How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: equis8 On: Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:59 pm

We just purchased and installed our coal stove. We live in Corinth which is about halfway between Dover Foxcroft and Bangor. I know that Dysarts sells coal, but they won't deliver where we are. I also discovered that the Dover Foxcroft Agway sells coal as well as the Blue Seal in Bangor. Do any of you know of any other places in my area that sells coal?
I'd greatly appreciate it. We bought the stove from Downeast coal in Gouldsboro and could buy coal from them if we have too, but it's a bit much of a drive.
Thanks for your help.
Also if you have any pointers for newbies that would be great!
kim~
equis8
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Econo

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:02 pm

There's a million pointers--how about some specific questions :) Welcome to the FORUM Kim
equis8 wrote:We just purchased and installed our coal stove. We live in Corinth which is about halfway between Dover Foxcroft and Bangor. I know that Dysarts sells coal, but they won't deliver where we are. I also discovered that the Dover Foxcroft Agway sells coal as well as the Blue Seal in Bangor. Do any of you know of any other places in my area that sells coal?
I'd greatly appreciate it. We bought the stove from Downeast coal in Gouldsboro and could buy coal from them if we have too, but it's a bit much of a drive.
Thanks for your help.
Also if you have any pointers for newbies that would be great!
kim~
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: rberq On: Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:04 pm

equis8 wrote:Do any of you know of any other places in my area that sells coal?

Paris Farmers' Union is in Newport. Most or all of their outlets sell coal, I believe.
What prices are you seeing at the locations you named?
rberq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
Coal Size/Type: Nut -- Kimmel/Blaschak/Reading
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane


Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: endinmaine On: Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:52 am

I'm in Wells, ME , southern Maine/York county, and have 2 coal burning stoves.
1. Margin Gem cook stove in my kitchen
2. Harman Mark III in my basement,,, for those colder nights

On my 4th year burning coal and buy from Southern Renewable Fuels. They have a distribution center in Wells and
deliver. I burn about 3 tons a year.
endinmaine
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Margin Gem Cook Stove and Harman Mark III
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Stove/Furnace Model: Mark III and CookStove

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: SteveZee On: Wed May 11, 2011 11:07 am

This will be my first year on coal. Also my first post. I'm in downeast Maine on the coast in a 200+ year old house. I have a Glenwood 208 C cookstove that been burning wood here forever. I'm trying to get the grates to convert that to coal and hooking up a second coal heater on the middle chimney. I have an oil/steam boiler but I' d go broke with that alone so it's back up only. I have a Glenwood Modern Oak 116 in the barn that I may rebuild for my heater. I imagine that's as good a coal stove as most of the new ones? I've just tired of buying truckloads of tree length, cutting and splitting every spring.
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed May 11, 2011 11:46 am

Welcome my friend--yep, that's what got me back to coal--I'm gettin to friggin old for all that wood stuff--sounds like you've got a nice little collection. Keep us posted with pix--we LOVE pix ;) Yes if it serves a need the modern oak is an outstanding stove
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: whistlenut On: Wed May 11, 2011 12:23 pm

PS: No copyrighted PIC's or the 'Mayor' will come a knockin'!!!!! Fred, get up and walk around or you will get "Forum Butt'!

Has Eddie got the 130 back together yet?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
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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: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Wed May 11, 2011 1:54 pm

whistlenut wrote:PS: No copyrighted PIC's or the 'Mayor' will come a knockin'!!!!! Fred, get up and walk around or you will get "Forum Butt'!

Has Eddie got the 130 back together yet?


The 130 is on the back burner at the moment but I hope to tackle it this summer. 8-)
I need to get some new left hand drill bits and a broken screw extractor kit. The old set I had was a Blue point or snap-on and worked very well.
A friend of mine has several 5 gallon buckets of coal, from the old steam plant in Saco, for me to try burning. He has had them for over a month but we just have not seen each other.
I think the 375 tons is Bit. :(

We still have two Jotul 507's burning @ 220*F on the top door.
PC 12-47E
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Estate Heatrola, Jotul 507

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: sterling40man On: Wed May 11, 2011 2:13 pm

SteveZee wrote:This will be my first year on coal. Also my first post. I'm in downeast Maine on the coast in a 200+ year old house. I have a Glenwood 208 C cookstove that been burning wood here forever. I'm trying to get the grates to convert that to coal and hooking up a second coal heater on the middle chimney. I have an oil/steam boiler but I' d go broke with that alone so it's back up only. I have a Glenwood Modern Oak 116 in the barn that I may rebuild for my heater. I imagine that's as good a coal stove as most of the new ones? I've just tired of buying truckloads of tree length, cutting and splitting every spring.


Welcome to the forum Steve! That cookstove will put out a lot of heat with coal......and you may only have to fill it twice a day.....unlike wood. :D Another Maine'a joins the ranks! :punk:
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
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Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: g13nw00d-man On: Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:52 pm

I'm in Bangor second year burning. I have a glenwood #6 base heater and burn stove sized, I should pick up my three ton's in a week or so.
g13nw00d-man
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood
Stove/Furnace Model: #6 Base Heater

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:33 pm

g13nw00d-man wrote:I'm in Bangor second year burning. I have a glenwood #6 base heater and burn stove sized, I should pick up my three ton's in a week or so.


Welcome to the coal forum! Very nice Glenwood base burner! :D

Hey is this your Add on Craigslist???


http://maine.craigslist.org/atq/2616967741.html
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Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:29 am

g13nw00d-man wrote:I'm in Bangor second year burning. I have a glenwood #6 base heater and burn stove sized


Welcome to the forum! That's a beauty of a stove. If you get desperate & need some pea size, get hold of me, I'll get ya through til the next ship comes in.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: g13nw00d-man On: Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:16 pm

Thank you for the welcome, I was told about the forum from Steve Zee when he inquired about my stove I posted for sale, so ya that was me. I wanted to sell her because I am a bit of a perfectionist and I was missing a few minor parts and had a repair done on the ash pan floor. But in talking to a bunch of folks I decided not to, Emery at the antique stove hospital has the missing parts for me and the repair will be fine until this spring when I will drop her off to emery for a full resto, and have him repair it proper ( or maybe I can find a replacement base). Last year I burned what ever brand blue seal had I thought it was a bit dusty in the bag, I'm buying Reading from dysarts unless you guys have a better brand/price to offer. Jason
g13nw00d-man
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood
Stove/Furnace Model: #6 Base Heater

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:27 pm

Hi Jason,

Glad to see you've joined the forum. Lots of great folks and info.

Reading is not too bad a coal. I used some at the end of last year. This year, I got 5 tons of Blaschak nut coal bulk delivered by a nice outfit on Easton, Ma. I'm sure they deliver to your area also but not sure how often. They wait till they have a 12 ton load then deliver to a given area. It's called Center Farms and Bruce or Elaine are the people to speak with.
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:37 pm

g13nw00d-man wrote:Thank you for the welcome, I was told about the forum from Steve Zee when he inquired about my stove I posted for sale, so ya that was me. I wanted to sell her because I am a bit of a perfectionist and I was missing a few minor parts and had a repair done on the ash pan floor. But in talking to a bunch of folks I decided not to, Emery at the antique stove hospital has the missing parts for me and the repair will be fine until this spring when I will drop her off to emery for a full resto, and have him repair it proper ( or maybe I can find a replacement base). Last year I burned what ever brand blue seal had I thought it was a bit dusty in the bag, I'm buying Reading from dysarts unless you guys have a better brand/price to offer. Jason


Hey Jason,
Your Glenwood will be in good hands @ Emery's antique stove hospital.
As to the brand of bagged coal, I use Kimmels or Blaschak. Both brands are available within 10 miles of my house (Wiscasset / Damariscotta area). The Kimmel's has always been less expensive ( about $300. for 2,000 lbs.). If the coal is too dusty you can mist the coal with a spray bottle of water.
This morning I had to fire up one of my stoves because it was too damp and cool in the house. The old farm house is very comfortable right now with one stove burning at 500*F. :D
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