Chubby installation costs

Re: Chubby installation costs

PostBy: Vonda On: Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:48 pm

Bob500 wrote:I set up a class A chimney for my chubby last year. I chose a location that did not require a long run of class a stainless steel pipe, it's expensive. Mine runs about 6 feet above the roof of a sun room. It has to extend that length because another roof line is near, for the main part of the house. You need to go to your town hall and get the specifications from your building inspector. Follow them exactly. I can tell you they measured the clearances exactly to the standards when they inspect it. Also be sure to consult you home owners insurance. Mine said no problem as long as it passes inspection. I found an HVHC guy who is licensed and does the work on the side. My total cost was around $1200.00. Be sure to have working smoke and CO detectors too. The chubby is a great stove. Hopefully you can find a good source for coal. I hardly burn wood at all. Coal is just so easy to use. 12 hour burn times, no sticks and twigs on the floor. Good luck! :)

Bob 500
I am going to depend on TSC for coal . There is another vendor that sells blaschak coal about an hour away from Atlanta.
Vonda
 

Re: Chubby installation costs

PostBy: ASea On: Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:24 am

Larry is a great guy and very knowledgeable and helpful. I have the blower model and I put an eco fan on top from time to time when I don't need the stove cranking out the heat. If you look at the last page or two of Chubby Pics my fireplace install is in there for reference.

Good Luck!
ASea
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Coal Chubby
Baseburners & Antiques: Our Glenwood 111
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Nut
Other Heating: Peerless Boiler with Cast Iron Baseboards

Re: Chubby installation costs

PostBy: Bob500 On: Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:57 pm

I burned some of the TSC coal this season. It has some large chunks to it as well as a few sticks but the Chubby burns it up just fine. I got my hands on some Lehigh last week and will be into that soon.
Bob500
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Coal Chubby
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite nut
Other Heating: oil steam, old Dovetech corn heater

Re: Chubby installation costs

PostBy: Vonda On: Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:17 pm

No lehigh in Georgia yet. The rep told me if I can find someone or some company to sell it, he would ship it . I haven't a clue how to go about that.
Vonda
 

Re: Chubby installation costs

PostBy: Bob500 On: Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:28 pm

In my area of CT dealers who sell wood pellets sometimes carry coal. Maybe you can possibly ask a company like that. It would probably help if more than one person asked too.
Bob500
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Coal Chubby
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite nut
Other Heating: oil steam, old Dovetech corn heater

Re: Chubby installation costs

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:23 pm

Bob500 wrote:I burned some of the TSC coal this season. It has some large chunks to it as well as a few sticks but the Chubby burns it up just fine. I got my hands on some Lehigh last week and will be into that soon.

Get the Lehigh from the guy in Middletown?
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Chubby installation costs

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:21 am

Vonda wrote:No lehigh in Georgia yet. The rep told me if I can find someone or some company to sell it, he would ship it . I haven't a clue how to go about that.


Been there, done that before TSC started carrying coal. First you have to find a local store that agrees to carry coal and convince them it will be profitable for them to bring in X amount of bagged coal every year. The fact it can be stored outside and not take up covered storage space is a plus. When I tried I approached my independently owned ACE hardware.

He was willing to look into it so I provided him the names of several coal brokers but that's where it ended because there just wasn't a strong base of coal burners in Northern VA. He would have had to order a truck load and there just wasn't a demand for it; no profit.

I suspect you'd find the same situation. You will do fine with TSC coal and if not I know that Blasack you said was an hour a way will work for you. I burned that for 9 years. Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: Chubby installation costs

PostBy: Vonda On: Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:34 am

Buck ice and coal company, which is about 1.5 hours away sells bituminous . I'm going to call him to see if he would sell Lehigh . I hope the price is not too high. I could talk to my locate Ace as well. The problem is even if there are coal burners I don't know them so I can't let them know that Ace is selling coal so they can buy it. Currently, the only two of the TSC store in Georgia carry the nut coal. I did get the company yo change that because others were asking for it. If only I knew who those others were
Vonda
 

Re: Chubby installation costs

PostBy: warminmn On: Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:46 am

One problem with TSC is if they dont sell an unknown amount of coal in a store, they drop that store and you cant even order it from them, at least thats the way it was done here and I was told I cant even special order it in those stores. You may be better off using the distant other dealer so that you dont lose them as a source unless your sure your TSC will carry it in the future. Im sure the stores that dropped it around me sold 3 or 4 pallets in a year.

TSC also seems to vary by region/state/county/store so what applies here and may not apply there. I'd make sure with them and hold them to 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: Chubby installation costs

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:13 am

Vonda wrote:Buck ice and coal company, which is about 1.5 hours away sells bituminous . I'm going to call him to see if he would sell Lehigh . I hope the price is not too high. I could talk to my locate Ace as well. The problem is even if there are coal burners I don't know them so I can't let them know that Ace is selling coal so they can buy it. Currently, the only two of the TSC store in Georgia carry the nut coal. I did get the company yo change that because others were asking for it. If only I knew who those others were


I'm just thinking out loud here - doesn't Craig's List have an item wanted listing? If so maybe you could use it to reach out to others interested in burning coal as a residential heat source. I don't know that I'd put my favorite email address down on that but still... ;) Maybe that TSC would let you put up a note card in the store with the Forum's web address on it. Then the Mayor (Richard) could make a GA page. I'll keep thinking. :) Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: Chubby installation costs

PostBy: lobsterman On: Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:08 am

warminmn wrote:One problem with TSC is if they dont sell an unknown amount of coal in a store, they drop that store and you cant even order it from them, at least thats the way it was done here and I was told I cant even special order it in those stores. You may be better off using the distant other dealer so that you dont lose them as a source unless your sure your TSC will carry it in the future. Im sure the stores that dropped it around me sold 3 or 4 pallets in a year.

TSC also seems to vary by region/state/county/store so what applies here and may not apply there. I'd make sure with them and hold them to it.


Yep my TSC did not carry it this season. The manager did not even seem to know if it was coming in later or not. Go figure.
lobsterman
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby, 1980 Fully restored by Larry Trainer
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Re: Chubby installation costs

PostBy: Vonda On: Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:31 am

lobsterman wrote:
warminmn wrote:One problem with TSC is if they dont sell an unknown amount of coal in a store, they drop that store and you cant even order it from them, at least thats the way it was done here and I was told I cant even special order it in those stores. You may be better off using the distant other dealer so that you dont lose them as a source unless your sure your TSC will carry it in the future. Im sure the stores that dropped it around me sold 3 or 4 pallets in a year.

TSC also seems to vary by region/state/county/store so what applies here and may not apply there. I'd make sure with them and hold them to it.


Yep my TSC did not carry it this season. The manager did not even seem to know if it was coming in later or not. Go figure.

If he is willing to order it contact TSC corporate and badger them . They give me some story about this is the first year they are carrying it so all stores didn't get it. Then they give me a story about not having space. I refuted all now they are suppose help the manager of the store get the coal. He wasn't able to order it for some reason.
Vonda
 

Re: Chubby installation costs

PostBy: Vonda On: Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:35 am

I don't have a local person. Unfortunately, the guy 1.5 hours away carries BIT and won't commit to carry ANA from Lehigh because he would have to buy 24 tons. I wish their was a way to see how many people are from Georgia on this forum. I can't be the only one
Vonda
 

Re: Chubby installation costs

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:32 pm

Still thinking out loud here - My husband belongs to a "meet up" group for riding his motorcycle. It's a website - https://www.meetup.com/. Someone plans and posts a ride and if you're interested you show up. Sometimes there are a lot of cyclists and sometimes just one or two. Suppose you started a meet up group for residential coal burners in the Atlanta area? You might get some response... or not. :) Lisa
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: Chubby installation costs

PostBy: Vonda On: Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:48 pm

Good idea. I will start after the holidays
Vonda