The Coal Gun's 30th Anniversary

The Coal Gun's 30th Anniversary

PostBy: PatrickAHS On: Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:58 pm

It is coming next year. I know that many of you are avid coal burners, consumed with your "burnin love", so I want to open the floor for suggestions on a small way to recognize this moment in our history. Special paint, logos, or what....?
PatrickAHS
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alternate Heating Systems LLC

Re: The Coal Gun's 30th Anniversary

PostBy: Yanche On: Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:01 pm

Do something different, sell them at the same price you sold them thirty years ago! :-) OK back to reality. Sell one at that price to the winner of a contest. Dream up a contest that will get you new customers.
Yanche
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea

Re: The Coal Gun's 30th Anniversary

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:09 pm

I like the contest idea, but, those that have one don't need another, and those that are going to buy one, have already found you. Although a new buyer would sure like a "contest winning price", and perhaps that in itself would generate extra word of mouth. How do you advertise other than the website? If you have regular Radio, TV, newspaper ads, then, sure, have names submitted have a draw one winner contest.

The whole series for this year could have a special paint job, or at least a special decal.

Free anniversay bumper stickers, given in the show room & given with requested literature.
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: The Coal Gun's 30th Anniversary

PostBy: PatrickAHS On: Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:33 am

Any ideas as to what the special bumper sticker or paint job should look like?
PatrickAHS
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alternate Heating Systems LLC

Re: The Coal Gun's 30th Anniversary

PostBy: PatrickAHS On: Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:33 am

I do like the contest idea
PatrickAHS
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alternate Heating Systems LLC

Re: The Coal Gun's 30th Anniversary

PostBy: rlh48 On: Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:23 pm

I'm still waiting for mine and can't wait till I fire it up, but a contest for a paint job and decal would be a great idea.
I like a decal with a small pile of coal = full tank of heating oil.
rlh48
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS 130 coal boiler

Re: The Coal Gun's 30th Anniversary

PostBy: danzig On: Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:58 pm

I want a logo decal with an smoking AR-15 with the word coal gun coming out of the barrel. Also give the boiler jacket a special paint color or 30th anv. (special ed.) banding on it.
danzig
 
Stove/Furnace Make: logwood ycob36 boiler
Stove/Furnace Model: simplex multi therm

Re: The Coal Gun's 30th Anniversary

PostBy: PatrickAHS On: Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:09 pm

Anyone have artistic ability?
PatrickAHS
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alternate Heating Systems LLC

Re: The Coal Gun's 30th Anniversary

PostBy: jmmazzy On: Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:56 pm

How about a large sticker with the color of annivrsary (like marriage) and it lasts for 5 years to the next anniversary date, good way to know when you stoker was built. Include different logos into the symble for each of the 5 years to know the exact year it was built and turn to the next marriage date with the new color and so on.

30 years pearl
35 years coral - jade

You get the idea.

Mazzy
jmmazzy
 
Stove/Furnace Make: alternate heating system
Stove/Furnace Model: s-130

Re: The Coal Gun's 30th Anniversary

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:52 pm

Airbrushed flames would be a nice touch...maybe even blue ones similar to this computer case:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: The Coal Gun's 30th Anniversary

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:35 pm

Not much time....just playing during lunch. Banner for boiler?
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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