Suggest a Topic for "Best of"

Suggest a Topic for "Best of"

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:10 pm

Any older topics that have been buried, you have found to be a lot of help, frequently referenced or think belong in this forum let us know and we'll move it here. One thing to note is if the topic is still active it will be left in the original place. Typically we use this forum to bring really good threads back to life that have slipped into oblivion such as ones that have fallen way down list after many months of inactivity. There's a lot of good information on this forum and we try and use this forum as a way to make sure many of the more informative topics don't get lost.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Suggest a Topic for "Best of"

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:37 pm

Well, ya did best of motorcycles. How about cars. Best hunting story. Best fish. Oh yeah, this is a coal forum :oops: :oops: Scott
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 350, 700. Van Wert 400 x 2, 800, 1200.
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Suggest a Topic for "Best of"

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:41 pm

How about coal hopper designs for those of us who have to load and haul their coal in pails into the house daily from outside.
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent


Re: Suggest a Topic for "Best of"

PostBy: bear creek burnout On: Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:53 pm

Speaking of coal bins....haven't seen many new pics of bins since last season....we had some very clever designs and eclectic mix of styles....sure would like to see more pics.... :gee: where are the new coal bin pics :?:
bear creek burnout
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert

Re: Suggest a Topic for "Best of"

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:38 am

2001Sierra wrote:How about coal hopper designs for those of us who have to load and haul their coal in pails into the house daily from outside.


Sierra, what I use this forum for is for old topics that get buried so we can give them a second life. You can go back a few years and find a lot of stuff that not many people will ever see. Generally speaking if there hasn't been activity for a few weeks in thread and you think it might belong here because it contains a lot of good information you can suggest It get moved here.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Suggest a Topic for "Best of"

PostBy: RMA On: Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:30 pm

Would there be interest in some of the very common things that "guys" use all the time (?) like:
What's the best (or your favorite)
Garden tractor
Snow blower
Lawn Mower
Or simpler items like.....
Hand tool brand
Spray lubricant
House Paint
Furniture finish

Regular old everyday "stuff"


Bob
RMA
 

Re: Suggest a Topic for "Best of"

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:56 pm

I don't know if this is the proper forum for this , but I would like to see a permanent topic of "What changes I would like to see in my stove" and " What changes I have made"

Another topic I would like to see is " Stove Design" your ideas. Another topic, "Antique Stoves, Your Experience"

Richard
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Suggest a Topic for "Best of"

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:18 pm

Let me try and explain again what this forum and topic is for. :)

Occasionally topics pop up that have very long discussions with a lot good information. Eventually they get no replies and slowly get pushed down the list until they are buried. The reason for this forum is to bring those back to life so all that good information isn't on page 24 where people are rarely going to find it. If there is any topics like that you know of post it here or send a PM to mod or myself and we'll consider it.


franco b wrote:I don't know if this is the proper forum for this , but I would like to see a permanent topic of "What changes I would like to see in my stove" and " What changes I have made"


It's too general, we try and keep stickies to a minimum as they clutter the place up. Having said that feel free to start any topics you want.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Suggest a Topic for "Best of"

PostBy: RMA On: Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:44 pm

Oh...
Now I get the idea...
:wacko: :wacko:

Bob
RMA
 

Re: Suggest a Topic for "Best of"

PostBy: mr1precision On: Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:34 pm

How about the most commonly asked questions. Assume that someone new to coal came here for the first time to set-up or to get into burning coal.
1. Flue / chimeny info

2. Is coal dirty? Most people think of a black sooty mess when they here the word coal.

3. Coal pricing

4. Whats a clinker?

5. Selecting the right stove.

6. How do you empty the ash w/o making a mess?

7. Coal quality/ different brands.

8. different sizes of coal.

9. Bituminous ins and outs?.....Idono...

10. interest in sharing a trailer load of coal.

11. coal bin gallery?

I personally like the thread that I started about what coal burners do for a living.
I found it interesting to see what a wide range of people and talent that frequent this site. It would be nice to keep that thread going.
mr1precision
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130

Re: Suggest a Topic for "Best of"

PostBy: RMA On: Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:40 pm

We need a little library of:
NEPA FAQ's

Bob
RMA
 

Re: Suggest a Topic for "Best of"

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:43 pm

RMA wrote:We need a little library of:
NEPA FAQ's

Bob


That's what the KB is for: http://nepacrossroads.com/kb/Special:Categories
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Suggest a Topic for "Best of"

PostBy: ggans2 On: Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:54 pm

Not best of, but a antique stove forum would be cool..
ggans2
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Florence
Stove/Furnace Model: Hot Blast #77

Re: Suggest a Topic for "Best of"

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:46 pm

Since there are many here that use antique stoves, I wouldn't mind a sticky for that in the hand fired catagory. Also a sticky for the videos that have been posted so that they can be easily found by new comers.
wsherrick
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Suggest a Topic for "Best of"

PostBy: CoaLen On: Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:41 pm

I'd like to see Running off of generators or inverters moved to the "Best of" section. It contains a lot of good discussion by some very knowledgeable people on selecting a backup power supply.
-Len
CoaLen
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: rice