PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:07 pm

I asked that Virginia be added to the NEPA regional forum but at this time I don't have anything to say except welcome. My name is Lisa Grantham, Springfield, VA. Burning coal in a Harmon MarkII for 3 seasons. I don't expect that there will be a lot a people checking out this page because even Northern VA is sort of out of the coal belt. I'd like to see that change because then maybe we could interest local merchants in stocking coal and not have to go to MD or NEPA to pick it up. Have a great week. Lisa
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: Welcome

PostBy: tsb On: Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:36 pm

I always liked Virginia. My Daughter lived in Charlottesville for a a few years and was
married at the Sugar Tree Inn in Steeles Tavern. My brother went to Fork Union MA
and then to Lynchburg College. My guess is that a few of my relatives died there in
the Civil War. Maybe on both sides.
Glad to hear that you went to DC this weekend. Hope it helps.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II

Re: Welcome

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:40 pm

Hi Lisa,
Glad you got your Virginia forum! :D
My wife and I live in NJ, but my 60 year old aunt lives in Richmond, right below you. She currently is buying firewood to heat her house. We are trying to talk her into getting a stoker stove, and I could build a coal bin around back of her house. Did you ever find any coal dealers in the area, or are you still driving north to pickup your own? She won't get a stoker stove unless she could get coal delivered.
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Welcome

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:06 am

Hi Tom,

I encourage you to get involved in your local TEA party organization and elections to find and support decent candidates who will carry our message and return government to the people. At least pick up the phone and call your representatives; one person can make a difference. I know when I’m asked where I was, what I was doing when the country faced its greatest challenge since 1776 I want to be able to say I worked to make the difference, I stood up!

I have lived in a variety of places in my adult life and I really like Central VA out toward the Shenandoah. We plan to retire there. It alwasy takes me back to a simpler time.

I hope you have a great week. Lisa
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: Welcome

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:14 am

Hi Chris,

I'm sorry to say I've never heard of anyone delivering coal of any kind in VA. In many cases you wouldn’t even be able to get a deliver truck into the back yard. That would be my problem even if I did find someone to delivery it. There just isn’t a market for coal. I only know of two people in VA who even burn coal, me and someone in the Leesburg area. We both pickup our bagged coal from a dealer in Jefferson, MD. - also near Leesburg. Heck, most people don’t even believe it can be done anymore. I’ll keep spreading the word and hopefully, I can get some more to switch over. Have a great week. Lisa
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: Welcome

PostBy: Cap On: Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:20 am

I work in N. VA from time to time.... when I can out maneuver the traffic of DC :shock:
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Re: Welcome

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:20 pm

Hi Cap,

The traffic is horrible anytime but you should try messing with it on a school bus with 65 screaming elementary children. That’s not for the faint hearted. :D Fortunately, I've been in the area for about 25 years now so it's grown up around me. It can be quite a shock for the uninformed. To make matters worse they are "fixing the beltway." That will take several years of road work and congestion and when it's all done - surprise! it will still be undersized for the volume so they will have to "fix it again." Lisa
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: Welcome

PostBy: gambler On: Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:39 am

Glad to make your acquaintance Lisa.
It is good to see some a woman that can tend a stove.
My wife and my 17yr old daughter tended my stoker stove last year after my 2 cancer surgeries. They did a good job but it seemed a little difficult for them to handle (not much upper body strenght) a 5gal bucket of coal. But they got the job done!!! I visited your area many moons ago (1985) My best friends sister lived in Fairfax and we stayed with her for a week just enjoying the party scene.
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer