Bit heating beast!

 
Hillbilly
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Warm morning 400B.
Baseburners & Antiques: Germer Radient Home A18, Glenwood #8 Baseheater, Phillips & Clark Oakvale Andes 161.
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Bituminious
Other Heating: Electric baseboard

Post by Hillbilly » Wed. Nov. 13, 2019 5:29 pm

100 pounds of Eastern Kentucky stoked. Elvira might not be the prettiest thang out there but she sure throws the heat and makes your clothes come off. Shes a bit burning beast and the best investment I think I ever made. I do have pretty with a GW #8 or Oakvale Andes but hard coal very expensive here in these Mountains of Southwest Va. This WM #400 might not be the most efficient stove out there but for burning Bituminous and holding 100 pounds she's hard to beat.

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Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: small New Yorker oil fired boiler; mostly used for domestic HW

Post by hank2 » Thu. Nov. 14, 2019 12:31 am

Nice pics. Looks like you have the right beast for the job! I ran a slightly smaller WM 500 ( 80-90 pounder?) with Anthracite some years a go. Hungry, but a heat monster when you wanted it. It would take 3-4 days to go out cold on a shutdown.

 
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Coal Size/Type: nut and stove anthracite, soft
Other Heating: wood or anything else that will burn. We need a tire stoker stove for a "Goodyear" .

Post by warminmn » Thu. Nov. 14, 2019 7:45 am

Any stove that can handle 100 pounds of bit is a pretty stove in my book! Thats a lot of heat!

 
fig
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Round Oak 1917 Door model O-3, Florence No.77, Warm Morning 523-b
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Coal Size/Type: Bituminous stove coal
Other Heating: woodstock fireview, enviro omega

Post by fig » Wed. Nov. 27, 2019 1:46 pm

I sure wish I could get my hands on one of those. A few years ago a guy about 20 miles from me had a brand new one that had never been used. He wanted $465 for it. I thought that was way too high. I regret not buying it now.

 
Hillbilly
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Warm morning 400B.
Baseburners & Antiques: Germer Radient Home A18, Glenwood #8 Baseheater, Phillips & Clark Oakvale Andes 161.
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Bituminious
Other Heating: Electric baseboard

Post by Hillbilly » Wed. Nov. 27, 2019 2:15 pm

I saw one for sale on here, new old stock somewhere in PA . $1,300 still on the pallet. Great stoves for burning bit.

 
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Coal Size/Type: Bituminous stove coal
Other Heating: woodstock fireview, enviro omega

Post by fig » Wed. Nov. 27, 2019 2:30 pm

Yeh I saw that. That is a price gouge. Good luck to the seller.

 
WoodyJohnson
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Warm morning 400
Baseburners & Antiques: Richmond#36 roundoak
Coal Size/Type: Nut anthracite, “house” bit
Other Heating: Propane

Post by WoodyJohnson » Tue. Jan. 14, 2020 4:30 pm

I have the same model. Been burning anthracite in it. Bit is hard to find in this part of Va.
A couple days ago I shook it a bit too hard and the slider broke into pieces. The iron wouldn't weld worth a damn so I just bent and welded up some rebar for temporary while waiting for the replacement. It works incredibly well maybe shouldn't have bothered ordering a new one. Hillbilly, where do you get your bit?

 
Hillbilly
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Warm morning 400B.
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Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Bituminious
Other Heating: Electric baseboard

Post by Hillbilly » Tue. Jan. 14, 2020 6:06 pm

I get my bit at Hills Coal and Trucking Galax Va. $125.00 ton. I would love to burn Hard Coal but, Cost and availability plus travel makes it more sensible to burn bit. Live in a 100 year old house with some modern updates . Burn 5 to 6 ton a year.

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fig
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Round Oak 1917 Door model O-3, Florence No.77, Warm Morning 523-b
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Hotblast 1357
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous stove coal
Other Heating: woodstock fireview, enviro omega

Post by fig » Tue. Jan. 14, 2020 8:04 pm

Burning that in your baseburner?

 
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Post by WoodyJohnson » Tue. Jan. 14, 2020 8:12 pm

Hillbilly wrote:
Tue. Jan. 14, 2020 6:06 pm
I get my bit at Hills Coal and Trucking Galax Va. $125.00 ton. I would love to burn Hard Coal but, Cost and availability plus travel makes it more sensible to burn bit. Live in a 100 year old house with some modern updates . Burn 5 to 6 ton a year.
I may go to them for next year. As it is I have to drive about an hour to Christiansburg for hard coal at a little over 400$ a ton. I'll burn about 4 ton this year. Same deal with me,been rehabbing 100+ yr old house.. mine didn't even have indoor plumbing when I bought it.

 
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Baseburners & Antiques: 2014 DTS C17 Base Burner
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anth.
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Post by KingCoal » Wed. Jan. 15, 2020 10:02 am

$400 per ton for anth ? that has to be record

 
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Other Heating: Propane

Post by WoodyJohnson » Thu. Jan. 16, 2020 8:29 am

KingCoal wrote:
Wed. Jan. 15, 2020 10:02 am
$400 per ton for anth ? that has to be record
Yeah it's ironic as all get out. I'm a little north of Roanoke Va. almost every day a train passes my house with literally thousands of tons of low vol met coal. And I have to drive at least an hour in any direction to buy any at all, then pay through the nose for what Ok CAN get.

 
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Coal Size/Type: Bit various sizes
Other Heating: Oil furnace

Post by fizban » Thu. Jan. 16, 2020 11:39 am

Are you buying your coal at tractor supply? I was thinking it was a little cheaper there. But then again after the coal last year I don’t think I would want to pay full price for it. I am currently burning bit from Hill’s coal and trucking. I know there was a Guy selling Coal on Facebook for under 100 a ton Around Covington.

 
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Other Heating: Propane

Post by WoodyJohnson » Fri. Jan. 17, 2020 9:08 am

fizban wrote:
Thu. Jan. 16, 2020 11:39 am
Are you buying your coal at tractor supply? I was thinking it was a little cheaper there. But then again after the coal last year I don’t think I would want to pay full price for it. I am currently burning bit from Hill’s coal and trucking. I know there was a Guy selling Coal on Facebook for under 100 a ton Around Covington.
Yes Tractor supply is a bit cheaper (and even a slightly shorter drive to Lexington) but it seems to produce clinkers at an alarming rate. The Blaschak I get in Christiansburg is much better. I wish I had a way to load bulk but my vehicle is a van.otherwise I'd be down at Hill's tomorrow. I'll look into Covington but I worry that at that price it might be that really high volatile trash out of West Virginia.

 
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Post by WoodyJohnson » Thu. Jan. 23, 2020 9:16 pm

fig wrote:
Wed. Nov. 27, 2019 1:46 pm
I sure wish I could get my hands on one of those. A few years ago a guy about 20 miles from me had a brand new one that had never been used. He wanted $465 for it. I thought that was way too high. I regret not buying it now.
found you one. Sent you a pm

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