Elementary School in Western NY That Heated With Coal

Re: Buildings that heated with coal

PostBy: BlackBetty06 On: Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:48 pm

Shippensburg university still runs their powerhouse on coal but I think it's getting changed out in 2014. I also know that Newport elementary school in Newport pa still heats with coal. The high school used coal up until 2008. Also I may be wrong but I think west Chester university still uses coal. Good to see some of the proven stuff still in use instead of the new expensive and problematic geothermal crap out there.
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Re: Buildings that heated with coal

PostBy: LDPosse On: Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:27 pm

BlackBetty06 wrote:Shippensburg university still runs their powerhouse on coal but I think it's getting changed out in 2014. I also know that Newport elementary school in Newport pa still heats with coal. The high school used coal up until 2008. Also I may be wrong but I think west Chester university still uses coal. Good to see some of the proven stuff still in use instead of the new expensive and problematic geothermal crap out there.


I went to ship from 1997-2001... I was amazed then that the school was still heated by coal... I wonder if they're going to convert to gas :bang:

Looks like they had a nice stash of coal in early september!
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Re: Buildings that heated with coal

PostBy: ramblerboy2 On: Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:48 pm

Found these plans of homes in the (very upscale) West End of Hartford, CT. If you look at the basements they have huge portions set aside for heating and/or stove coal.

http://emuseum.chs.org:8080/emuseum/vie ... images/223
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Re: Buildings that heated with coal

PostBy: coalcracker On: Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:55 pm

good thread....back in the 1960's my local grade school heated with coal. I still remember walking past the boiler room, it had steps down into a below grade basement floor, and the huge coal stove was being fed with a large shovel by the custodians. The side of the building still has a coal chute on it. That's the dead giveaway sign. Most homes and buildings that once heated with coal, still have the coal chute steel hinged door on the side of the basement wall. Think about it, until the 1930-40's, ALL the homes and businesses were heated with coal- bar none. It was "the" state of the art in heating fuel for 100 years in the USA and worldwide.
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