Any Guess on new Regulations?

Any Guess on new Regulations?

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:53 am

Now that Obama is here to stay. Anybody have any guesses as to how we homeowners might be effected by either new Coal burning regulations and/or Coal tax increases?

If so, what time frames? Do you think we have a few years before we have to worry?

I just bought a stoker and am now thinking perhaps of cancelling.

Appreciate feedback.

Thanks
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker 160

Hmmm... This would be an IQ test...

PostBy: eelhc On: Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:15 am

Let's see...

Forget those who heat their homes with coal... With ~50% of the electricity generated from Coal in the US. This would be akin to a big across the board tax increase and would really put the hurt on the underprivileged.

Tax a resource that's abundant in the US and thereby make foreign oil more attractive and at the same time put a hurt on one of the primary industries in a key swing state that elected him president... I don't think so... I'd hold on to the stoker.
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Re: Any Guess?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:23 am

eelhc wrote:Forget those who heat their homes with coal...


I agree...Keep your stove. We home coal burners represent such a small minority of coal use that I think coal heat will remain the most economical home heat source there is for the foreseeable future.
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000


Re: Any Guess?

PostBy: Matthaus On: Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:43 am

Stop worrying and build a bin that will hold 3 to 5 years worth. Besides, it's anyones guess what will happen, the industry has just geared up to break all records for delivery of coal burning appliances. :)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

Re: Any Guess?

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:49 am

dont worry.....if the stuff hits the fan i'm sure a bunch of us will go bootlegging
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: efm af-150 1982
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: alaska kodiak stoker 1986
Hand Fed Coal Stove: warm morning 1980 kenmore

Re: Any Guess?

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:12 pm

It's not even something to loose sleep over. No reason worrying about something that may or may not happen, life's to short for such useless worrying.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Chubby Sr. Old School

Re: Any Guess?

PostBy: ScottD On: Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:26 pm

I would think demand for coal would cause a price increase more incremental than a tax put on it. Look at the prices for stoves, boilers , and furnaces. Even used ones.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth Stoker

Re: Any Guess?

PostBy: BIG BEAM On: Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:59 pm

Devil505 wrote:
eelhc wrote:Forget those who heat their homes with coal...


I agree...Keep your stove. We home coal burners represent such a small minority of coal use that I think coal heat will remain the most economical home heat source there is for the foreseeable future.


That may be why we're hit first.You now what the politions will say."this coal ban will only effect a small portion of the public".
After all it would be hard to make us install scrubers and what not,so we would be considered the biggest polluters.
They(politions) always go after the small guy first and work their way up!
DON
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Re: Any Guess?

PostBy: chemung On: Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:27 pm

lincolnmania wrote:dont worry.....if the stuff hits the fan i'm sure a bunch of us will go bootlegging


:) This brings to mind of when I was a child. We lived between two coal mines. I'm not talking about miles apart. They were not in our neighborhood they were our neighborhood. We told the time of day by the mine company steam whistle announcing meal periods and shift changes. If they blew any other time it was for disasters. Anyway, all summer just before dark the men and older boys would grab their burlap bags and go out after dark to pick (steal) coal. That was just a way of life. I remember my sister and I sitting in the backyard cracking lumps of coal with a hammer. Did you know that in the NE Pa. coal region many if not all railroad beds were built with coal?
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Re: Any Guess?

PostBy: kootch88 On: Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:39 pm

Cool story, the kind of history that is dying away. I hope your local historical society documents that kind of stuff.
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Coal Size/Type: Rice
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