Hotblast Year 6

 
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Lightning
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 130
Coal Size/Type: Pea Size - Anthracite

Post by Lightning » Fri. Mar. 13, 2020 8:52 pm

larryfoster wrote:
Fri. Mar. 13, 2020 4:40 pm
Since you're not fiddling with it, what are you now doing with your spare time?
I enjoy watching it run, measuring coal and ash, making comparisons and such.. I got tight on time last fall getting things up and running so I also have more plumbing to do this summer.
larryfoster wrote:
Fri. Mar. 13, 2020 4:40 pm
One thing that all hate about my furnace is how dirty everything s in the house.
Yes I had a lot of ash dust with the hand fed also, even though I tried hard not to. There has been a lot less dust since running the Axeman this season.

 
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Warm Morning 617-B
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Coal Size/Type: Bituminous nut (me and the coal)
Other Heating: Propane Kerosene

Post by larryfoster » Sun. Mar. 22, 2020 11:25 am

Well, I jumped the gun.
It's Punxsutawney Phil's fault.
He told me winter was over.

Since I said I was done burning for the year, I've relit twice.
First time for a couple days and then lit yesterday.

Trying to decide what daytime high temps and night lows are good enough to call it quits.

I was going to finish out the spring with propane but it doesn't keep the house very warm.

 
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Warm Morning 617-B
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Hot Blast 1557M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous nut (me and the coal)
Other Heating: Propane Kerosene

Post by larryfoster » Tue. Apr. 14, 2020 9:43 am

I've had the last burn of the year quite a few times already
:cry:

If my propane furnace actually heated the house I'd put the coal furnace to bed.
I don't feel warm with it.

It appears to run properly
(I do have propane)

Brrr!


 
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Post by Lightning » Wed. Apr. 15, 2020 5:47 pm

Yep, got cold here again too Larry.. The Axe is still chugging away, probably into May a week or two.

 
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Warm Morning 617-B
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Hot Blast 1557M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous nut (me and the coal)
Other Heating: Propane Kerosene

Post by larryfoster » Wed. Apr. 15, 2020 6:20 pm

It looks like the lows will be in the lower 30s here for at least a week and highs don't want to go out of the 40s for a while either.

Like I said, if the propane would heat the house comfortably, I'd be glad to let it do it.
I still have lots and would like to use some so I can get a fill up.

Haven't checked prices but, if it's like oil, it should be pretty cheap

I have more than enough coal to last but almost out of wood.
I thought I would have more coal left than what I do, though

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