Extended winter

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: scalabro On: Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:28 pm

joeq wrote:Makes sense to me. I just went and bought another weeks worth of Kimmel, cause after the next few days of warmth, the cold front is returning....again!
I had planned on getting 100 gals of oil, (seeing my tank is down to 3/8ths), but I just couldn't get myself to fork out $400, when all I needed was about $50 of coal, to get me thru this spell. A buddy of mine ordered 100 gals of oil (only), and the oil Co filled his tank! He called to complain, and they said it was a lack of communication from the driver. Yeah, right. They did it "twice"!.


I would demand that they come and pump out the excess oil or give it to me free.
scalabro
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford 40, PP Stewart No. 14 in the works.
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Other Heating: Oil fired forced hot air

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: Lu47Dan On: Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:22 am

Went to bed last night after stoking the woodstove, temperature 38°F and rain, woke up this morning to a woodstove full of hot coals, 32°F and about an inch of snow on the ground.
Up and down temperature roller coaster for the next few days.
Dan.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Sears circulator air tight stove.
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Re: Extended winter

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:25 am

joeq wrote:Makes sense to me. I just went and bought another weeks worth of Kimmel, cause after the next few days of warmth, the cold front is returning....again!
I had planned on getting 100 gals of oil, (seeing my tank is down to 3/8ths), but I just couldn't get myself to fork out $400, when all I needed was about $50 of coal, to get me thru this spell. A buddy of mine ordered 100 gals of oil (only), and the oil Co filled his tank! He called to complain, and they said it was a lack of communication from the driver. Yeah, right. They did it "twice"!.


I'm pretty sure the law says he does not have to pay for the oil as he did not order it. I know of one instance where the oil company delivered to the wrong house and asked for the oil back. Homeowner refused and they got to keep the oil. I would tell them to piss off after the second incident!
NWBuilder
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite


Re: Extended winter

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:33 am

I don't understand this readiness to take advantage of someone's mistake.

I once had a mistaken delivery and called the company and arranged payment. The driver would be blamed and the correct customer would be without oil. If you consider yourself moral it is the correct thing to do.
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: scalabro On: Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:48 am

franco b wrote:I don't understand this readiness to take advantage of someone's mistake.

I once had a mistaken delivery and called the company and arranged payment. The driver would be blamed and the correct customer would be without oil. If you consider yourself moral it is the correct thing to do.


I'm in a little bit of a different situation than most I guess because of all the sump kerosene I burn, so I am not on automatic delivery.

So for me It's simple really.

I did not order it.

I do not want it.

Come and pump it out.

If I were on a budget/auto delivery it would not really matter.
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Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford 40, PP Stewart No. 14 in the works.
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Other Heating: Oil fired forced hot air

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:53 am

Tell them the oil they delivered is leaking. THAT will get there attention! :lol:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: whistlenut On: Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:04 pm

Do NOT ever tell a fuel supplier that a tank is leaking....especially if you don't want the 'hook and ladder', cops, town and state officials........a Hazmat team.............. up you butt forever.
THAT is NOT how to resolve a simple mis-communication. Remember the 'press' satellite truck might be having a slow day and your residence or place of business could be on the noon news, 6 pm report, and eleven news, also.
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Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:08 pm

Gekko wrote:
franco b wrote:I don't understand this readiness to take advantage of someone's mistake.

I once had a mistaken delivery and called the company and arranged payment. The driver would be blamed and the correct customer would be without oil. If you consider yourself moral it is the correct thing to do.


I'm in a little bit of a different situation than most I guess because of all the sump kerosene I burn, so I am not on automatic delivery.

So for me It's simple really.

I did not order it.

I do not want it.

Come and pump it out.

If I were on a budget/auto delivery it would not really matter.


You did the right thing if you have no use for it and offered to allow them to pump it out.
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:45 pm

Accuweather is saying there is a chance of a significant east coast snow event next week. Temps also predicted to be below normal. :mad:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
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Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: northernmainecoal On: Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:18 pm

That's not good news :shock:
We're getting 5-8" here today.... I'm ready for spring!!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
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Re: Extended winter

PostBy: vulcan On: Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:45 pm

As far as the unwanted oil delivery it happened to me about 3 years ago which was the last winter I used a drop of oil. I had an oil co that I had not used for 5 yrs come and top off my tanks when nobody was home. I was not on auto delivery and didn't get oil from this co for 5 years.
I immediately called and after explaining it to the receptionist she said she would have the mgr. call me well after one week no call I stopped in and of course he wasn't there I talked to the receptionist again and was suppose to get a call but it never happened. I kept all records of when I called and went there which was numerous times but never spoke with anyone until I got a late notice with extra fees on the bill. The mgr said it was to late to pump it out because I used some no kidding it was January and the wouldn't answer me for a month.
trying to shorten this up after many more calls from me and visits with no cooperation they took me to small claims court. I had detailed records of every conversation and the magistrate sided with the oil co. and said I still had to pay. I agreed to pay at the discount rate if paid within 10 days and refused the magistrate fees which they agreed upon. I think the total bill was about $700.00. Bottom line the little guy gets screwed :mad: :mad:
This was the last winter I used oil! :D
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Re: Extended winter

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:02 pm

franco b wrote:I don't understand this readiness to take advantage of someone's mistake.

I once had a mistaken delivery and called the company and arranged payment. The driver would be blamed and the correct customer would be without oil. If you consider yourself moral it is the correct thing to do.


I consider myself to be a very moral person and had this happened one time chalk it up to an honest mistake. Two times makes me think otherwise. Also if someone is only calling for 100 gallons of fuel it could be because their budget does not allow for a full tank. If they are willing to come right out and correct the situation by all means otherwise burn it and don't worry about it. Pay for the 100 gallons. Drivers do what they are told to do, they do not typically decide on their own how much to pump. At least not around here.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: lsayre On: Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:59 pm

Many people foolishly believe that spring starts today, but spring comes when there are finally 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness, and that happened on Monday 3/17.
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Re: Extended winter

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:03 pm

Oh Larry, you're such a REBEL! :clap: toothy
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Re: Extended winter

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:04 pm

Happy Vernal Equinox!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
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