Maryland roll call

Re: Maryland roll call

PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:05 pm

Hi I'm Bob, I'm in Cecil County just outside North East. I have a Mark III and have been burning coal since moving here in 1992.
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Maryland roll call

PostBy: jjfcars On: Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:33 pm

cecil county port deposit md with a hitzer 503
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Re: Maryland roll call

PostBy: ILikeItHot On: Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:12 pm

Hi, I'm Corinne. I live in Delaware close to MD line. I just acquired a Franco Belge 12-80 and getting ready to start the install this weekend. I've never had a stove before so I could use any advice that anyone is willing to give as I am just learning about coal. I am installing the stove in a corner and would appreciate ideas regarding wall and floor protection. I love seeing what others have done aesthetically so any pictures would be great too. This is a great forum and I have learned alot just within the past 3 days reading posts. Glad to be here!!!
ILikeItHot
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Franco Belge
Stove/Furnace Model: 12-80


Re: Maryland roll call

PostBy: coalkirk On: Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:12 pm

Hi Corrine. Since I see we don't have a Delaware section of our community, you are more than welcome to be a part of the Md. section. Glad you found the forum and that you have been reading. If you could post some pics of where the stove will be installed and include some detail as to how you intend to vent it, that would be helpful to those of us who may offer advice. In general a radiant stove requires 36" of clearance to combustible surfaces like walls and ceilings. Clearances can be reduced in most cases to 15" by using properly installed heat shields.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: Maryland roll call

PostBy: titleist1 On: Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:26 pm

Hi Corrine,
Mine is in an unfinished basement with concrete floor and concrete block walls around it so I won't be any help with the aesthetic questions. :)

In addition to the clearances previously mentioned, plan your flue pipe and chimney set up to allow for a barometric damper to help maximize the efficiency and control of your stove.

Where do you/did you plan on getting your coal from? I'm real close to DE on the west side of Elkton.

Bob
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Maryland roll call

PostBy: ILikeItHot On: Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:53 pm

I will post some pictures tonight. I would like to install floor and wall protection to minimize my space to wall, just haven't decided yet how i want it to look. I live directly on the DE side of Elkton off Rt. 40 and don't know where to get coal so if you have a source to share that would be so very helpful.
ILikeItHot
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Franco Belge
Stove/Furnace Model: 12-80

Re: Maryland roll call

PostBy: Scotttique On: Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:01 pm

ilikeithot,

The Mill of Whiteford
2422 Whiteford Rd
Whiteford, MD 21160
410-452-8177

is about 35 miles from Elkton. They have bagged coal you can buy by the bag or pallet (which I have used for the last 5 years) or you can buy bulk (which I am doing this year). The bagged is $350 for 2,500 lbs. The bulk is $214 per ton if you buy 5 tons or more. I would estimate delivery to be about $75-80 assuming that it is probably the same distance to Towson where I am for them to travel.

Good Luck!
Scott
Scotttique
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Baker
Stove/Furnace Model: Heat King

Re: Maryland roll call

PostBy: titleist1 On: Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:35 pm

I get my coal in a bulk delivery from Benjamins in North East, the next town down from Elkton on Rt 40. Benjamins price is $213 per ton with a $25 flat delivery charge for us (we're within 5 miles of them). Since you are farther, they may charge more. If you are looking for bagged I think there is a good source in Quarryville, PA, another member, sourbeer, gets his bagged from there.

Here is a link to the picture thread in case you haven't seen it yet.
Pictures of your stove
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Maryland roll call

PostBy: advance92 On: Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:40 pm

Hello,
I Live in Reisterstown and have been burning a Keystoker econo 65 for three years now. I currently buy buckwheat from Sanderson Coal in York Springs and paid $196 per ton last summer. Like Yanche, I would have done things a little different. I'm currently using my econo as a supplement to my existing oil fired hot water boiler, and am seriously contemplating a coal boiler. Anyone have any experience with DS Machine? Like others, I get the invariable question "You burn Coal?" "Isn't that dirty....bad for the environment.....greenhouse gas....global warming...etc?" You get the point. I enjoy this forum and the info you guys post is tremendously helpful.
Thanks,
Vance
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Coal Size/Type: Buck

Re: Maryland roll call

PostBy: sourbeer On: Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:45 pm

I live in Rising Sun, am burning a Hitzer 50-93. I just started burning coal this year, converting to coal from wood burning stoves for the last 5 years. I sure do love the coal stove.

I got my stove and coal from Hillside Acres Stove outlet in quarryville, PA. Dave King is the proprietor, great guy to deal with and has the best prices on bagged coal that I could find. I paid $235/ton for bagged nut coal. I am hoping to build a coal bin and make a trip up north for 3 ton of bulk coal in the summer for next years supply.

I see that this is an old thread so I assume that you got your stove up and running by now but I didn't see any pics???
sourbeer
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer 50-93

Re: Maryland roll call

PostBy: diamondinruff On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:33 pm

I live in Fredneck, actually it is considered middlepoint area (5 forks). I have a Harman SF 160 that is about 14 years old. I am looking to replace it with a stoker boiler, any suggestions?
diamondinruff
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF-160
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: wood stove in great room

Re: Maryland roll call

PostBy: Yanche On: Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:45 am

I'm real happy with my AHS S130 boiler.
Yanche
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea

Re: Maryland roll call

PostBy: peastoker On: Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:27 pm

Peastoker, Rosedale (Balto) MD

I have an AHS S130, currently in my fourth heating season, and I still love it.
plan to add a stoker stove to my workshop next season
peastoker
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S130

Re: Maryland roll call

PostBy: Handyholmes On: Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:12 am

Hi All! I'm new to the site. I am in the process of installing my Gibraltar DDI insert in my masonry fireplace. I ordered my liner for the chimney yesterday and hope to have this thing installed before August 1!! (The wife is tired of it sitting in the middle of the living room!!) I live in Bel Air. Where is the best place for buying bagged coal around here. For my first season I think I'll try bagged, then maybe move on to bulk. Growing up we used to buy bulk from Fritz's nursery in Joppa. Anyone know if they still sell coal?
Handyholmes
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Gibraltar
Stove/Furnace Model: DDI

Re: Maryland roll call

PostBy: coalkirk On: Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:13 am

The Mill of Whiteford
2422 Whiteford Rd
Whiteford, MD 21160
410-452-8177
Welcome. They sell Superior coal which you will find as you read through the forum is a very good quality coal. They also sell it in bulk.

Terry
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal