How To Heat Your Home for Less!

How To Heat Your Home for Less!

PostBy: DennisH On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:59 am

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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Yukon-Eagle Klondike IV
Other Heating: Propane

Re: How To Heat Your Home for Less!

PostBy: SteveZee On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:56 am

Everything but coal was mentioned. Maybe that's a good thing! :P
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: How To Heat Your Home for Less!

PostBy: tsb On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:13 am

Good grief ! Now even FOX news is treating us like morons.
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Re: How To Heat Your Home for Less!

PostBy: SteveZee On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:15 am

tsb wrote:Good grief ! Now even FOX news is treating us like morons.

Ha,ha,ha, I was gonna say that but didn't want to get Libtarded for dissing Fox! :lol: These articles seem like generic "filler" that most people with a brain should know by now.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: How To Heat Your Home for Less!

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:22 am

Hahah like we haven't been heating homes for 1000's of years already...

People don't even know what coal is guys! I went to a tractor supply in the fall and asked were their coal hods we're and the lady said what's that? You know a bucket for coal , she said "what's coal?" you know the black stuff you burn in a stove, she said "no I don't know what you mean" nevermind...


Later this year they did get a shipment of coal hods in.


It is really scary how stupid our society really is... I mean some of these people are doctors, engineers, lawyers, you know the people who are suppose to be smart... I had to explain coal to our sons pediatrician. I mean even as a kid I knew what coal was and how it worked and what it was used for and I never touched the stuff until a couple of years ago.
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 baseheater
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Nut

Re: How To Heat Your Home for Less!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:24 am

Only reason the idiots up here know about coal is because that's what they're told is bad from their party. :roll:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: How To Heat Your Home for Less!

PostBy: Dennis On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:30 am

Smokeyja wrote:It is really scary how stupid our society really is... I mean some of these people are doctors, engineers, lawyers, you know the people who are suppose to be smart... I had to explain coal to our sons pediatrician

who ever aid they are smart,they only know their job and usually nothing more
Smokeyja wrote: mean even as a kid I knew what coal was and how it worked and what it was used for and I never touched the stuff until a couple of years ago.

Smokeyja wrote:People don't even know what coal is guys!

In a land far far away from NEPA,most people don't even know coal exesits
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: How To Heat Your Home for Less!

PostBy: SteveZee On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:35 am

It's truely amazing (and scary) how fast people "forget" what was common and essential knowledge just 80 or 100 years ago. :shock: I can remember my Great Granma when I was very young, knew all sorts of herbal cures for common maladies. She knew this because they didn't go to a doctor every month for pills to cure something or another. She could go out in the woods and find what she needed. Just a couple of generations and all that gets lost. I suppose people thought cheap oil was forever and heat was always gonna be a dial on the wall. I know people like that with vehicles. As long as you can turn the key and start, it must be ok! Put oil in, where? :P
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: How To Heat Your Home for Less!

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:47 am

Dennis wrote:
Smokeyja wrote:It is really scary how stupid our society really is... I mean some of these people are doctors, engineers, lawyers, you know the people who are suppose to be smart... I had to explain coal to our sons pediatrician

who ever aid they are smart,they only know their job and usually nothing more
Smokeyja wrote: mean even as a kid I knew what coal was and how it worked and what it was used for and I never touched the stuff until a couple of years ago.

Smokeyja wrote:People don't even know what coal is guys!

In a land far far away from NEPA,most people don't even know coal exesits


Your right... I've always said that anyone can get a college degree if they memorize and do what their told. ;)
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 baseheater
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Nut

Re: How To Heat Your Home for Less!

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:22 am

I liked this line:
You can save money by turning the heat down to 60 or 65 degrees...


LOL No. My house is currently sitting at 76.1* because I heat with coal. I had to Google what a Quartz Heater was. I didn't even know as I've never used one.

I also liked this line,
When you’re having trouble keeping an old house warm and toasty, “turtlenecks and sweaters should be standard,"
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Re: How To Heat Your Home for Less!

PostBy: Dennis On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:12 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:I also liked this line, When you’re having trouble keeping an old house warm and toasty, “turtlenecks and sweaters should be standard,"

What the heck is a sweater,Oh that's right my sister got me one for Christmas that needs to be returned.I'm always in t-shirts,shorts and barefeet.It does get cold flipping burgers on the deck in bare feet though
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: How To Heat Your Home for Less!

PostBy: DennisH On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:31 pm

Yep, when I started this thread I was laughing my a** off at some of the moronic reporting of that article. "Turn the thermostat down to 60-65!" Ha! What a joke!! Even when it's 0 degF outside, like it is today here in the U.P. of Michigan, it's 75 degF in my 2500 sqft vaulted-ceiling ranch!! Whether I'm heating with coal or wood :eek2: we are always warm and cozy, and NOT paying outrageous heating bills. :clap:
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Yukon-Eagle Klondike IV
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Re: How To Heat Your Home for Less!

PostBy: Ctyankee On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:51 pm

I couldn't get quartz to burn so i threw the heater away. Coal is much easier.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503 insert
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: How To Heat Your Home for Less!

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:58 pm

Just about every one of their solutions requires spending money in order to save money. Not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to do that. You're right, no coal mentioned. Fox must be eco-friendly.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
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Re: How To Heat Your Home for Less!

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:16 pm

Coal is green because it comes from the earth without any further processing :) :yes: that's how I view the term green
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