It's Been a Long Time...

It's been a long time....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:56 pm

A long time.

How's everyone been? Not sure if anyone remembers me. I went through a few rough years. I had a Coal Chubby, traded it off to Crazy4Coal and bought a DSM-1600 and heated my drafty POS house with it for several years. Then things got rough and again Crazy4Coal helped me out by storing my DSM in his coal yard.

I kept in touch with him and Coalfire for a bit but as time passed and I got busier and busier trying to fix myself and straighten a bunch of stuff out I lost contact. I have no idea if Crazy4Coal even still has my DS-1600; hell I wouldn't blame him for selling it. I still talk to Coalfire just not as often as I used to.

Anyway, it's been a bunch of years since I've heated with coal. I had planned on moving out of NJ and head down south to Tennessee. In fact that almost happened​ except my employer backed out of a job offer and a transfer they promised me and I had to back out of buying a house. I'm currently in the middle of buying a house in NJ and with some luck in a few weeks I may be gearing up to burn coal again. Nothing is set in stone yet because I still have the worst luck in life and this entire thing could go sideways still.

Anyway, just thought I'd drop in and say hi. Hopefully I'll be around more.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator


Re: It's been a long time....

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:08 pm

Good to hear from ya IOF. :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: It's been a long time....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:37 pm

freetown fred wrote:Good to hear from ya IOF. :)


Thanks Fred! I always tell my wife that I miss burning coal. We've been renting a place that has a natural gas fired forced hot air furnace. It's not the same as a coal fire.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: It's been a long time....

PostBy: KLook On: Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:01 pm

Good to hear from ya IOF! Still hanging here in Tenn......not burning coal but hanging around this bunch of deplorables.....

Kevin
KLook
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Other Heating: Gas boiler backup/main
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: It's been a long time....

PostBy: gaw On: Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:23 pm

Good to see you're still kicking IOF. I remember some of your past rants about your old house and your job. They were classic :P Hopefully your luck has turned around.
gaw
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice from Schuylkill County

Re: It's been a long time....

PostBy: coalfan On: Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:16 am

welcome back and good luck .!!!!!!!!!!!!
coalfan
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: handfed coal stove
Coal Size/Type: nut/ pea ant.some bit.
Stove/Furnace Model: ds circulator/1500 sl/wh.

Re: It's been a long time....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:19 am

gaw wrote:Good to see you're still kicking IOF. I remember some of your past rants about your old house and your job. They were classic :P Hopefully your luck has turned around.


Yeah, I'm still kicking. Things are going good now.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: It's been a long time....

PostBy: crazy4coal On: Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:53 pm

Check your e-mail
crazy4coal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: buderus
Stove/Furnace Model: logana


Re: It's been a long time....

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:15 pm

Welcome back & I hope the future is all good!
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: It's been a long time....

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:01 pm

Glad you are back. I will never forget the orange submarine you had in the backyard.
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

Re: It's been a long time....

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:09 pm

Arent you the guy with the demon washing machine? Welcome back either way... :yes:
waldo lemieux
 
Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: s-20

Re: It's been a long time....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:11 pm

Rob R. wrote:Glad you are back. I will never forget the orange submarine you had in the backyard.


Four times! LOL that was the worst and the contractor was an idiot.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: It's been a long time....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:13 pm

waldo lemieux wrote:Arent you the guy with the demon washing machine? Welcome back either way... :yes:


I did have a washing machine that sheared the bolts holding the drum in. Stupid machine was a few months old.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: It's been a long time....

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:03 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:
Rob R. wrote:Glad you are back. I will never forget the orange submarine you had in the backyard.


Four times! LOL that was the worst and the contractor was an idiot.


We need some fresh homeowner project stories to spice things up. When do you close on the new place?
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

Re: It's been a long time....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:16 pm

Rob R. wrote:We need some fresh homeowner project stories to spice things up. When do you close on the new place?



Supposedly the middle of July. But it's been recently renovated; within the last year. I shouldn't​ have to do anything​ to it. About the only think I am going to do is have the chimney inspected and make sure it's good for me to use.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator