Journalist seeks coal users

Re: Journalist seeks coal users

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:57 am

I will always remember the oil smeared face of the drowned sailor we were shown in boot camp. The title of the film was "Loose Lips Sink Ships", It sums up my thinking! Mike
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Re: Journalist seeks coal users

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:09 am

stovepipemike wrote:I will always remember the oil smeared face of the drowned sailor we were shown in boot camp. The title of the film was "Loose Lips Sink Ships", It sums up my thinking! Mike


I'm actually not real concerned that coal heating will become all that popular again. As we all know, it's allot more work than just walking over to the wall & turning your thermostat up so I think it will remain a "fringe" home heating technique. (it was pretty popular in the mid 1980's when I started but pellet & gas stove took over)
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Re: Journalist seeks coal users

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:37 am

Wait, there's one ready to leave now!


:D :D

Terry,

It's just that things like this can be absurd, I can't be serious about it. Sounds like we are a bunch of back-ass-wards hicks who don't want no outsiders messin' around here. :mad:
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Re: Journalist seeks coal users

PostBy: heatwithcoal On: Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:40 am

My real question is....Do we coal burners WANT all this attention & possibly more usage of coal?
Won't that just drive coal prices up?....What scenario could possibly make more U.S. coal usage advantageous to us???


I am pretty new to this coal burning but I have been burning pellets for some time now and when I started buying pellets, I was paying I think $165/ton. With the popularity of pellets growing over the years and seeing news articles everywhere on this, pellets are extremely hard to come by. This year I paid $285/ton and I had to order them July and I still don't get them until next week.
I think I am one of the lucky ones.

Just my 2 nickels, 3 dimes and 2 cents.

Mark
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Re: Journalist seeks coal users

PostBy: orvis On: Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:01 pm

There are plenty of things lawmakers could regulate about home heating with coal. The fact we are a minority makes that EASIER for them not harder.
(ideas for them deleted)
If you cannot think of 10 things right off the bat that could be regulated, you are not trying. :lol:

http://sevenhillspatriot.files.wordpres ... 117516.jpg

Makes sense devil would pipe up. :roll:
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Re: Journalist seeks coal users

PostBy: traderfjp On: Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:23 pm

Today the government issued a new national law banning all coal burning in our great nation. Not something I want to read.
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Re: Journalist seeks coal users

PostBy: xackley On: Sun Oct 05, 2008 2:14 pm

Is there any data on the relationship of the amount of pollutants comparing equal btu of anthracite/wood/oil. I also wonder if all of our chimneys added together would come close to equaling the output of one powerplant smoke stack.
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Re: Journalist seeks coal users

PostBy: traderfjp On: Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:23 pm

I don't know but I can tell you that when ever I've gotten a wiff of my oil burner fumes I wanted to gag and my lungs would hurt. However, if I open my coal stove and get a wiff it smells a little funky but doesn't seem toxic like the oil burner fumes.
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Do not help the boston globe.

PostBy: orvis On: Sun Oct 05, 2008 4:28 pm

They are in the tank for obama. They push filthy lies about palin.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit-archive/ ... 025210.php

The only reason to get the newspaper now is if you have a parrot cage to line. In that case, get the WSJ. At least they attempt to be fair.

The sooner Leftist media go bankrupt, the better for the rest of us.
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Re: Journalist seeks coal users

PostBy: vtec350 On: Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:28 pm

Tell Hiawatha to contact Joe Biden and ask him his opinions on coal :chop:

Screw the Boston Globe :down: :down: :rambo2:
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Re: Journalist seeks coal users

PostBy: TimV On: Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:52 pm

I once posted on a forum for alternative power and mentioned that anthricite was not like soft coal and just the word "coal" was enough to get me strung up ...kinda like here when mentioning he was the "media' I think all the hostility and skeptisism is justified as we all know they will probably show a power plant from the 30's belching black smoke as an intro to the article because they dont have a clue what a clean burning stoker or a well adjusted hand fired is like......
I am sure a whole lot of maladjusted oilburners are spewing a lot more carbon out into the air
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Re: Journalist seeks coal users

PostBy: orvis On: Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:56 pm

Biden is both for and against "clean coal"
just depends what side of the street he is hustling any given day. :roll:

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit-archive/ ... 025275.php

Or maybe it is a "senior" monent :lol:

And how come the boston globe has time to look into coal, but cannot be bothered by the blatant dishonesty going on in obamas fund raising?
Mr. Good Will - who lists his employer as "Loving" and his profession as "You" - has contributed 1,000 times to the Barack Obama campaign.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit-archive/ ... 025304.php

Bah. Feh. and p-tui.
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Re: Journalist seeks coal users

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:24 pm

xackley wrote:Is there any data on the relationship of the amount of pollutants comparing equal btu of anthracite/wood/oil. I also wonder if all of our chimneys added together would come close to equaling the output of one powerplant smoke stack.


There has been at least one significant thread discussing this. There was at least one document linked too in that topic with some pretty hard numbers:

Anthracite stack emmisions

If I remember correctly the CO2 emissions of anthracite are quite high but other emissions are on par with gas and oil. Lower in some cases. The thing to remember is anthracite contains mostly carbon and doesn't have the volatile matter that bit. coal contains. Wood if I understand it correctly is much worse.

It's something really hard to quantify though, for example people might think they are being green using electric but when its all said and done burning anthracite right in your home is going to be less because more than 50% of the electricity is generated with coal and an inefficient delivery system. People may think wood is clean but those outdoor wood boilers are pretty common now and those are far from green. If I understand it correctly they aren't very efficient especially when burning wet wood which is really common. This produces a prodigious amount of emissions............
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Re: Journalist seeks coal users

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:35 pm

orvis wrote:And how come the boston globe has time to look into coal, but cannot be bothered by the blatant dishonesty going on in obamas fund raising?



What was the topic again? :gee:
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Re: Journalist seeks coal users

PostBy: slb04786 On: Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:37 pm

Our regional daily newspaper ran a nice article about coal burning in Northern Maine this past week. Here is a link to the article
http://bangornews.com/detail/90265.html
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