Maryland roll call

Maryland roll call

PostBy: coalkirk On: Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:53 pm

Just curious how many of us there are in the Old Line State. I know John (Yanche) in Carroll County, Md. Just chime in with your general location, what your burning black rocks in and for how long. Maybe if there is enough of us, we could get together for mini "coalstock" or at least get a beer and a bite to eat sometime.

I'm Terry in Forest Hill, Harford County. I started burning my Harman VF3000 in the 2003/2004 heating season. Wow, just realized this is my seventh heating season with it. I thought it was only my sixth. :shock: :oops:
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: Maryland roll call

PostBy: samler17 On: Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:41 pm

This will be my first heating season with the coal stove. Moved to Port Deposit, Cecil County last March and played with the stove a couple of times. I have a Harmon Magnafire Mark III. I burn Pea coal which I bring back from my parents in Hazleton, PA the heart of coal country. I'm Rich by the way.
samler17
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
Other Heating: Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark III

Re: Maryland roll call

PostBy: crazysteamer On: Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:13 am

I am new to home coal burining and live (literally) right on the mason-dixon line in the Golts MD area. The house is just in MD, while the balance of the farm is in DE, so I am technicallly a MD resident, with DE address.
crazysteamer
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Reading
Stove/Furnace Model: Susquehanna


Re: Maryland roll call

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:24 am

samler17 wrote: I'm Rich by the way.


Yacht and 20 room house? LOL... I get that all the time.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Maryland roll call

PostBy: Scotttique On: Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:23 am

Live in Towson and have a Baker Heat King. I burn nut sized anthracite. Been using coal since 2004. Living in Towson I get a lot of... you heat your home how?

Scott
Scotttique
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Baker
Stove/Furnace Model: Heat King

Re: Maryland roll call

PostBy: Yanche On: Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:43 am

I'm in Carroll County. Sykesville mailing address but my home is midway between Eldersburg and Winfield right off MD 26. Joined the coal forum in it's early days after I installed my central heating coal boiler. I wish I would have know then what I know now, I would have done the installation differently. Where are you all buying your coal? I get mine by going to the PA breakers with my own trailer.
Yanche
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea

Re: Maryland roll call

PostBy: Scotttique On: Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:15 pm

<<Where are you all buying your coal? >>

Yanche, I am getting mine from the Mill of Whiteford.... they get it from Superior Coal in Higgins, PA $214 per ton if you buy 5 tons
Scotttique
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Baker
Stove/Furnace Model: Heat King

Re: Maryland roll call

PostBy: coalkirk On: Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:25 pm

Scotttique wrote:<<Where are you all buying your coal? >>

Yanche, I am getting mine from the Mill of Whiteford.... they get it from Superior Coal in Higgins, PA $214 per ton if you buy 5 tons


As far as I know, and Coalberner will correct me if I'm wrong, Superior is 160 per ton at the breaker so if you can haul it yourself like Yanche, you can save $270.00 on five tons. Minus your gas, time and wear and tear.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: Maryland roll call

PostBy: Yanche On: Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:05 pm

Hey Coalkirk,

What did you decide on getting yourself a trailer? Find a cheaper brand than mine?
Yanche
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea

Re: Maryland roll call

PostBy: coalkirk On: Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:39 am

After researching and looking at trailers, I came to the same conclusion as you that the Pequea units seem to be the best. But for a trailer that I will only use a few times a year I'm having a hard time justifying the expense of a new trailer. So since I have the next several years of coal already in my bin, I decided to be patient and keep a look out for a good used trailer. I'm hoping to pick one up for about 3K or less. I'm shopping now for an indirect water heater. you have the weil-mclain I think, right? My oil boiler has a coil but it's old and less effective all the time due to mineral build up from the well water. I want to really be able to take full advantage of the coal boilers ability to make my hot water in winter.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: Maryland roll call

PostBy: rychw On: Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:14 pm

I am is Sykesville and have a friend in Baltimore burning anthracite. Let me know how your survey turns out.
rychw
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS 130
Coal Size/Type: Pea
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: 130

Re: Maryland roll call

PostBy: Iceman On: Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:30 pm

Ok I admit I technically don't live in MD but I did stay in a Holiday Inn last night. Seriously I live just over the state line in Hanover Pa and feel closest in proximity to you all. I would think our climate is more alike as well.
I burn....no correction ....own a Harmon VF3000. This will be my first season. Plan on lighting the match in a week or 2. I know a lot about lighting the match and not much after that so please bear with me as I ask questions throught this heating season.
Iceman
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Stove/Furnace Make: Harmon
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: Maryland roll call

PostBy: coalkirk On: Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:54 pm

Iceman... Once you get it lit and dialed in you'll love it. If you have any questions, let me know.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: Maryland roll call

PostBy: TdiDave On: Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:17 pm

Im in Hancock (out west) 1mile to West Virginia and 1 mile to PA. First year using my Poccono.
Got my coal from Orvil Koontz coal yard in Evertt PA. $210 ton.
TdiDave
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line - Pocono
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Maryland roll call

PostBy: ktm rider On: Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:57 am

I live up on top of Savage Mountain in Garrett County. No, Maryland doesn't stop in Hagarstown ..lol .... I burn bit coal in my AHS multi fuel boiler.
ktm rider
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS Multifuel
Stove/Furnace Model: CO 55 with oil backup