, 2014 7:05 pm

With the cost of oil I'm still burning. May be in June I'll shut down, we'll see.


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SMITTY
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - (custom built by Jim Dorsey, Taunton MA - RIP 4/18/13)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler
Location: West-Central Mass

Post Thu. May. 15, 2014 10:44 pm

Me too - like the Energizer bunny ... ;)

There will be that much less rust I'll have to scrape and paint over next season. Plus if it gets cold, I just twist the T-stat. Best of all, my money stays in the USA. 8-)
The laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are
neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. ...Such laws make things worse
for the assaulted and better for the assailants, they serve rather to
encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with
greater confidence than an armed man."

- Thomas Jefferson, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in "On
Crimes and Punishment."

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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 Thu. May. 15, 2014 11:56 pm

May have to re-fire tomorrow. We've gone from a high of 91* this week to 50* now....Forecast is for a high in the 50's tomorrow,with lows in the upper 30's to low 40's depending where you're at in N.E. Ohio....Whoo-Whee! :gee:
Remember,There's No Sight Like Anthracite !......Hambden Bob

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VigIIPeaBurner
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Joined: Fri. Jan. 11, 2008 10:49 am
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Casting Vigilant II 2310
Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace
Location: Pequest River Valley, Warren Co NJ

Post Fri. May. 16, 2014 6:28 am

One hand fed fire still going on match #1. Full size fire box, not downsized. The fire in the Vigilant II has been crawling along for the past several weeks. I didn't add coal for 36 hrs, didn't shake for 48. Thought it'd be out this am but NOOOOoooo, still chugging along. I had a half a hod of coal left and threw it on. Pics are what it looked like 12 hrs later. stack temp is 115, stove top 250 and the chimney collar is 130-140. It's amazing me. We're enjoying the mid 70's house temps and manage the little excess with windowstats and a couple of fans to stir the air. How much longer can this go on? The current forecast says thru the 25th!
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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 Fri. May. 16, 2014 1:30 pm

We have re ignition.... :D
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Rob R.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy
Location: Chazy, NY

Post Fri. May. 16, 2014 1:45 pm

Still burning. Can't remember the last time I let the boiler go cold...September maybe. :)

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SMITTY
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - (custom built by Jim Dorsey, Taunton MA - RIP 4/18/13)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler
Location: West-Central Mass

Post Fri. May. 16, 2014 2:43 pm

Same here - last time mine was cold, it was in my kitchen. :lol:
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The laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are
neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. ...Such laws make things worse
for the assaulted and better for the assailants, they serve rather to
encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with
greater confidence than an armed man."

- Thomas Jefferson, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in "On
Crimes and Punishment."

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SWPaDon
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace
Location: Southwest Pa.

Post Sat. May. 17, 2014 10:32 pm

Restarted my coal furnace today, will be frosty the next couple of mornings.

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