Meet'n Greet

Re: Meet'n Greet

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun May 15, 2011 11:10 am

Sorry I couldn't make it but you can thank the deer that ran in front of my car last week.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Meet'n Greet

PostBy: Coalfire On: Sun May 15, 2011 11:16 am

Here are the pics as promised if anyone else has some please post :D

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Welcome Sign at the Brass Tap
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Grand prize giveaway from Yuengling!
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Final Pictures are loaded into a PDF file as there were too many to place on individually. Enjoy!! :cheers:

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Coalfire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 96K btu Circulator
Coal Size/Type: Nut

Re: Meet'n Greet

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun May 15, 2011 12:47 pm

Nice slide show.....now if we could identify all the players in the photos!
I had a preview earlier in the week with Matt, and the DiRenzo Coal Operation, so I knew it would be a good time for all.

I didn't see any pics of TT rigs you guys brought for the event......hopefully some got to take some Black Gold back home with them. I'm sure most left with a greater appreciation of just how labor intensive coal is to get to your door.

Matt, thanks for sharing your time, and thanks to your wife and kids for letting you sneak some time for forum members.
For those who hadn't been to Keystoker before, now you have some idea of what it takes to make a quality product in an affordable manner. The whole crew are good people!
The Cheese Steaks need no hype, they are infamous already, as is the Yuengling Brewery. Special thanks to the DiRenzo family for allowing us a complete tour of their operations.

I'll bet no one that was there will ask "Why does coal cost so much" again. Lots of capital up front, years of hard work....oh wait, the hard work never stops....and still they are pleasant to everyone.
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: Meet'n Greet

PostBy: raw79 On: Sun May 15, 2011 3:15 pm

I agree with everyone else. :D What a GREAT day. :) Matt you and your family are top shelf. To all other forum members that attended it was nice putting a face to the name. I also learned it is a small world. After a 3 hour drive one of the forum members and his lovely wife that attended lives only 15 miles away from me in upstate N.Y. we also know many of the same people. :D Anyways I also have some pictures to post. Coalfire thanks for the PM.
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raw79
 
Stove/Furnace Make: 1955 EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: Meet'n Greet

PostBy: Coalfire On: Sun May 15, 2011 4:29 pm

whistlenut wrote:Nice slide show.....now if we could identify all the players in the photos!


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Back row left to right TSB, Hot Rocks, Coalfire, Riceburner78, Kid(part of WallyP group), Wife of MOF1964, MOF1964, Wife of Ahuntley, Ahuntley
Front row left to right Man(part of WallyP group), Women(part of WallyP group), WallyP, Raw79, MATTHEW D


Missing from Photo GAW, Coalkirk(left before photo)

Sorry I do not remember the names of all the people that were with wallyp :oops:
Coalfire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 96K btu Circulator
Coal Size/Type: Nut

Re: Meet'n Greet

PostBy: Hot Rocks On: Sun May 15, 2011 7:12 pm

The meet'n greet was better than I expected, it was nice to put some faces with names. Thanks to Lauren & Randy for the pictures. I would like to thank Matt for setting everything up & being our tour guide. If you are in pottsville you have to get one of Matts cheesesteaks. The tour of the breaker was my favorite part of the day, we went from top to bottom inside of the breaker, thanks to the DiRenzo family , they are really good people & they know coal,thank you Matt,Mike & Paul
Hot Rocks
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Hyfire II
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Water Coil

Re: Meet'n Greet

PostBy: Coalfire On: Sun May 15, 2011 7:38 pm

Something else to add, The thought of people interested in burning coal even brought out the local newspaper. Here is a link the the article. Enjoy :)


http://republicanherald.com/news/touris ... -1.1147126
Coalfire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 96K btu Circulator
Coal Size/Type: Nut

Re: Meet'n Greet

PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Sun May 15, 2011 8:26 pm

I'm glad to see everyone had a great time :D . I had a great time too :!: . Met a lot of very nice, interesting, coal burning people. Also learned some things myself. Awesome pictures everyone. Thanks for taking the time to post them, especially to coalfire and his wife for the extra effort. I'm sure you have some good ones tsb. Hope everyone enjoys having a beer in your yuengling glasses, I'm having one now. Mof1964 post a pic when you finally find a place to hang the Anthacite banner you won. For everyone who couldn't make it, if you are ever in the area contact me. I'll be glad to host a mini M&G and show you around. Well its been a long weekend. I just want to relax, have a drink, and try not to think of how much the Government is taxing my beer :mad:
MATTHEW D.
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AXEMAN-ANDERSON & EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 & 900 x 2

Re: Meet'n Greet

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun May 15, 2011 9:03 pm

Damn. I'm so disappointed that my wife and I were not able to attend. We had such high hopes to go and life threw a curve that we had not expected nor could get out of.

The meet looks like it was a blast and looking at all the pics makes me more annoyed that we were not able to go.

I hope we'll be able to make the next one.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Meet'n Greet

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun May 15, 2011 9:13 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:Damn. I'm so disappointed that my wife and I were not able to attend. We had such high hopes to go and life threw a curve that we had not expected nor could get out of.

The meet looks like it was a blast and looking at all the pics makes me more annoyed that we were not able to go.

I hope we'll be able to make the next one.



Ditto and double ditto!!..... ;)
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: Meet'n Greet

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun May 15, 2011 9:41 pm

Thanks to all for sharing your adventure here on this forum thread. :)

My work has been off and on and difficult to foresee in advance.
Hopefully another time I will be able to come and share some time.
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Meet'n Greet

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun May 15, 2011 9:43 pm

Glad to see everyone had a good time and thanks for posting the photos.
There will be more events in the future for us to get together.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Meet'n Greet

PostBy: ahuntley On: Mon May 16, 2011 6:44 pm

Had a good time and meet a lot of nice people from different places and near.I would like to thank our host Mattg and his wife for a well planed time.
ahuntley
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: a b van wert
Coal Size/Type: buckweat or rice
Stove/Furnace Model: A B VAN WERT COAL STOKER INC.

Re: Meet'n Greet

PostBy: Wallyp On: Tue May 17, 2011 1:17 pm

Thanks to all who attended - special thanks to Matthew for organizing and hosting this event . It was a great experience for the 4 adults and our 2 grandsons from Ontario . On Sunday we went to Centralia and to the mine tour at Ashland and drove to Mahonoy City . We had previously arranged a tour at Blaschak for Monday and this too was awesome . We left Blaschak at 11:30 a.m. and got back home at 10 p.m. . Long drive but it can be done in 1 day .
Also thanks to Yuengling Brewery , the museum, Keystoker, DiRenzo breaker and Brasss tap tavern .
Our grandsons will remember this weekend for years
WallyP
Wallyp
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Heatmor
Stove/Furnace Model: 400dcss