Better than coal heat

Better than coal heat

PostBy: coalkirk On: Mon May 19, 2008 6:09 pm

Here's a guy who has the ultimate soultion to energy costs.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/2008/05/19 ... crude-day/
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: Better than coal heat

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Mon May 19, 2008 11:01 pm

All's he needs now is a brewery next to the pump! :D :D :) Scott
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x3, 700 Van Wert 800
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Better than coal heat

PostBy: Tamecrow On: Tue May 20, 2008 12:14 am

Jed Clampett :P

Terry
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Stove/Furnace Make: Warden King Ltd.
Stove/Furnace Model: Viking Jr. Boiler/Will-Burt 30


Re: Better than coal heat

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue May 20, 2008 6:51 am

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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Better than coal heat

PostBy: e.alleg On: Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:10 am

hehe I've got one of those. It didn't cost $100,000 to drill though, it only cost some bales of hay. Back in the old days men set up a 25' pole with a pulley on top, attached a 500lb bullet shaped weight to a rope and used a horse to pull the weight to the top of the pole, then drop it creating a hole in the ground. It took a year sometimes to get down 1800 feet. I'd like to see how his investment pans out, around here in western NY the wells don't produce very much oil, you can get a few barrels a day at first and then you get what amounts to nothing.
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: Better than coal heat

PostBy: gambler On: Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:34 pm

I have one of those also. It was drilled at the turn of the century. I only get about 50 barrels (42gal per barrel) a year. You usually don't make any money if you only have one or so because it costs so much to fix it when it breaks. It is not uncommon to sink 2-3 grand in it and still not have it pumping. If you don't keep it producing then you have to plug it and it costs 10-15 grand to plug a well in my area. You must fill out a well report every year with the DEP. and they want to know how much oil and brine the well produced. And who hauled the brine and to what treatment facility.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: Better than coal heat

PostBy: e.alleg On: Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:50 pm

Now the EPA wants a $5000 escrow account for every new well put into operation before they issue a permit, in case it doesn't produce and you are not actively repairing it they can use the money to buy concrete :shock: I see some guys still pump the old way, pumping the oil/brine mix into the old separator tanks and then out onto the ground. I can only imagine what the fines will be when they get caught running unregistered wells and polluting the soil.
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520