I Have My Base Burner (BB)

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Post Sat. Nov. 16, 2013 10:49 am

nortcan wrote:Steve, do you run only the 116 or the range with it?
This year I started the heating season only with the Sunnyside first. Burning it for the past 15 days at low speed with anth.
My wife tells me that the downstair office has never been so confortable. In fact the 3 levels are.
Honestly we are 200% +++ satisfied with the recent 1874 Sunny. The only down point I got with it was from the grate jamming once in a while but with the last Summer modifs, the stove runs perfectly :!:
Hi Pierre,

Same here. I started the 116 on about the last half of October and it's been the only stove going, very nicely heating the whole house. The range is still got a vase and juicer on it, more like a table at the moment. We've had temps as low as 18F (-7c) at night, with 30's (1.6c) during days with no problems, 116 running at 475° or so in that scenerio. I think that when it gets down to 20's in day and lower at night, will be the time to spark up the range. My plans this year were for both stoves from Dec 15th-to March 1st. So 2 and 1/2 months of both and the 116 alone for about 6 1/2 months. Last year I used 5 and 1/2 tons but on this plan it will be more like 4 tons if the winter is similar to last.

Glad the Sunny is working out so well for you. Your house is well insulated and that makes a big difference in keeping the heat. It also looks really nice in the hearth. How long a burn time are you getting when it's in full winter cold say Jan?


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Post Sat. Nov. 16, 2013 11:23 am

Steve, thanks for the comments.
My heating season time will be about like yours. Today will be about 9*C / 48.2*F, and we are at the North :mad: :)
So the Sunny can heat the house easily...but you know, high,medium or low temps don't make a really big difference on the anth daily lbs burnt. Always on a 12 Hrs period: now 6 to 7 Lbs and on the coldest ones about 12 Lbs, for the 3 levels at +/- one degree of difference for the warm 2,200 Sq ft house.
You'r right Steve, the house is : hyper- insulated, special windows (modif. as usual), special air handlers (also modif.), special warm air accumulator faux-foyer (also modif.), and all these little modifs. make a big difference on the anth lbs burnt and confort.
When I built the house 20 Yrs ago, my friends told me that I was creasy to go that way but then like we all know, a 2 X 6 was just a few pennys more than a 2 x 4 and it was about the same for the other construction products. The look was our last pre-occupation.
But I still the crazy guy????????????????? :lol:

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Post Sat. Nov. 16, 2013 11:27 am

Paul, thanks and you know that your very close to one of my stove: Sunny Boy and Sunnyside, you deserve one :D
My business is completly at the opposite from the fire (stoves) business ...... :lol:

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Post Sat. Nov. 16, 2013 11:32 am

dcrane wrote:
nortcan wrote: Thanks uggabugga.
In fact the few precedent photos are from the small Golden Bride.
The last posts I sent were about the 1874 Sunnyside. :)
Is anyone else noticing how incredibly spotless, new, clean lines and Modelesk Nortcan's house is :eek2:
I know you use these stoves and everything... but how do you do it bro!
Thanks for the good words Doug.
""how do you do it bro!"" you said, hum-hum, not easy to do: one ""bucket"" at 8 Am and one other at 8 Pm. You'r young Doug, all the time is ahead of you for the Learning Curve..... :lol:

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Post Sat. Nov. 16, 2013 11:35 am

buck24 wrote:nortcan..... happy to see that the Sunnyside is doing a good job for you up there. Should be getting some warmer weather for a few days. May have to let the stoves idle down a bit.
Thank you buck24.
In fact the Sunnyside looks to be all Winter long on the low idle mode :) :D :lol:

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Post Sat. Nov. 16, 2013 11:39 am

PJT wrote:Nice stove Nortcan....I like the stuffed cat too it looks almost real! 8-)
Thanks PJT.
In fact the stove is real and the cat too. :) :D :lol:
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Post Sat. Nov. 16, 2013 7:18 pm

Smart cats Nortcan :!: Looks like they have the best (warmest) seat in the house :!: :!:

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Post Mon. Nov. 18, 2013 12:08 pm

PJT wrote:Smart cats Nortcan :!: Looks like they have the best (warmest) seat in the house :!: :!:
But with these warmer days, cats stay away from the ""Sunnyside"", yes smart cats :D


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Post Tue. Nov. 19, 2013 9:56 am

Hello Smithy, I was looking at your stove picture in your avatar...it's great looking stove.

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Post Tue. Nov. 19, 2013 11:34 am

Pierre,

The Kalamazoo is named after Kalamazoo, Michigan which is about an hour east of me. We see a lot of Dowagiac Oak Stoves and Kalamazoo Stoves, rarely do you see east coast stoves unless somebody from out east moved with it. Dowagiac Michigan is literally 15 minutes from me.

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Post Tue. Nov. 19, 2013 12:54 pm

BPatrick wrote:Pierre,

The Kalamazoo is named after Kalamazoo, Michigan which is about an hour east of me. We see a lot of Dowagiac Oak Stoves and Kalamazoo Stoves, rarely do you see east coast stoves unless somebody from out east moved with it. Dowagiac Michigan is literally 15 minutes from me.
I know of two Kalamazoo stoves that made it east to here in central NY state. Both are wood burning kitchen ranges that belong to friends of mine who heat their farm houses with wood.

Paul
So many stoves - so few chimneys. I must be coal-stone crazy.

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Post Tue. Nov. 19, 2013 2:58 pm

NortCan, your new (old) Baltimore Style stove is stunning, beautiful. I have an ivory fire place in this old victorian farmhouse and would love to put a stove like that there. I'm going to start looking. I spent money to get the fireplace in the bedroom opened up and I don't want to put wood in there, I want to put a coal insert. On the other side of the fireplace, I have the Crawford 40 with 6" liner. The fireplace is wide enough to have another 6" liner for the stove. Now I have to do some searching for it.

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Post Tue. Nov. 19, 2013 3:09 pm

Sweet Jesus, I just finished reading this entire thread. A day and a half as I had to work in between and very informative. I've learned a lot and saw two beautiful stoves.

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Post Tue. Nov. 19, 2013 5:50 pm

my bad didn't mean to clog up the thread
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Post Tue. Nov. 19, 2013 6:30 pm

Hum, lot of funny guys down in the States 8-)
One day someone asked me why I was always placing the infos on the same thread, accumulating a ""few"" pages on it. The main reason is because I wanted to ""group"" all about the stove at the same place. So if someone looks for infos on my stove/s, house, air distribution...it's easier to find it. Just a few pages to read before going to bed and no need for sleeping pills :lol:
About finding a Baltimore Heater, searching is the way to go. And when I say searching it means lot of it. But sometimes the luck can be not so far away. The problem with them is because they are much more rare than the other stoves, plus many are broke when removed from where they are installed and casted in the foyer. Also important to get the Heater as complete as possible, not easy to find spare parts ...
Many members of the forum did searches for me to help finding one...So one can start a new thread for it.
Remember that these are usually ""casted"" in a foyer, so heat distribution and access to the back of the stove should be considered. On my instal., the 2 side grills have hinges so I can access to the back if wanting to remove the stove pipe, or other maintenance works. As said, there is a warm air remover systm at the Sunnyside's back to get warm air out of there and send it where wanted to be.


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