There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:13 pm

New Hope Engineer wrote:
Wood'nCoal wrote:


We might have to have a Jersey only Meet & Greet, but I bet some other guys will sneak in. :shock:

come on now,who would do something like that? :P[/quote] Can I come, I was born in N.J. but will never admit it. $650.00 insurance on a $250.00 car. :mad: :mad: :mad:
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:27 pm

Duengeon master wrote: Can I come, I was born in N.J. but will never admit it.


Yeah, I guess if you must ;) its ok. :D
Ok, the deal is, if we still own this house next year, we'll make some plans. If I can't find a job by then, then we are moving to North Carolina, and buying a Double-wide. :fear:
Yes, I plan to take my DVC-500 with us.
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:17 pm

Some people here, won't even give you a curtious "Hello" or "Good Morning", and they just stick their nose up in the air and walk on.


I know what you mean. Funny, isn't it, the difference between a small town and the "Beeg Ceety".

it's just plain AWFUL round these here parts. Isn't that true?


Horrible.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
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Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert


Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: TimW On: Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:46 pm

Fairly new to the site... Sparta NJ...

Hi Tim, welcome to the forum, this is the place to get answers to any problems you might run into.

Glad to hear you bought from "crazy", he's an OK guy in my book.

I'd like to see that AHS in action when it's installed, I never saw one running before.

We might have to have a Jersey only Meet & Greet, but I bet some other guys will sneak in.


Thanks for the greeting; sorry I've not gotten back to the site to chat, but it took some push to finally get the boiler plumbed in and the electrical set up. My schedules been a bit too full lately but its amazing what you can set aside when the house gets cold (grin)... and as I sit here on this chilly snowy evening, I'm nursing my first fire in the boiler. I got it started about 2-3hrs ago and that was none too soon! Now that the fire's going strong, I just filled the hopper as things look pretty good. The blower just shut off for the first time since I started the fire. All these little things have my wondering if everything is going as designed. Gotta say I'm just a little nervous going to bed with little experience of this S130. I may just stay up a bit late tonight. BTW, I'd be glad to have you come by and take a look at this boiler if you're interested. I'd enjoy the chance to talk with someone who has been around coal for a bit.
TimW
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S130 Coal Stoker Boiler

Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: Smoker858 On: Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:08 pm

Parsippany, NJ here
free fire wood is in short supply so I'll set up my hybred Vigillant and burn some coal this year.

glad I've stumbled onto this board.

Fire up the stove and a good stogie.

Cav
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:45 pm

Smoker858 wrote:Parsippany, NJ here
free fire wood is in short supply so I'll set up my hybred Vigillant and burn some coal this year.

glad I've stumbled onto this board.

Fire up the stove and a good stogie.

Cav


Welcome Smoker858! Ah, yes, a double maduro toro coupled with a few draft style darkhard ciders while parked near the warmth from a vintage Vigilant. You gotta know then that life is good :)

Where do you get your coal? There was another north east NJ member looking for coal sources.

I saw your "- an original casting" line in your signature. Must be from the late 70's, right? I did a run up to Randolph in December of 79 and came back with three Defiants. I left mine behind at the old house and it's still doing its thing. Long life cast iron, good stuff.

edited to trim a doube quote - having dificulties uploading tonight :mad:
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Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace

Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: Nomogas On: Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:26 pm

Hello, My name is Greg I am a coalaholic. From West Milford, started burning rice coal in February.
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:38 pm

Nomogas wrote:Hello, My name is Greg I am a coalaholic. From West Milford, started burning rice coal in February.


Hey Greg! How goes it? :D Welcome to the forum :clap:
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:09 pm

Nomogas wrote:Hello, My name is Greg I am a coalaholic. From West Milford, started burning rice coal in February.


Right around the corner! Welcome to the forum.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:28 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:
Nomogas wrote:Hello, My name is Greg I am a coalaholic. From West Milford, started burning rice coal in February.


Right around the corner! Welcome to the forum.



Add a few more corners ... :)

Welcome! Had a friend that lived on one of the lakes for many years. Nice teritory. Where do you get your coal from ... baged or bulk?
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Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace

VigIIPeaBurne

PostBy: Smoker858 On: Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:12 am

Thanks for the reply.
I have not yet secured coal.
I don't have a truck or trailer anymore.
Still trying to formulate a coal plan.
I sent crazy4coal an IM but have not gotten a response yet.
I'll give him a call this weekend.

Smoker 858

ps Cigars on deck for this weekend the new CAIN, Opus X and an assortment of yard 'gars.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
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Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: nat gas
Stove/Furnace Make: HITZER
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

Re: VigIIPeaBurne

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:59 pm

Smoker858 wrote:...8<...I don't have a truck or trailer anymore.
...8<...ps Cigars on deck for this weekend the new CAIN, Opus X and an assortment of yard 'gars.


I can see why you gave up the truck. I could fill my truck's tank or just take all weekend on your first two weekend projests :) I like it :up:

That CAIN would go well with the dark draft hard cider. Just can't find it anywhere I've looked in NJ. Tried DE too and spoke with a ciderhaluic who knew of it but hadn't seen it in DE. It was a G. Hornesby brew in a squat dark bottle with a black label bearing a red hog or rhino head in the center. Brew is almost as dark as a porter and has a nice bite for a cider. If anyone spots this wiley brew, pleas PM me quick!
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Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace

Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: farok On: Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:30 pm

Hey everyone... checking in from Milford, which oddly is west of West Milford. Anyway, I've been on the forums for a year or two, but never realized there was a Jersey forum under the main forums. I've been in Jersey my whole life, and while I hate the taxes and politics, my family, hobbies, and work are all here and so I'm probably here to stay. Anyway, with all the talk of Pittstown, I drive through there every day to work, and whenever I go to my sister's house in Flemington. I still love the "So this is Pittstown" barn. While it's getting a little worn, under that there's smaller lettering "are you lost?" with a map!

And yes the traffic light is just wrong. Milford used to have the only traffic light for something like 15 miles in any direction... not anymore (not like I want to live near a traffic light though). Guess there's no stopping progress.

Oh, and the old Curtis Papers mill in Milford was purchased by Georgia Pacific a couple months ago. They did some weed clean-up, and now have security on site 24/7, so I take it there will be something happening there eventually. I never expected that considering it's a super fund site. Guess time will tell. One of these days I'll stop and ask the guard what's up, though I don't know if they'll have an answer or be able to really tell us if they do know.

As for coal, I had a coal/oil/wood furnace which is now my backup. This year I got a LL Pioneer installed and LOVE it. I get coal either at Ritters in Belvidere (great guys to deal with, even if it's Reading coal -- burns fine for me), or at Black Diamond Coal in Easton. Black Diamond has a front end loader, and when I get my truck back on the road, will probably go there just because it'll be less trips at about 1 ton per load. Right now I get it in 5-gallon buckets, 500-600 lbs at a time. The truck is my old '72 Chevy with no bed to speak of anymore due to the rust. Besides needing some body work, I'm getting an old military truck bed that'll be perfect for coal hauling, so that'll be the truck's primary job once it's fixed.

Time to stop typing and get some chores done.

Chris
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:42 pm

farok wrote:Hey everyone... checking in from Milford,...

Hey Chris, you drive right by our house on your trip to Flemington! Look at the pic in my Avatar, and see if you reconnize the house.
Also, my wife is working partime at the Milford Post Office, and partime at the Quakertown Post Office.
Welcome to the NewJerseY Thread! :clap:
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:25 pm

farok wrote:Hey everyone... checking in from Milford, which oddly is west of West Milford. Anyway, I've been on the forums for a year or two, but never realized there was a Jersey forum under the main forums. I've been in Jersey my whole life, and while I hate the taxes and politics, my family, hobbies, and work are all here and so I'm probably here to stay. Anyway, with all the talk of Pittstown, I drive through there every day to work, and whenever I go to my sister's house in Flemington. I still love the "So this is Pittstown" barn. While it's getting a little worn, under that there's smaller lettering "are you lost?" with a map!...>8...Chris


Welcome to the NJ part of this great forum. Richard just recently added the state forums so if you don't normally log onto the board index, you might have missed it.

I had recently seen something in the paper again regarding the Milford papermill. I thought it was additional funding for the superfund clean up. The security, I though, was put in place because some ya-hoo was stealing copper and cut into a hot line. He was reported missing and I guess they found him after he ripened up a little :?

Just wanted to let you know that Ritter uses a front end loader too. You might not see it because Nick keeps it in the shed most of the time. He loads my PU every time I stop in. Just pull up on the scale and weigh in. When I take my trailer over I park on the street side by the lumber sheds. He tares the loader and weighs each scoop before dumping into my trailer.

With the new Gov. on the way in, maybe W.Milford will be seeing some thinning of the bruin population. Gotta happen sometime soon. Do you have many bear problems in the real W.Milford?
VigIIPeaBurner
 
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