Greetings

Re: Greetings

PostBy: Fritzi On: Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:50 pm

Here's a picture of the newest member of the family. Still sitting on the showroom floor. :-)

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And here's one of the existing Hearthstone... Sorry for the poor quality. ;-)

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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnafire Elite

Re: Greetings

PostBy: tcalo On: Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:16 pm

Welcome to the forum. I too am guilty of burning wood. Love splitting it and smelling that fire. I have to say, no comparison to coal. You are going to love coal! Good luck.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Coal Stove
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anthracite

Re: Greetings

PostBy: Mike C. On: Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:49 pm

Fritzi wrote:
Lightning wrote:Awesome Fritzi, welcome to the forum :D You will love it here!! This is my second year with coal, and I would have had a hard time without this website. Coal is awesome, and after you learn to burn you will also wonder why everyone isn't heating with it :D Where are you located?


Hi Lightning

I live in Schuylkill County, about 4 miles from the Blaschak breaker. I know, I know.... What took me so long? ;-)


I'm in the same boat. I live about two miles from the Jeddo breaker, and I see it every time I drive down the hill from my house. I lived here 7 years before I got smart and started burning those black rocks to keep warm.

This is my second year with coal, and there's no way I'd willingly burn oil to keep warm again.

You're going to love coal heat.
Mike C.
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 EZ Flow Insert

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Re: Greetings

PostBy: Smoker858 On: Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:44 pm

Welcome aboard Frtz
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Baseburners & Antiques: Reading Stove Works Penn circa 1900
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: nat gas
Stove/Furnace Make: HITZER
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

Re: Greetings

PostBy: blrman07 On: Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:05 am

Welcome Fritzi!!! I am down the road in Girardville. 5 minutes from the Reading site, 5 minutes from the Keystone Anthracite, 12 minutes from UAE in Mt. Carmel, and almost a whole 15 minutes from the Blaschak breaker.

Coal is all around us~~!!!~~!!!.

I buy it bulk by the 5 gallon bucket and keep it high and dry on the back porch. I buy it as I need it.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: installing a VC 2310 this summer
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: Greetings

PostBy: hcarlow On: Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:49 am

Welcome Fritz, I know what you mean about burning wood . What a plus for you folks who live so close to the breakers . This is my first year with coal also , I'm sure we will both enjoy it .
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL 110

Re: Greetings

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:59 am

Fritzi wrote:That's the great thing about my Hearthstone... Load it up before bed, the soapstone holds the heat all night and there's always a nice bed of coals in the morning to get it going again. :-) Really, to me, its the perfect wood stove. Darn pretty, to boot!! I understand the sentiment, but I don't see me giving it up any time soon. I truly love the smell of the wood smoke and split timber. Maybe some day when my back and shoulders finally give out on me, but I've got a few years of cutting and splitting left in me before I completely switch over. :-)


Fritzi,

Welcome to the Forum! Like you and many others here I burned wood for years and years. Now I wonder why I did burn wood for so long as a primary source of heat when coal was there all along. Live and learn the hard way. 8-)

I have a Hearthstone as well and the amount of heat soapstone holds is crazy. However I strongly suspect once you dial in your new coal insert you will find there won't be much need for wood burning. Anyway, WELCOME AGAIN and don't be shy about asking questions. People on this forum are the best and a nicer group you would be hard pressed to find. :D
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: Greetings

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:04 am

Yeah to the soapstone. Would love to see how well a coal stove would perform, made out of a Woodstock classic or fireview. Round is best, but that would be tougher in soapstone.
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Greetings

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:23 am

Steve

One of the Soapstone stove makers used to make a Coal Version of one of their stoves. While soapstone is great for heat retention I don't really see the purpose for making a soapstone coal stove. Unless one just wants the awesome look of the soapstone.
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: Greetings

PostBy: SteveZee On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:17 am

ONEDOLLAR wrote:Steve

One of the Soapstone stove makers used to make a Coal Version of one of their stoves. While soapstone is great for heat retention I don't really see the purpose for making a soapstone coal stove. Unless one just wants the awesome look of the soapstone.


Yep I guess that was my though too. They sure look purty. Your right though, that functionality (of soapstone) is making a woodstove act more like a coalstove. Sort of redundant in a coal stove.
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Greetings

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:27 pm

Welcome Fritzi, Two nice stoves you have there. I still have my old Jotul woodstove but now it heats the garage on an as-needed basis. I enjoyed heating with wood for many years, but those years were catching up with me and the work became more than I realy enjoyed. Coal burning is so much less work and the house is nice and warm in the morning.

Forget all you know about wood burning and listed to the folks at this forum for great coal burning information. There is quite a bit of difference in the technique. :)
grizzly2
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.

Re: Greetings

PostBy: Fritzi On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:53 pm

Thanks grizzly2. :-) I've already learned quite a bit just reading through the old posts on the forums. I have a good friend who's been burning coal for a few years and has also offered his knowledge and skills. I think I'm in good hands, all things considered. Now just need to wait for the shop to schedule installation.

The waiting is the hardest part. ;-)
Fritzi
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnafire Elite

Re: Greetings

PostBy: Fritzi On: Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:10 pm

Almost there....

Getting a ton of nut coal delivered tomorrow ($150 from Meadowbrook) into the new bin I built in the basement, and the insert is scheduled to be installed on Monday morning....

Can't wait for that first fire!!

:-D
Fritzi
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnafire Elite

Re: Greetings

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:26 pm

Welcome, Fritzi! You'll definitely love the heat. I used to burn wood too. Now I don't.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Greetings

PostBy: Fritzi On: Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:42 pm

Got coal??
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