Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)

Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)

PostBy: Matthaus On: Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:03 am

OK here is the fodder for much future discussion, poll is pretty broad to make sure we capture the druthers of the clan.

Coal berner stated the following to get this kicked off:

"The Planning is dunn all we need is a month & a date I will take care of the rest I am thinking of pretty much what we did on the first two Get coal go to the # 9 mine tour then to the Pioneer tunnel mine tour with lunch and the business meeting thrown in and Maybe a Yuengling tour we could do it for two days Saturday & Sunday Getting coal would have to be on Saturday morning the two mine tours are very close to each other not a problem there as well as the coal Breakers UAE Harmony mine is right up the road from the Pioneer mine Superior is about 15 miles from the Pioneer mine tour
That's why Pottsville is a really good place to start from every Place is with in 20 miles we would do a big loop start in Pottsville and hit all of the Places then Back to Pottsville or Take Mike up on his offer a use the No. 9 Mine Pavillion for a cook out that could be are last stop for the day we would do the coal thing first then the Pioneer and to the No. 9 mine tour coal breakers open at 7am to 12pm some are open until 2pm so lets get a month & a Date Picked out "


http://no9mine.com/

http://www.pioneertunnel.com/home.shtml

http://www.yuengling.com/

Let the Games Begin!!!!!!!





--------------------Edit by the Mayor-------------------------------------
List of attendees on the 24th:

Coalkirk
coal berner
kevin12973
nepanewb
Richard S.
snooze
stoker-man
Wood'nCoal
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

Re: Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:09 am

Count me in. :D
Wood'nCoal
 
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: Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:10 pm

Octorber is the Nicest Month around here as far a weather and the pretty trees & it is my birthday month :P
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520


Re: Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)

PostBy: billw On: Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:31 pm

I'd like to go, especially if it's toward the end of October. November is out for me, our 30th anniversary. If I don't show up, well all you married guys already know. :)

I just checked out the coal mine tours. Looks pretty neat. Do we get to take home free samples, like 10 tons or so?
billw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: GOODBYE OIL COMPANY

Re: Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)

PostBy: gaw On: Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:02 am

I can probably make any of the weekends. At least one of the days (if it is a two day thing) I would encourage anyone who has not been to one of our meets in the past to attend if it is possible. It is a good time to socialize with other members, learn about how the coal we burn is mined and learn some mining history. You also get to bounce ideas among others just like on the forum but without the typing.

There are usually some wives and children along so if you have kids they will have friends to run off with and get in trouble, the wives will be able to get together and discuss laundry detergents, window cleaning agents and maybe General Hospital!

If you like beer it is a plus but not mandatory.

If you are coming from a distance there are other things in central PA to see that may interest you that are not that far from the coal region. Hershey and Gettysburg come to mind just to name a couple.
gaw
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice from Schuylkill County

Re: Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:17 pm

I'm in Hershey Pa for the week of the 7th-11th, so I'll be in town already.. I won't make a second trip that month,, hence my vote for the 10th.

Greg L
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:42 pm

What?...its only like 10 hours. :P
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:31 pm

Yeah, it's 'ONLY' 9.5 hours..... EACH WAY !! :lol: :D :D

Greg L
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)

PostBy: NEPANewb On: Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:33 am

LsFarm wrote:I'm in Hershey Pa for the week of the 7th-11th, so I'll be in town already.. I won't make a second trip that month,, hence my vote for the 10th.

Greg L


Ok...I easily cave to peer pressure...voted for the 10th as well ;)....B-Day is on the 8th so the wife can't complain...it will be part of my gift....
NEPANewb
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: DVC-500

Re: Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)

PostBy: coal berner On: Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:18 am

Well I will stick with the 24th of October because it is My B-day and I will not be around on the 10th or the 11th so if it goes to that weekend someone else will have to take over the meet & greet / getting coal and all of the other Planning & time that goes along with it Anyone is more then welcome to take it over If it Falls on the 10th or 11th :)
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:51 am

I wish I coul come, but my back doesn't like to travel more than a few hours anymore. :( I love PA! If Maine were to fall off the edge of the map I'd make PA my new home.

Greg, only 9 1/2 hours away? Looking on the map I was thinking you were further from coal than myself. I'm 12ish hours from coal country.
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: Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:16 am

Greg has nearly a direct route via I-80 much of it very rural. My brother lived in Alabama at one point a few years ago near Talladegga. Took me 12.5 hours but if you look on the map there's almost a direct interstate route in straight line between here and there and that too is mostly rural interstate. Makes a big difference
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)

PostBy: Matthaus On: Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:15 am

Freddy wrote:I wish I coul come, but my back doesn't like to travel more than a few hours anymore. :( I love PA! If Maine were to fall off the edge of the map I'd make PA my new home. Greg, only 9 1/2 hours away? Looking on the map I was thinking you were further from coal than myself. I'm 12ish hours from coal country.


Actually Freddy, you are a mere 9 hours :lol: I visit a friend near Nashua NH as often as possible which takes around 4.5 hours from here with no traffic (I'm about an hour north of the good deep mined stuff). Just stop off at my house on the way and then continue on. I'm sure there are others on this forum you could visit along the way. :)
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

Re: Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)

PostBy: billw On: Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:26 am

I empathize with the back problem freddy. My lower back and leg have been FUBAR since I was in the Army. I'm about 6 miles west of Wilkes-Barre. You're welcome to stop here. Hell, bring a bathing suit and you can use my hot tub. I haven't found any better relief than that, including pain pills. Good news is back pain isn't life threatening, it just hurts and you can make yourself get used to it. It always amazes me the crap you can make yourself get used to.
billw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: GOODBYE OIL COMPANY

Re: Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:49 pm

Hunting season opens in N.Y. the Oct. 15 or so. Can't cut into hunting, that's just not ethical :lol: I see they open a new roller coaster in hershey park.-4g's, upside down. try that after a brewery tour :sick: :sick: :lol: :lol: Scott
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 350, 700. Van Wert 400 x 2, 800, 1200.
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck