Interesting article about heating with coal.

Interesting article about heating with coal.

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:11 pm

I just read an interesting article written by Tom Infield of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

http://www.post-gazette.com/state/2010/ ... 1012120190
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Re: Interesting article about heating with coal.

PostBy: MoBe On: Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:23 pm

This is a very good read!
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Re: Interesting article about heating with coal.

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:23 pm

I wonder how accurate this is.

J. Scott Roberts, deputy secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, told a legislative committee in April that, despite cost advantages, coal use for home heating will continue to decline.
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Re: Interesting article about heating with coal.

PostBy: Dann757 On: Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:29 pm

Fun article!


"J. Scott Roberts, deputy secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, told a legislative committee in April that, despite cost advantages, coal use for home heating will continue to decline.

"New homes are not being designed for coal heating," he said.

Mr. Roberts also cited a newly emerging reason for coal's decline -- the cheap competition that will be provided by the natural gas now being taken from Pennsylvania's vast Marcellus Shale.

"Anthracite coal may be a traditional or sentimental choice for home heating," he said, "but tradition and sentiment will not support growth in the industry.""

GOOD! Let that FINE PUBLIC SERVANT talk it down, it will keep our secret and keep the prices down, I hope.
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Re: Interesting article about heating with coal.

PostBy: MURDOC1 On: Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:53 pm

Great article!!! Cool to read that this family is purchasing from Lutz, I just got my bin topped up by them last Friday and its a real pleasure to live only 1 mile from their yard...
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Re: Interesting article about heating with coal.

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:59 pm

coaledsweat wrote:I wonder how accurate this is.



Not if I have anything to do with it. :)

If you look at the next quote from same person you have to wonder what the hell he is talking about:

"New homes are not being designed for coal heating," he said.


How is it you would build a house designed for coal? :?

Technically, yes you could design a house for coal usage but really that just means taking into consideration where you're going to put the coal bin and making it easy to fill and access. It's not like you can't take any existing home and put coal in it.
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Re: Interesting article about heating with coal.

PostBy: Dann757 On: Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:00 pm

Murdoc1 - Good for you! Great pics, and Merry Christmas!
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Re: Interesting article about heating with coal.

PostBy: MURDOC1 On: Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:17 pm

Dann757 wrote:Murdoc1 - Good for you! Great pics, and Merry Christmas


Thanks Dann757, right back atcha, Merry Christmas to you and yours...

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Re: Interesting article about heating with coal.

PostBy: blrman07 On: Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:30 am

Yep I saw the article and I concur. Let the talking head talk down the price of coal and I'll keep using it in my not designed for coal house. How in the world do you design a house for coal use? All electric with no chimney? NG furnace? Doesn't it have a chimney? The home is built with a super high efficiency furnace that uses PVC as the exhaust? IMHO the article was geared for the environuts that say coal is a 4 letter word.
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Re: Interesting article about heating with coal.

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:38 am

The stove is vented through the wall of the living room, not through a chimney. It burns anthracite that has been chopped into small pieces. From the outside, you can hardly see smoke.


:roll: :roll:

I guess I'm in the one-tenth of 1%.
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Re: Interesting article about heating with coal.

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:37 am

I guess my 200 yr old farm house was designed specifically for coal--God knows I've got enough under air before I styrofoamed between my tree floor joists in the kinda basement I've got :lol: Have a Merry Christmas all :)
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Re: Interesting article about heating with coal.

PostBy: nortcan On: Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:20 am

Hi, my house is 26Ys, have as much insulation as I was able to place on/in it. Is it an old,modern house? Was not supposed to heat with anthracite in it but belive it or not I do and love that. That politician must visit the real peoples with real confortable house. Confort is not reserved only for the Wite House.
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Re: Interesting article about heating with coal.

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:37 pm

Someday we will read an article on coal written by someone that actually burns it. :)
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Re: Interesting article about heating with coal.

PostBy: japar On: Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:51 pm

Quote: How is it you would build a house designed for coal?

"Technically, yes you could design a house for coal usage but really that just means taking into consideration where you're going to put the coal bin and making it easy to fill and access. It's not like you can't take any existing home and put coal in it" My dads house which I grew up in is a split level which has 3 levels. As you walk in the front door your in the foyer thats where the stove is to the left . Walk straight your in the family room , if you walked right you would be in the garage. If you walk in and take a left and go up 5 steps you have living , dining and kitchen, Up staires 3 bedrooms which are over the foyer, family room and garage. The stove being on the first level and under the bedrooms works perfect. The whole house is always toasty warm and my dad uses no fans. He has told me it somtimes it gets to hot upstairs. The design of the house is perfect for the use of a wood or coal stove plus it is a very open design.
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