Coalcast Ep10 "A Chat with Leisure Line" 12-10-09 7pm

Re: Coalcast Ep10 "A Chat with Leisure Line" 12-10-09 7pm

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:28 pm

What you missed this for some choir recital, you could have blown it off... :bop:

Forgot to thank Matt and Dave for excellent show, it will be posted as soon as Paul gets a chance in the first post.

The next show will be announced shortly.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Coalcast Ep10 "A Chat with Leisure Line" 12-10-09 7pm

PostBy: pvolcko On: Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:17 am

I'll be getting to posting it tomorrow hopefully, Sunday latest.
pvolcko
 

Re: Coalcast Ep10 "A Chat with Leisure Line" 12-10-09 7pm

PostBy: pvolcko On: Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:15 am

Episode is posted in the head of the thread. Please read the note I added in that head post.
pvolcko
 


Re: Coalcast Ep10 "A Chat with Leisure Line" 12-10-09 7pm

PostBy: poconoman On: Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:56 am

Did I understand this correctly? Sales were down because of the CoalTrol's 'complexity'? Personally, I LOVE the fact LL stoves come standard with CT!

Doesn't make sense to me. For people that want something 'simple', I'd think it would be EASIER to operate and save some money by using coal more efficiently with CT.
poconoman
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hyfire II

Re: Coalcast Ep10 "A Chat with Leisure Line" 12-10-09 7pm

PostBy: pvolcko On: Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:27 pm

He wasn't saying the major sales slump this year was due to the Coal-trol. That's due to the home heating oil price easing as well as the deep recession we've been in.

No, he's saying that having the Coal-trol as standard equipment is a turn off for some potential customers. And the reason is right along the lines you touched on.

The coal stove business is niche and some customer expectations (probably more than with other non-hand-fed heating types) are focused squarely on the simplest of controls, the more manual and mechanical/physical the better. For them the inclusion of an electronics package will never be acceptable, no matter its purpose, ease of use, or track record of reliability and strong customer support, etc. Those customers end up going to other brands because of the decision Leisure Line made to make Coal-trol standard equipment. Being that no company likes to see customers going to a competitor, it is something that comes up from time to time in discussion. :)

That's not to say that the Coal-trol hasn't brought new customers in to Leisure Line, too. I believe that the net effect has been positive for Leisure Line, as evidenced by their working with us through the years to improve the control and their continued inclusion of Coal-trol as standard equipment on all but their lowest cost model stove, the Econo.
pvolcko
 

Re: Coalcast Ep10 "A Chat with Leisure Line" 12-10-09 7pm

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:31 pm

Hey Paul, What happened to the Coalcasts? We miss them. :cry2:
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Coalcast Ep10 "A Chat with Leisure Line" 12-10-09 7pm

PostBy: pvolcko On: Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:38 am

We postponed the boiler episode due to a scheduling conflict with a guest and then the next month was the fire at Richard's and then we kind of never got around to rescheduling.

We've recently started discussing getting them going again. Have to see if the band can be pulled back together or not. :)
pvolcko
 

Re: Coalcast Ep10 "A Chat with Leisure Line" 12-10-09 7pm

PostBy: wlape3 On: Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:32 pm

I second that. I really looked forward toward those coalcasts. Not many folks around here burn coal so it was refreshing to listen to a show all about it.
wlape3
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: 140 auger, forced hot air

Re: Coalcast Ep10 "A Chat with Leisure Line" 12-10-09 7pm

PostBy: Kungur On: Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:31 am

I REALLY would like to hear the Boiler Coal Cast!!
Kungur
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: K-2