New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:03 pm

DosDemiGod wrote:Wow.. old thread. I joined the forum last year before my first season of burning coal. I needed to find a way to keep my family warm without spending a fortune on oil. I bought a Harmon TLC 2000 for a couple of reasons first it is pretty decent at burning wood in the Spring and Fall, also because it comes with heat shields with gives good clearance to the walls. I live out in Central Suffolk County and went through 2 tons last year from November to April 1. Not too shabby with a house VERY toasty. Wife and kids were very happy as I was quite the Scrooge with the oil heat. Just fired up the coal this Sunday and will not look back until Spring. I actually enjoy tending the stove (does that make me weird?) and whenever I get a chance I try to convince my coworkers to give it a try. They are probably tired of hearing me talk about coal :).



I am sure its not the coal or the stove that makes ya weird. :) Just kidding, welcome to the forum.
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: DosDemiGod On: Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:29 am

Flyer5 wrote:
DosDemiGod wrote:Wow.. old thread. I joined the forum last year before my first season of burning coal. I needed to find a way to keep my family warm without spending a fortune on oil. I bought a Harmon TLC 2000 for a couple of reasons first it is pretty decent at burning wood in the Spring and Fall, also because it comes with heat shields with gives good clearance to the walls. I live out in Central Suffolk County and went through 2 tons last year from November to April 1. Not too shabby with a house VERY toasty. Wife and kids were very happy as I was quite the Scrooge with the oil heat. Just fired up the coal this Sunday and will not look back until Spring. I actually enjoy tending the stove (does that make me weird?) and whenever I get a chance I try to convince my coworkers to give it a try. They are probably tired of hearing me talk about coal :).



I am sure its not the coal or the stove that makes ya weird. :) Just kidding, welcome to the forum.



Have you been talking to my wife? Thanks glad to be here. This forum is a great resource for us newbies.
DosDemiGod
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC2000

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: Smitty688 On: Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:58 pm

Hi my name is Joe, live in Stillwater. looking to get started in coal this year. I recently moved my woodstove to my basement to keep basement warm too but stove is just not big enough to handle the whole house and I'm tired of dealing with wood. My father has had a wood boiler since I was born so every year I asked, why do I have to stack wood? most of us here probably got the same answer from there dad when we asked why we had to do some kind of chore, "because it builds character". Anyway live on my own now with the wife and kid and need a better way to heat. I have been lurking around the site for a few days now and it seems coal is the way to go. I recently installed a Tankless water heater(propane) and a hydronic air handler with a t-stat activated damper to move warm air upstairs when wood stove got hot. Ideally a coal boiler would be my best bet so I can tie into my air handler but dont have the budget for a boiler right now. Any suggestions, tips, hints are greatly appreciated. Also local coal pricing would be helpful too. Will travel for a good deal. Thanks
Smitty688
 


Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: eric in cny On: Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:09 pm

hello New Yorkers and others states . that's funny Richards quoit . I did lol . its been a while since I been here. I quit the other group and JUMPED off the wagon . lol. so hello to all . good to see this is still going and all that look for help will find it here like I did . if you do find the help you need its worth it . I stop burning coal. ( price ) . to all new comers and others KEEP A LOG OF WHAT YOU DO . I lost mine in the flood and came here to NEPA crossroads and found my old post an my brain kicked in and I had my old log ( sum what ) back . hope you all are well . YES some of us do fall off . lol . :? yes.
Richard S. wrote:Sounds like AA meeting..... :lol:
eric in cny
 
Stove/Furnace Make: ussc
Stove/Furnace Model: claton 16G

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:50 pm

I have reached out to Smitty688, we live close and if questions are endless a phone call is way easier.
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: Lee1 On: Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:07 am

Smitty, I buy my coal at mullholland enterprises in greenfield center, out past sarotoga hospital. Paid 269 a ton (rice) bagged blacshack. Buy in April to get a good price. I live in Greenwich.
Lee1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing 3

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: Mentor1955 On: Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:27 am

Live around Corning NY . Getting my stove installed this morning about 8:30 . Leisure Line 110 btu , Pocono Model with power vent . Would have like a chimney but it would cost about 3 grand . I have concerns about the power vent , we shall see .
Mentor1955
 
Coal Size/Type: RICE
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono 110 btu

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:30 am

WElcome to the FORUM my friend. I'm sure you'll get some feed back on that power vent--post some pix of the install process--we all love pix ya know:)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:31 am

Mentor1955 wrote:Live around Corning NY . Getting my stove installed this morning about 8:30 . Leisure Line 110 btu , Pocono Model with power vent . Would have like a chimney but it would cost about 3 grand . I have concerns about the power vent , we shall see .


Welcome to the forum. Many folks use power vents with great results. The most important things to remember are setting the draft correctly during the install, and the end of season maintenance.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: Mentor1955 On: Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:38 am

Thanks Rob . I know I have alot to learn and this looks like the place to learn .
Mentor1955
 
Coal Size/Type: RICE
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono 110 btu

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:11 pm

Mentor1955 wrote:Live around Corning NY . Getting my stove installed this morning about 8:30 . Leisure Line 110 btu , Pocono Model with power vent . Would have like a chimney but it would cost about 3 grand . I have concerns about the power vent , we shall see .



The powervents are usually pretty reliable if you follow the maintenance advice in the manual. Probably the most important is remove the motor at the end of the season. Clean it oil it with the correct oil and store the motor and fans in a reasonably dry area. Do this as soon as it is cooled off from shut down. The Newer AF series have been pretty reliable so far. Put some of your savings away every year and by the time it needs replacement you should be able to do a nice masonry chimney. Thanks for choosing us. Stay warm. Dave
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: Mentor1955 On: Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:39 pm

thanks for the advice . by the way whats savings . :D
Mentor1955
 
Coal Size/Type: RICE
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono 110 btu

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: John518 On: Mon May 12, 2014 5:59 am

Hi. I live in Hudson Falls,NY. Just had an Alaska Liberty installed last week. Found a lot of information on this site. Does anybody live in the area?
John518
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Liberty
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: Lee1 On: Sun May 18, 2014 6:40 am

Hey John, I live in Greenwich, been burning coal for 4 years, Alaska Channing 3. Just purchased 4 ton of rice coal bagged at mulhollands in Greenfield Center at 259 a ton. Welcome to the board.
Lee1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing 3

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: Phil May On: Wed May 21, 2014 2:39 pm

I live on NY side of Pa border south of Wellsville. Go to east nowhere and turn left. On my last ton of 16 since Jan 2nd EFM 700
Phil May
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 700
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 700