Boilers/Stoves on Craigslist and Other Sites

Re: Gentleman janitor on craigslist $500 Lehigh valley pa.

PostBy: StokerDon On: Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:40 pm

Realy nice look'in GJ. I talked to the seller, she said a guy that is local is going to get it. She also got a call from upstate New York (Scott?), So I am third in line. I don't think I have a chance.

The funny thing is, they are getting rid of what looks to be a nice, fully functioning coal stoker boiler to install an OIL BOILER??? I guess they have money to burn.

-Don
StokerDon
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Yellow Flame "Competion Series" 3 grate boiler, Losch "Yellowtail" 475 conversion boiler
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Stoker1? can't figure out these dern Alaska names!!! It's a big old black one.
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Rice and Barley (when I can get it!)
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood

Re: Boilers/Stoves on Craigslist and Other Sites

PostBy: CoalisCoolxWarm On: Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:21 am

Good job, Larry. The Good Lord puts you where He wants you, when He wants you there!

If you've never known someone who froze to death in their home because of running out of fuel, you are lucky. We never knew she was having problems. It is much more common than most people think, having trouble with heat. Kudos for being gifted enough and motivated enough to help out in that area.

My hat's off to you, kind Sir! :angel:
CoalisCoolxWarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: old Sears rebuilt, bituminous- offline as of winter 2014
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Buckwheat
Other Heating: Oil Boiler

Re: Boilers/Stoves on Craigslist and Other Sites

PostBy: Pauliewog On: Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:38 am

That's a great ministry Reverend Larry ! If you ever need a hand don't hesitate to pm me. I would be happy to help out .

Paulie
Pauliewog
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska 140 Dual Paddle Feed
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Pittston Stove
Baseburners & Antiques: Fame Rosemont #20, Dickson Oak, Golden Oak, Happy Thought Oak, 1913 Herald Oak#16, (2)Comfort Stove
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Chesnut, Pea, Rice / Anthracite


Re: Boilers/Stoves on Craigslist and Other Sites

PostBy: Pauliewog On: Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:41 am

Pauliewog
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska 140 Dual Paddle Feed
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Pittston Stove
Baseburners & Antiques: Fame Rosemont #20, Dickson Oak, Golden Oak, Happy Thought Oak, 1913 Herald Oak#16, (2)Comfort Stove
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Chesnut, Pea, Rice / Anthracite

Re: Gentleman janitor on craigslist $500 Lehigh valley pa.

PostBy: blrman07 On: Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:41 am

StokerDon wrote:Realy nice look'in GJ. I talked to the seller, she said a guy that is local is going to get it. She also got a call from upstate New York (Scott?), So I am third in line. I don't think I have a chance.

The funny thing is, they are getting rid of what looks to be a nice, fully functioning coal stoker boiler to install an OIL BOILER??? I guess they have money to burn.

-Don


This winter I heard a lot of "older" folks talking about how hard it was getting to go up and down the stairs from the coal bunker and also get down and pull the ash tub out and carry it outside. The low price of oil is attracting folks that are in their advanced years to go to oil. It's much easier to set the thermostat for heat and then when you need fuel pick up the cell phone and call the oil man. Me hopes they don't tear out the coal appliances for when the price of oil goes back up. I know some folks who are trying to keep as warm as they did with coal and going through a tank of oil a month!!!
blrman07
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: C&D to be installed in son's house
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Baseburners & Antiques: 1905 March Brownback Double Heater at the church
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Very Early & Elaborate Column Stove On Philadelphia CL WOW!

PostBy: chrisbuick On: Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:48 pm

I just noticed an amazing early column stove on the Philadelphia CL. It's from Troy, NY and was made by Bigelow, Pierce & Wickes, probably in the 1820's or so. The seller wants $400 and it's missing 3 feet, but he has one for a pattern.

I would say that this one is pretty unique and worthy of a museum. It would fit beautifully in my 1793 early Federal - I wish LOL.

I know someone who collects these early stoves for his 1820's brick Federal, but he's broke.

Maybe William would like to get it - he's in Pennsylvania?

The stove hunt is addicting, but I value my marriage more!

Now I just look - Chris
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood No. 6 BH, Crawfords No.2 & 3 BH, Hub Heater 115 Circulator, Crawford Wood 19
Other Heating: Oil

Re: Very Early & Elaborate Column Stove On Philadelphia CL WOW!

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:20 pm

That's gorgeous ! All ya'll Yankees get the best stoves ! Also more to choose from .
Smokeyja
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 baseheater
Coal Size/Type: Nut / Anthracite

Re: Very Early & Elaborate Column Stove On Philadelphia CL WOW!

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:25 pm

Nice show piece. :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Very Early & Elaborate Column Stove On Philadelphia CL WOW!

PostBy: blrman07 On: Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:28 pm

A forum member needs to snap this one up!!!!
blrman07
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: C&D to be installed in son's house
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Baseburners & Antiques: 1905 March Brownback Double Heater at the church
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: Very Early & Elaborate Column Stove On Philadelphia CL WOW!

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:51 pm

coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Very Early & Elaborate Column Stove On Philadelphia CL WOW!

PostBy: chrisbuick On: Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:17 pm

Unfortunately, the listing has been pulled from CL.

Hope the right person got it!

Chris
chrisbuick
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood No. 6 BH, Crawfords No.2 & 3 BH, Hub Heater 115 Circulator, Crawford Wood 19
Other Heating: Oil

Re: Boilers/Stoves on Craigslist and Other Sites

PostBy: joeq On: Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:14 am

That is one "weird looking" stove. Very unique. Wonder about the performance. However that Boston G6, looks fantastic. Even the price looks tolerable.
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: Boilers/Stoves on Craigslist and Other Sites

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:19 am

I've come to the conclusion you have to be very sneaky and fast like a ninja to get a stove listed online it seems . I thought I was somewhat safe in the central VA area but nope lol mysterious coal burners pop out in Central va from time to time .
Smokeyja
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 baseheater
Coal Size/Type: Nut / Anthracite

Re: Boilers/Stoves on Craigslist and Other Sites

PostBy: blrman07 On: Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:02 am

joeq wrote:That is one "weird looking" stove. Very unique. Wonder about the performance. However that Boston G6, looks fantastic. Even the price looks tolerable.


With a stove like that you don't care about performance. All you care about is it is a fantastic looking stove and a beautiful piece of work. A stove of this age is kinda like a steam tractor. You take it shows and fire it once a year for people to marvel at.

This is a work of art, not a work horse.

If I didn't come home yesterday with two MORE stoves I would drive to NY and get this one. My stove budget is now zero until I can rebuild it. My wife quizzed me intensely as to what my intentions were for these two stoves and how long would we have them!!! I have become attached to my body parts and would prefer that my wife not remove them from me.
blrman07
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: C&D to be installed in son's house
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Baseburners & Antiques: 1905 March Brownback Double Heater at the church
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: Boilers/Stoves on Craigslist and Other Sites

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:09 am

blrman07 wrote:
joeq wrote:This is a work of art, not a work horse.

Read the link I posted. Apparently they built some very efficient stoves.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea