Free week at a nice cottage in Maine

Free week at a nice cottage in Maine

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:08 pm

Anyone in PA want to deliver a boiler to me? I'll let you stay at my summer house on a small secluded pond.... bring the family! (and my boiler) :)
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: Free week at a nice cottage in Maine

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:44 pm

Is it private as in would it be just the guy who brings it and his family? What I'm asking is do they have to share the building with anyone? Any pics?

Not interested myself but I know someone that might be.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Free week at a nice cottage in Maine

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:40 am

Yes, private. When I rent it (only to people know) there are two rates.... one is absoulte privacy, the other allows day visitors, like if my wife & I want to go for a swim. The "winning candidate" will have all the privacy they want. There are some close neighbors, but they cannot be seen from the place and in 10 yrs have not stopped by uninvited. Depending on the time of year you may hear children swimming across the cove. On rare occasion a motorized craft crosses the pond. The water is colored brown from minerals, but is never boggy. It's refreshing to swim in. The cottage has full heat & plumbing but uses the pond water. We carry in drinking water. Here's a few pics.
In God we trust, all others will be verified! LOL Always liked that saying.... it holds true here. If someone is serious about doing this the should be ready to prove who they are and where they are. Not difficult to do and I will not ask for your SS number.

Fred
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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: Free week at a nice cottage in Maine

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:41 pm

Looks and sounds like nice place. I guess the "pond" is pretty big? One thing I've noticed is everywhere I've gone people tend to apply different names to bodies of water. A pond in my neck of the woods is usually not big enough for a boat but by your description its quite big.

Short side story, me and my cousin were on the Northern Rim of the Grand Canyon. There was body of water marked on the map there called "lake Jacob". We set up our tents at the campground, went to the canyon, on the way back we decided to visit Lake Jacob. After following the signs around in circles for about an hour we gave up and returned to the campground, we asked one of the people at the campground where Lake Jacob was and she points across the way not far from our campsite to this :lol: :

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This is a natural body of water and the largest natural body of water 100's of miles in any direction. Guess thats why it gets the name lake. They are hard to see but there is deer up in the left side of the picture. The "Lake" is cut off but its really not much bigger than what you see. Maybe 1/3 or 1/2 cut off.

Edit: This really doesn't belong in this forum., I'm moving it to off-topic.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Free week at a nice cottage in Maine

PostBy: beatle78 On: Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:20 pm

Freddy,

I have had good luck getting bids on u-ship.com. I used them to ship my boat from SC to RI, and I used it to ship a boat lift from NY to RI.

Did you buy a boiler? Which one did you buy? New/Used?

I'm in a similar "boat" as you. I need to go to PA to pickup a used boiler this summer.
beatle78
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker KA-4

Re: Free week at a nice cottage in Maine

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:40 pm

This one has my name all over it. Want some coal too? Will it handle 7? Maybe more? :) Scott
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 350, 700. Van Wert 400 x 2, 800, 1200.
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Free week at a nice cottage in Maine

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:52 am

Busy week, sorry I haven't been back to check here. Oh gosh, it's much larger than lake Jacob! LOL That's cute. The pond is about 5/8 mile by one mile. At 55 feet, it is one of the deepest ones around. Here's a winter pic with it frozen.
Sleep 7? It'll sleep 37 if they're real friendly. Just bring 31 air mattresses. *smile*. It'll fit 6 in beds, 2 & 2 & 1 & 1, plenty of floor space for others. There's dining for 7! It has two dining tables, we use one for eating & one for games. 8 or 9 miles away is a small town for groceries, 15 miles the city of Bangor (go see where Stephan King lives). I live 10 miles away, you can come see me too!

Thanks for the U-ship tip. It'll be some weeks yet, I'm sure something will come together when the time comes.

I ordered an Axeman-Anderson, sent a deposit a couple f days ago. They'll build one for me in 8-10 weeks. I liked the Coal Gun a lot, but Maine insists on a UL type approval. The Coal Gun will have that soon, but not as of yet.

OK! Back to our regularly scheduled program.
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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


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