Thank You to Members & NEPACrossroads

Thank You to Members & NEPACrossroads

PostBy: CoalKitten On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:41 am

Hello ~

I would like to send along my many thanks to the creator(s) and members of NEPA Crossroads.

After thoroughly researching my options for supplemental heating sources, I decided on coal based solely on the information I gathered from this website.

NEPA Crossroads contains a wealth of quality information from a myriad of people; stove owners, coal suppliers, stove suppliers, etc. Their information was invaluable to me as I started this project from scratch and basically did the entire installation single-handedly. (Photo below.) I did enlist the services of a chimney company to install the flex liner.

I didn't even know what a flex liner was two weeks ago, now I'm basking in the wonderful warmth that my Harman and our natural resource are providing.

As a new member, I will continue to glean nuggets of information from this site, especially about the shakedown process...lol...having some problems with that.

This is a wonderful community and its members and creators are to be commended.

My sincere thanks,
CoalKitten
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark II

Re: Thank You to Members & NEPACrossroads

PostBy: echos67 On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:46 am

Welcome,
There are several Harman users here that will be able to help you with shaking the stove down. Make sure you have your CO detectors in place and enjoy the heat.
echos67
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.

Re: Thank You to Members & NEPACrossroads

PostBy: Dennis On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:48 am

Welcome,it's nice to know thats there is an unlimited wealth of info. here and all member willing to help each other out. If you need help just ask.
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

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Re: Thank You to Members & NEPACrossroads

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:50 am

Nice install, C.K.

Yep, I too, used this site to open my eyes to coal. Back in 2007, I thought a Pellet/corn stove would have been the best choice for me, then I discovered coal thru NEPA.
:up:
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Thank You to Members & NEPACrossroads

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:57 am

I think the NEPA Forum was a act of brilliance...in order to promote an area of the country with blessed with a unique natural resource, they created this forum to promote coal in home heating and it has worked flawlessly as your story shows. Not only does it promote coal use, it helps people get the most out of it, and helps them with issues.

I stumbled upon coal 20 years ago and knew instantly that burning wood was not free, nor the answer, but I sure wish I had this forum to make the learning curve a lot flatter!
NoSmoke
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: New Yoker WC90
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vogelzang Pot Bellied Stove
Coal Size/Type: Stove/Nut/Pea Anthracite
Other Heating: Munchkin LP Boiler (Back-up)

Re: Thank You to Members & NEPACrossroads

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:01 am

Sorry to rain on the parade. :(

Flex liner???...keep a good check on that. They typically have a short life w/ coal. Several members have found them pitted/perforated in a couple years...eventually, if unchecked, they can collapse and obstruct or even backup the normal exit of gases.
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Thank You to Members & NEPACrossroads

PostBy: KLook On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:03 am

Welcome to the forum, I came in the same way. Life long wood burner here.

Kevin

This is a coal forum?? I thought it was political debate forum! :shock: ;)
KLook
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman (Back In Maine)
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: Thank You to Members & NEPACrossroads

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:04 am

Ditto to all that :) CK, I love the brick work, of course, I'm a real rustic kinda guy--the whole hearth area looks OUTSTANDING ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Thank You to Members & NEPACrossroads

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:08 am

Wonderful! I had the same experience here as well! If I hadn't come to this place I might be stuck burning wood :shock:
Smokeyja
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 baseheater
Coal Size/Type: Nut / Anthracite

Re: Thank You to Members & NEPACrossroads

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:36 am

Welcome to the forum....AMEN to that brickwork and install comment by Freetown Fred......beautiful!! (the brickwork, not Fred) :shock:

I'll also mention to watch that SS liner, probably be OK this year, but you may want to bank the fuel savings you are experiencing and do something different next summer that is more better for the long term!
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Thank You to Members & NEPACrossroads

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:46 am

nice setup the proper name/style for that brickwork is '' SKINDLE''...very hard to do cause u want to cut the ouse off ,from force of habit...
buffalo bob
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

Re: Thank You to Members & NEPACrossroads

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:42 pm

BB, I did a couple brick walls that came out like that and I just called it----WAIT---"too drunk to have tried that one" NOPE, didn't know it actually had a name, I like it in the right setting :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Thank You to Members & NEPACrossroads

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:53 pm

Great job, it will keep ya warm and fuzzzy for a good time to come. Like the blue stone under unit..... the best heat insulating for floors you can get. Got one cut to size slid insdie my boilers bottom feet. Also have it under oil boiler in house. Hmmm... wall does remind me somewhat of Freetown... lil rough arond the edges.... :bang: Thats what we all come here for, info, friends and a joyful time ribbing each other.
wilder11354
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

Re: Thank You to Members & NEPACrossroads

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:54 pm

freetown fred wrote:BB, I did a couple brick walls that came out like that and I just called it----WAIT---"too drunk to have tried that one" NOPE, didn't know it actually had a name, I like it in the right setting :)

fred that made me chuckle...down on the west end of lancaster pa, north president ave there is a whole house built with it really looks cool
buffalo bob
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

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