Meet and Greet 2014/10th Anniversary, September 27th

Meet and Greet 2014/10th Anniversary, September 27th

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun May 04, 2014 12:05 pm

Come meet your fellow forum members and help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the coal forum on September 27th.
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    If you are interested in helping to sponsor this event or offer some door prizes please send me a PM or an email.



    Door Prizes

  • (2) 460 Dwyer air meters , 1 per person, $36 value each. Donated by Leisure Line.
  • Fields controls 6RC barometric damper with Tee, $50 value.Donated by Leisure Line.


***Door prizes will be raffled off the day of the event some time in the late afternoon for free.




This will be held on Saturday, September 27th at a private hunting cabin near Noxen, PA. which is the same place I had it last year. Here's Dave from LL getting ready to fire up his demonstration furnace, perhaps this year we may actually be able to use the heat. :D Turn out was lower than I had hoped but we all had a good time, I expect a much better turn out this year with the Fall date. If you have a product related to coal you're more than welcome to attend, shake some hands, show it off, etc.
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It's about a 30 minute drive from either I-81 off the Wilkes-Barre exit or the Tunkhannock area. Map Link

The property includes plenty of parking, a large pavilion with a large kitchen, plenty of ground and a cabin. The cabin has a bar, living room, small kitchen etc. Even in the event of rain I can accommodate 100 easily and probably as many as 200. If you want to stay the night into Sunday you can but you'll need to bring your own accommodations like a tent etc. There is a limited amount of room for a few pop-up trailers, PM me if you want to bring one.

The costs are as follows and are subject to change, they may go down depending on the amount of money I get through sponsors. I'll be taking no profit from this and anything left over will go to a good cause or something of that nature.
  • If you just want to stop in for a few hours there is no charge.
  • If you are going to stay the whole day/night and bring your own food it's $5 per adult and kids are free.
  • If you are going to eat I'll provide food from about 1 until at least 6 or 7 so you can count on two meals. After that your on your own but any food that is left and the cooking facilities will still be available. I'll be getting burgers, hot dogs, chicken and something else like a london broil or perhaps smoke some pork. There will also be salads, chips, treats for the kids etc. It will be $15 for one adult, $10 each additional adult. If you are bringing any kids you'll have to figure out yourself what you think is fair. If it's toddler then $0, if it's 16 year old 175 pound linebacker then it's double.... :lol: .. I'm kidding. ;)

This is from last year, you will not go home hungry.

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All monies will be collected at the event. I'll be creating a poll about week or so beforehand to gauge how many people will be there so I can get the right amount of food.

Drinking water will be provided, otherwise It's BYOB and alcohol is allowed. There are refrigerators but I can't guarantee space is available so be sure to bring a cooler for your own drinks and food. Any glass, bottles, cans or other recyclables have to go home with you. Try and leave as little garbage as possible.

If you want to stay at a hotel room there is a small but really nice hotel right near the cabin called the Beaumont Inn about 10 minutes away, the rates are $99+. Right now they have a vacancy for all ten rooms but be aware that is the height of their wedding season so book early if you are interested. If you book a room there let me know because if enough people do I can probably get a discount. In addition there is numerous motels/hotels about 1/2 hour away near I-81 and Tunkhannock.

Coal should be available at all the breakers, unless it's noted here call ahead to make sure about availability and hours they are open. Close by locations include The Fireplace Gallery which is only about 10 minutes from the cabin so it's very convenient, they are not a breaker but they were able to offer a really good price last year. He has both bulk and bagged and he'll even open on Sunday if you are staying the night and wanted to get it before heading home. The closest breaker is Hudson Anthracite and would be on the way if you are coming from I-81 heading North or South. As the time for the event approaches I'll have information on pricing etc. If you are coming any distance you can make it worth the trip or at least pay for the gas.

Here is map to the cabin, I will have signs up and no one had any trouble finding it last year.

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The cabin:
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The pavilion:
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Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Meet and Greet 2014, September 27th

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun May 04, 2014 12:39 pm

Yay! I will start figuring out how to fit this Blast in with the Vacation Days I have left. I didn't like missing last year,so it's High Time to stop creating new regrets by missing this year! One of My Main Goals with this is to somehow get Our Resident Farming Skeeze,Namely One Mr. Freetown Fred,to this Event. It's a Longshot,but it's always "NO !" until You Try ! Thanx For The Posting,Mayor ! :up:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Meet and Greet 2014, September 27th

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun May 04, 2014 12:49 pm

Hambden Bob wrote: One of My Main Goals with this is to somehow get Our Resident Farming Skeeze,Namely One Mr. Freetown Fred,to this Event.


I started a topic here for information on car pooling.

Carpools for Meet and Greet 2014
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Meet and Greet 2014, September 27th

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun May 04, 2014 12:57 pm

Awesome. On my calender. :dancing: :partyhat: :clap:
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Meet and Greet 2014, September 27th

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun May 04, 2014 1:13 pm

Just got off the Horn with that 'Ol Greaser,FFred. I told him I've just given him plenty of warning about 27Sept2014. He said he's actually 'gonna start working toward it. Steady As She Goes,Mates ! :dancing:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Meet and Greet 2014, September 27th

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun May 04, 2014 3:03 pm

The 'Ride Share Feature' would be an outstanding opportunity to hitch up the hay wagon to the twin turbo 8N, and bring along a few folks from the backlands.......
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Meet and Greet 2014, September 27th

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Sun May 04, 2014 5:10 pm

Crap! i will be at Dover for Nascar, I really thought this would be a good time! Last year I had some other issues, this years date was a good choice although I will not be there :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: Meet and Greet 2014, September 27th

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun May 04, 2014 5:14 pm

If all is good for me to get that day off, I'll be pitching a tent. Anyone from my area need a ride to share gas money? I have a big tent too if anyone needs a place to crash..
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Meet and Greet 2014, September 27th

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon May 05, 2014 11:04 am

We have our first sponsor. Thanks Dave and Matt from Leisure Line.

If anyone else is interested get in touch with me.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Meet and Greet 2014, September 27th

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon May 05, 2014 8:23 pm

Richard S. wrote:We have out first sponsor. Thanks Dave and Matt from Leisure Line.

If anyone else is interested get in touch with me.



Shhhhh! Matt doesn't know. :D
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Meet and Greet 2014, September 27th

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Wed May 07, 2014 6:19 am

Geez,Dave,nothing like letting the Poor Guy know what he'll be doing 27Sept2014 the hard way! Let's keep this going! :up:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Meet and Greet 2014, September 27th

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Wed May 07, 2014 7:02 am

The Mrs.wants to know if any guys bring their Boss.
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Meet and Greet 2014, September 27th

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed May 07, 2014 7:37 am

michaelanthony wrote:The Mrs.wants to know if any guys bring their Boss.


There was a few women there last year, 2 during the day and another later on. It was a low turnout so I would expect there will be more women there this year. I think for everyone of these events we there was a some women that attended. Anyone is welcome, spouse, friends, kids etc. Just be aware there will be alcohol for those bringing it.

I also wanted to mention , no pets. I would love to allow them but It just gets to be too much if you have a lot of dogs. Also, while this is a hunting cabin and they have a shooting range there will be no shooting of guns. ;)
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Meet and Greet 2014, September 27th

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed May 07, 2014 9:22 am

I'm going to talk to the wife and see if we can work this out this year. We were both quite disappointed that we couldn't make it last year.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Meet and Greet 2014, September 27th

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Wed May 07, 2014 12:42 pm

I would like to go. Make a lomg weekend out of it. Already have Thurs. and Fri. off. Mike A. brings up a good point. Wife and kids okay to bring? Family event or guys only? Matt
DePippo79
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40, Stanley Argand No. 30, Glenwood Modern Oak 114, Stanley Argand No. 20 missing parts.
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite. Stove and nut size.
Other Heating: Oil hot water.