Lit up the No. 6

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lobsterman
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby, 1980 Fully restored by Larry Trainer
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Post Sun. Nov. 24, 2013 9:01 pm

Hi All,
Wow, I have not been logged in here for a very long time! This is my 4th season burning coal and every other year I have started her up in mid-October. This year I was more practical and waited until it actually got cold-- into the upper teens tonight with 40+ mph winds so in anticipation I fired up the beast last night. She is purring along with the primary air barely open a crack. Stove temp is at 400 with exhaust at the damper around 150. House is comfortable and coal consumption is low. Happy burning!
L.-

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BPatrick
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Post Mon. Nov. 25, 2013 11:24 am

hope you weathered the storm ok...at least you had a great heater to aid you.

Steelhorse
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Post Mon. Nov. 25, 2013 4:48 pm

Lobsterman - I was feeling the same effects out here in WMass. Sadly though, the 116 went down to a couple coals by the time I got home from work around 0030hrs. Had to start from scratch with the wind combating the draft. I'm still working out the kinks of manipulating the baro and mpd combo!


lobsterman
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Post Mon. Nov. 25, 2013 5:56 pm

You can toss some wood kindling in next time it happens to revive the fire...

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dlj
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Post Tue. Nov. 26, 2013 11:24 pm

lobsterman wrote:Hi All,
Wow, I have not been logged in here for a very long time! This is my 4th season burning coal and every other year I have started her up in mid-October. This year I was more practical and waited until it actually got cold-- into the upper teens tonight with 40+ mph winds so in anticipation I fired up the beast last night. She is purring along with the primary air barely open a crack. Stove temp is at 400 with exhaust at the damper around 150. House is comfortable and coal consumption is low. Happy burning!
L.-
Lobsterman,

Good to hear from you. I was wondering where you'd been off to... Hope your Glenwood is doing you right. I just fired mine up about a week ago myself. I was being lazy, and the weather here was so up and down I just didn't bother lighting her up. Now that she's back up and running, the family is quite happy. My younger daughter is bent on learning how to use the stove and tells me now it's "her" stove, so I should get used to it... LOL

dj

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Smokeyja
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Post Wed. Nov. 27, 2013 1:34 am

Where are you guys measuring the stove temps at on the 6 ? And what thermometers are you using ?

Right now I've got one at the top of the stove and one at the elbow up top on the flue . Flue reading is fine but I don't know if I have the stove one in the best place .


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wsherrick
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Post Wed. Nov. 27, 2013 4:59 am

Nice to hear from your corner of Coal Stove Easy Street.

Steelhorse
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Post Sat. Nov. 30, 2013 9:49 am

Smokeyja wrote:Where are you guys measuring the stove temps at on the 6 ? And what thermometers are you using ?

Right now I've got one at the top of the stove and one at the elbow up top on the flue . Flue reading is fine but I don't know if I have the stove one in the best place .
I have two rutland thermostats. One is placed at the side of the barrel nearest the top trim ring. The other is placed at the furthest point up the pipe before my single wall pipe becomes double wall (due to local regs of it being close to the ceiling)....roughly four feet from the indirect stack output.

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