Board started: Fri Oct 01, 2004 8:35 pm - 10 Years

Re: Board started: Fri Oct 01, 2004 8:35 pm - 10 Years

PostBy: Dave 1234 On: Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:32 pm

Richard,
Great site, as the others said you have funneled a cornucopia of knowledge into a fun and easy site to glean from.
Connecticut is not coal country, but with your site, and the help of the members I now heat year-round with the black rocks.

Thanks !

Dave
Dave 1234
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520


Re: Board started: Fri Oct 01, 2004 8:35 pm - 10 Years

PostBy: newbie in ny On: Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:59 pm

Happy Birthday!
Thank you for this fantastic forum.
When I told the DK that I wanted to get a coal stove, he wanted no part of it. After doing some research on the web, I found this site and am very grateful that I did. Through much reading and some questions graciously answered by the wonderful members of this forum, I tended the girlie stove and watched the blue ladies myself the first two years. He now appreciates the wonderful warmth ( 72 degrees now compared to 65 with propain) and realizes that it's not so tough to deal with and the money that we are saving on heat is a real bonus.
I couldn't have done it without this forum!
Dar
newbie in ny
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker 160
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite

Re: Board started: Fri Oct 01, 2004 8:35 pm - 10 Years

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:17 am

I'm sure that those top ten folks know how to start a coal fire by now. :D

My first time, I thought I had defective coal ;)

I jumped on the coal bandwagon when oil hit five bucks a gallon.

I thought to KISS it and put in a Hitzer insert ... glad I did.

Smooth sailing (well, not always smooth) since.

Going on 5 yrs now ... still learning ... still willing to learn.

This forum is a valuable asset to the coal burning community.

Gallons of oil burnt for heating the house since: zero......sweeeeet !
davidmcbeth3
 
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

Re: Board started: Fri Oct 01, 2004 8:35 pm - 10 Years

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:24 am

lsayre wrote:
Rob R. wrote:Hey Larry, how come it took you so long to start burning coal? :D


I joined and was excited about coal, then my excitement waned, and then the excitement came back. :D


Like my ex-wife ! :D
davidmcbeth3
 
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

Re: Board started: Fri Oct 01, 2004 8:35 pm - 10 Years

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:40 am

Thank you Richard, and Happy birthday Coal Forum! I'm starting my seventh year burning coal. Couldn't have done it without the forum. It's more than just burning black rocks.... it's a family of friends.
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

Re: Board started: Fri Oct 01, 2004 8:35 pm - 10 Years

PostBy: GoodProphets On: Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:45 am

Congrats on 10 years, Richard!

I am sure lots of headaches have finally paid off in many ways.
This is such a great site, for all of us.

It got me into coal and hopefully will still provide myself and many others really great useful info
and also a great place to help others. Also to enjoy some free time to learn about the great black rocks.

Kudos to you and everyone that joins in everyday!

Rob
GoodProphets
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Anthra Rice
Other Heating: 3 Fireplaces

Re: Board started: Fri Oct 01, 2004 8:35 pm - 10 Years

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:37 pm

Congratulations on the 10 year mark.

I guess I'm a relatively newbie compared to some on here. Even though we burned coal in 2 Alaska stoves at my parents house for over 20 years, it wasn't until my kid bought a Keystoker and we needed to use a power vent that I joined the forum in 2008.

And right off the bat, the core group offered tremendous help. I even got the chance to talk to a few of them as we were setting it up. Never one to just be a taker, I hung around to pay it forward myself. And got to meet some great people along the way.

Here's to hoping the next 10 go smoothly.




Rick
Rick 386
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: Board started: Fri Oct 01, 2004 8:35 pm - 10 Years

PostBy: Gforks On: Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:29 am

Thanks for the hospitality!
Gforks
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska / Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: Modified Channing II / 105


Re: Board started: Fri Oct 01, 2004 8:35 pm - 10 Years

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:08 pm

Wow, I've been hanging around for 6 years! I had a coal stove for a couple of years before that but you couldn't really say I was burning coal. I was producing heat but had little or no control over the fire. I still remember having the windows wide open in mid winter and us in T-shirts and shorts. :)

Thanks Richard for providing a platform that taught me how to put it all together. The NEPA Crossroads is so much more than a coal burning site, it's preserving an important slice of American history - the art of coal burning for home heating. The knowledge found here is incredible. Here's hoping for many more years to come. Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: Board started: Fri Oct 01, 2004 8:35 pm - 10 Years

PostBy: vermontday On: Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:30 pm

I actually had a logging truck load of wood ordered, ready to buy a wood boiler to smoke my neighbors out with 17 cords of wood. However, after reading about everyone on the wood site having to get up in the middle of the night to feed there boilers and still not having enough heat, I thought there had to be a better way!
Then I came across this site, never expecting that it would solve my heating problems AND provide a new interesting hobby!
Happy cyber birthday Richard!
You have saved me enough money to pay for my daughter's college! :D
vermontday
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520

Re: Board started: Fri Oct 01, 2004 8:35 pm - 10 Years

PostBy: Den034071 On: Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:07 am

Richard happy anniversary this site is like an extended family .Good luck going forwasd jack
Den034071
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer, 3095

Re: Board started: Fri Oct 01, 2004 8:35 pm - 10 Years

PostBy: mkline On: Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:19 pm

Happy anniversary NEPA! I joined in '09 after lurking for a few months. I couldn't get my stove burnin and found out I didn't have enough coal covering the grates. Now I can get a fire going in under 30 minutes thanks to this site and you fine folks :clap: :cheers: .


Mike
mkline
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak x 2...Old and New
Coal Size/Type: Nut and Stove/Anthracite

Re: Board started: Fri Oct 01, 2004 8:35 pm - 10 Years

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:52 pm

Thanks Richard. Like Den034071 said this board is like a extended family. I feel fortunate enough to have even met a few members in person. I wish I didn't have such a unforgiving work schedule. Would have liked to have gone to the meet and greet. I enjoy reading about other members projects. Alot of good ideas. Wishing you another great ten years. 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.

Re: Board started: Fri Oct 01, 2004 8:35 pm - 10 Years

PostBy: nortcan On: Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:25 pm

Thank you Richard for the forum :idea: :idea: :idea: . Without it, I would still be burning wood... :mad:
Even here in Qc, it's very important to have the forum and keep informed about the wonderful world of Anthracite. Keep on the good work for the next décades.
nortcan
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

Re: Board started: Fri Oct 01, 2004 8:35 pm - 10 Years

PostBy: sandhauler On: Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:16 pm

New member here. After a lot of research and reading many posts, I finally took the plunge and ordered a Leisure Line Pioneer top vent stove. I had a Cumberland Pellet stove for the last three years and needed something that produced more heat with less maintenance. This site had a huge influence on my decision. Thanks to everyone for sharing their knowledge and feedback.
sandhauler