Moving to VT?

Re: Moving to VT?

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:27 pm

Ahh yes,,,,,,,, Fall in Vermont. Nothing like it. :clap: :clap: :punk: :punk:
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 350, 700. Van Wert 400 x 2, 800, 1200.
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Moving to VT?

PostBy: whistlenut On: Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:38 pm

You aren't going to Bellows Falls for a 'special event' r u? Watch your diet, back off on the sausage booth!

Did I C a 'hybrid AA boiler' 4 sale in Albany with an AHS Hopper and no screw? 2300.00? We need to talk. I won't be in B....Falls,.............. for anything, but that is only 70 minutes from here if you R going to bring the Motorhome over to the races. Be careful with the ciggy boat in the Conn. River, there are snags, stumps, and logs to ruin your trip.

:dancing: :mad3: :stretcher: :poke: :crutch: :shots: bop2 :rambo2:

Chilly temps, warm mulled cider, cheddar cheese treats, crisp apples....Bed and Breakfasts.....Larry, Daryl and Daryl
You all need to get away from the city more often, and enjoy the country!
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Moving to VT?

PostBy: piker On: Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:19 pm

Dang!!!
So many opinions, so little time. Greetings and salutations to all. Newbie here. I'm a natural born real Vermonter and not too happy about the purple balloons. Unfortunately, a non-Vermont Governor gave the right to vote to college students and the rest is history. BTW, Howard Dean...not Vermonter,New Yorker. Bernie Sanders..not Vermonter, maybe NY, maybe Jersey, hard to tell...NOT Vermont.
Getting back to the original thread..."Moving to VT"...it's the whole "moving to VT" thing that has turned a perfectly content conservative state into the nightmare that it is today.
I found this forum because I was searching for the latest info regarding coal stoves. What I found doesn't belong in a "coal" forum. One of your posters is correct in that Vermonters like sausage. I presently have 12 lbs of pork curing in the fridge and that pork will become Kielbasa after it spends 7 hrs in the smoker.
I found this site in my search of information regarding the latest technology in coal burning. Dang!!! WTF???
Best Regards,
And to all of you opinionated assidiots who wish to define me by the actions of flatland liberals, KMA (The K means KISS) I didn't ask for the crap that I have to deal with, Give me a break.
All I was looking for was Modern Coal Stove facts. Dang!!!!
piker
 
Stove/Furnace Make: veeeery old cast iron parlor
Stove/Furnace Model: mica for glass


Re: Moving to VT?

PostBy: cabinover On: Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:50 am

Piker, don't let Whistlenut and Stokerscot get your goat. They're just fooling around :P

What part of Vermont are you located in? I'm in beautiful downtown Fair Haven, home to every derilict crack dealer arriving via train from Brooklyn. At least they move on to Rutland from here though so that's a plus.
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: Moving to VT?

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:02 am

Rainbows in VT?

:shock:
cArNaGe
 

Re: Moving to VT?

PostBy: whistlenut On: Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:02 pm

I'm not picking on VT, it's a great place to live and work. I was just having fun with an old friend. I have worked all over Vt and for hundreds of folks from Vt over the last 30 years. I will assure you that if you need help or just advice, you will get the straight story without the sugar coating. ....and while it may appear we are a**idiots, nothing could be further from the truth. Fella said: "It would be a damned boring world to live in if we were all the same, all the time". Take it for what it's worth, and if you need any info from my experiences with coal in the last 37 years, I am here to be helpful. My first three boilers were purchased from Johnson and Dix's coal operation in Springfield, Vt. Also the first bulk TT loads came through their offices also.
If you wear you shorts too tight, they will cause severe discomfort. I choose to let the 'boys' be comfortable. :D :shock: :? :oops:
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Moving to VT?

PostBy: piker On: Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:39 pm

Sorry about getting my panties in a bunch. I guess one could say that I have a compulsive objection disorder. :oops:
piker
 
Stove/Furnace Make: veeeery old cast iron parlor
Stove/Furnace Model: mica for glass

Re: Moving to VT?

PostBy: whistlenut On: Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:59 pm

Hey, don't feel alone, I was always offended by a guy called Devil who is no longer on the forum. I found out it was my choice to view what I wanted and opted out of reading their political crap. I want you to appreciate the fine folks on this forum and just relax. I am a native of NH, so don't take it personally when we pick on any particular group. Last I heard, it still is a free country. When the knock on the door comes and they want our guns, that is when all bets are off.

Have you burned any type of coal appliance before? Wood for years?
Forgot to mention that you are looking for the latest thing in coal burning technology.....what is being discovered is that they were pretty damned smart many years ago in the NEPA area. German, Dutch, Danish and good old fashioned Yankee engineering. Keep reading and see what I mean. :D :shock: :?
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whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Moving to VT?

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:55 pm

Piker, no offense meant. The people I know from Vermont I think the world of. Good people. I was really just trying to get a rise out of Whistle nut. :lol: If I offended you then I would like to offer a sincere apology. Really :oops: You did come to the very best place to find out about coal burning. Please don't let my stupidity keep you from enjoying all that this site has to offer. Sorry. Scott
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 350, 700. Van Wert 400 x 2, 800, 1200.
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Moving to VT?

PostBy: Stoker6268 On: Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:24 pm

Well we just got back from another visit to VT. Last time was Brattleborro, this time was Rutland and Middlebury. I must say we still havent found what were looking for.... Maybe were expecting too much? Looking for an area that isnt totally remote but somewhat I guess. I think the biggest thing we are having a hard time getting used to is what seems to be all the "destressed properties". It seems that everywhere we look there are a lot of old deteriorated houses and/or businesses. The people seem very nice in VT, just want to find something we like. Maybe CT even with all its cities, traffic,crime, and wide array of ethnic backgrounds has spoiled us?
Stoker6268
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93

Re: Moving to VT?

PostBy: wlape3 On: Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:53 pm

Stoker6268 wrote: we are having a hard time getting used to is what seems to be all the "destressed properties". It seems that everywhere we look there are a lot of old deteriorated houses and/or businesses.


Sounds a lot like upstate NY. I live near route 20 and there are many abandoned farms or dilapidated buildings along it. My theory is those homes still being lived in have retired folks who have to chose between paying ridiculous taxes and eating versus keeping up the homestead. There are also those who let their exteriors go to hell simply to keep their assessments low. It's a cry'n shame no matter how you look at it.

The parts of VT I have seen are quaint, beautiful, and spectacular (vistas) in all the right ways. Always a pleasure to drive through there. I'm sure you'll find the right place if you just don't give up too soon.
wlape3
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: 140 auger, forced hot air

Re: Moving to VT?

PostBy: Stoker6268 On: Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:55 pm

OMG!! After spending numerous hours, months and thousands of miles traveled we still are looking for some land to build a home in VT. Finding lots of land but seems like nothing appealed to us yet. Actually we have one we like in Mount Holly area we liked and we are going to look at one in Ira and one in Brandon this weekend. We think Rutland County is where we might end up. Looked all over the lower half of the state. Didnt find much to our liking. Hoping to find something soon. I am thinking of trying to open up a feed and seed after we move. Dont really see much of that type of thing up in that area. Anyone from the area think it would have any potential given the economy, area,etc?
Stoker6268
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93

Re: Moving to VT?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:18 pm

Stoker,rutland co was outstanding back in the 70's when I lived in Rochester,Vt--I did a lot of horse logging around Brandon Gap(great beaver pond)on the Rochester side & the Middlebury gap area-alot of neat craft shops in Middlebury,hopefully the Blue Frog or Toad?? is still there--- -hell,Robert Frost loved it---this was back when the sales tax was 3%--that feed & seed sounds good--remember to leave your cityness where it belongs and work on seperating those wants from needs--I've still got friends that live in Ludlow,Granville,Rochester,Waitsfield,Etc
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Moving to VT?

PostBy: Jst a Vtr On: Sat May 01, 2010 8:44 pm

Stoker, yep I live in Mt Holly, have since 71. I don't want to sound negative, there is a feed store in town, only open a few hours in the pm. and run out of a storage trailer at a small farm. Would be more than happy to answer any questions (If I can) that you might have. Definitley cold here with short summers.
Bill
Jst a Vtr
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Salvo citation, modified as an add on forced hot air
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Duo-matic/Olsen (In workshop)
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut
Other Heating: Oil fired hot air

Re: Moving to VT?

PostBy: JohnMck On: Sun May 02, 2010 9:09 am

I don't know what your politics are. The people of Vermont have elected Bernie Sanders, a Socialist, to the Senate. i couldn't bring myself to live there.
JohnMck