Introduce Yourself

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: afbtstix On: Mon Dec 29, 2008 1:26 am

Andrew and Valery say Hello from Trexlertown PA . Yes the stove was cooking, . Mr. Whiskers is fine he just loves the heat!
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman, Franco Belge
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC 2000,144.08.02 coal

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Joe in NH On: Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:43 pm

Happy New Year to all. My name is Joe and I am fulfilling one of my 2009 resolutions by finally introducing myself to this forum. I have been a registered member for a while but have never felt that I had a whole lot to offer. I have, however, learned a great deal. I live with my wife and three dogs in a 1840s two-story cape in northern New Hampshire. I have been burning coal on and off for over twenty-five years. Over those years I have burned coal in a Saey Bremen I and II (the older, enameled stoves made in West Germany), two Efel Ardens, a Weso (yes, you can burn anthracite), a Chappee, and a Crane 44 Coal Cooker. This heating season has brought the challenge of learning to operate a new Harman Trident SF 260 wood/coal boiler, AKA the “beast in the basement”. I had a couple of pretty big gas explosions until I learned from this forum how to add air through the spinners on the loading door. Anyway, I feel that I know many of you personally and look forward to becoming more involved with the forum. Thanks for all your information and have a great 2009. Joe in NH
Joe in NH
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Trident SF 260 Boiler

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: ShawninNY On: Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:16 pm

Hi all, Love this site! I've been lurking since early November. My name is Shawn, I bought a 1994 Waterford Erin cast iron hand fed off ebay for $350. I had to drive up to Worcester Mass. from Long Island to get it. I bought it thinking I could burn would (as I have access to unlimted pallets, packing crates, cedar and spruce wood). When I saw the stove I LOVED the look of it. It's cast iron, enamal brown and heavy! We have it in the basement. I finished my chimney on Dec 29. I'm burning nut coal. I suffocated the fire once from not shaking it out right. It's been running smooth ever since thanks to the posts on this forum. I just got a remote temperature sensor and a stack thermometer. I am having a blast, already a coal addict! I don't see any other Waterford users out there, would love to see some posts if you got one. I'm up for pointers on using mine from anyone! I am definitely learning alot on here. Thanks, Shawn
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Stove/Furnace Make: Waterford/penn royal in garage
Stove/Furnace Model: 1994 Erin

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:38 pm

Welcome Shawn & nice looking stove! (thought it was a Vermont Castings at first glance) Are you finding the consistency of coal fire much easier to regulate than wood fires? I sure do! ;)
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: bksaun On: Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:08 pm

This is probably why there are no more Waterford users on here.

http://www.waterfordstoves.com/

Nice looking stove.

Bk
bksaun
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: spc On: Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:12 pm

Hi Shawn, I had an Erin wood burning stove & I must say they are a beautiful looking stove, even better enameled . If mine was a coal burner I would have kept it. It's ironic because I sold mine on eBay to a guy from NY.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: ShawninNY On: Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:00 am

Thanks for the welcome, I like that i can fill it and leave it alone although i have a hard time leaving it alone! My three kids and my wife love that our basement is now 72-77 degrees when it was 60-50 when the temps stay low for 4 days or more.
ShawninNY
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Waterford/penn royal in garage
Stove/Furnace Model: 1994 Erin

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: gardener buddy On: Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:42 am

My name is Buddy and 12 years ago my wife and I bought a wonderful 98 year old house in Knoxville, TN. It is about 5,000 sq feet with no way to insulate the sides without boring holes in the plaster walls. We have insulated the ceilings very well. The house is 3 storys plus a partial basement. The original windows are wonderful but a little drafty, even with storm windows. We have 6 fireplaces and the main heat source is a 50 year old Pacific Steel Steam boiler that burns oil. We also added 2 heat pumps for AC and heating in moderate weather. But when it gets cold, there is nothing like the wonderful heat from the 15 radiators! I have not fired up the boiler for the last 2 years because it is just too expensive! The problem is that the furnace is a 1950ish oil guzzler and I would love to replace it but cannot afford to at this time. We love the house but the wife and 3 kids and I are freezing to death in it!!! Also four of the six fireplaces are coal burning fireplaces and they are cleaned, repaired and ready to burn coal, but I need some advice on how to burn coal in them. They are beautiful and have very ornate baskets. I don't know anybody but TVA that burns coal around here any more but I have always been fascinated by the idea. I have learned a lot from this forum. Methinks there has gotta be some coal suppliers in this area.
gardener buddy
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Pacific Steel Boiler
Stove/Furnace Model: #1100

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: billw On: Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:43 pm

Welcome Gardenerbuddy. Your house sounds neat. Can you post some pics? Just a thought about coal. Maybe you could contract a tractor trailer full. From the sounds of it you would save a ton of money heating that monster sized house of yours.
billw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: GOODBYE OIL COMPANY

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: gardener buddy On: Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:05 am

I will be glad to post pictures. How do I do it?
Thanks,
Buddy
gardener buddy
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Pacific Steel Boiler
Stove/Furnace Model: #1100

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: WillRockwell On: Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:41 am

My name is Will. I recently discovered this forum and have been enjoying it and learning more about my coal stove. I have been using a Petite Godin for 18 years in my log cabin in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. I receive a delivery of one ton of Lehigh anthracite nut each year from People's Coal in Stroudsburg. We use the cabin on weekends year round, so a ton is just enough. I love the Godin, and think of it as a small nuclear reactor, providing cheap and steady heat through the cold Pocono winters.
WillRockwell
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Godin
Stove/Furnace Model: large round

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: +cleancoalflexfuel+ On: Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:50 pm

Hi, Im new and I love inventing. My most recent discovery has been my stove Patent Pending was designed to burn saw dust, wood pellets, woody wood waste, my planer shavings, etc. I thought coal wouldnt burn well in my stove, well I was sooo wrong!! It burns very evenly as does the other fuels.I got brave and put 90#s in her and had gasification w bright blue flames with long white tips above the coal, my stove requires no electricity or fans!! I also can burn firewood in this stove.My stove running full air on fire wood heat source stack tempature runs about 125-225 degrees F. My stack tempature while doing coal gasification reached 350 degrees F was the highest stack temp.with full air full blast. I closed it down and burned 90#s over 3 days two tests 3 days each.My stove is going to be tested two weeks from today..
+cleancoalflexfuel+
 
Stove/Furnace Make: flex fuel home built

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: kootch88 On: Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:52 pm

+cleancoalflexfuel+ wrote:Hi, Im new and I love inventing. My most recent discovery has been my stove Patent Pending was designed to burn saw dust, wood pellets, woody wood waste, my planer shavings, etc. I thought coal wouldnt burn well in my stove, well I was sooo wrong!! It burns very evenly as does the other fuels.I got brave and put 90#s in her and had gasification w bright blue flames with long white tips above the coal, my stove requires no electricity or fans!! I also can burn firewood in this stove.My stove running full air on fire wood heat source stack tempature runs about 125-225 degrees F. My stack tempature while doing coal gasification reached 350 degrees F was the highest stack temp.with full air full blast. I closed it down and burned 90#s over 3 days two tests 3 days each.My stove is going to be tested two weeks from today..


I am sure this forum would love to see a photo of your stove.
kootch88
 
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Reading
Stove/Furnace Model: Lehigh

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: +cleancoalflexfuel+ On: Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:13 pm

I plan to have my stove marketed by a stove maker as my stove is a proto type I built my self.I have never been on any forum and my skill in that department of writing skills is of low quality... :) I have found a local expert on bio-chip woooood guy is going to do the testing of co and emmissions but this lab doent have a NOx tester and he was hired for doing woody mass and solid wood stove tests..anyway Im excited about this testing! I am also looking for a manufacturer.Skip
+cleancoalflexfuel+
 
Stove/Furnace Make: flex fuel home built

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Jeddbird On: Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:44 am

Hello all. Burning a Dutchwest Federal for 5 years.
Jeddbird
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Dutchwest
Stove/Furnace Model: Federal

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