Oooohhhh...I'm the first one in here!!

Oooohhhh...I'm the first one in here!!

PostBy: cabinover On: Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:21 am

I reckon since I'm from Vermont I can be the first to say Welcome to the Vermont Community. I try to get on here at least once a day to see what's new, usually asking questions since I'm rather new to the coal community.

Thanks Richard for the great idea of state forums and supporting it!

Bob
cabinover
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid Axeman Anderson 130
Baseburners & Antiques: Sparkle #12
Coal Size/Type: Pea, Buckwheat, Nut
Other Heating: LP Hot air. WA TX for coal use.

Re: Oooohhhh...I'm the first one in here!!

PostBy: piker On: Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:02 pm

Greetings and salutations,
I'm a Vt woodchuck. (That would be a "native") I've been burning coal for a spell....my dad burned coal...I'm a grey hair. I presently have an old parlor stove and have decided to upgrade to a modern stoker. I'm searching for opinions and that is what brought me to this site. I am considering a Harman Magnum Stoker for
$750.00. It seems to be a good deal based on what I've seen on this website as well as others. Just thought I'd chime in and be #2.
Best Regards,
Piker
piker
 
Stove/Furnace Make: veeeery old cast iron parlor
Stove/Furnace Model: mica for glass

Re: Oooohhhh...I'm the first one in here!!

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:12 pm

piker wrote: I am considering a Harman Magnum Stoker for
$750.00. It seems to be a good deal based on what I've seen on this website as well as others. Just thought I'd chime in and be #2.
Best Regards, Piker

A magnum Stoker for $750 would be a steal, if its in operating condition. Nice stove, you'll like it.
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice


Re: Oooohhhh...I'm the first one in here!!

PostBy: JohnnyAsbury On: Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:18 pm

Hi Piker....if you decide you dont want it, Ill buy it from you. ;)
JohnnyAsbury
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: 90 - Direct vent

Re: Oooohhhh...I'm the first one in here!!

PostBy: VtFarmboy On: Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:43 pm

I am a woodchuck too. Been burning coal for going on two years. Finally getting where its working real well. Once you get the kinks out of it. I am 53 years old and lived in Vermont all my life. so did my parents and grandparents so I am a true native I guess. Well at least if you leave those uppity abinaki up there in the north out of it. I guess they were here first.
VtFarmboy
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: outdoor US Stoves EF1600
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: use some wood in woodstove when it gets real cold outside.

Re: Oooohhhh...I'm the first one in here!!

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:15 pm

I do enjoy you Vermont Guys ! Hardy Types,you are ! welcome and Good to have you on the Board! :up:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Oooohhhh...I'm the first one in here!!

PostBy: Vermonster On: Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:23 pm

You got the Vermonster on board also. My clan came here in 1774 and Settled Rockingham,VT. Yes I am a woodchuck also. Just started burning coal 10 days ago and loving every second of it. If it wasn't for Nepacrossroads I would be absolutely lost. They are an immense help. Hambden Bob is right, we are a hardy breed and we make no bones about it! This forum is flat out wicked! Happy new year to all. Vermonster
Vermonster
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 713 Rest in peace! Chubby Coal Stove
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut coal
Other Heating: oil boiler

Re: Oooohhhh...I'm the first one in here!!

PostBy: VtFarmboy On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:20 pm

This board helped me lots last year when I was just starting out with coal. Last year was just an experiment. I bought a wood/coal furnace but never thought I would use the coal part. I decided about a year ago this time to try the coal just for grins and giggles. Something different. There was an article in the local paper the valley news about people burning coal and the local supplier. I decided to try it. Well I am in love. lots easier than wood once you get the hang of it. This year I am totally on coal. use some wood in the stove down in the basement when it gets below 10 degrees. That has more to do with the design of our house than the capacity of the furnace. I grew up in Woodstock Vt. As I tell people the Woodstock long before it became just a tourist town. When you could walk your family up town and buy their school clothes and still afford to feed them at the local grocery store. My family is from the Bridgewater/Stockbridge area and Windsor/Claremont NH. I have included a couple of pictures of my furnace. Originally we had flexable duct however last summer I converted to metal. I wasn't sure I was going to leave the furnace where it was so I didn't want to make it permanent. It still isn't but its a lot harder to move around with metal pipe for duct.

Vermonster wrote:You got the Vermonster on board also. My clan came here in 1774 and Settled Rockingham,VT. Yes I am a woodchuck also. Just started burning coal 10 days ago and loving every second of it. If it wasn't for Nepacrossroads I would be absolutely lost. They are an immense help. Hambden Bob is right, we are a hardy breed and we make no bones about it! This forum is flat out wicked! Happy new year to all. Vermonster
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: outdoor US Stoves EF1600
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: use some wood in woodstove when it gets real cold outside.

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PostBy: Vermonster On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:15 pm

I agree VT farmboy. I don't have the ideal stove I need but I am hooked on coal. My dad is 70 and he has been keeping track of my coal journey. He has a fisher papa bear woodstove in the basement of his house. My dad and grandfather built the house together in 1968 and it is a ranch house. He has a good setup,burns 6 cord of wood a year. The older he gets, he says he doesn't want to beat up 6 cord a year. He is thinking of making the jump himself. I am an electrition a public school. I was talking to an outside vender one day about some supplemental heat, maybe a pellet stove. The vendor told me he heats his house with coal. I can remember him saying"check out coal". I did, and here I am. I will get a better stove to meet my needs, but Im hooked to say the least.
Vermonster
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 713 Rest in peace! Chubby Coal Stove
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut coal
Other Heating: oil boiler

Re: Oooohhhh...I'm the first one in here!!

PostBy: Ed.A On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:52 pm

I'm not from VT but my youngest Babysits your Criminals @ Southern Vermont Corrections Center in Springfield. He moved to NH a yr-1/2 ago ( about 1/2hr east of Brattleboro) and commutes from there.
Ed.A
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing III/ '94 Stoker II
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Oooohhhh...I'm the first one in here!!

PostBy: Vermonster On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:10 pm

I'm about 20 minutes south of the Springfield Correction Center.
Vermonster
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 713 Rest in peace! Chubby Coal Stove
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut coal
Other Heating: oil boiler

Re: Oooohhhh...I'm the first one in here!!

PostBy: Ed.A On: Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:29 pm

Vermonster wrote:I'm about 20 minutes south of the Springfield Correction Center.


Bellows Falls, Rt 103 I know it well, my Grandfather was actually a Minister in Chester VT. in the mid- 50's, most of my uncles went to school in Chester too.

Like a lot of Southern New Englanders we ski/Snowboard the North, be it VT or NH or...Maine.
Ed.A
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing III/ '94 Stoker II
Coal Size/Type: Rice