Meet and Greet 2013, June 29

Meet and Greet 2013, June 29

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:48 pm

If you're going to pay to eat please see this poll: Poll for who's eating at Meet and Greet

The Fireplace Gallery with the help of Reading Coal will offer a substantial discount off of The Fireplace Gallery's normal retail price. This offer is only good on Saturday the 29th and is for pickup only at the Fireplace Gallery, there is no rain checks in the event he runs out. I believe Dan said he was charging $200 for the Nut and Pea and $210 for oiled Rice in bulk, keep in mind he's not a breaker. He does have concrete pads for storing the coal, a loader and a certified scale. The Fireplace Gallery is 5 minutes from the location of the cabin.

  • $175/ton Pea & Nut in bulk.
  • $185/ton Rice in bulk. Note the rice is oiled to help with the dust.
  • $245/ton bagged coal any size.

The Meet and Greet will be held on June the 29 at a private hunting cabin near Noxen, PA. It's about a 30 minute drive from either I-81 off the Wilkes-Barre exit or the Tunkhannock area. Map Link

Rental cost for the property is $300 however that includes both a large pavilion with a large kitchen area. It also includes the cabin which has 24 bunks which I really wasn't expecting, the cabin has a bar, living room, small kitchen etc. As far as the bunks go I haven't decided on how I'm going to allocate them other than give the moderators first crack at them. Also If you want to set up a tent you can. There is a limited amount of room for a few pop-up trailers, P{M me if you want to bring one ASAP. It's a nice place, a little rustic but a nice place. I'll be taking no profit from this, however I will need to defray the costs with the following options.

  • Option 1:Stopping in a for a few hours, $0 but a few bucks would be appreciated.

  • Option 2:Whole day/night and bring your own food. $10 one adult, $5 each additional adult and kids are free. You will be able to use the cooking facilities. $5 charge per bathroom visit and that includes use of the trees. :P

  • Option 3:Whole day/night and I'll provide food from about 1 until at least 6 or 7 so you can count on two meals. After that your on your own but the cooking facilities will still be available. I'll be getting burgers, hot dogs, chicken and I'll probably have my brother smoke a few pork butts. $20 one adult, $10 each additional adult and you'll have to figure out yourself the cost for any kids. If it's toddler then $0, if it's 16 year old 175 pound linebacker then it's $30.... :lol: I'm kidding. I will need to know a week in advance of the 22nd if you're going to take this option and what you prefer as far as the meat goes. I'm not going to be parceling out meals but I'll need an idea of what to get of each.

Other than water It's BYOB, there are refrigerators but I'm not positive yet about how much space is available so be sure to bring a cooler for you own drinks and food. Any glass, bottles, cans or other recyclables have to go home with you. Try and leave as little garbage as possible.

If you're staying the night there is plenty of room to set up a tent of any size, small pop ups trailers are permissible as well. The bunks are 4 to a room and I'm not yet sure how I'm going to allocate them other than let the moderators have first chance. In addition to the bunks there is large living room with couches where you could set up a cot if you have one.

If you want to stay at a motel room the closest ones will be near either I-81 or Tunkhannock depending on which direction you are coming from. There is a small hotel right near the cabin but the last I read in the newspaper it was being renovated. If it's open it's probably not going to be cheap. I'll try and get more information on that as soon as I can.

All monies will be collected at the event.

Map Link





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Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Meet and Greet 2013, June 29

PostBy: Cap On: Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:54 pm

Will this thread be the official sign up sheet? if not, feel free to delete my message.

I'm in with option 3. I like chicken legs & hotdogs. I'll ride the motorcycle and will bring my tent and sleep under the stars wet or dry. Can paypal as gift anytime prior to 6/22. Just let me/us know if this will work for you. Just in case I get called away for work last minute I won't be sticking you. :oops:
Cap
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Re: Meet and Greet 2013, June 22

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:38 pm

Cap wrote:Will this thread be the official sign up sheet? if not, feel free to delete my message.


Not really but that's fine, anyone else can send me a PM.

Can paypal as gift anytime prior to 6/22.


Any money will be collected at the door but if you're taking option 3 you better be there unless there is extraordinary circumstances. ;) I'll need to know by about June 18th if you're eating, if you tell me you're coming now and need to change that decision that's fine as long as I know before the 18th.

I'm with you, I'll be sleeping in my tent as long as the stars are out and it's not raining, getting too old for that rain crap. One good thing about this place is there is plenty of space indoors if it rains.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Meet and Greet 2013, June 29

PostBy: McGiever On: Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:58 pm

Going to be a bit of a ride. :gee:
308 mi, 5 hours 11 mins
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: Meet and Greet 2013, June 29

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:10 am

Damn ... sounds like my kind of get-together. Tents, BYOB, & fireworks! :punk: :cheers:

I'll have to buy some scratch tickets every week until June and hope for the best .... :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: Meet and Greet 2013, June 22

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:25 am

McGiever wrote:Going to be a bit of a ride. :gee:
308 mi, 5 hours 11 mins


I know for a lot of people it's long distance. That's one of the reasons I wanted to hold it here, you can stay and not worry about driving home that day or the expense of motel/hotel. This is a nice setup, it's not the Taj Mahal but it's not a shed either. I'll have to see if I can get some pictures.

If you're coming a really long distance I'd suggest starting a car pool topic. Best place for that would be in each of the state forums that way you can keep them separate.

Your Community
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Meet and Greet 2013, June 29

PostBy: Cap On: Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:14 am

Richard S. wrote:
Any money will be collected at the door but if you're taking option 3 you better be there unless there is extraordinary circumstances. ;) I'll need to know by about June 18th if you're eating, if you tell me you're coming now and need to change that decision that's fine as long as I know before the 18th.


I'm an all call commercial refrigeration tech. I can't always predict urgent calls. I'd prefer to get you paid ahead of time unless you don't care.
Cap
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Re: Meet and Greet 2013, June 29

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:55 am

That's ok Richard we don't like Taj Mahal's I can't relax and have a good time At them ;).I'm with Cap on this one I would rather pay first but I don't want to make more work for you either,just let us know what time we can arrive there because I want to bring back two tons of Direnzo nut the savings will almost cover the fuel to drive 700 miles round trip :) .Keepaeyeonit
Keepaeyeonit
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983 insert
Coal Size/Type: Mammoth nut
Other Heating: oil furnace,and a crappy heat pump

Re: Meet and Greet 2013, June 29

PostBy: McGiever On: Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:23 am

Keepaeyeonit wrote:
I want to bring back two tons of Direnzo nut the savings will almost cover the fuel to drive 700 miles round trip :) .Keepaeyeonit


Car Pooling in a 18 wheeler...hmmm :gee:
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: Meet and Greet 2013, June 22

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:23 am

McGiever wrote:
Keepaeyeonit wrote:
I want to bring back two tons of Direnzo nut the savings will almost cover the fuel to drive 700 miles round trip :) .Keepaeyeonit


Car Pooling in a 18 wheeler...hmmm :gee:

If I still had one it would be a option :lol:
Keepaeyeonit
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983 insert
Coal Size/Type: Mammoth nut
Other Heating: oil furnace,and a crappy heat pump

Re: Meet and Greet 2013, June 29

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:26 am

Keepaeyeonit wrote:That's ok Richard we don't like Taj Mahal's I can't relax and have a good time At them ;).I'm with Cap on this one I would rather pay first but I don't want to make more work for you either,just let us know what time we can arrive there because I want to bring back two tons of Direnzo nut the savings will almost cover the fuel to drive 700 miles round trip :) .Keepaeyeonit


That reminds me, I just sent an email to Hudson to see if they were open on a Saturday. They have always had a fine product and it's the closest to where we will be at. It's only a few minutes off of I-81.

Unless you're coming south up I-81 or west on 80 any of the breakers in the southern anthracite region are a considerable distance out of the way. It's going to add at least 2 hours to your trip.

I'll see what Hudson says.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Meet and Greet 2013, June 29

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:31 am

Cap wrote: I'd prefer to get you paid ahead of time unless you don't care.


I'd rather just collect at the door instead of going through the hassle of keeping track of money too but if you want you can use the donate button.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?c ... _id=402858
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Meet and Greet 2013, June 29

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:08 am

Hell as long as its good I'll take it,but I'm leaving early Saturday morning and depending where I get it from and what time we can get there is the determining factor in what time I leave.Keepaeyeonit
Keepaeyeonit
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983 insert
Coal Size/Type: Mammoth nut
Other Heating: oil furnace,and a crappy heat pump

Re: Meet and Greet 2013, June 29

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:46 am

Sleep on the coal. LOL.... Before I get ahead of myself let me see what Hudson says.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Meet and Greet 2013, June 29

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:04 pm

McGiever wrote:Going to be a bit of a ride. :gee:
308 mi, 5 hours 11 mins

..I'm refueling there and have 391 more...I win :D :o :shock:
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace