Admit Your Addiction?

Re: Admit Your Addiction?

PostBy: Photog200 On: Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:56 pm

I just read through all of the posts on this thread and had many laughs! I have only been on this forum for about a month and already have a coal stove, refurbished it, got it up and running. Now planning a new coal bin in the wood shed. I have been spending hours on this thing and justifying it as "research". I am completely new to coal burning and I can see how it is becoming addictive. I find myself still looking on Ebay and CL for anything coal...mostly for another stove to restore. I thoroughly enjoyed doing the restoration process. Not sure if a month will get you addicted but certainly am hooked. Don't think I ever will burn wood in this stove! Thanks for the entertainment and all the help!
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Baseburners & Antiques: Colonial Clarion cook stove, & Kineo #15 base heater
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Re: Admit Your Addiction?

PostBy: 63roundbadge On: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:28 pm

Not long ago I realized that I was a Lezbiun much to my surprise, now after being a frequent reader on this forum, I realize that I am also a Coalaholic. Where will my inappropriate behaviors end?
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Re: Admit Your Addiction?

PostBy: wsherrick On: Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:49 am

Photog200 wrote:I just read through all of the posts on this thread and had many laughs! I have only been on this forum for about a month and already have a coal stove, refurbished it, got it up and running. Now planning a new coal bin in the wood shed. I have been spending hours on this thing and justifying it as "research". I am completely new to coal burning and I can see how it is becoming addictive. I find myself still looking on Ebay and CL for anything coal...mostly for another stove to restore. I thoroughly enjoyed doing the restoration process. Not sure if a month will get you addicted but certainly am hooked. Don't think I ever will burn wood in this stove! Thanks for the entertainment and all the help!


A month or not, you're in it for good. Your goose is cooked there buddy.
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Re: Admit Your Addiction?

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:34 am

Not long ago I realized that I was a Lezbiun much to my surprise
. I'm sorry that is yesterdays news, just wait until you have those feelings for your coal stove. Be careful, it could be more than your geese being cooked..... and you thought your current partner was hot.... The other day I was frozen and tried to sit on the Jotul and I thought I could smell sweetbreads cooking..... I'm quite partial to Rocky Mountain Oysters.....
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Re: Admit Your Addiction?

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:30 am

You guys are crazy; an addiction? :D

They always said, in Maine you are doing one of two things: you are either thoroughly engrossed in winter, or getting ready for winter, and that is true.

I am now looking at getting a new boiler, which will be my 8th heating appliance in 19 years in this house. I just have a fascination with trying to keep my family comfortable, at the lowest cost, and naturally coal is part of the equation.

I do tend to look at things differently, and a long time ago I realized that what was costing me dearly; because I live in the northern part of the country, was heating stuff. Not just heat for my house, but domestic hot water, a clothes dryer, the kitchen range, water for the sheep, the chicken coop, etc. After watching my uncle try to use wind to make his home efficient and thoroughly fail at it, I realized that converting electricity into heat is terribly inefficient. My long term goal is to convert some of my high electrical demands into more efficient systems, like using geothermal heat to keep my sheep waters thawed from ice, or heat my chicken coop with compost heat. I nearly did the latter idea one year, obtaining all the stuff I needed to do it, but then realized by the time I formed the compost pile, I could have harvested a few cords of firewood for less time and money. Just because something will work does not always mean it is the best way, and that is what I love about this forum; people on here know heat and can discuss different scenarios in "outside the box" type thinking, without ridicule.
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Re: Admit Your Addiction?

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:44 am

After watching my uncle try to use wind to make his home efficient and thoroughly fail at it, I realized that converting electricity into heat is terribly inefficient.


I don't even run with the big dogs and I know that when TSHTF I need to generate 200,000 BTU to keep warm. Wind, geothermal, solar???? Gimme a break, not even theoretically possible in a land (L Hudson Valley) where the sun don't shine and the wind (mostly) does not blow. However, it's a lot of fun watching my neighbors in yuppieville try. Let me clue you, the liberal idiots here are freezing and it couldn't happen to a nicer bunch. :D :D
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Re: Admit Your Addiction?

PostBy: Photog200 On: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:33 am

wsherrick wrote:
Photog200 wrote:I just read through all of the posts on this thread and had many laughs! I have only been on this forum for about a month and already have a coal stove, refurbished it, got it up and running. Now planning a new coal bin in the wood shed. I have been spending hours on this thing and justifying it as "research". I am completely new to coal burning and I can see how it is becoming addictive. I find myself still looking on Ebay and CL for anything coal...mostly for another stove to restore. I thoroughly enjoyed doing the restoration process. Not sure if a month will get you addicted but certainly am hooked. Don't think I ever will burn wood in this stove! Thanks for the entertainment and all the help!


A month or not, you're in it for good. Your goose is cooked there buddy.

LOL, after I posted and re-read what I wrote I laughed because I am already looking at another stove. I guess you are right William, I am addicted.
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Baseburners & Antiques: Colonial Clarion cook stove, & Kineo #15 base heater
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Chestnut
Other Heating: Electric Baseboard

Re: Admit Your Addiction?

PostBy: Photog200 On: Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:18 pm

What's wrong with wanting to get a base heater stove before all of William's postulation about these stoves bring on a herd of folks and then you can't find one? No, I am not addicted...really, I am not.
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Baseburners & Antiques: Colonial Clarion cook stove, & Kineo #15 base heater
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Chestnut
Other Heating: Electric Baseboard

Re: Admit Your Addiction?

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:58 am

Just thought I would say that I'm happy I found this place and you guys are a great bunch of fellas :D

The guys over on the cold fusion forum weren't nearly as exciting :lol:
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Re: Admit Your Addiction?

PostBy: DennisH On: Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:10 am

Since I started this thread a couple years ago, I was thinking yesterday of resurrecting it. Guess that's not necessary; previous post already did that. :D Once addicted, always addicted. And as previous posts cited, I do feel sorry (but only a tiny bit) for my liberal acquaintances who try to heat with non-fossil alternatives. They are for the most part a.) guilty because they're even alive and producing CO2 by breathing; b.) very cold, because they think that even the most tiny use of fossil fuel to heat their home is going to cause mass extinction; and c.) generally ignorant, partly because of a.) and b.) already cited, and because they think they are intellectually superior to the rest of us mere mortals. Nah, don't think so!! :lol:
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Re: Admit Your Addiction?

PostBy: Sting On: Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:23 am

ok here!


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Re: Admit Your Addiction?

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:01 am

http://nepacrossroads.com/post386283.html#p386283

My liberal, Mercedes driving, "environmentally aware" as he describes himself is freezing this morning. The wood stove has gone silent and the HO is being chewed through I am sure, or he has frozen the death. Daddies plastic factory is not doing so well and skiing vacations are being cut down on. However, the superiority complex is alive and well.

Addicted, sure.... love that coal.

I think I will drive down the road and see how that guy with a rooftop full of solar that all fell down in this garden two years ago is doing. He sued the contractors and they went bankrupt to avoid paying so he had to pay to get it put back up again. Last time I looked it was covered over with snow and ice. Hey, I cancelled TV so I have to get my giggles some how.
Geez, I know Shelley likes it warm but I have to turn that Hitzer down, I worry paint will start peeling off the ceiling. Love that coal (oh, I said that already).
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Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
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Re: Admit Your Addiction?

PostBy: titleist1 On: Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:52 am

i was on the phone debating someone that is against burning coal for heat and it was pretty annoying since the chattering of their teeth made it hard to understand them!! :lol:
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Re: Admit Your Addiction?

PostBy: tcalo On: Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:59 am

titleist1 wrote:i was on the phone debating someone that is against burning coal for heat and it was pretty annoying since the chattering of their teeth made it hard to understand them!! :lol:

Classic!
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Re: Admit Your Addiction?

PostBy: Greyhound On: Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:13 pm

Nothing too funny to add, but I do love my coal heat. This website is the reason I have a coal stove and have enjoyed it for 4 years now. I have a niece who is the most die hard liberal, anti-coal nazi there is. I love bringing coal heat up around the Holiday table at my sister's house, only to watch my niece turn 3 shades of red trying to convince me that I am wrong. A few months back when someone posted about those free stickers "Friend of Coal" I got an extra one for her. I intended to put it on her bumper last Thanksgiving, but she had a brand new car and my wife did not want me to start a war! So, I did not put it on, but placed it in her back window. Not sure if she ever saw it, I have not heard of any explosions yet in NJ. :D

Yes, I am an addict. Even check the website in Summer.

Rick
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