My lucky day

My lucky day

PostBy: memco man On: Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:24 pm

Well I will try this again :mad: I guess that I took to long to type the last one so I will make this one shorter I have been using this forum for a few years and have learned a lot from it I also enjoying reading the stories and the rebuilds that have been posted I have also read where people have found full coal bins that all they had to do is haul it out of there well that happen to me last week I had been carrying a couple pieces of pea coal all winter and I was with some friends so I took them out of my pocket and handed them to my friend and said not to heat his house in one night with them then he asked me if I burnt coal and of course I said yes I have not burned oil for five years to make a log story short he said that his brother had been trying to get rid of some coal for years and has had not had any luck getting rid of it and of course I jumped right I call him and asked him how much he wanted for it and he said come and get it, it is free please get it out of my basement so Friday afternoon and all day Saturday my son and brother were hauling coal I think that I got 6 or more tons I stopped counting the five gal buckets here is some pictures
The coal bin was empty when I started what a lucky day :D
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memco man
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: chappee c26
Hand Fed Coal Stove: franco blege 10-475
Coal Size/Type: nut/anthracite
Other Heating: harman p68, Tarms 504, elmtree,harthstone,new mack

Re: My lucky day

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:32 pm

Great find! You can't beat urban mining :D I did it many years ago in the early 80's. Now burning rice the odds of finding an urban mine are low :mad:
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: My lucky day

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:49 am

Congrats on the good find! Heeeheeee! You did well.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

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Re: My lucky day

PostBy: blrman07 On: Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:19 am

WOW I thought I did good not too long ago with finding about 1/2 ton of pea coal. Excellent find and the sore muscles from the bucket hauling will go away. Now what are you going to do with the money you saved on not buying 6 ton of coal or oil, or kerosene, or NG, or LP gas, or wood?

Rev. Larry
New Beginning Church
Ashland Pa.
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Baseburners & Antiques: rebuilding a 1906 March Brownback Double Heater, reblacking a UMCO 1920's Pot Belly
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: My lucky day

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:34 am

Let's See... :gee: .....Monster Work Ethic.......Dynamite Assisstants.......Always Hunting For An Honest Opportunity To Deploy Those Skills On........Actually Offered Him Something For It Before It Was Declared "Come And Get It-Free"...... :gee: .... :idea: ..........Good Show,Mem ! :up:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: My lucky day

PostBy: memco man On: Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:11 pm

Yeah it was true good to be true this kinda of thing never happens to me and then to see how much that was there I almost fell over the best part was that the guy was as happy to get rid of it as I was to get it as far as the question goes what am I going to do with the money that I saved with this is :idea: Buy More Coal maybe I can get a couple years ahead now and stay ahead :D right now I am happy with my handfed boilers and stove but someday I will want to get a stoker and replace at least one of my boilers or who knows maybe both
memco man
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: chappee c26
Hand Fed Coal Stove: franco blege 10-475
Coal Size/Type: nut/anthracite
Other Heating: harman p68, Tarms 504, elmtree,harthstone,new mack

Re: My lucky day

PostBy: oliver power On: Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:31 pm

Great Find IF it is anthracite.............If it's bituminous, you'll never take free coal again. Take a good sized piece of the free coal, and break it in half with a hammer, vice, etc.. If the inside is dull, like old cast iron, it may be bituminous. Take a piece of known anthracite, and do the same thing. The anthracite will be shiny on the inside. I sure hope for you, that it is anthracite. If not, you'll be shoveling it again, just to get rid of it. Another test would be to burn some. If bituminous, it will burn black, and smell. Oliver
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Stoker Coal Boiler: KEYSTOKER Kaa-2
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93 & 30-95, Vigilant (pre-Vigilant-II)
Baseburners & Antiques: MANY (Mostly when burning wood)
Stove/Furnace Make: HITZER / KEYSTOKER
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93 & 30-95 , Kaa-2

Re: My lucky day

PostBy: memco man On: Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:29 pm

I am 99.9% sure that it is anthracite it looked to me that it was a mix of nut and stove coal some of the pieces were just a little smaller then a baseball but I did brake some of them open and it was shinning I am still burning and I tried some and it seemed t burned ok time will tell I guess but so far it look good
memco man
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: chappee c26
Hand Fed Coal Stove: franco blege 10-475
Coal Size/Type: nut/anthracite
Other Heating: harman p68, Tarms 504, elmtree,harthstone,new mack

Re: My lucky day

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:16 am

Great haul!
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: My lucky day

PostBy: blrman07 On: Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:34 am

memco man wrote:I am 99.9% sure that it is anthracite it looked to me that it was a mix of nut and stove coal some of the pieces were just a little smaller then a baseball but I did brake some of them open and it was shinning I am still burning and I tried some and it seemed t burned ok time will tell I guess but so far it look good


Burn Baby Burn!!! Even if it was Bit you could get a bit stove and burn it or sell it and let them do the hauling. I burned some bit in the Efel handfed that I had. It burned great by the way. Got the Efel for $50, burned free bit in it for one winter and sold it for $50 at the back end. Just sayin...

Rev. Larry
New Beginning Church
Ashland Pa.
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Baseburners & Antiques: rebuilding a 1906 March Brownback Double Heater, reblacking a UMCO 1920's Pot Belly
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: My lucky day

PostBy: memco man On: Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:01 pm

WOW Rev. Larry that was a good deal It goes to show that there is some good deals out there, you just have to look for them and be patience and keep your eyes open and something will come along
Bill
memco man
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: chappee c26
Hand Fed Coal Stove: franco blege 10-475
Coal Size/Type: nut/anthracite
Other Heating: harman p68, Tarms 504, elmtree,harthstone,new mack

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