Forum Member efo141 Passes

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PostBy: samhill On: Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:52 pm

Good to hear from you & glad your making it thru the winter, thanks for keeping us posted I`m sure others will be replying soon. Take care & keep warm.
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: Forum Member efo141 Passes

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:55 pm

efo141 wrote:Well it has been a year, RIP my coal man! My heart still aches that he is gone. An update on the Boilers..... Sadly The New Yorker is unhooked ready to sell and the Keystoker has been running great since Oct 24. Not one problem,although the oil burner kicks on quite frequently in the morning. I have even kept track of how many bags of coal I used. 108 in 100 days....Is that good? I am really thrilled to know we bagged enough coal to get us through the winter. I am working on a coal bin idea but the bags are quite easy to do, just kind of back breaking getting them in and out of the truck. Where are all those men that said they'd help?? Oh yeah-they're in the woods with their chainsaws, still! Sooner or later one of them will come to their senses and buy the New Yorker, LOL! So that is where we are at this cold snowy year later. Can't wait for spring to break out the kayak and motorcycle and put these skis and snowshoes away! Sorry KEYSTOKER-I love ya but am ready for sunny warm days. I hope everyone is doing great on the forum, Paula


Hi Paula, I'm so glad that you chose to post today. I was thinking about Ed just today and wondering how you'll were doing. An acquaintance passed early this week and you'll came to my mind. How much weight in each bag? - if you know that you can figure out tons and compare that to how much other burners in your area are using. Have you looked at the coal bin page here on the forum? There is a lot of ideas there that will be just as easy or easier as the bagged coal and it won't take much to put them together. Again thanks for letting us know how things are going. Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

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PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:09 pm

Hi Paula, I am glad to see you have been able to get through the hardest part, the first year, after your loss. I do not kow if you have good choice of suppliers, but if you have one that loads their own bags maybe they can cut you some slack, and fill lighter bags. I think Blackshak is running 40 lb bags. Maybe you can rig an outdoor bin, and do a one time fill, with the help of some friendly muscle. Check out some coal bin threads listed here, for construction ideas. Keep in touch and please ask questions if you have any.
Kevin,
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent


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PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:22 pm

Good to hear you're hanging in there Paula--nobody ever promised that this life journey was going to be an easy one.A little different, but, my wife of 24 yrs decided she'd had enough of life on the old farm and headed back to the city. I think we're all looking fwd. to some warmer weather. Geezum--both lab dogs were just barking & freaking out at the door, so I opened it to let them out & as they charged twds. the back pasture, the smell of skunk just about knocked me over. Luckily they came back when I yelled for them--unscathed LOL I know I didn't want to deal with that tonight. Again, good to hear from you. Fred PS,sometimes I miss EFO's posts :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

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PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:12 pm

Glad to see your still burning coal and that your keeping warm with your furnace this winter. Its definitely been a rough one for sure.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

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PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:55 pm

Hey Paula!! Good to hear from you. 8-)
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

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PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:27 am

Hi Paula. A year passes by so quickly. I'm sure your heart still aches. As time goes on the good memories will stay with you and the sadness will plateau. I'm glad to see you're still keeping warm by coal. I moved a ton of bagged coal a couple of weeks ago. Had to carry it out of a shallow basement, upstairs and put in a trailer. About half was 50 pound bags & half was 40 pound bags. It's amazing the difference! The fifty pounders I'd have to rest every 4 or 5 bags, the 40's I could carry all day.
Hang in there....stop by when you can!
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

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PostBy: cabinover On: Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:35 am

My condolences to you and your family. Although I did not know your husband, he was my age and we shared this common bond of coal and good people.
cabinover
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid Axeman Anderson 130
Baseburners & Antiques: Sparkle #12
Coal Size/Type: Pea, Buckwheat, Nut
Other Heating: LP Hot air. WA TX for coal use.

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PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:15 am

So good to see you here,Paula ! I'm glad that you're able to visit with us and tell us of your Life. I enjoy gutsy folks,and you sure as hell are one of them. You've travelled well over this past year. The journey has no doubt been a stinker,and you've encountered many things,that as I say,weren't in the "Travel Guide Brochure" ! Keep going,and keep growing. You have no doubt humbly amazed yourself with what you could accomplish through both your strength's,and,weaknesses. You have truly lived,so to you,I say "Well Done". Bye the way,how's your son been ? I know his journey with this has hopefully been made a little less rough by teaming up with you....Also,Put that New Yorker in the classified section here and see if it attracts any interest......Again,Take Care,and thanx so much for still being with us.....Bob... :punk:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

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PostBy: efo141 On: Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:34 pm

Hello all, thank-you again for all of the nice posts. I did check out the bins and I think it may be fun to build one this summer. I now realize why Edmund had our bathroom scale out in the coal room. I have been weighing the bags to find out where I was at. I have learned 2 things, I have to stop eating so many Big Macs and the bags vary from 40-50 pounds. Charles and I bagged 200+ in one weekend last September. Edmund bought a tractor trailer load and it is dumped at a friends 3 miles away, so I just brought 50 bags home every few days. Charles really is struggling with the loss of his dad, he withdrew from school in Nov and started working instead. The coal stove reminds him of his dad so he leaves it up to me....which has been a bit of a battle at times. The bonus is the coal ash has been great in the driveway this winter. Well I am going to try and post the New Yorker tonight before spring hits! Everyone stay warm and take care, Paula
efo141
 
Stove/Furnace Make: New Yorker/Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: WC90-----/Kaa-2

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PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:56 pm

For some reason,just remembering a good guy tonight ! Maybe an unintended consequence of our digital world,but you can still be remembered with a smile here in bits&bytes land ! As for the rest of you,if you plan on leaving here abruptly,it's further proposed that you should clear it with the Mayor first ! Take Care Ed,and I hope your Mrs. clicks in here soon....It's been since 2012. Maybe she's learned a lot here with all of your help and is flying free,straight and level :)
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

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PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:44 pm

Nice rememberin Bob---RIP Ed.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

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PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:25 am

Time flies. I hope Paula is doing OK. It doesn't seem like almost 3 years has gone by. Bless you Ed.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined