Coalcast Ep10: "A Chat with Leisure Line" - December 10th, 2009

Coalcast Ep10: "A Chat with Leisure Line" - December 10th, 2009

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:15 pm

Our tenth live broadcast will be a discussion with Matthaus and Dave(Flyer5) long time members of the forum who also happen to be the new owners of Leisure Line Stoves.

Note: Unfortunately, the recording of the show is missing the first minute or two. The missing portion contained the show intro, introduction of Matt and Dave, and some quick background/biographical Q&A.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite


Re: Coalcast Ep10 "A Chat with Leisure Line" 12-3-09

PostBy: MURDOC1 On: Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:48 am

I will tell the world L.L. stoves are the best if you can sell me a new power venter kit for less money than Alaska Stove Co.. Lol!! I do like the L.L. product and am considering a Pocono top vent for next season perhaps..
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska/Franco Belge/Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: S.S. 2/ 144.08.02/ Mag Stoker

Re: Coalcast Ep10 "A Chat with Leisure Line" 12-3-09

PostBy: coal_kid On: Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:16 pm

Seeing 10 episodes of a Coal Pod Cast, well, more officially "Coal Cast" is amazing. I'll be listening to the shows, catching up, just for fun as I'm burning natural gas still. Well done gents!

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

PostBy: wlape3 On: Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:14 pm

Unfortunately I missed it because it was at the same time as my daughter's choir recital. Any hope of having it posted soon?

Thanks again to everyone for their efforts.

Will
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska 140 Auger
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Propane
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska

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: 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.
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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.
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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.
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