Introduce Yourself

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: pbmax On: Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:10 am

Richard S. wrote:For bituminous questions use the bituminous forum, Using Bituminous Coal

Select the "New topic" button to start new topic. Use an appropriate title..


And "Richard the admin" officially welcomes you with a cheery hello and hearty slap on the back.
Welcome Townsonbck. Hope you find the help you're looking for.
pb
pbmax
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnum Stoker

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: STU PIDASSO On: Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:18 pm

My name is Dave and I have been burning coal for about 6 years. I have a old Tarm OT-35 boiler which heats the house just fine. I am from the Hudson Valley Region of New York

Dave
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STU PIDASSO
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Tarm 502
Stove/Furnace Make: TARM
Stove/Furnace Model: TARM 502 BOILER

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Matthaus On: Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:25 pm

Welcome Stu, or should we call you Mr Pidasso? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: (nice name 8-) )
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: jersey On: Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:35 am

hi freshman this year ,burned wood for 20+ now ret.went to coal, love the coal, heat aprox. 2900sq. bilevel fascinated put a baro.in checked with a mano. great info. and guidance thanks happy jack. :D
jersey
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Warmmorning 400
Coal Size/Type: nut
Stove/Furnace Make: warm morning 400
Stove/Furnace Model: warm morning 400

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:11 am

Hello people! My name is Scott from just above albany NY. Was talked into buying a stoker while looking at a wood boiler by this guy named Dave.Seems to be a good decision. I have a pack of kids who eat me out of house and home but wouldn't have it any other way.Trying not to give my hard earned electrician dollars away is a full time job. My oil usage per year for this house I built runs me around 1600 gallons a year. This year's oil prices are insane. I also found this website while looking for coal. I find most of what you talk about really interesting as hell and this site has become my mainstay. I'm looking forward to going mine touring and getting some top quality coal. Great forum! Way to go.I HATE seeing my money going overseas and am really glad buying AMERICAN is such a great thing. Scott
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 700. Van Wert 1200.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: STU PIDASSO On: Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:43 pm

Matthaus wrote:Welcome Stu, or should we call you Mr Pidasso? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: (nice name 8-) )


thanks for the reply

i have been jumping through this forum reading what people are talking about. i like it. i am glad to see people using a product from our country to heat thier homes and business. i would like to get a new boiler that is self feeding. right now the tarm has been working great , however i know i am waisting coal.
STU PIDASSO
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Tarm 502
Stove/Furnace Make: TARM
Stove/Furnace Model: TARM 502 BOILER

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: STU PIDASSO On: Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:44 pm

stokerscot wrote:Hello people! My name is Scott from just above albany NY. Was talked into buying a stoker while looking at a wood boiler by this guy named Dave.Seems to be a good decision. I have a pack of kids who eat me out of house and home but wouldn't have it any other way.Trying not to give my hard earned electrician dollars away is a full time job. My oil usage per year for this house I built runs me around 1600 gallons a year. This year's oil prices are insane. I also found this website while looking for coal. I find most of what you talk about really interesting as hell and this site has become my mainstay. I'm looking forward to going mine touring and getting some top quality coal. Great forum! Way to go.I HATE seeing my money going overseas and am really glad buying AMERICAN is such a great thing. Scott



Scott

i am with you.

Dave
STU PIDASSO
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Tarm 502
Stove/Furnace Make: TARM
Stove/Furnace Model: TARM 502 BOILER

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: coalshop On: Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:47 am

Hi, my name is Dave (coalshop), I live in Hollidaysburg Pa. I enjoy working on/selling coal stoves in my spare time when I can find them,(before Matt gets them all). Machinist by trade, working full time, 5 more yrs. I enjoy working on diff things.
I've been burning coal for 30 yrs., soft coal in furnaces, hard coal in hand fired stoves and stokers (can't beat a stoker stove or furnace).My daughter fires a Hyfire 1 manually and tells her husband to stay away from it, he puts it out.
Never posted much, but I read a lot and have learned a lot on this great forum.
Thanks for all of the info everyone contributts. If I can help anyone, E-mail me anytime.
Burning a Hyfire 1 in house and a Pocono in garage. Dave :) :) :)
coalshop
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hyfire 1;House Pocono;Garage

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Matthaus On: Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:13 am

Welcome Dave, don't worry there are plenty of stoves in need of TLC to go around. :lol:
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: STU PIDASSO On: Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:54 am

LW3 wrote:Hi everyone, Decided to introduce myself on this thread. My name is Lloyd I live in Norwich NY. I am 30 years old. I own a used car dealership and service center. http://www.warrenautosales.com I spend most of my time as my only mechanic turning wrench. I do get away once a week to go to the auction to buy cars. I was introduced to coal when I was a kid. My uncle worked for the power plant and always had a coal fire going at his house. I guess he brought coal home in his lunch box :| I was amazed that he could burn rocks. My next experience was at a previous employer. He had a handfired boiler and was heating a 1800 greek revival with 1 pipe steam. I had to keep the fire going (it went out a few times :o ) During the Blizzard of 93 they had all the upstairs windows open it was so hot in there. So now that I am restoring this victorian I thought how suitable to go back to coal. I know they heated it with coal before. I found coal ash everywhere. I think coal is the only way to heat these old houses. Thanks to everyone on the forum for the wealth of information here. I look foward to reading the new posts everyday.


Nice to here your stroy Lloyd. i felt the same way about burning rocks. i really think that coal burning has skipped a generation or two. People better wake up and start using a product that is from this country for energy and kick our oil consumption. i know the money i use to buy coal is not being used for a terrorist country.
STU PIDASSO
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Tarm 502
Stove/Furnace Make: TARM
Stove/Furnace Model: TARM 502 BOILER

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: rubicondave33 On: Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:08 pm

Hello all,
My name is Dave and recently switched back to coal for my boiler. I stumbled across this board by accident and have already learned quite a bit from reading some of the threads. We put the oil burner in about 7 years ago when oil was .86/gal. Now with 3.00/gal.+ I decided it was time to go back to coal.
rubicondave33
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: mo coal On: Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:18 am

Hi my name is Chris. This is my first winter with coal I bought my house(last winter) and it needed a form of heat besides the electric baseboard. My grandfather allways bragged about his zurdiac coal stove he had, so when it came time to get somthing I went with coal. My heating bill is in half or more this yr with no electric heaters at all and this is a big house. I`m learning as much as I can from all the posts on here. Theres alot of good info and some smart fellas.
mo coal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Reading
Stove/Furnace Model: Utility stove

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:10 pm

welcome chris......post some pics of your stove.....not many reading users on here
lincolnmania
 
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: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: coalmark On: Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:10 pm

Hello all. Mark from northwest CT. I have a newmac combination wood oil coal furnace installed about 15 years ago. Burned coal for a couple of years until job related travel made it impractical. With the cost of oil and anew job close to home I am giving it another shot. The last time was not the smoothest, couldn't keep a fire going for an extended time. 10 to 14 days at best (if I remember correctly). I have a post in the handfired section looking for any tips, my nice hot fire from Sunday is dying a slow death.
coalmark
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Newmac

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: nunuvero On: Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:11 pm

Hi my name is Francisco, I bougth a Victorian style house back on 2004 in Ellenville NY. It is big house. So my oil bill is also large, a year i spent like 7000 dollars in oil. I am trying to buy a new coal and oil furnace so i can save money with the oil. What do you guys recommend. How much coal would i need a year. Please help me with this

Thank you

Francisco
nunuvero
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: K6
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Coal K b 8 or ka 6
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker B 8 or ka6