Hello Iowa

Hello Iowa

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:17 pm

As requested we now have an Iowa forum. If you live in another state and it's not listed let me know and I'll list it.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite


Re: Hello Iowa

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:07 pm

Hey I think "Radar" might burn coal :D Hello Ottumwa :beer:

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

Re: Hello Iowa

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:14 pm

Congrat's buck47 and company, I'm holding out for The Netherlands and Greece for our global meet and greet...I know we have a couple pilots on board! :)
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box stove, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Baseburners & Antiques: Home Sparkle 12
Coal Size/Type: Coal Contractor's stove, a little Kimmels 'nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Hello Iowa

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:21 pm

michaelanthony wrote:Congrat's buck47 and company, I'm holding out for The Netherlands and Greece for our global meet and greet...I know we have a couple pilots on board! :)



Don't forget "Firebug" in Germany and another member who sadly I can't remember his user name right now from "Middle Earth" aka New Zealand.

WELCOME IOWA to NEPACROSSROADS!
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: Hello Iowa

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:27 pm

ONEDOLLAR wrote:
michaelanthony wrote:Congrat's buck47 and company, I'm holding out for The Netherlands and Greece for our global meet and greet...I know we have a couple pilots on board! :)



Don't forget "Firebug" in Germany and another member who sadly I can't remember his user name right now from "Middle Earth" aka New Zealand.

WELCOME IOWA to NEPACROSSROADS!

Thanks Mark you're right we also had a dude in India or Pakistan a last yr. or the yr. before.....
ah crap black sedans agains :(
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box stove, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Baseburners & Antiques: Home Sparkle 12
Coal Size/Type: Coal Contractor's stove, a little Kimmels 'nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Hello Iowa

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:03 pm

michaelanthony wrote:Thanks Mark you're right we also had a dude in India or Pakistan a last yr. or the yr. before.....
ah crap black sedans agains


I missed those guys somehow! That is awesome! Perhaps NEPA could have some of the Countries listed as there is an International presence? :?:

I also remember a person last year from KAZAKHSTAN as well.
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: Hello Iowa

PostBy: warminmn On: Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:26 pm

I can see Iowa from my front door, ha ha I'd request a MN community but I think there would only be 2 members.
warminmn
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Junior, Efel Nestor Martin, Frankenstove
Coal Size/Type: nut and stove anthracite. Soft coal
Other Heating: wood

Re: Hello Iowa

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:01 pm

warminmn wrote:I can see Iowa from my front door, ha ha I'd request a MN community but I think there would only be 2 members.

Go for it wm, you will be lucky #21!
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box stove, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Baseburners & Antiques: Home Sparkle 12
Coal Size/Type: Coal Contractor's stove, a little Kimmels 'nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace


Re: Hello Iowa

PostBy: Buck47 On: Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:51 pm

Hello every one. Fun to see other from around the state.

I live in the far NE corner - only myself and a few Amish burn coal here.

This is my first winter burning coal and I'm really enjoying it.

Were is everyone buying there coal & at what prices?

I buy Blaschak nut in 2400 pound pallets for $370.00 per pallet. Burning close to 4800 pound per season.

How about the rest of you?

BTW: do any of you know Earl from Iowa I think Des Moines, he has some great stoves he's rebuilt.
Last edited by Buck47 on Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Buck47
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: "Artistic" Universal # 360, Carter Oak #24, Locke120, Monarch cook stove, Home Corral #16 base burner
Coal Size/Type: Nut : Blaschak

Re: Hello Iowa

PostBy: Buck47 On: Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:54 pm

warminmn wrote:I can see Iowa from my front door, ha ha I'd request a MN community but I think there would only be 2 members.


Didn't we talk once and find out we where not that far from one another?

I'm in Allamakee county just outside Waukon (or 12 miles west of the Mississippi river)
Buck47
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: "Artistic" Universal # 360, Carter Oak #24, Locke120, Monarch cook stove, Home Corral #16 base burner
Coal Size/Type: Nut : Blaschak

Re: Hello Iowa

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:48 pm

Greetings,Buck ! Glad To Have You Aboard ! 12 miles from the Great Mississippi,ehh? I'm thinking a Barge Full Oughta Do Ya' ! Take Care,and Thanx for Expanding The Coal Board ! :up:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Blower Model Coal Chubby 1982-Serial#0097
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni ! / Nut
Other Heating: Pro-Pain Forced Air

Re: Hello Iowa

PostBy: warminmn On: Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:17 pm

Buck47 wrote:
warminmn wrote:I can see Iowa from my front door, ha ha I'd request a MN community but I think there would only be 2 members.


Didn't we talk once and find out we where not that far from one another?

I'm in Allamakee county just outside Waukon (or 12 miles west of the Mississippi river)


Im about 20 miles NW of Cresco. I dont have those pretty hills you have there. Very pretty area anywhere close to the river. Not many burners here that arent Amish either, and they are real fond of Hitzers here.
warminmn
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Junior, Efel Nestor Martin, Frankenstove
Coal Size/Type: nut and stove anthracite. Soft coal
Other Heating: wood

Re: Hello Iowa

PostBy: Buck47 On: Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:34 pm

warminmnIm about 20 miles NW of Cresco. I dont have those pretty hills you have there. Very pretty area anywhere close to the river. Not many burners here that arent Amish either, and they are real fond of Hitzers here.


Years a good pheasant hunting in your area. Fond memories. Your not that far from me then.

This area is just starting to burn coal. Only in the last few years. Many Amish here lived in Ohio at one time and they burned coal there.

Where do you buy your coal?

Regards: john
Buck47
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: "Artistic" Universal # 360, Carter Oak #24, Locke120, Monarch cook stove, Home Corral #16 base burner
Coal Size/Type: Nut : Blaschak

Re: Hello Iowa

PostBy: warminmn On: Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:59 pm

Buck47 wrote:
warminmnIm about 20 miles NW of Cresco. I dont have those pretty hills you have there. Very pretty area anywhere close to the river. Not many burners here that arent Amish either, and they are real fond of Hitzers here.


Years a good pheasant hunting in your area. Fond memories. Your not that far from me then.

This area is just starting to burn coal. Only in the last few years. Many Amish here lived in Ohio at one time and they burned coal there.

Where do you buy your coal?

Regards: john


I used to do a lot of pheasant hunting but its been a while. I get my coal from an Amish dealer near Harmony, MN. About the same price as you, $300/ton this last spring. He does order Hitzer stoves from the factory too. My Dad got one from him and Ive seen other stoves there waiting for pickup. Im not sure what state he came from, but he has to many and too large of buildings to burn wood so started getting coal for heat, then his neighbors wanted some and he started selling it.
warminmn
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Junior, Efel Nestor Martin, Frankenstove
Coal Size/Type: nut and stove anthracite. Soft coal
Other Heating: wood

Re: Hello Iowa

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:20 am

Always met the best people passing through IA. Friendly, down-to-earth, & hard working - my kind of people. 8-)

While filling up my '72 El Camino at a gas station a ways off I-80 back in '01, I had a younger guy approach me with $3 in his hand, extending it to me. Being a city slicker, I was in high alert, ready for anything to happen. I was totally confused, and must've shown it on my face (wish that was caught on tape :lol: ) - I couldn't even ask, "WTF is this???" LOL. He just looked at me, and told me to "Love Jesus man. Love Jesus". I was taken aback - I'll never forget that as long as I live. Pretty cool way to get the message out. 8-) I certainly looked like I needed saving at that time (and I did ...), so I'm not surprised he singled me out. :lol:

As I walked into the station to pay after that encounter, there were a group of guys in there having a discussion over what year my El Camino was. Everybody was right - they all said '71 or '72. Reason being was I had '71 front turn signal lens assemblies on, so that threw people who know these cars. When I said '72, it was like a Wheel of Fortune audience, "OOOOOH! I knew it!" Everyone was SUPER friendly - complimented me on my car with smiles, and I was on my way. Another great experience. 8-)
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - (custom built by Jim Dorsey, Taunton MA - RIP 4/18/13)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler