How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: Cold_Mainer On: Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:14 pm

How many folks burning coal in Maine and where are you located?
Cold_Mainer
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Pocono BV 90,000 BTU
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:23 pm

We are burning anthracite in the MidCoast and know of a few others in the area (that are not forum members). We will start the stove in mid November and run till mid April using about 4 tons.

PC-12
PC 12-47E
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Estate Heatrola, Jotul 507

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:55 pm

I do! I do!

I know of four others within 20 miles of me. Two boilers, a stoker, and a hand feeder. One is a forum member, but only checks in on rare occasion.
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: KLook On: Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:00 pm

I know of at least 8 here in the Machias area. There are more then that though.

Kevin
KLook
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman (Back In Maine)
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: sterling40man On: Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:24 am

There are at least 50 of us in the Saint John Valley that burn the black gold. Everyone I talk to says they love it. Coal is cheaper here than downstate. :?
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: Body Hammer On: Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:05 am

I'm in South Thomaston. I know of one other guy in town here. We're both burning hand fired Harmans. There are more in the Waldaboro and Dammariscotta area. They sell the black stuff in those two towns and in Union.Bagged only I believe. I can't believe no one sells coal in the immediate Rockland and Thomaston area. I keep telling the Mrs. if I have a windfall :D , Im going into the coal business. I bet one them Home depot trucks with the fork-lift on back would work nicely.
Body Hammer
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: Jim G On: Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:48 am

I am just starting my second heating season with a Keystoker 105. We are in Gorham, outside of Portland. Used 3 tons last year to heat a 2,800 SF house.
Jim G
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: 105

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: Johnshan On: Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:04 pm

Jim, where are you buying your coal?

I am in Windham running an Econo stove and my father is in Gorham running an Alaska Channing III.
Johnshan
 
Stove/Furnace Model: Econo

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: rberq On: Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:05 pm

I'm in Readfield -- just northwest of Augusta. Starting my third season. About 4 tons a year in a drafty old house without good insulation.
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: James Goodine On: Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:15 pm

In Presque isle into my second season with coal. There were four of us at work last year that went to coal when the oil thing was upon us last year. Love heating with coal especially after putting my grand mothers 7 cord of hard wood in the cellar!! Should be a law about 85 year old women buying 7 cord of tree length hard wood each year, gota love her. :D
James Goodine
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing III

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: topper On: Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:02 pm

started the second season of burning about three weeks ago in easton - many people here in the central aroostook area now burning the "hard stuff"...
topper
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: Unk On: Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:49 pm

Lit the match in the hand fired14 Oct 09. Second season here in Carmel .
Unk
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Atlanta Homesteader circa 1981

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: FLHRCI On: Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:14 pm

Located in "The County" - Easton, Axeman Anderson 260 burning pea coal for winter heat, have 2 Alaska stokers burning rice for fall and spring heat, use about 8-10 tons a year to heat the 100+ yo farm house. Been running the AA boiler for 15 years - in the process of a steam to hot water conversion. Who needs steam radiators - have 9 that need a home.
FLHRCI
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Axeman Anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 260

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: Cato On: Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:04 pm

Second year burning with my Mark 1 Harmon. Have 10ton in the barn. Love the constant heat, and the 'well seasoned fuel.
Cato
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman Magnafire
Stove/Furnace Model: Harman I

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: cbc6 On: Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:52 pm

second year burning coal here in ellsworth
cbc6
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Hyfire II
Coal Size/Type: rice