Coal, sounds too good to be true

Re: Coal, sounds too good to be true

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:05 am

Based on the IP it would appear to be legitimate post and that's generally a hard determination to make, I have my reasons. Most likely unfamiliar with anthracite and will never see a piece. ;) He did come back after posting. The last visit is always available in the public profile.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Coal, sounds too good to be true

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:56 am

Lightning wrote:
dcrane wrote:yep... I thinks we got pwned Rich... we want IP's & names, damb woodburners are toyin' with us


I think its too early to tell yet,,,, but if it some dam woodburner toyin' with us , well that's his loss :woot:

I'm betting he spent 10 grand on an outdoor wood boiler over the summer then stumbled across this site :lol:


LOL toothy Can you imagine paying that kind of money for a wood furnace or woodstove and then seriously finding a way to try anthracite after you made the purchase :fear: suicide rate would go up drastically :funny:
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Coal, sounds too good to be true

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:15 am

LOL toothy Can you imagine paying that kind of money for a wood furnace or woodstove and then seriously finding a way to try anthracite after you made the purchase :fear: suicide rate would go up drastically :funny:


I feel a little sorry for him, I only found this site by dumb luck. Knowledge is power and now I can take a pike of black rocks and slay the energy dragon.
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 110K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
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Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22


Re: Coal, sounds too good to be true

PostBy: nortel33 On: Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:38 am

Ed.A wrote:We were Trolled.


Guys,

Whats the big commotion? Also, what does troll mean??? I'm reading your feedback which is all very good. Sorry I haven't given any feed back? Again, all great advice! Man, remind me to never cross you guys.

Again, what does troll mean?
nortel33
 
Stove/Furnace Make: wood
Stove/Furnace Model: quad

Re: Coal, sounds too good to be true

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:40 am

Hey Man!! Glad yer back... Everyone thought you weren't sticking around since there wasn't any replies from you :lol: Its all good! :D
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Coal, sounds too good to be true

PostBy: nortel33 On: Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:44 am

I went back and reread some of your guys posts, that is some funny stuff. I hope none of you are staking out my house. Yes, I do burn wood but a this point. I will make the switch at some point.
nortel33
 
Stove/Furnace Make: wood
Stove/Furnace Model: quad

Re: Coal, sounds too good to be true

PostBy: kstills On: Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:57 am

nortel33 wrote:
Ed.A wrote:We were Trolled.


Guys,

Whats the big commotion? Also, what does troll mean??? I'm reading your feedback which is all very good. Sorry I haven't given any feed back? Again, all great advice! Man, remind me to never cross you guys.

Again, what does troll mean?


A troll is someone who posts something merely to get a reaction, usually a negative reaction. I'm not sure why folks would think a question about coal vs. wood would be trolling, given how passionate folks are around here about coal, but there it is.

I converted an oil boiler to coal 3 years ago and couldn't be happier. I started out my search thinking I would buy a wood stove to supplement the oil boiler, found out about coal stoves which led me to this site where I found out about coal boilers. IMHO, although I've never burned wood for heat, there is no comparison. The ease of coal, in the delivery, storage, consistency of the burn and the year round utility (for me, I use it for DHW) make it a no brainer.

Good luck with your choice, I know plenty of folks who burn wood. They're outside right now, chopping, stacking, sweating.... :lol:
kstills
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: WL 110
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line

Re: Coal, sounds too good to be true

PostBy: titleist1 On: Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:27 pm

hey nortel....glad you're back.....

you are right to be worried about some of us these guys staking out your house.....

one mention of a tractor trailer load of coal being dumped at your house and you'll have us those guys in bib overalls wearing flannel shirts and cabella's hats sneaking around the bushes near your coal pile drooling.......

don't worry about us them stealing it though, we they just want pictures to add to our their coal *censored* collection!! :lol:
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
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Re: Coal, sounds too good to be true

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:39 pm

They're outside right now, chopping, stacking, sweating.... :lol:


.... and after you have wiped the sap off the ax remember you should season the wood so it should be good for next year. Of course, hoping all the while that you got ash or black locust or at least something with a half way decent BTU. I would drive over to your place with all my spare wood except I am not allowed to move it more than 50 miles - darn it. I got trees falling all around me and so I suppose I gotta go clean that c rap up so I will push it into a pile with the CAT 955 and burn it next summer. Marshmellows anyone? Look I can't say around here bulls$$itng all day, I am going to grab a beer and go sit on my black 891MM BTU pile of energy and plan.

PS, what did you expect from a load of coal lunies. :lol:
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 110K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
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Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Coal, sounds too good to be true

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:33 pm

Newb's,I hear the Squirrels calling me.....They think I'm NUTS !!!... :bag:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
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Re: Coal, sounds too good to be true

PostBy: DennisH On: Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:57 pm

Coal was the best solution for us. Propane was really expensive, and like any "demand" heater, the house would warm up when the propane furnace was on, and cool off until the thermostat kicked it on again. With coal (and when I burn wood) there is a steady even heat that reaches ever nook & cranny in the house. It just feels GOOD on a cold winter's night. It's a little more work than flipping a switch on a thermostat, but it's also a labor of love. People who "haven't been there, done that" just won't understand how good it really is. Those closer to NEPA have it a little better price wise, but for this dumb former Navy ship driver in the U.P. of Michigan, it's still very cost effective for me to burn coal. :D :D
DennisH
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Yukon-Eagle Klondike IV
Other Heating: Propane

Re: Coal, sounds too good to be true

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:44 pm

Im glad you didn't get sacred and runoff. Wood vs coal topics can get pretty heated (pun intended) You do have a valid point about not being able to go out and legally mine your own coal, however you cant go out and pump your own petroleum out of the ground either so I don't think that matters much.
carlherrnstein
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: combustioneer model 77B
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Re: Coal, sounds too good to be true

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:11 pm

When coal became available it very rapidly took over from wood for all the reasons that remain good today.
franco b
 
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Re: Coal, sounds too good to be true

PostBy: dcrane On: Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:54 pm

nortel33 wrote:I went back and reread some of your guys posts, that is some funny stuff. I hope none of you are staking out my house. Yes, I do burn wood but a this point. I will make the switch at some point.


Yippie he came back :punk: we were just having some fun, we have our kids, we have coal and we have this forum... we always love new members so we when we see one come on were all dancing in the streets :dancing: but when they don't back we all sit here and mock with each other to give us team encouragement while we wait for the next new member toothy
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Coal, sounds too good to be true

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:20 pm

Troll-licious ! I dunno,but for some reason this string reminds me of our "Coldcoal" new member a couple of Christmas's ago......Open Arms to all who enter,but cautious optimism when things don't add up and visits and responses are slim and vague.......... :bang:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !