Visit Stove Stores from MD to check out

Visit Stove Stores from MD to check out

PostBy: funstuff On: Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:06 pm

I am doing a road trip from near OC MD. Thinking of buying three stoves and some coal.

Looks like Liesure in Berwick. Readings in Pottsville. Any others close by? Forget Harmen. They have a store near OC.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Home made boiler

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PostBy: europachris On: Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:12 pm

The Keystoker factory is in Schuylkill Haven, right down the road from Pottsville. I'd definitely check them out. I've got an older model Keystoker direct vent stove and love it! The newer models are a bit simpler in construction, and maybe a little less efficient, but WAY easier to keep clean internally. Mine has a large, flat heat exchanger area above the firebox that's very difficult to access to brush out the fly ash. Otherwise, it's really well built and weighs a proverbial ton!
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
Stove/Furnace Model: Custom bituminous burner

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PostBy: funstuff On: Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:58 pm

I will be sure to call them. Are these all guy that used to work in the steel mills. I lived in PA when it all dried up. I left. Thanks for the tip. I ll gain some knowledge on the stove and contact them.
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PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Dec 02, 2007 5:10 pm

funstuff wrote:I am doing a road trip from near OC MD. Thinking of buying three stoves and some coal.

Looks like Liesure in Berwick. Readings in Pottsville. Any others close by? Forget Harmen. They have a store near OC.



Ahh! The bug is contagous . Next step wlll be to coal burning annonymous .
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

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PostBy: Matthaus On: Sun Dec 02, 2007 5:18 pm

There is help for those who admit they have a problem. :sick: :D Of course you will be a coalaholic for life! :lol: :blowup:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

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PostBy: George On: Sun Dec 02, 2007 5:19 pm

Check out Alaska stove too. They make a nice unit as well.
George
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Cast Consol 3 w/ coaltrol

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PostBy: Jerry & Karen On: Sun Dec 02, 2007 5:42 pm

Hi Funstuff,
Berwick is where we build the stoves. If you want to see the finished product, then you should stop at our outlet store in Drums 570.788.3330. Sorry but we don't have a showroom in Berwick.
Jerry LLS
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PostBy: funstuff On: Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:19 pm

I will call monday. Thanks. I am trying to beat the man at the game and help others out along the way. They raise gas prices we buy a Honda. They double heating oil prices we buy a coal stove. They double electric cost we put in a PV system. They raise taxes. I refuse to work so much. They brain wash our kids in public schools. We put them in private schools. On and on it goes. Rant!
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PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:53 pm

funstuff wrote:I am doing a road trip from near OC MD. Thinking of buying three stoves and some coal.

Looks like Liesure in Berwick. Readings in Pottsville. Any others close by? Forget Harmen. They have a store near OC.


You don't care for the Harman stoves? Just curious.
I would be more inclined to buy a new stove from a company that has representation on this forum, to me it shows a willingness to be involved with the people who purchase and use their products instead of "hiding" behind an "extensive dealer network". This is my opinion, of course. :!:
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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

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PostBy: funstuff On: Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:29 pm

Only because of what I have heard here and I have a store 40 miles from me. So chances are they would not take me as a dealer. Seems like a good stove. Liesure might be better. I will need to talk to them and check out the specs on the stove. I am looking to purchace one at a discount and add them to my HVAC bussiness. I could sell them and install them as a back up source of heat for homes.
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PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:28 pm

funstuff wrote:Only because of what I have heard here and I have a store 40 miles from me. So chances are they would not take me as a dealer. Seems like a good stove. Liesure might be better. I will need to talk to them and check out the specs on the stove. I am looking to purchace one at a discount and add them to my HVAC bussiness. I could sell them and install them as a back up source of heat for homes.


I see, I didn't realize that you wanted to sell them.
Thanks.
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

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PostBy: funstuff On: Mon Dec 03, 2007 1:24 am

Leisure Line wrote:Hi Funstuff,
Berwick is where we build the stoves. If you want to see the finished product, then you should stop at our outlet store in Drums 570.788.3330. Sorry but we don't have a showroom in Berwick.
Jerry LLS


Can I swing on by and get a tour? They say you guys are the bomb. Do you work for them?

Sales are up 30-40% across the country I hear on all stoves. Might as well get in on it. I am into helping others find ways to save a buck or two. While making a few bucks. The housing market dried up across the country. Fuel prices way up. Those who have built these big homes over these past 20 years are paying plenty to heat them. I sell good HVAC equiptment yet many of the folks I have done installations for over the years still pay 3-$600 per month to heat their home. Any additional heat is helpful. These coal stoves seem to be the biggest bang for the bucks you spend on them. Buying the bagged coal or pellets sucks but people can still save plenty of money by installing a stove.
I also sell and install PV systems, HVAC systems of all sorts and have built my own outdoor wood boiler. http://mysite.verizon.net/vzew10av/

Drums is in the area. I go there as well. I have an E-mail into the office. I suppose I will hear back soon.
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:26 am

funstuff wrote: Do you work for them?


Anybody who's name is in yellow on this forum is a Manufacturer Represenative, the specific manufacturer is listed below their name.

In Leisure Line's case (aka Jerry), he is the owner.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

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PostBy: funstuff On: Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:17 am

Got it. I suppose I will have quite a few stops on my trip north.
Looks like it might take a few days. These companies are all so close. You think they all know each other? Have a drink now and again and talk shop?
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