Poll: Do you have natural gas?

Do you have access to natural gas?

Yes
21
21%
No
79
79%
 
Total votes : 100

Poll: Do you have natural gas?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:22 am

Curious as to how many people using coal have access to natural gas. I'm not necessarily asking if you have a hookup but if one is available.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Poll: Do you have natural gas?

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:27 am

My neighbors and I have petitioned the Gas supplier for 20 years to finish the line down the road. It stopped a 1/4 mile down. Our choices are oil, propane, and my current weapon of choice, coal. Around here if you don't get gas it burns your butt and if you do,,,,,,it still burns your butt :)
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x3, 700 Van Wert 800
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Poll: Do you have natural gas?

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:51 am

I found that as you get older a lot more foods give you gas naturally that never did before. But as for heating I wish I did, it would make a lot better back up than propain, don't think it will ever happen here there just aren't enough houses we can't even get more than one choice for any other utility.
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75


Re: Poll: Do you have natural gas?

PostBy: Dann757 On: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:02 am

Looking for a ng conversion kit for the portable generator. A buck fifty and I'd get one. $300 seems too expensive.
Irene shut us down flat. Halloween storm shut us down flat. Sandy shut us down flat for two weeks. I went all the way To Allentown for gas to feed the gen the first few days after Irene. Gas lines were unbelievable.
So that's my choice, gas lines or a gas line to the gen :o
Dann757
 

Re: Poll: Do you have natural gas?

PostBy: oros35 On: Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:22 am

There is a gas well almost in my back yard, just dropped 6 holes last summer. Once the pipelines are in they will be pulling gas out from under my land.

But No, I do not have access to NG. (Unless I take my royalites in gas rather than $, even then the gas is useless to me, gas here is very wet gas and not so good for home appliances as it is.)
oros35
 
Baseburners & Antiques: 1912 Smith & Anthony Hub Heater #215
Stove/Furnace Make: Smith & Anthony Co.
Stove/Furnace Model: #215 Hub Heater

Re: Poll: Do you have natural gas?

PostBy: LDPosse On: Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:52 am

Scottscoaled wrote:My neighbors and I have petitioned the Gas supplier for 20 years to finish the line down the road. It stopped a 1/4 mile down. Our choices are oil, propane, and my current weapon of choice, coal. Around here if you don't get gas it burns your butt and if you do,,,,,,it still burns your butt :)


I haven't been petitioning for as long, but I'm in the same boat. The high pressure gas main is 1300 feet away, and the gas co will not run the line down my street! :mad:

Burning coal works great for me, but I'm not going to install any type of solid fuel appliance in my rental unit.
LDPosse
 
Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: DS1500, Kozy King 100

Re: Poll: Do you have natural gas?

PostBy: CoaLen On: Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:05 pm

I feel your pain.
We've got a high pressure gas line RUNNING ACROSS THE FRONT OF OUR PROPERTY but we can't get gas. When we built here in 2003 I made a number of calls to the gas company trying to get approval for a "farm tap" but it never happened.
So near yet so far... :cry:
CoaLen
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: Poll: Do you have natural gas?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:09 pm

Put a clamp on it at night. Free gas for life. :D



No gas anywhere near my neighborhood.
SMITTY
 
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: Poll: Do you have natural gas?

PostBy: coalkirk On: Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:05 pm

Natural gas runs on the main road nearby to the new neighborhood up the way. I've got propane. My neighbors are too cheap and stupid to petition for natural gas.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: Poll: Do you have natural gas?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:06 pm

:lol:
SMITTY
 
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: Poll: Do you have natural gas?

PostBy: plumber On: Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:30 pm

I have a natural gas fired powerplant 1/2 mile from my road, and one of the 4' high pressure mains that feeds Providence is on the other side of my road. No NG service to town.
plumber
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 350

Re: Poll: Do you have natural gas?

PostBy: Sting On: Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:03 pm

my vote may not count - I don't have access to coal - well I do but at 9 bucks a bag :shock: do I really :?:
Sting
 
Other Heating: OBSO Lennox Pulse "Air Scorcher" burning NG

Re: Poll: Do you have natural gas?

PostBy: coalvet On: Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:11 pm

Two years ago I convinced National Grid to extend the gas line 60 more feet to my house and had a new gas boiler installed to replace my 60 year old oil fired boiler. The timing couldn't have been better! Still burning coal though. :)

Rich
coalvet
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane Model 404
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: NG Boiler

Re: Poll: Do you have natural gas?

PostBy: Paulie On: Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:28 pm

Gas is all the rage now as it is CHEAP. But hang on coal burners, how long can that last? It will go up sooner or later, so keep
the coal appliance at the ready, you will be glad you did! ;)
Paulie
 
Stove/Furnace Make: leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: Poll: Do you have natural gas?

PostBy: Berlin On: Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:44 pm

I've got gas.

But my bit stoker is still much cheaper to operate.

I personally hate having gas piped in and the monthly bill, I hardly use any NG so I pay just above the monthly min for the stove, HW, and dryer. If oil and NG were close in price, and I had the choice of the two, I would choose oil every time.
Berlin
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal