Who switched from wood to coal

Re: Who switched from wood to coal

PostBy: coalkirk On: Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:30 am

I heated with wood for about 20 years and I have a crippled body to prove it! :lol: No such thing as free wood. This past heating season was the end of my first decade of coal burning. Wish I'd done it 30 years ago! It's a no brainer.
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Re: Who switched from wood to coal

PostBy: nortcan On: Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:26 pm

I burned wood for more than 20 Yrs and hope never go back to it.
The only low side when burning anthracite is the acidity for: the smoke pipe, St-St chimney...
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Re: Who switched from wood to coal

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:34 pm

Alota fellas here endured the wood labor for many years... I put half a cord in the basement, burned it for about 3 days.. Then went down town, got 300 pounds of coal and then threw the wood back outside :lol: :lol: 8-)
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Re: Who switched from wood to coal

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:08 pm

Lightning wrote:Alota fellas here endured the wood labor for many years... I put half a cord in the basement, burned it for about 3 days.. Then went down town, got 300 pounds of coal and then threw the wood back outside :lol: :lol: 8-)


that's like me... I got some wood from the storms for free and after lugging / stacking it on the porch and burning it for about 24 hours...I had my son go throw it all into the woods :lol:
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Re: Who switched from wood to coal

PostBy: lsayre On: Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:07 pm

I burned wood for the homes heat exclusively for a few years (decades ago when I was young enough to do that sort of thing), and I recall loading the stove about every 4 hours. Now I consider that madness.
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Re: Who switched from wood to coal

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:09 pm

Wood's for ...well uhh .... Peckers! :doh: toothy :rofl:
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Re: Who switched from wood to coal

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:29 pm

You guys must of had some pretty crappy wood stoves---my BEAST could hold a 10 to 12 hr fire--of course I wasn't feeding her kindling--I did it till my late 50's & enjoyed it a lot--of course I had/have a never ending supply of wood--I switched to coal because I got to fkn old to be doing the wood routine & am real grateful I did--I also found this site which has been a God send:) Here's a pix of my wood beast which is still hooked up in the rear of the house.
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Re: Who switched from wood to coal

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:28 pm

freetown fred wrote:You guys must of had some pretty crappy wood stoves---my BEAST could hold a 10 to 12 hr fire--of course I wasn't feeding her kindling--I did it till my late 50's & enjoyed it a lot--of course I had/have a never ending supply of wood--I switched to coal because I got to fkn old to be doing the wood routine & am real grateful I did--I also found this site which has been a God send:) Here's a pix of my wood beast which is still hooked up in the rear of the house.


Are those logs you got their or Granite Cinder Blocks :lol: who in their right mind wants to handle those beasty looking logs :cry: Your arms must be like Popeye
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Re: Who switched from wood to coal

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:34 pm

And then I looked in the mirror one morning & realized my biceps were down around my elbows, my ass had disappeared & I had guy boobs--- :wtf: :clap: toothy
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Re: Who switched from wood to coal

PostBy: Vangellis On: Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:33 pm

I burned both over the years and after we finished the basement off I went all wood. I used to enjoy the wood gathering, mostly off the neighbors property. It did start to take a toll physically with osteoarthritis.
Also I could never get enough wood to last the winter so I ended up buying wood anyway. Started going back towards coal in 2010. I still burn wood towards the end of the season as sometimes it's there for the taking.
I just take it easier and borrow the neighbors hydraulic splitter.

That being said, here's a couple pics of some of the stacked wood down back. Oh yeah, and a few animals enjoying the early green apples. :D

Got Bambi with Thumper this year.

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Re: Who switched from wood to coal

PostBy: shawntitan On: Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:28 am

Grew up helping my father process/haul/stack firewood... Put in a New Yorker boiler when I bought my own place... Switched to coal for longer burn times/because I couldn't get the creosote under control/had to buy firewood anyhow, and don't miss the firewood ONE BIT!!!
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Re: Who switched from wood to coal

PostBy: dcrane On: Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:30 am

OMFG :cry: DEER TICKS! run forest run!
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Re: Who switched from wood to coal

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:06 am

Buy more Tiger Balm. Hurry ,hurry , Im seein little round red rings everywhere! :rambo3: :crutch:
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Re: Who switched from wood to coal

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:53 am

Vangellis wrote:Got Bambi with Thumper this year.

Beautiful idyllic scene and nice yard.

Where grass is kept cut there will be few if any ticks.
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Re: Who switched from wood to coal

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:26 pm

I grew up burning wood. When I moved out I spent five seasons burning wood. It got old real quick. My house was always cold and I had to feed the fire every 2 hours. Since switching to coal. My house is warmer and I don't have to fill the stove half as often.
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