Would you be burning coal if not for this site?

Would you be burning coal if not for this site?

I was already burning coal.
51
44%
I knew of it and my research led me here.
52
45%
Never knew about coal until I came across this site.
12
10%
 
Total votes : 115

Would you be burning coal if not for this site?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:11 pm

Thought this would be an interesting poll.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Would you be burning coal if not for this site?

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:18 pm

I came across this site not long after it started, and I signed up, but then I drifted, forgot about it, and never got involved in coal until awhile later. But when the spark returned, it returned due to this site. I'd have to say this site certainly inspired me to try coal. Great site by the way Richard!
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: Would you be burning coal if not for this site?

PostBy: scalabro On: Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:24 pm

I knew about coal but was looking into a wood stove, :doh: that's how I came across this site.

Glad I'm here.
scalabro
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford 40, PP Stewart No. 14 in the works.
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Anthracite.
Other Heating: Oil fired, forced hot air.


Re: Would you be burning coal if not for this site?

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:40 pm

Been around coal stoves off and on for about 45 years. Last 9 years cooking/heating with it about 3/4's of each year.

Stumbled on this site last year looking for stove parts.

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

Re: Would you be burning coal if not for this site?

PostBy: hotblast1357 On: Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:46 pm

I had heard about it but didn't really know much, when I bought my furnace I had noticed it would burn coal, and after using wood and not having long burn times and excessive creosote I figured I would give it a try, then upon some research I found this site and this is the most informative site out there with the best people on it! I've learned a lot on here and I thank everyone for one
hotblast1357
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: hot blast 1357M
Coal Size/Type: anthracite stove/nut/pea
Other Heating: oil furnace, wood stove in garage

Re: Would you be burning coal if not for this site?

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:01 pm

Found this site during the time that I was researching about using wood pellets.
So glad I was steered in the direction of coal. :D

Anybody find an antique pellet stove base burner yet?
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Would you be burning coal if not for this site?

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:07 pm

McGiever wrote:Found this site during the time that I was researching about using wood pellets.
So glad I was steered in the direction of coal. :D

Anybody find an antique pellet stove base burner yet?


I think they found one in the ruins of Atlantis. Well, you know what happened to that place.
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: Would you be burning coal if not for this site?

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:19 pm

I bought a house with the Mk I in it and probably had some hits and misses which is why I came looking for help. It's been a while so I can't exactly remember.
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: Would you be burning coal if not for this site?

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:49 pm

Been burning rocks since the early 80's...way before this here interwebinet thingy. But I have learned a lot from this great site that is for sure!
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Would you be burning coal if not for this site?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:06 pm

I was burnin with the old HITZER for one season using the hit & miss concept--got on this here machine one day & punched in coal burning & Wa-Laaaa. This site has surely taken a lot of the drudgery out of burning coal properly & safely:)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Would you be burning coal if not for this site?

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:35 pm

Oh I was makin coal ashes 3yrs before in a hand fired boiler . Then I found this site while looking for a stoker and now me and the EFM are real coal burners. A guy can Mine alot of valuable information around here :)

waldo
waldo lemieux
 
Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: s-20

Re: Would you be burning coal if not for this site?

PostBy: coalvet On: Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:43 pm

While this site has been a warehouse of information, I have been burning coal since the early 80's. Thanks to Doug Cranes father and the model 44 learning and burning was like being on easy street!!
coalvet
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane Model 404
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: NG Boiler

Re: Would you be burning coal if not for this site?

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:45 pm

I know about coal before finding this site but this site and everyone here helped me make up my mind on getting away from wood so thank you :dancing: . Keepaeyeonit
Keepaeyeonit
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983 insert
Coal Size/Type: Mammoth nut
Other Heating: oil furnace,and a crappy heat pump

Re: Would you be burning coal if not for this site?

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:53 pm

After a winter of propane bills plunged my finances into the red, I got online and looked for alternate ways to heat my home. I stumbled across this site and read for several days with every spare minute I had. I couldn't believe what I was reading. I announced to the wife that the propane furnace was going bye bye and we would be heating with coal.. she was certain I had lost my mind. Over the last three winters I've saved roughly $9000 over propane and have never been warmer. Thank you for having this site and thank you to the many coal burners who have offered their knowledge and experience. :D
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Would you be burning coal if not for this site?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:27 pm

I had never seen coal burn, and knew very little about it until I joined this site. I was gifted an old stove, and after burning wood in it for a while I figured out it was a coal stove. Found some bagged Blaschak and gave it a try...fire kept going out, so I did some research and found Nepacrossroads.

To answer the question in the thread title...no. If I had not found this site I probably would have given up on coal and just kept on burning wood.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy