Stoves/Boilers/Furnaces orders delivery times?

Stoves/Boilers/Furnaces orders delivery times?

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:01 pm

Are we getting delays in getting our coal appliances as it was 4 years ago? Just curious now that propain and oil are through the roof again :mad: I joined the forum in May of 2009 on the tail end of the back order nightmare for many. It did not effect me as I already was in business with my hand fed, and was on a upgrade path with new Keystoker 90.
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: Stoves/Boilers/Furnaces orders delivery times?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:16 am

I haven't heard of any delays on new equipment...and there is plenty of used stuff available. I think right now finding an installer would be the biggest challenge.
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: Stoves/Boilers/Furnaces orders delivery times?

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:18 am

Rob R. wrote:I haven't heard of any delays on new equipment...and there is plenty of used stuff available. I think right now finding an installer would be the biggest challenge.


who needs an installers toothy
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Stop the presses! I think thats William :shock:
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dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404


Re: Stoves/Boilers/Furnaces orders delivery times?

PostBy: DennisH On: Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:18 am

Yep, the installer is often the long pole in the tent. When I ordered my Yukon-Eagle Klondike in July 2010, it was in the installer's possession within 10 days. It then took them SIX MONTHS to finish the installation! While they did a nice job, it seemed to me that every single smaller job took precedence over my bigger job. Oh well, water over the dam. The furnace works great now, and with the price of propane skyrocketing, is paying for itself far quicker than even I thought it would!! :D :D
DennisH
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Yukon-Eagle Klondike IV
Other Heating: Propane

Re: Stoves/Boilers/Furnaces orders delivery times?

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:20 pm

2001Sierra wrote:Are we getting delays in getting our coal appliances as it was 4 years ago? Just curious now that propain and oil are through the roof again :mad: I joined the forum in May of 2009 on the tail end of the back order nightmare for many. It did not effect me as I already was in business with my hand fed, and was on a upgrade path with new Keystoker 90.



Not yet, but it is getting close for us anyhow. Normally our inventory is low this time of year and we have a lull in sales. This year we have not seen the lull yet. I am not complaining but we have to be careful. If we order to much too early and sales drop we run out of cash flow. If we don't order enough then we run out of inventory. Its a balancing act. I believe that is partially what hurt the original Harman co, too much in inventory. My suggestion for anyone looking for next year no matter who you are deciding to buy from to do so early. This year is set up very similar to 2008. Dealers are low on inventory and are cutting back on what they stock. So the manufactures are doing the same. But oil prices and propane are high, Nat gas just shot up over a dollar higher. Just my observations from being in the industry. Others can probably give their 2 cents as well.
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Stoves/Boilers/Furnaces orders delivery times?

PostBy: kstills On: Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:28 pm

Heck, I just took delivery of 2 tons of coal, and it was 30 more than in the fall. I don't begrudge the dealer, but prices are headed up for everyone.
kstills
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: WL 110
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line

Re: Stoves/Boilers/Furnaces orders delivery times?

PostBy: wsherrick On: Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:58 pm

dcrane wrote:
Rob R. wrote:I haven't heard of any delays on new equipment...and there is plenty of used stuff available. I think right now finding an installer would be the biggest challenge.


who needs an installers toothy
wife assembling parlor stove.jpg

Stop the presses! I think thats William :shock:


You captured the instant when I became a single man.
wsherrick
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Stoves/Boilers/Furnaces orders delivery times?

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:58 pm

wsherrick wrote:
dcrane wrote:Stop the presses! I think thats William :shock:


You captured the instant when I became a single man.


You said, "Pipe down !" and she took it the wrong way, huh ? :D

Paul
Sunny Boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace