New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:32 pm

Hello fellow New Yorkers :clap: I know you are here in the coal forums. This is a good opportunity to see who lives in our area and be able to compare notes on a variety of topics, heating and otherwise. Hope you all drop by this forum soon, it is kinda lonely here right now. :roll:
grizzly2
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: Lee1 On: Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:35 am

Hello Grizzley2, I am from Greenwich Ny and this is my first year burning coal. I have a Alaska channing 3 (power vent). Have (will have) 3 ton of bagged coal this year to see how it goes. I believe I will start up probably end of Oct or Nov 1st. I have a ranch and stove is in basement.
Lee1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing 3

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:38 am

Hi All.

We are in Cuba, NY in the southern Tier (WNY). 5th year burning. 2 stoves (Keystoker and Hyfire) and about 5-6 tons heating this old victorian. Eventually go to a boiler, for more even heat upstairs....working on getting one.
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon


Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: ablumny On: Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:50 am

Long Island ! 2nd year with a Harman DVC-500. Went through 3 tons of Rice last year, have 3 tons ready for this year.

1700 sq ft 2 story colonial. Stove placed on first floor, center back wall. Heats both floors nicely. Stair case handles all the activity for the 2nd floor. Standing on the staircase, your are warm up top and can feel the cold air return at your feet. Really is something.....
ablumny
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman dvc500
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:01 am

Chazy, NY; right on Lake Champlain and about 15 minutes from Canada. This will be my third season burning coal, first winter using a boiler. I managed to convert someone else to coal burning this past week and sold them my Hitzer 82.
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: ceccil On: Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:02 am

Elmira, NY here. Right along the NY, PA border. 6th season burning in my Keystoker 90K. Usually go through about 3-3 1/2 ton per/yr. I have learned a lot since joining this forum and from trial and error on my own :roll: . I now have the stove hooked to a chimney instead of using a direct vent. I now believe this is the best way to vent a stove unless there is no other option. I have some ductwork attatched to the stove to better circulate the heat to the 1st floor. Also this is the 2nd year running the stove with a DHW coil installed. The coil was worth every penny. Preheats the water in the fall and spring so NG doesn't have to run as long to bring water up to temp. When winter sets in I can turn a couple of valves and run directly from the DHW coil and holding tank and shut the NG off completely.

Jeff
ceccil
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Mark III

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: Conductor On: Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:38 pm

Cohoes NY here 8 miles north of albany burning 3 years now.
Conductor
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker dv 90
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont casting vigilant 1980's
Coal Size/Type: Rice and nut

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: crobar On: Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:13 pm

3rd year of burning rice coal in Lake George. Trying Superior out this season :D
crobar
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman DVC500
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiac
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: DVC 500

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: Cyber36 On: Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:04 pm

Third year burner also, even though I could of 17 years ago..... :oops:
Cyber36
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Marathon/Logwood

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:30 pm

Sounds like AA meeting..... :lol:
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:26 pm

Hi! My name is Scott and its going on three years since I last burned oil :lol: Screw those oil sucking #4%###33^#6's. I burn all year and love keeping my money in my pocket instead of the oilman's. Let him deliver coal instead. :lol: Scott
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 350, 700. Van Wert 400 x 2, 800, 1200.
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: johnlen3 On: Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:59 pm

I have just installed a keystoker forced air furnace into my big, old queen anne.Do I need to put some coal into the auger before I start the boiler. I forgot to mention that it is a dual burner, oil/coal.I am having trouble with the air flow. It is not nearly as good as the old furnace which was about 30 years old,as far as air flow. i live in Orange County New York.
johnlen3
 

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: wlape3 On: Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:18 am

Delanson, NY here. Just southwest of Schenectady. Have been burning coal for 12 years now. Started with a Surdiac hand fed in Berneville, PA using pea and moved up to an Alaska 140 auger furnace burning rice when I moved back to NY. My furnace is installed in the basement of a 2500 sqft colonial and is hot air. I have a propane furnace as a back up. I currently use a power vent and will eventually move to a chimney when I can afford it. I use between 4 and 5 tons of coal per year. When I lived in SEPA it was just shy of 2 tons. I get my coal from dealers in Cobleskill, Berne, and Madison NY depending on opportunity and price. I have used Blaschak, Kimmel, Kinney, and some unnamed brands. The only one I had consistent problems with was Blaschak which at the time was full of rocks and pea coal which would jam my auger. Use Blaschak rice with caution. The quality problems are supposedly in the past but one never knows for sure.
wlape3
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: 140 auger, forced hot air

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:22 pm

This is great. I didn't know there were so many NY members. I know there is at least one other from near me who has not logged in yet. Well, I think it is fair to say the coal heating part of the season has, or will soon start for most of us. This week looks to be cold at night. :)
grizzly2
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.

Re: New Yorkers, Make Yourself Known

PostBy: JGWalk On: Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:29 pm

Hi everyone, John here from West Winfield ( about 20 mi. south of Utica,Ny ) I'm starting
in on my second year with coal. I have been getting my coal in Madison also.
I have a Keystoker 90 heating about 1800 sq ft and enjoy every minute.
JGWalk
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker 90