stovehospital wrote:When they hear all the advantages and see how the stove runs they usually take a long hard look at coal burners. .
freetown fred wrote: If someone ASKS ME about my burning of coal, I'm there to help. Good for you NJJoe & Wood'nCoal
Wood'nCoal wrote: have spoken to many people about coal and a select few have even gotten to visit the EFM.
Wood'nCoal wrote:Rob R. wrote:When you take the road less traveled you have to be ready to help yourself. Many stove shops have little or no coal burning units in stock, and if they agree to sell you something that burns coal you will have to figure out how to light the first fire. Obviously there are exceptions, but in my area coal ignorance is the rule rather than the exception.
That's what happened to me when I bought the Harman. Bought it and then I was on my own. The dealer was absolutely no help whatsoever.
Wood'nCoal wrote:freetown fred wrote: If someone ASKS ME about my burning of coal, I'm there to help. Good for you NJJoe & Wood'nCoal
I was being sarcastic, Fred. I have spoken to many people about coal and a select few have even gotten to visit the EFM.
I've written the address for this forum so many times on my business cards when I order more I might as well have nepacrossroads.com printed on them.
when all the YUPPIES decided to buy Harleys, the price sky-rocketed--most of them gave them up shortly after the purchase but the price remains to where a workin grunt can't hardly afford one.
Rob R. wrote: If you showed the EFM to 100 people, 80 of them would think you were completely insane for burning coal, 10 of them would be interested in the cost savings but unwilling to do any extra work, 9 of them would be interested in burning coal but unwilling to spend the money on a boiler & installation...and maybe, just maybe, the last guy in line would be interested in a stoker boiler.
Maybe I am exaggerating a little, but that has pretty much been my experience. Now that heating oil is close to $4 people are a little more interested, but most want something cheap & easy.
EasyRay wrote:There are a lot of service calls for pellet stoves and the dealers don't service pellet stoves for free. I was at my Harman dealer late last fall for about twenty minutes and they took two service calls for pellet stoves while I was there.
Now thats enough to generate a flow of revenue for the dealer. He said he seldom gets service calls on stokers, and almost never on hand fired coal stoves.