Massachusetts residents check in here!

Re: Massachusetts residents check in here!

PostBy: heartofcoal On: Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:10 pm

I felt really bad for the guy I bought it from because he was looking at it in the back of my truck like
somebody just died. I said, Bill if you don't wanna sell me the stove that's OK. just give me back my money and we'll put
it back in your shed. I can find another stove.
He told me he was afraid his son would burn the house down.
Maybe I did him a favor.
heartofcoal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Russo
Stove/Furnace Model: C-80

Re: Massachusetts residents check in here!

PostBy: vpetithw On: Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:51 am

Hi all!!
Just checking in! Im new to coal burning, actually just hooked up a Alaska Channing lll in my basement on Thursday. My step dad was burning it a few years ago but i feel there is still more to know then what he told me briefly (he actually gave this to me) . So with that said i have ALOT of reading to do and many questions to ask, but ill save that for after i have done some research.
I live in Gardner and am just trying to find ways to offset my oil bill and not give it back to those very nice oil companies. Still trying to get the stove setup right, seems like im not getting as much heat out of it as i should be. But i feel with finding this site i will.

Aside from going on the search just this minute, is there a local dealer i can get coal from thats not Agway?? 8.99 a bag is a bit high from what i have seen and i dont have the time to run to Hardwick, Ma which is the only other place i know of right now.

Anyways, thank you in advance for any help i receive and i look forward to talking with you all!
vpetithw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing lll

Re: Massachusetts residents check in here!

PostBy: mr1precision On: Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:51 pm

vpetithw wrote:Hi all!!
Just checking in! Im new to coal burning, actually just hooked up a Alaska Channing lll in my basement on Thursday. My step dad was burning it a few years ago but i feel there is still more to know then what he told me briefly (he actually gave this to me) . So with that said i have ALOT of reading to do and many questions to ask, but ill save that for after i have done some research.
I live in Gardner and am just trying to find ways to offset my oil bill and not give it back to those very nice oil companies. Still trying to get the stove setup right, seems like im not getting as much heat out of it as i should be. But i feel with finding this site i will.

Aside from going on the search just this minute, is there a local dealer i can get coal from thats not Agway?? 8.99 a bag is a bit high from what i have seen and i dont have the time to run to Hardwick, Ma which is the only other place i know of right now.

Anyways, thank you in advance for any help i receive and i look forward to talking with you all!


Hey vpetithw!
Welcome to the forum! I'm not sure about the gardner area for coal. I started off with Robins Garden center in Oxford but I'm sure thats too far for you. If you want to save big you'll buy in bulk. Keep talking to folks in the area and maybe you can split a load or something. I have to go but I'm sure we'll have a chance to talk more about it.
Steve
mr1precision
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130


Re: Massachusetts residents check in here!

PostBy: Howudoin2427 On: Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:51 am

Hello everybody,
My name is Tom and im from chicopee, ma. I currently work at Springfield tech. community college and also at holyoke hospital per diem as a high pressure steam boiler operator. I am currently in the process of installing a coal stove in my basement and can't wait to get it all up and running. i love this site so far alot of great information. and we are deffinately few and far between. everybody doesnt know what they are missing. which is a good thing for us. looking forward to talking with you guys and gals.

Tom
Howudoin2427
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93

Re: Massachusetts residents check in here!

PostBy: heartofcoal On: Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:04 pm

Tom,
Welcome. Sorry no one replied until now.
Everyone's been busy with all the snow I guess.
Glad your enjoying all the conversation. lots of great folks here to talk with.
Jump right in, and have a great time!

Ray
heartofcoal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Russo
Stove/Furnace Model: C-80

Re: Massachusetts residents check in here!

PostBy: mr1precision On: Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:40 pm

heartofcoal wrote:Tom,
Welcome. Sorry no one replied until now.
Everyone's been busy with all the snow I guess.
Glad your enjoying all the conversation. lots of great folks here to talk with.
Jump right in, and have a great time!

Ray

Tom,
Ray is right! All we seem to be doing these days is plowing snow and fighting ice damns. Welcome and I hope to hear more from you in the future.
Steve
mr1precision
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130

Re: Massachusetts residents check in here!

PostBy: vpetithw On: Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:52 am

mr1precision wrote:Hey vpetithw!
Welcome to the forum! I'm not sure about the gardner area for coal. I started off with Robins Garden center in Oxford but I'm sure thats too far for you. If you want to save big you'll buy in bulk. Keep talking to folks in the area and maybe you can split a load or something. I have to go but I'm sure we'll have a chance to talk more about it.
Steve


Thanks Steve!
And the names Josh btw, Forgot to mention that in my original post ha ha. I work out in Stow for Bose so i guess i could do a round about way home and get a load. Its about the same as Hardwick farms though in price.
I do have to say running the stove in my basement it def took the chill off of the first floor. Doing a little more research im going to pick up the coaltrol thermostat so everything gets dialed in a bit better. Almost seemed to me the coal wasn't burning as efficient as it should.

If anyone in or around the Gardner area wants to talk about doing a bulk purchase let me know!
vpetithw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing lll

Re: Massachusetts residents check in here!

PostBy: mr1precision On: Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:53 pm

Thanks Steve!
And the names Josh btw, Forgot to mention that in my original post ha ha. I work out in Stow for Bose so i guess i could do a round about way home and get a load. Its about the same as Hardwick farms though in price.
I do have to say running the stove in my basement it def took the chill off of the first floor. Doing a little more research im going to pick up the coaltrol thermostat so everything gets dialed in a bit better. Almost seemed to me the coal wasn't burning as efficient as it should.

If anyone in or around the Gardner area wants to talk about doing a bulk purchase let me know![/quote]

Josh,
PM sent!
Check your messages.
Thanks,
Steve
mr1precision
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130

Re: Massachusetts residents check in here!

PostBy: stoker_RI On: Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:20 pm

Hey there...I'm 5 min. over the MA border in RI...can I poke my head in?? :? RI is a little lonely in the coal community!
stoker_RI
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: WL 110 Boiler

Re: Massachusetts residents check in here!

PostBy: heartofcoal On: Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:12 pm

By all means
Grab a cup of coffee..... or a beer depending on what time it is.
Of course, that's never stopped me but.....either way, welcome to the antics :woot:
heartofcoal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Russo
Stove/Furnace Model: C-80

Re: Massachusetts residents check in here!

PostBy: ashburnham55 On: Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:31 pm

Hello Josh,

Here is a couple of local places close by that sell rice.

Spurias in Ashburnham MA --> 40 lbs bags of Blashak $7.20
Achilles in Peterborough NH --> 50 lbs bags of Kimmel $8.50


You are going to love that stove once you get the bugs worked out.... Also, if you need a draft gauge, I have one you could use.
ashburnham55
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Magee Crown 112
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Stove/Furnace Make: Magee

Re: Massachusetts residents check in here!

PostBy: stoker_RI On: Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:39 pm

Thanks for your 'welcome', heart of coal...nice to meet you...and at this hour it will be a beer for sure!
stoker_RI
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: WL 110 Boiler

Re: Massachusetts residents check in here!

PostBy: stoker_RI On: Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:55 pm

I don't know how close it is to you guys, but I have been getting my bagged rice Blackshak from Pellets Direct in Oxford...yes..they sell wood pellets, but also coal..I got it this year and last for the same price: $279.00 bagged...they also deliver...I have had them deliver, and they put down a 1.2 ton wrapped pallet where ever you want it..I'm pretty close, so for me the $35 deliv fee was well worth it...you should check them out...you can see them on-line at pellets-direct.com
stoker_RI
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: WL 110 Boiler

Re: Massachusetts residents check in here!

PostBy: lobstah On: Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:10 pm

I just picked up 3 pallets of Blaschek nut coal from pellets direct in uxbridge, ma. for 279.00 per ton. I travel down that way with trailer weekly. They were running special until 2/12, but I see on web site it will be going until end of February. Posted just for info. Don
lobstah
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Coal Chubby

Re: Massachusetts residents check in here!

PostBy: Howudoin2427 On: Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:57 am

Stoker RI you are more than welcome I think the whole coal community not just in RI is small us outlaws need to stick together. Is there anybody from the westernmass area. Just curious because I only know a few people that burn coal. I just bought my new stove and am working on installing this week. I know its the end of the season but I will be good to go in full blast for next year.
Howudoin2427
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93