First Michigander to post in the new Michigan forum

First Michigander to post in the new Michigan forum

PostBy: jeromemsn On: Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:18 pm

Edwardsburg, Michigan here. Harman insert user for now until the chimney, er chimney's get built.

Now I know that I'm not the only one from Michigan that burns coal. Speak up don't be shy.

Thank You Richard.
jeromemsn
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker 90 dvc
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman elite fireplace insert

Re: First Michigander to post in the new Michigan forum

PostBy: coal berner On: Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:54 pm

jeromemsn wrote:Edwardsburg, Michigan here. Harman insert user for now until the chimney, er chimney's get built.

Now I know that I'm not the only one from Michigan that burns coal. Speak up don't be shy.

Thank You Richard.

PA Trader :P
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: First Michigander to post in the new Michigan forum

PostBy: jeromemsn On: Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:22 am

rotflmao!
jeromemsn
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker 90 dvc
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman elite fireplace insert


Re: First Michigander to post in the new Michigan forum

PostBy: Michacite On: Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:19 pm

I burn coal, but have not wanted to think about heating yet. I am having to think about winter now with the pre-winter season here. Where do you get your coal? I live north of Albion, and have gone to IN because the place local is really expensive when you use as much coal as my furnace did last year. ;)
Michacite
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: SF 3500

Re: First Michigander to post in the new Michigan forum

PostBy: jeromemsn On: Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:25 am

I get my coal straight from the mine, coal mine that is. I either get Superior or another coal from a good source that a friend (coal berner) of mine tells me about. There is nothing better than a weekend trip to pick up all your heating supplies for the year, lol.
jeromemsn
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker 90 dvc
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman elite fireplace insert

Re: First Michigander to post in the new Michigan forum

PostBy: ggans2 On: Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:42 pm

Oakland county here, thinking about burning coal...
ggans2
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Florence
Stove/Furnace Model: Hot Blast #77

Re: First Michigander to post in the new Michigan forum

PostBy: jeromemsn On: Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:19 am

Welcome ggans2,

Try it you will love it. I have just returned from picking up a ton and a half from Superior. Should last most of the winter. Next spring will have a 25 ton load brought in from Superior. That should do me about 8 years.

ask all the questions you want on the forum, smart people here I tell ya.
jeromemsn
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker 90 dvc
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman elite fireplace insert

Re: First Michigander to post in the new Michigan forum

PostBy: ggans2 On: Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:07 pm

Any more info on Superior coal, what kind of coal?

Edit to say never mind..
ggans2
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Florence
Stove/Furnace Model: Hot Blast #77

Re: First Michigander to post in the new Michigan forum

PostBy: Dr Cherry On: Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:51 pm

Hamtramck, Michigan checking in.

I found an old coal stove on craigslist for $240, fixed all the mica, and now it's back in service ready to heat the old store-front attached to my house.
Dr Cherry
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Monogram
Stove/Furnace Model: unknown

Re: First Michigander to post in the new Michigan forum

PostBy: jeromemsn On: Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:55 pm

Thats great! If you need any help with your stove you have come to the right place. Lots of smart folks on here. Be warm and prosper, lol.
jeromemsn
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker 90 dvc
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman elite fireplace insert

Re: First Michigander to post in the new Michigan forum

PostBy: Dr Cherry On: Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:17 pm

This board has been an immense help to getting this thing back in service. Cheers!

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Stove/Furnace Make: Monogram
Stove/Furnace Model: unknown

Re: First Michigander to post in the new Michigan forum

PostBy: jeromemsn On: Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:51 pm

Wow look at that! She's beautiful Doc! way to go and congrats!!!! More pics please :)
jeromemsn
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker 90 dvc
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman elite fireplace insert

Re: First Michigander to post in the new Michigan forum

PostBy: Dr Cherry On: Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:12 pm

Here's a "before" photo, I'll post more when I get home this evening.

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Stove/Furnace Make: Monogram
Stove/Furnace Model: unknown

Re: First Michigander to post in the new Michigan forum

PostBy: truckrp97 On: Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:16 am

you seem to have several dealers on the west side of the state, in the southeast we virtually have none.that makes it kinda tough to get coal. this is my third heating season running a 5093 hitzer. everyone that experiences the heat my stove supplies loves it. ive been trying to sell stoves and coal in the holly area, so far not much interest. i expect if cap and tax pushes through the us senate i maybe positioned to profit.anyways i reduced my natural gas bill by 55% and my electricity bill by 45 % . even then, the main attraction is the comfort of having my house heated to a very comfortable temp. good luck with your stove.
truckrp97
 
Stove/Furnace Make: hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 5093

Re: First Michigander to post in the new Michigan forum

PostBy: Dr Cherry On: Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:31 am

I'm in SE Michigan and feel your supply pain. I found a supplier in Chelsea with decent prices. I got my first bags from Noble's at 8 Mile and Middlbelt but it's very expensive.

It seems like there ought to be a market for coal-burners. I've seen some posts on this forum about willingness to deliver 22 ton trucks of anthracite anywhere in the US. So a coal co-op might be in order at some point. Best of luck sir!

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Stove/Furnace Make: Monogram
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