Might get out....

Re: Might get out....

PostBy: coalcracker On: Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:18 pm

franco b wrote:Here is a pic when men were men and there were none of those sissy bucket trucks.



and here's A pic of what chainsaws were like, before they had sissy little chainsaws, and even bothered to climb the trees.

my 8 HP David Bradley,

130 cc's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1dKnUucBdI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvzDkuzmtlI T
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Re: Might get out....

PostBy: joeq On: Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:40 pm

Looks like a saw that only Paul Bunyan could handle. I like the puddle of blood at the tip of the chainsaw. Gives it that "macho" touch. :)
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Re: Might get out....

PostBy: PJT On: Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:34 pm

franco b wrote:Here is a pic when men were men and there were none of those sissy bucket trucks.


Umm, is that real, Franco??? Photoshop???
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Re: Might get out....

PostBy: franco b On: Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:50 pm

PJT wrote:
franco b wrote:Here is a pic when men were men and there were none of those sissy bucket trucks.


Umm, is that real, Franco??? Photoshop???

No, that's real from 1964. He was a real pro, though I did hear that about 6 months later he did take a fall. He has climbing spikes on and on his back is a big chain saw. All big limbs were roped and lowered by his helper.
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Re: Might get out....

PostBy: Bootstrap On: Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:50 am

I wouldnt ever go out and cut down trees, log them up, load them, unload, split then stack. My source of wood comes from the town leaf compost facility. People dump logged up wood there by the truckload. The stove upstairs is simply a supliment to the coal stove downstairs.
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Re: Might get out....

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:44 pm

Bootstrap wrote:I wouldnt ever go out and cut down trees, log them up, load them, unload, split then stack. My source of wood comes from the town leaf compost facility. People dump logged up wood there by the truckload. The stove upstairs is simply a supliment to the coal stove downstairs.



It's real tough to beat free wood if looking at alternative sources of heat, rather than paying high oil and gas prices.

Except if one looks at it from the point of view of how much work would be needed in moving and storing the wood. Then bringing it inside every day in cold weather got old as I did too. It was ok when I was young, but now, watching coal slide down a chute into the basement coal bin is more my speed. At my age, . . . free ain't so free anymore ! :D

Paul
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Re: Might get out....

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:50 pm

Bootstrap wrote:I wouldnt ever go out and cut down trees, log them up, load them, unload, split then stack. My source of wood comes from the town leaf compost facility. People dump logged up wood there by the truckload. The stove upstairs is simply a supliment to the coal stove downstairs.


Sounds like a good plan, but make sure you allow time for the wood to dry.
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Re: Might get out....

PostBy: BPatrick On: Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:03 pm

I'm just not swilling down the kool-aid. Off to tend the woodfire in my shop. :lol:

JohnB, your quote...you should change your mind on that kool-aide, when you go back down to tend your woodfire in your shop 5 hours later your going to get dehydrated doing all that work, agian. You'll need that kool-aide to hydrate. P.S. I tended my coal stove 15 hours later.
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Re: Might get out....

PostBy: JohnB On: Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:19 pm

Actually I prefer to sip a cold microbrew while watching the fire. :lol: I am slowly getting converted. Told my wife I might install a small stoker in the shop once I burn through all the wood I've accumulated.
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Re: Might get out....

PostBy: BPatrick On: Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:34 pm

John, you cannot beat a microbrew and anything. What a great creation. Along with a cigar, I'd be out in the shop working on the wood for about 35 minutes. Lawnchair out, radio on, and enjoying peace and quite.
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Re: Might get out....

PostBy: blrman07 On: Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:45 pm

JohnB wrote:Actually I prefer to sip a cold microbrew while watching the fire. :lol: I am slowly getting converted. Told my wife I might install a small stoker in the shop once I burn through all the wood I've accumulated.


Be careful!!!! That's how it starts. First you think about it a little bit, then more. Then your looking at ads and reading articles about the evils of burning coal. Then you rationalize that if I just see some being burned it won't be so bad now will it? You start hanging around people who do coal and then they offer you a look see, just a small sample. You timidly go and see it and you decide to get just a small stove. You look at them and then actually buy a small used stove. Then you take the leap.

You start the first fire in it and then it happens. You find yourself being drawn to it first once a day, then twice a day for no apparent reason except just to look at it. You check the coal, you check the ashes. Any excuse to just be around it. Then you set up a chair...

It happens so slowly that you don't even realize what is going on........

YOUR ADDICTED!!!!!! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA :devil:

Rev. Larry
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Re: Might get out....

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:51 pm

OMG Larry, that's awesome :lol:
I can totally see that happening!!
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Re: Might get out....

PostBy: JohnB On: Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:11 pm

A friend with a Harmon Mk1 got me thinking about a coal stove initially. He bought his stove 4 or 5 years ago after he & the wife got tired of wearing sweaters in the house to keep from going broke burning oil. A few visits to my house where I was wearing a tee shirt thanks to the woodstove finally convinced him to start looking at stoves. 2 of his friends were already burning coal so that's what he went with.

I'd been thinking about a coal stove for a year or two but last Spring I finally got fed up with calling my "no show" wood supplier & started visiting coal stove dealers. Looked at stokers first but wasn't impressed with the noise & need for power. Liked the gravity feed hopper of the 30-95 I saw at one dealer but too small & his price for a 50-93 was too high. A few weeks later I visited the shop where I bought my Jotuls, saw that they had the 50-93 on sale & the deal was done.

I must admit I do enjoy watching those dancing blue ladies & I do have a chair situated close by the stove so the girls (2 English Springer Spaniels) & I can sit in front enjoying the show (&heat).
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Re: Might get out....

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:33 pm

JohnB wrote:A friend with a Harmon Mk1 got me thinking about a coal stove initially. He bought his stove 4 or 5 years ago after he & the wife got tired of wearing sweaters in the house to keep from going broke burning oil. A few visits to my house where I was wearing a tee shirt thanks to the woodstove finally convinced him to start looking at stoves. 2 of his friends were already burning coal so that's what he went with.

I'd been thinking about a coal stove for a year or two but last Spring I finally got fed up with calling my "no show" wood supplier & started visiting coal stove dealers. Looked at stokers first but wasn't impressed with the noise & need for power. Liked the gravity feed hopper of the 30-95 I saw at one dealer but too small & his price for a 50-93 was too high. A few weeks later I visited the shop where I bought my Jotuls, saw that they had the 50-93 on sale & the deal was done.

I must admit I do enjoy watching those dancing blue ladies & I do have a chair situated close by the stove so the girls (2 English Springer Spaniels) & I can sit in front enjoying the show (&heat).


Who needs cable TV when the ladies are on stage ? :D

Paul
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Re: Might get out....

PostBy: dustyashpan On: Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:09 am

Bootstrap wrote:The wife wanted a small wood stove for upstairs. Kinda like it. And being small in size, it doesnt burn much.
My Hitzer is in the basement. Heats the house decently but she raised a good point: Why are we heating the basement? I guess I dont really have to. I mean besides the warmer floors, I have comfy slippers. And the floors arent really that warm as there are dividing walls down there so its only a small portion of the flooring.

No, I dont want the hitzer upstairs. Most importantly, is is produces tons of ash and I dont want that upstairs what so ever.
I do enjoy coal burning, but for what we need in this tiny little shat box house, I think the little woodstove might do it. I might be selling a nice Hitzer 30-95 and about two tons of baged nut coal.



considered it myself, natural gas is dirt cheap now. many heating 2000' square and hot water for $225 month. no ash, dust, stoking. if coal spiked to $400 ton, gas beats it.
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