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BunkerdCaddis
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Post by BunkerdCaddis » Sat. Dec. 22, 2018 7:20 pm

Have been playing with some Bituminous lately and have a nice little fire going in the fireplace working up to Christmas...
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Free Burning Pitt Lump

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Free Burning Pitt Lump

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Just started it right on the grate.

 
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Post by corey » Sat. Dec. 29, 2018 12:55 pm

Nice looking fire.

I like bit myself.

 
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Post by BunkerdCaddis » Sat. Feb. 09, 2019 9:01 pm

Had a nice little (actually not as little as that sounds) fire in the fireplace with some KY Blue diamond Bituminous during the Super Bowl. Member bksaun helped hook me up with it. It lit up pretty easy and when it would die down I'd hit it with a poker and we had fire again.
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Ky Blue Diamond Bituminous

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Post by StokerDon » Sat. Feb. 09, 2019 9:15 pm

NICE!

-Don

 
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Post by AllanD » Sun. Feb. 10, 2019 9:14 pm

StokerDon wrote:
Sat. Feb. 09, 2019 9:15 pm
NICE!

-Don
I'm only replying to your signature with a quote you may like :)

"Build a man a fire and he will be warm for a day,
but set a man on fire and he will be warm for the rest of his life"
(Terry Pratchett)

 
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500 reduced down to 3 grates connected to its own plenum
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Post by StokerDon » Mon. Feb. 11, 2019 5:56 pm

AllanD wrote:
Sun. Feb. 10, 2019 9:14 pm
I'm only replying to your signature with a quote you may like :)

"Build a man a fire and he will be warm for a day,
but set a man on fire and he will be warm for the rest of his life"
(Terry Pratchett)
:lol:


 
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Post by AllanD » Mon. Feb. 11, 2019 6:17 pm

Glad you like it

 
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II pulling duty, Waterford 105 out on vacation
Coal Size/Type: pea/nut
Other Heating: oil fired hydronic

Post by BunkerdCaddis » Sat. May. 18, 2019 8:59 pm

Well, beyond burning coal in the fireplace during winter what else could you do :annoyed:
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A most pleasant evening and moon rise over a coal fire

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but burn coal in your outdoor fireplace while drinking a cold one as the moon rises on a most pleasant evening. :yes: A nice little fire made of some starter wood and mostly Pittsburgh Lump coal...

 
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Coal Size/Type: Rice, Pea, Chestnut and whatever will fit through the door on the Harman
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood

Post by StokerDon » Sat. May. 18, 2019 9:59 pm

NICE! Again!

Beautiful evening. I had a nice fire going in my Rocket Stove today. I burned the last of the leaves and a few sticks of firewwod.

Unfortunately, on this side of the river I can't see the moon rise because of the trees.

-Don

 
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II pulling duty, Waterford 105 out on vacation
Coal Size/Type: pea/nut
Other Heating: oil fired hydronic

Post by BunkerdCaddis » Sat. May. 18, 2019 10:54 pm

StokerDon wrote:
Sat. May. 18, 2019 9:59 pm
NICE! Again!

Beautiful evening. I had a nice fire going in my Rocket Stove today. I burned the last of the leaves and a few sticks of firewwod.

Unfortunately, on this side of the river I can't see the moon rise because of the trees.

-Don
Thanks Don, The moon only appeared for a little bit and then disappeared behind the clouds again. I did have to fight the smoke a little as the wind was from the south. The Pitt lump isn't terrible smelling like the Kentucky stuff is but it's still a bit over the top.

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