Barrel of coal for ten bucks

Barrel of coal for ten bucks

PostBy: armorypvd On: Sat May 21, 2016 11:42 am

Hi community. I purchased an old Victorian on the west side of Providence and found a huge metal barrel in the basement that is 3/4 full of rock coal. Seems like it was just left there from when they had a coal burning furnace in operation.

Is anyone interested in it? I'll help you put it into containers and carry it out. Thought I would see if there are any takers before I just throw it out.

Thanks,

Shawn
armorypvd
 


Re: Barrel of coal for ten bucks

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat May 21, 2016 12:42 pm

Way to far for me S, but thanx for the post :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Barrel of coal for ten bucks

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Sat May 21, 2016 3:34 pm

Shawn

Get yourself a coal stove and burn that coal, all while saving yourself some serious $$$$$ heating your "new" old Victorian. :D You won't regret doing so I promise.
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: Barrel of coal for ten bucks

PostBy: armorypvd On: Sat May 21, 2016 9:20 pm

Well, I got it all out of there. It is in eight 5-gallon buckets now. Sitting out on the porch. If I don't get any interest, I'll just have to throw it in the renovation dumpster next week, unless someone has another idea that is better than putting this coal back in the ground.
armorypvd
 

Re: Barrel of coal for ten bucks

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sat May 21, 2016 10:09 pm

armorypvd wrote:unless someone has another idea that is better than putting this coal back in the ground.

ONEDOLLAR wrote:Shawn

Get yourself a coal stove and burn that coal,
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace

Re: Barrel of coal for ten bucks

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Sun May 22, 2016 11:41 am

Shawn

You should do some research on Anthracite. Don't just take our word for it. No other fuel can give you the BTU's to your heating dollar like Anthracite does and it burns clean with literally no smoke. Not to mention keeping the money one spends here in the US.

I heat my home for less the $400 a year on Anthracite in New England. My neighbors can and often do spend over $400 a month on oil and I promise you my home is a lot warmer. :D

There are several members here on this site who are in Rhode Island. One of them "Stove Hospital" restores antique stoves.
http://stovehospital.com/ Take a ride out and visit them. A restored Base Burner would fit right in with your "new" Victorian".

Don't be shy about asking questions here either. People on NEPA love to help and will help.
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: Barrel of coal for ten bucks

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun May 22, 2016 12:19 pm

Isn't the stove hospital in RI? Someone should let Emery know.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy