Church without heat for Christmas.

Church without heat for Christmas.

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:50 pm

Hello everybody:

On the way home today I heard on the radio a story of a Church in Seymour that was without heat because the boiler has failed.

This Church has cancelled ALL services from December 24th thru the 26th. What a shame, it breaks my heart.

The name of the Church is the Trinity Episcopal Church and here is their website: http://www.trinityseymour.org/

I also found a link on Youtube of them holding the Children's Mass recently: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwtLkDVTrno

I am not a member of this Church nor have I ever been a parishioner to this Church but my heart goes out to them especially because it's Christmas.

Can anyone recommend a way for them to heat the main Nave of the Church with coal stoves? I consider this method the only hope for this Church because the coal stoves are completely self-reliant and need no electrical connection or elaborate fuel supply. BUT, how could these stoves be vented? It would be impossible to hook up black pipe and run it 50 or 60 feet into the rafters and out the roof.

Any suggestions would be wonderful!

Mark
EarthWindandFire
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer model 75.
Other Heating: Oil and Natural Gas.

Re: Church without heat for Christmas.

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:00 pm

After thinking about this installing new boiler would probably be just as easy if not easier than setting up temporary heat. A few guys that knew what they were doing with the right supplies could have it done in a few hours. The hardest thing would be actually getting it in the building, it's all gravy after that.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Church without heat for Christmas.

PostBy: DOUG On: Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:08 pm

Boy, that is a tough one. Just as a suggestion, maybe they could round up a few steel 55 gallon barrels, place them on the side walk and fire them up with wood for a quick outdoor service. Having a short outdoor Christmas service by campfire maybe kind of fun and could start a new tradition. Just an idea? :idea: :)
DOUG
 
Stove/Furnace Make: CHUBBY, D.S.MACHINE BOILER
Stove/Furnace Model: CLAYTON 1600


Re: Church without heat for Christmas.

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:43 pm

Call Kris at Bay Boiler, 20 to 1000HP. He delivered a rental and hooked it up the day before Christmas for me a few years ago.
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Phone: 718-745-2923
Fax: 718-492-7528
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Church without heat for Christmas.

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:11 pm

Not my place to suggest donations from others,but it would be interesting to get a couple of CoalJacks that are mounted in the display trailer and temp hardpipe 'em in and fire them up. You'd need security and a couple of Parishioners to be trained on care and feeding of them,but I bet they'd take the chill off at least. Not a bad Public relations introduction to the world,either. Just thinking out loud at Christmas.........Take Care
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Church without heat for Christmas.

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:15 pm

I like the way you think...
20 ft cargo container and a few ton of coal...
some temp piping good to go...
The rental boiler is a good quick fix too...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: Church without heat for Christmas.

PostBy: tsb On: Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:25 pm

If you can go skiing without heat, you can go to church without heat.
English country churches do not have heat, but they do not waste any
time with the service either. Pack em in tight, can't get that cold.
Put a hot brick in you coat pocket.
tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II

Re: Church without heat for Christmas.

PostBy: DonnaK On: Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:04 am

If you can go skiing without heat, you can go to church without heat.
English country churches do not have heat, but they do not waste any
time with the service either. Pack em in tight, can't get that cold.
Put a hot brick in you coat pocket.


That's right. Bundle up the kids and go. We need to return to the days when OUR comfort wasn't so important.
What have we come to?
DonnaK
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: SF2500A

Re: Church without heat for Christmas.

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Dec 25, 2010 11:36 pm

I guess what we've come to is having some respect for the institutional building used as a gathering place to worship at the time of Jesus's Birth. A time when we're not tightwads with our talents and treasures. A time when the doors to that place are open to the elderly and infirm who really might want to get their shot at community worship and fellowship of the season. Ya know.something half decent instead of a freezing cold snot locker or a place with no toilets operational. I don't think this was a self centered yuppie operation. I think this was a city-based House of Worship that could have used the attention of a few warm hearts......Merry Christmas...
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !