Meet'n Greet

Re: Meet'n Greet

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Wed May 11, 2011 8:40 am

Unfortunately, something important has come up and I too will not be able to attend this one. I've been jonesin for a great cheesesteak too!!
NWBuilder
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite

Re: Meet'n Greet

PostBy: whistlenut On: Wed May 11, 2011 3:19 pm

I was there yesterday, and Matt is all ready......looks like a great time for everyone. Talk a little, learn a lot, even take home a load from the breakers. Lots to see and do, and new friends to meet. If you are touring the DiRenzo Plant, don't wear high heels, the grates will trip you. ( Stoker Scotty sometimes breaks them out when he is out on the town..........................)

A word of advice Matt, don't leave Scotty with the bar keys while you are out touring. He holds the speed record for 'chuggin' back at home. 39 feet per second is one heck of a flow rate for an active beer tube!! Keep it between the navigational beacons when you get into Scranton around the bridge rehab. I spent some time waiting for wreck to get cleared last night!
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: McGiever On: Thu May 12, 2011 5:28 pm

Not happy... will not be able to make it. :mad:

After a :mad: strech of unemploment, I am now back to work and it is overtime and out of town to boot.

Matt,

Thanks for everything you have done for this gathering.
Also, count me out for the Friday intenery as well.

Looking forward to pictures after the fun and festivities :)
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: I'm On Fire On: Thu May 12, 2011 5:47 pm

McGiever wrote:Not happy... will not be able to make it. :mad:

After a :mad: strech of unemploment, I am now back to work and it is overtime and out of town to boot.

Matt,

Thanks for everything you have done for this gathering.
Also, count me out for the Friday intenery as well.

Looking forward to pictures after the fun and festivities :)


I feel you. I too had to back out and am not happy myself. Also for financial reasons. I was hoping my wife and I would be in a little better position this weekend and I could still go but we aren't.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Meet'n Greet

PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Thu May 12, 2011 8:00 pm

Sorry to see some won't make :( I'm sure this won't be the last event I organize. Maybe things will work out next time. If my calculations are correct we sill have about 25 people attending, not bad! Looking forward to meeting everyone :cheers: See ya Saturday.

Matthew
MATTHEW D.
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AXEMAN-ANDERSON & EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 & 900 x 2

Re: Meet'n Greet

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Fri May 13, 2011 8:39 am

just got the text message that my coverage for the store cant do it , family emergency...

we wont be able to make it :x ;)

no arm wrestling for me tomorrow.... :|
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: Meet'n Greet

PostBy: RAYJAY On: Fri May 13, 2011 5:00 pm

were out also came home sick as hell and not going to chance trying to push myself and get worse :sick:
RAYJAY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VAN WERT - 600 VA HOT WATER
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN- MAGUM STOKER
Coal Size/Type: BUCKWHEAT ON BOTH
Other Heating: NG BOILER

Re: Meet'n Greet

PostBy: gaw On: Fri May 13, 2011 5:13 pm

I’ll be there tomorrow morning, looks like my beer quota went up
gaw
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice from Schuylkill County

Re: Meet'n Greet

PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Sat May 14, 2011 4:39 pm

Who has the link to the live streaming bar cam at the meet'n greet? :woot: :cheers: :drunk: :discuss:
PC 12-47E
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Estate Heatrola, Jotul 507

Re: Meet'n Greet

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat May 14, 2011 5:28 pm

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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: Scottscoaled On: Sat May 14, 2011 7:26 pm

You R way too cute!!!!! Hahahahahah. :D
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x3, 700 Van Wert 800
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Meet'n Greet

PostBy: Coalfire On: Sat May 14, 2011 8:54 pm

Well what a great day. It was nice to meet everyone who attended. Matt was an awesome host and had a good day planned, and by the way does make an awesome cheesesteak 8-) . There were even gifts from yuengling for everyone. My wife brought our camera and took pictures of most of the day, however the pics will have to wait till tomorrow. I don't know how to do all the uploading and posting, and my wonderful wife said she would post them in the morning. So stay tuned for pics in the AM.



Have a great day everyone, Eric
Coalfire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 96K btu Circulator
Coal Size/Type: Nut

Re: Meet'n Greet

PostBy: steamup On: Sat May 14, 2011 11:04 pm

Great!... I would have been severely disappointed if no one posted pics.. :(
steamup
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130, Keystoker K-6
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: HS Tarm 502 Wood/Coal/Oil
Coal Size/Type: pea, buck, rice

Re: Meet'n Greet

PostBy: gaw On: Sun May 15, 2011 7:18 am

I have to thank MATHEW D. for a great Meet’n Greet Saturday. He was most generous with his time in setting this up and being our Pottsville tour guide as well as giving the use of his establishment as a base of operation for the day.

The Keystoker tour was very interesting and it was god to see all the bare stove bodies and boilers setting around. No shortage yet. Don was the tour guide there and he is the go to guy if you have questions about your Keystoker. Down in the warehouse we got to see the Keystoker BFB, that would be the biggest boiler they make, the grate assembly is quite impressive. They also report some exciting developments for the future.

The Historical Society of Schuylkill County is an interesting place. We did a short stop there to see some of their mining artifacts and pictures and maps. This is a place I will return to on my own some day. Anyone with roots in Schuylkill County and or an interest in the civil war can find things of interest there. Folks from out of the area may find it less interesting.

The Yuengling tour was my second go round so it was nothing new except we did learn that the first $18 of every barrel goes to the Feds and the next $2 and change goes to the Commonwealth. Also note that the government meter measures the volume made not the finished product so beer spilled or lost in the bottling and caning process is already taxed. Thanks to Yuengling for the free stuff! Mathew was able to set us all up with some very nice glasses and bottle openers as well as a few shirts and other items that were distributed via a drawing of names.

We then ended up at a hole in the ground. The nice thing about looking at this hole in the ground was it was an excellent look at how the coal lays between the rocks within the mountains of the anthracite region. It was a nice cut away section of the mountain with a coal vein in it.

Our last stop was DiRenzo Coal Company. We can talk coal processing all day and how it is done but you have to see the machine up close and personal to better grasp and appreciate it. We saw centrifugal separators and shakers and screeners and even some big magnets if you need an MRI and are on a tight budget or lack insurance. We got to meet three DiRenzo brothers, a handsome one and two others, they know who is who so I won’t mention names. It was a most interesting tour to see what takes place between a load of black stuff out of the ground and nice cleaned and sized anthracite out of the loading chute.

We concluded at The Brass Tap for cheese steaks and beer. The cheese steaks lived up to the hype. Nice and big, full of meat made to order on a toasted roll. My wife is planning on stopping by again on a future cheese steak night. The cheese fries were also excellent.

Many thanks again to Mathew, Keystoker, The Historical Society of Schuylkill County, Yuengling Beer, and DiRenzo Coal Company. It was a good day and nice to get to see and no some fellow forum members and coal burners.
gaw
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice from Schuylkill County

Re: Meet'n Greet

PostBy: tsb On: Sun May 15, 2011 10:07 am

A second here,here on the tour and thanks to Matt.
I'll wait to see what pictures are posted and try to fill in
any gaps if there are any. The DiRenzo tour was most impressive.
With the capital invested in digging and processing, coal is a great bargain.

I'll give the cheese steaks a 10 out of 10 along with the hospitality.
tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II