Introduce Yourself

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: SawDustJack On: Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:56 am

Hey All! I realized that I never really introduced myself here so I thought I should. I've been lurking a bit for a year or so and last February put in a stove in our cathedral ceiling family room. Best move we have made for heating that room! I had, like many others, burnt wood on and off depending on the house set up I was living in but finally made the jump to coal. This site has been a ton of help and I really do appreciate all the posts. We have been blue flaming it the February install and again this fall. I haven't had to turn the heat on in the rest of the house yet! Our Family loved the heat from it so much, we are considering putting in a second stove in the main part of the house. Its an old farm house(1880's) with no insulation and a multi-flue center chimney! Again, thanks for the posts and the sharing of knowledge! It helps us rookies a lot!
SawDustJack
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Newcastle/Ironhouse;Warm Morning 617a
Coal Size/Type: Stove/Nut


Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:03 am

Welcome. I say go for the 2nd stove. It is tough to heat an entire house evenly with a single stove. especially if the floorplan didn't have that in mind.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: SawDustJack On: Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:49 am

Rob R. wrote:Welcome. I say go for the 2nd stove. It is tough to heat an entire house evenly with a single stove. especially if the floorplan didn't have that in mind.


We will hopefully sometime this year! The current stove was never intended to heat the whole house. We put it in basically to "help" heat the living room, but it does a great job all on its own. The house is four zoned and the stove does the one zone and takes some pressure off the main zone. We are looking!!! I am torn between a more modern stove like a Hitzer 50-93ish or go more "old school/classic" with a baseburner/parlor which would fit the era of the house more....decisions decisions... Based on all I have read here, I am sure either would heat the space extremely well.
SawDustJack
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Newcastle/Ironhouse;Warm Morning 617a
Coal Size/Type: Stove/Nut

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:21 am

Welcome SDJ!! Of course you need a second stove, whatta nutty question! :lol:

In an old farmhouse, I'd vote for an old style stove - not only because it would look great in that style home, but that's what the spousal unit would vote for and I'm tired of losing 1 - 1 votes! :)
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

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: UpstateNYCoal On: Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:55 pm

Hello,

My name is Frank, and I am representing a group of friends and family looking to save money by buying our coal collectively. We are located in upstate NY. We look forward to being members of this group. Thanks!
UpstateNYCoal
 

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:04 pm

F, if you're gonna be a member, finish your profile. I promise--nobody's gonna steal ya! ;) Welcome my friend.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Wren On: Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:07 pm

Hello, my name is Jenny and I have a little Tiger stove that I think is called a base burner but I have only recently started reading about anthracite. I have used a Drolet wood stove and a fire place insert over the years. I have used the Tiger as a decoration but read about anthracite and can't wait to see what the Tiger can do. I will post a photo soon. It says Tiger on the front and it looks like Dutch on top. It is very simple and sweet. The grate is about 4 and a half inches and the fire brick...maybe 16-20 inches high. This is a terrific forum, especially since Google turns up very little, really.
Wren
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Tiger 130, Glenwood 116
Coal Size/Type: Stove
Other Heating: Drolet woodstove, gas

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:21 pm

Welcome to the FORUM W. Lookin forward to pix. Lots easier to give suggestions with them.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix


Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: c&t coal On: Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:47 pm

Hi All,
Just registered after years of stalking. Started burning coal 36 years ago by pulling the oil gun out of my old steam boiler and installing the grates that someone had left, fired her up and had radiators full of steam. Built a new house 15 years ago with oil fired radiant heat, within 2 years I went on Craigslist and found a Chappee boiler and plumbed it in with the oil boiler, finally warm floors. I recently retired from National Grid after 50 years in the overhead. I also operate a small coal distribution business out of Baldwinville, Ma. serving a local customer base for the past 36 years. Thanks to all who have anything to do with providing this forum.
Ernie
c&t coal
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Chappee
Coal Size/Type: stove & nut
Other Heating: peerless oil boiler

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:35 pm

Welcome to the FORUM C. Ya could finish your profile, I promise, nobody's gonna steal ya! ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:36 pm

c&t coal wrote:Hi All,
Just registered after years of stalking. Started burning coal 36 years ago by pulling the oil gun out of my old steam boiler and installing the grates that someone had left, fired her up and had radiators full of steam. Built a new house 15 years ago with oil fired radiant heat, within 2 years I went on Craigslist and found a Chappee boiler and plumbed it in with the oil boiler, finally warm floors. I recently retired from National Grid after 50 years in the overhead. I also operate a small coal distribution business out of Baldwinville, Ma. serving a local customer base for the past 36 years. Thanks to all who have anything to do with providing this forum.
Ernie


Welcome. Those folks are counting on your for local coal deliveries, keep it up. :)
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: hunterseat On: Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:05 pm

New member here. My username refers to a style of riding, English hunt style, as in: Tally-ho! :D

I'm female, retired vet, working in the Facilities career field.

I was looking up info on the coal stove we got off Craigslist. My Google search brought me right to this forum. I'm hoping some of you long-time coal users will be able to help us first-timers.

My guy's brother has a coal stove. He's very happy with it. We bought our home here in CT 6/15 and it came with an electric furnace. $$$ We decided to go with coal.

Glad to have found this place. Looks like there's some recent activity so I'll jump in and post about our awesome stove!!!
hunterseat
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: LEDA K6-14 Verdin
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite (I've been told)
Other Heating: Electric
Stove/Furnace Make: Rheems

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:56 pm

Welcome to the FORUM H. What kind of stove? If ya finish your profile give people a better idea what ya got & where ya are. I promise, nobody's gonna steal ya. :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Wren On: Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:11 pm

Thanks for the welcome. Having trouble with pictures but have kept reading. I think oak is the type because although it has a base, it vents directly out the top back. When I have some time I will either convert the file or.... Have watched the videos too. I love wood but coal sounds so restful and since I have hit a certain age I am starting to be glad when my 13 year old feels like splitting logs. :)
Wren
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Tiger 130, Glenwood 116
Coal Size/Type: Stove
Other Heating: Drolet woodstove, gas

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:11 pm

Wren, start with something simpler-like finishin your profile! ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix