Introduce Yourself

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:50 am

You'll love the savings if you currently use propane or fuel oil. If you are using wood, you'll be amazed at how much less work coal is. If you are using natural gas savings will be variable based on your location. A free standing hand fed stove can be a great backup heat source if you loose power also.. Hang around and ask some questions!
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:10 am

Hmmmm, does that mean I'm screwin up using my hand fired, free-standing HITZER as my primary heat? :? ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:43 am

Of course not ya ol coot :lol: that's why I said also hahaha... I see yer feeling better. I ought watch my step. :out:
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:36 am

Welcome Dan you in the right place. Ask as many questions as you like and don't worry about stupid question because some of us still don't understand THEM! :lol: Based on your location our friend whistlenut will keep you pointed in the right direction.
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: freetown fred On: Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:44 am

Just makin up for lost time Lee:) AND, getting ready to get my ass kicked (pun intended)again come Oct 10 for hopefully final reattach surgery.
Lightning wrote:Of course not ya ol coot :lol: that's why I said also hahaha... I see yer feeling better. I ought watch my step. :out:
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: walnut On: Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:23 pm

New member here out of Mid Michigan just purchased a Alaska stoker 11 for my pole barn.
This site has been a world of info and am looking forward to a warm barn this winter. :)
walnut
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: alaska stoker11

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:53 pm

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

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Logs On: Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:24 am

Hello from White Oak Pa
My name is Dave , I'm 60 and been heating with
wood for 30 years. I'm an owner of sawmill and lumber business .
Never short on wood. Had some health issues , and now semi- retired.
I bought a CHUBBY, not hooked up yet but looking forward to getting started with coal.
Plan to still use some wood in milder weather.
I've learned a lot on this forum already. Looking forward to getting to know you people.
Thank you for the free advise.
Logs
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby
Coal Size/Type: Nut anthracite
Other Heating: Fireplace

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:32 am

Hi Dave! Welcome aboard :D
You've probably already noticed that there many Coal Chubby enthusiasts here.. Once you learn the burn you'll be smiling about your switch to anthracite. Feel free to ask anything. Lots of nice people ready and willing to help.
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:51 am

Dave
WELCOME to NEPA!!! If you have any questions, Chubby related or not, feel free to contact me. Happy to help in any way I can! You are going to LOVE coal!
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:29 am

Welcome walnut, and Dave good to have yah!...there is no turnin' back now :D
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: M12-34D On: Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:18 pm

Hello, My name is Troy. I am 47 years old with wife and son. I grew up burning wood and I have continued burning wood off/on throughout my adult life. I am a paramedic working in Mifflin County Pa (Lewistown). My wife and I just purchased a coal stove for the upcoming winter due to it being difficult for us to hold a good wood fire for the extended hours that we work. I am planing to continue burning some wood in the early and late heating season and coal throughout the winter. I am looking forward to learning as much as I can about heating with coal from the forum as I am certain that I will have a bit of a learning curve switching from wood to coal. I will be going into the 2014 heating season with 3.25 cord of well seasoned wood and 2 ton nut anthracite. If I need much more than that I may consider moving to a beach somewhere.
M12-34D
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: D.S. Machine 110
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthricite
Other Heating: Wood/Electric

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:35 pm

Welcome aboard Troy! Many have reported they love the DS stoves.. I would suggest you start a thread in the hand fired section to discuss your installation and chimney set up.. Many here ready and willing to help. I anticipate you will love using coal for a heat source.. :)
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:36 pm

Welcome to the FORUM M. Once you get that stove figured out, you might just give up on that wood completely. YEP, there is a learning curve, I burnt wood for many years & through this forum I would never go back. Just remember, the only stupid questions are the ones we don't ask. This coal burning was a new concept to ALL of us at some point:) Why not out your location in your profile, I promise, nobody'll steal ya. :clap: toothy Just for giggles, GOOGLE--MAVAC, Marathon, NY 13803--could be we got some stuff in common ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: titleist1 On: Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:41 pm

Welcome M12 to the forum.....

Don't mind FF missing the location in your post.....he didn't see anything after that '34D' reference in your ID name..... :woot:
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite