DS Machine Comfortmax 75 Update (on Wood)

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lsayre
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW), ComfortMax 75
Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post By: lsayre » Sat. Feb. 27, 2016 7:44 pm

Keepaeyeonit wrote:Anymore updates on the ComfortMax Larry?
I haven't fired it since the first test run. Waiting for another cold spell.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: BUCKET A DAY water heater
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Warm Morning 414A
Coal Size/Type: RICE,PEA,NUT,STOVE /ANTHRACITE and EGG / BIT
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump and some Solar
Location: Junction of PA-OH-WV

Post By: McGiever » Sat. Feb. 27, 2016 8:41 pm

Heck Larry, Put an old incandescent light bulb or two in it and on a good sunny day let the solar panels warm up that stove a bit. :yes:

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Location: sw Ohio

Post By: Hoytman » Wed. Mar. 22, 2017 10:05 am

lsayre wrote: I have even heard rumors that at least one major stove company has declared the sawdust blocks off limits in their EPA stoves and stated that using them voids the warranty.
Wonder which company that was?


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lsayre
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW), ComfortMax 75
Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post By: lsayre » Wed. Mar. 22, 2017 1:02 pm

Off the top of my head it was Vermont Castings.

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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix
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Post By: Lightning » Wed. Mar. 22, 2017 1:51 pm

Did you ever get any coal into that stove Larry?
It'd burn for days with a load a pea size in it, and it'd be much prettier too :)

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lsayre
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW), ComfortMax 75
Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post By: lsayre » Wed. Mar. 22, 2017 3:22 pm

Lightning wrote:Did you ever get any coal into that stove Larry?
It'd burn for days with a load a pea size in it, and it'd be much prettier too :)
Only wood. Longest stint of running it has been 5 days.

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