Saw two nice units today, for sale and some nice travelling

Saw two nice units today, for sale and some nice travelling

PostBy: stoker-man On: Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:39 pm

Finally met Dave Padfield after all these years. He has the nicest shop I've ever seen.

Was at Jack Ryan in Mahonoy City and he has a very nice 350 for sale, ready to go.

Couldn't resist the Kielbasi at Kowaloniks in Shenandoah either after seeing Joey.

Went to Morgan Oil in Hegins and Lee has an almost new-looking '79 DF520 with a round door. He was asking $3800.

Tower City isn't the same without the mayor, now that he is gone.

Drove by Scrapper's shop on the way home and saw "no activity" in the shop or I would have stopped to see that big one in there.

I'm getting a good view of the beautiful coal country on my last week working at efm.
stoker-man
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

Re: Saw two nice units today, for sale and some nice travelling

PostBy: whistlenut On: Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:49 pm

Sounds like you are making the 'rounds'. Nice to see old friends, no matter what the reason. Best Wishes....
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Saw two nice units today, for sale and some nice travelling

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:48 am

stoker-man wrote:Finally met Dave Padfield after all these years. He has the nicest shop I've ever seen.

Was at Jack Ryan in Mahonoy City and he has a very nice 350 for sale, ready to go.

Couldn't resist the Kielbasi at Kowaloniks in Shenandoah either after seeing Joey.

Went to Morgan Oil in Hegins and Lee has an almost new-looking '79 DF520 with a round door. He was asking $3800.

Tower City isn't the same without the mayor, now that he is gone.

Drove by Scrapper's shop on the way home and saw "no activity" in the shop or I would have stopped to see that big one in there.

I'm getting a good view of the beautiful coal country on my last week working at efm.

Well He does have a full time Job after 5pm you would of seen him in there .
Where you going Chris Moving on to bigger and better things .
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Saw two nice units today, for sale and some nice travelling

PostBy: stoker-man On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:10 am

I think I drove by around 4:30.

I have indeed moved on to bigger and better things in my own hometown again. The 20% of my job that remained after the merger wasn't enough to interest me until retirement. But, I'll still be here on the forum, enjoying it 100%.
stoker-man
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

Re: Saw two nice units today, for sale and some nice travelling

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:23 am

You will always be "Stoker Man". I among others on The Board,am glad that you have called this shot. Pushed by the merger results,but still glad for you. You get the same old tired argument about saving the firm through mergers and acquisitions. AHS lost key folks and isn't the same at the heart and soul. Your place seems to have suffered the same fate. I wish all well,but I love the "Old Guard" that refuses to play the "Corporate Dumbdown" Game.....Bob...
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Saw two nice units today, for sale and some nice travelling

PostBy: stoker-man On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:24 pm

Well, I thought I would be taken out of efm in a box and always absolutely loved the job, but there's almost nothing left to love. I met a stone wall of condescension at the new place and decided to walk around it.

I was recruited to my present job before I left Emmaus. I'm not a quitter, so I wanted to stay to help Rich and see this thing through and I declined the prospective job offer. Every month I was reminded that the job was still unfilled and asked if I was interested. Finally, after 3 months, I gave the new job a look, and several interviews later, I was offered the job. Timmy will take over my spot. He's a good man, knowledgeable about the coal boilers, and likable. Rich, Timmy and I grew up together.

I would not expect anybody to take my place as the efm rep, so we'll see what Richard comes up with.

I'll still be here, as an efm dealer, and efm rep emeritus. :D
stoker-man
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

Re: Saw two nice units today, for sale and some nice travelling

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:21 pm

Hi Chris,

A few day's ago I was reading some of your posts back from 2007. They were always well thought out and patiently written. Never once did you come across as a "know-it-all" and were very helpful to everyone. Good luck on the next stage in your life and I am looking forward to reading your future posts on this board.

Respectfully

Mark
EarthWindandFire
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Other Heating: Oil Furnace and Kerosene Heaters.

Re: Saw two nice units today, for sale and some nice travelling

PostBy: CoalBurner5 On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:57 pm

Stoker-man just wanted to tell you that although I'm new to this forum and coal burner for that matter, you have already helped me figure out and tune my boiler in. Thanks for your help. I will say that i've bought a refurbished boiler and also talked two of my friends into a refurbished boilers. Each of those are a great unit but one of the main reasons they bought them is because I tell them about everyone on this forum and how easy it is to get helpful information and troubleshooting from you and the other great minds on this forum. So thank you for your help and don't go far.... SOME OF US GREENHORNS MIGHT STILL NEED YOU.
CoalBurner5
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520 Dual Fuel

Re: Saw two nice units today, for sale and some nice travelling

PostBy: coal berner On: Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:33 pm

stoker-man wrote:I think I drove by around 4:30.

I have indeed moved on to bigger and better things in my own hometown again. The 20% of my job that remained after the merger wasn't enough to interest me until retirement. But, I'll still be here on the forum, enjoying it 100%.

How many years there Chris 5 or 6 with efm
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Saw two nice units today, for sale and some nice travelling

PostBy: stoker-man On: Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:39 pm

8 years
stoker-man
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

Re: Saw two nice units today, for sale and some nice travelling

PostBy: coal berner On: Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:07 pm

stoker-man wrote:8 years

Yea meant you in 2007 and you told me you have been there for 5 years already forgot the 4 years since :lol:
well enjoy the new Job don't forget to swing by the shop on the weekends sometime
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Saw two nice units today, for sale and some nice travelling

PostBy: rockwood On: Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:26 pm

Thanks Chris for all you did with the bituminous coal testing last year.
Enjoyed following the DF520 installation too.
rockwood
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Stokermatic coal furnace
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Baseburners & Antiques: Malleable/Monarch Range
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