Coal Boiler for owner occupied rental

Re: Coal Boiler for owner occupied rental

PostBy: Rigar On: Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:42 am

As far as tenants abusing 'free heat'...have you consider tamper proof t-stats ?
there are several on the market now that allow the tenent to 'crank' the stat to 80 degrees...but the stat will not allow the room to get above a preset temp...of lets say 70 or 72
Rigar
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker A 150
Coal Size/Type: anthracite rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: A 150 warm air furnace

Re: Coal Boiler for owner occupied rental

PostBy: KLook On: Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:10 am

That would be my choice Rigar....I remember thermostats to "nowhere" in office situations. You could turn it all day long and it wasn't connected to anything! My wife gets frozen out all the time as these southern girls like it about 68 degrees in the building. Just amazing that the northeners can't take the cold and they can't take the heat. I tell them I am still absorbing heat to make up for 52 years in coastal Maine.

Kevin

Tenants generally suck, and they will suck the life out of you anyway the can. Even the good ones. It is human nature I guess.
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: Coal Boiler for owner occupied rental

PostBy: mdhorvath On: Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:02 pm

KLook wrote:That would be my choice Rigar....I remember thermostats to "nowhere" in office situations. You could turn it all day long and it wasn't connected to anything! My wife gets frozen out all the time as these southern girls like it about 68 degrees in the building. Just amazing that the northeners can't take the cold and they can't take the heat. I tell them I am still absorbing heat to make up for 52 years in coastal Maine.

Kevin

Tenants generally suck, and they will suck the life out of you anyway the can. Even the good ones. It is human nature I guess.

I agree!
mdhorvath
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S500 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Pea Anthracite


Re: Coal Boiler for owner occupied rental

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:40 pm

They make thermostats that only go to 72 degrees. Some folks in my area heat several apartment buildings with a big Keystoker boiler. They left the oil boilers in place and have several pairs of pex lines going between the various boilers and the coal boiler.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coal Boiler for owner occupied rental

PostBy: ramblerboy2 On: Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:30 pm

KLook wrote:That would be my choice Rigar....I remember thermostats to "nowhere" in office situations. You could turn it all day long and it wasn't connected to anything! My wife gets frozen out all the time as these southern girls like it about 68 degrees in the building. Just amazing that the northeners can't take the cold and they can't take the heat. I tell them I am still absorbing heat to make up for 52 years in coastal Maine.

Kevin

Tenants generally suck, and they will suck the life out of you anyway the can. Even the good ones. It is human nature I guess.


Ha! Too true; when I lived in North Carolina I used to just bask in the heat. The Southerners can't take it. They are addicted to air conditioning.

And yes, tenants do suck the life out of you. Read a quote from Flannery O'Connor "my papa was a real estate man and my mother owns a couple of apartment houses and we've been driven crazy by renters for years." I don't mind the landlord thing much; it's a job like any other. I screen the heck out of people and have gotten a lot better at laying down the law in a diplomatic tone; a dance of staying polite and respectful while demanding that they respect my rules and take care of my property and pay on time.
ramblerboy2
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac MCK 508
Other Heating: Embassy Ambassador BMS natural gas boiler