Introduce Yourself

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Hoytman On: Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:35 pm

Welcome to the forum, Rob.
Hoytman
 
Other Heating: electric, wood, oil
Stove/Furnace Make: Solarwood wood stove
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride Oil Fired


Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: V&E1962 On: Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:10 am

Hi,
My name is Ivan I'm married w/ 3 adult children, 2 at home.
We live in the farm house I grew up in. We heat with a V&E stoker boiler that my uncle installed back in the mid 1960's and it was used when he installed it.
I burn about 8-9 ton per year for our heat and hot water. I like the V&E i think they are easy to maintain the fire and can run year-round with just an aquastat,
no timer. I would like to here from others who still have the V&E. I like all the good info and input on this forum, keep up the good work.
V&E1962
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: V&E stoker boiler
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:23 am

Welcome to the forum, Ivan. Glad to have you. Could you put your location in your info? It would help others to help you if the need arises as we have members from all over the world.

If you start a thread over here: Coal Stokers: Boilers, Furnaces and Stoves others will chime in.
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: V&E1962 On: Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:06 am

Good morning, yes, I'm from Halifax PA. I've never done much on forums so please let me know if I'm out of order or am doing something at the wrong place.
V&E1962
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: V&E stoker boiler
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:14 am

V&E1962 wrote:Good morning, yes, I'm from Halifax PA. I've never done much on forums so please let me know if I'm out of order or am doing something at the wrong place.

You aren't out of order at all. This is the welcome thread, where we welcome new members to the forum, then direct them to the proper place for questions and such.

As a truck driver, I've been to Halifax several times. Nice place. If you could put that in your personal information so it shows up over to the right, under your name, people won't need to look this post up 5 years from now :)
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: coalfan On: Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:29 am

dont let ff get yah !!! :D :) :) welcome and enjoy this great forum.
coalfan
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: handfed coal stove
Coal Size/Type: nut/ pea ant.some bit.
Stove/Furnace Model: ds circulator/1500 sl/wh.

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: joeq On: Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:30 am

Another welcome Ivan. Sounds like you're an experienced coal burner, and will be able to give accurate advice to us "inexperienced new to coal burning" members. Glad to have you, and thanks for joining. :)
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: G111, Southard Robertson
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermopride
Stove/Furnace Model: oil fired



Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:48 pm

Welcome to the forum, sid. Glad to have you.
The search box in the upper right corner of every page is specific to this site. Here is a search I did using 'Golden Bride':
http://nepacrossroads.com/search.php

You will need to click on each one individually to read them fully. Member 'Nortcan' had one at one time. If you have one and need help with it, you can start a 'new topic' here: Hand Fired Coal Stoves Everyone here would love to see it, so please post pictures.
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Pauliewog On: Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:36 pm

Pauliewog
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska 140 Dual Paddle Feed
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Pittston Stove
Baseburners & Antiques: Fame Rosemont #20, Dickson Oak, Golden Oak, Happy Thought Oak, 1913 Herald Oak#16, (2)Comfort Stove
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Chesnut, Pea, Rice / Anthracite

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: joeq On: Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:17 pm

Hi Sid.
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: G111, Southard Robertson
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermopride
Stove/Furnace Model: oil fired

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: jedneck On: Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:17 pm

Name's Jed. I'm a converted woodburner, not by choice. Wife don't like burnin wood so to keep the peace I started burnin coal. Have a DSM rite-burn and a florin 20-12 laundry stove. Currently looking for a coal range to replace my wood range and a replacement for the DS.
I'm a self employed 3rd generation custom butcher. I live a simple life with my wife of 19 years and 4 kids.
Thanks for havin me and fuelin an obsecion for old cast iron hand fired stoves
jedneck
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DSM Antramax
Baseburners & Antiques: Florin 20-12
Coal Size/Type: nut

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:29 pm

Welcome to the forum, Jed. You didn't put your location in your profile, so we don't know where to look for you a stove from. I listed a couple I found on Craigslist here:

Boilers/Stoves/Coal/Parts on Craigslist and Other Sites
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: jedneck On: Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:07 pm

Oops. I.m in South central PA
jedneck
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DSM Antramax
Baseburners & Antiques: Florin 20-12
Coal Size/Type: nut

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:32 pm

Now we know where ya are, Jed. Keep watching craigslist, or use 'search tempest'. In the meantime, be sure to read this thread:

Cookin' with coal

And whenever you do find one you like, make sure it is actually set up for coal as most of them are advertised as coal, but are set up for wood.
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace