Introduce Yourself

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: bejm1 On: Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:16 am

Hello All
I am Bernie I live in Hazleton Pa. I have a Alaska Kodiak coal stove that I am still trying to figure out how to use and also I believe a EFM AP 350 that is used for the main heating supply. I have a few questions about both that I will be posting soon
bejm1
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak
Coal Size/Type: rice and nut

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:19 am

Hi Bernie. Welcome. There are a lot of members with EFM units, feel free to post your questions in our EFM section.

e-f-m Heating
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:20 am

Welcome Bernie--there's KODIAK people here that will give you a hand. Just remember, the only stupid questions are the one's we don't ask:)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: 4500GUY On: Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:45 pm

Hello All,

New to the forum and heating with coal. I must say there is a lot of great info here that made my jump into coal that much smoother. Can't go back to burning wood now!

Thanks for a great forum!

-Dave in RI :)
4500GUY
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Russo #2 CW
Coal Size/Type: Nut / Anthracite
Other Heating: Natural Gas

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:14 pm

Welcome to the FORUM Dave:)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: PJZ On: Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:56 am

Good Morning, I live in Michigan north of Deeeetroit and have always been interested in coal. I grew up in a very big home with a coal fired steam boiler that fed 15 cast iron radiators. You not only had to load it with coal and adjust the air but also had to make sure the water tank was filled, sometimes twice a day.It would bang and whistle, burp and grumble, it was alive and you sure did know when it was sick! It was like having a steam engine in your basement! My family has owned the home for 75 years but now it has a very modern gas fired boiler thats the size of an end table and not very fun :D The old one had it's own room next to the bin.
Best regards to everyone and good fellowship....
PJZ
PJZ
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Emerald Peninsular Base Burner
Other Heating: Jotul

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: stovehospital On: Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:36 am

My name is Emery and with my son Brandon we restore antique stoves. in Little Compton, RI. I was a long time teacher and now retired to doing antique stoves 8-10 hours a day. One wife, one dog,two kids, If you are in the area drop by and see the stoves . Right now I have about 250 or so.
stovehospital
 
Stove/Furnace Make: 250 stoves in barns
Stove/Furnace Model: #6 Herald baseheater

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:35 am

I can't believe it has been almost a week and no one has welcomed PJZ or Emery. Especially since quite a few members have stopped by Emery's shop.


I guess that is what happens when our unofficial forum greeter FF is under the weather.

So I will say welcome to you both.


Emery, I was in your town years and years ago to drop off a Jacobs wind turbine to get it repaired. There was a local dealer who repaired them up there. Think the guy's name was Bruce.



Rick
Rick 386
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:33 pm

Hi Bernie, Dave,PJz, and Emery sorry for the late welcome :oops: ... great to have you here. Without new folks we are limited to poking each other in the eye with sharp sticks :lol: Mike
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun May 04, 2014 11:11 am

Rick,MA,Thanx for Your Yeoman's Efforts to Step Up and Keep Freetown Fred's Walmart Greeter Duties in Fine Shape ! Welcome To All ! We don't bite,we just try to help ! :up:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: fishhead631 On: Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:35 am

Hello All,
Just want to introduce myself. My name is Eddie, reside in Eastern Long Island, NY. I've been burning wood for quite a few years in a "Wood Stove" ($$$$$). Time to try Coal.
I just purchased an old Aarrow Stratford SC55 (????) and intend to refurbish it over the next few months (paint, new glass, gaskets, firebricks..etc). Looking forward to it!
Tks ...
fishhead631
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC-2000 / Aarrow Stratford SC55
Other Heating: UGH! Oil burner.. Gets me sick just thinking about it.

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:50 am

Welcome, looks like you & i have 2 things in common,we both have been heating with wood & we both will be heating with coal this next heating season. You might start a rebuild thread in hand fed stoves,post some pics there & get some advice/opinions.
windyhill4.2
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Other Heating: Oaktree OWB 600K

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:02 am

Welcome fishhead631, you qualify for the beginning season special deal designed to save you money and give peace of mind. Act now before it's gone Anthracite is being sold as we speak as people line up for their lot! :D

...ahhh just kidding FH, glad you made it here. Pic's of you stove or furnace would be great we love pictures, not sure about the model you have. We love saving a box full of money and being warmer than ever before and I know I am a couple miles further north... our snowmen wear coats!
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace