Introduce Yourself

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: BCooper On: Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:34 am

Hi there. I'm Bill & I just bought a used Harman Mark II which I probably wont use till next Fall. I'll do some reading here first since I'm only used to burning wood.
BCooper
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: MarkII

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: steevesj On: Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:57 am

Welcome Steve,
I am in the same area as you but in Willsboro. This was my first year burning coal in a Keystoker Ka6. Glad I switched. Where have you been getting your coal?
Jon
steevesj
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA6 dual fuel using rice

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Art_Baxtr On: Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:43 pm

Hello,

I am new to the site and just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Art and I live in Upstate NY (the Rochester area), I just purchased and setup my first coal stoker stove. It is a Leisure Line Pioneer Top Vent, which i must say is a very sharp looking stove and adds a little something to my first floor :D . I have actually read many of the topics on this site to help out with some questions and information, I def found everyone here very helpful when gathering data. Excellent site, and that is why i decided it might be in my best interest to join.

Thanks
Art
Art_Baxtr
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer Top Vent

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:58 pm

Art_Baxtr wrote: i decided it might be in my best interest to join.


Absolutely! :D :D Welcome to the forum, Art. :clap:
I got a stoker too and love it!!!. I never imagined heating with coal could be so easy. If my Grandfather could see this computer-controled coal burner, he'd be absolutely flabbergasted at how times have changed :shock: :shock:
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Art_Baxtr On: Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:10 pm

Yeah I am pretty excited to see the stove preform this winter. Nothing heats like coal! :)
Art_Baxtr
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer Top Vent

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: coalpower On: Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:17 pm

Hi everyone my name is Mark and I have a loving wife Brenda and two girls Brooke and Andrea. We live in western PA in northern Indiana County in the heart of bit coal country. We too were sick and tired of paying for fuel oil. Both my wife and I grew up with coal heat with those big old ugly hand fired hot air upright furnaces. I cant remember the names of them. They did put out loads of heat and her parents still use theirs. We used fuel oil when we first got married then it was reasonable and nice to just turn the thermostat and have steady heat. We were paying $150 a month on the budjet plan to heat our 2500 sqft home. After the price increased to over 3.00 a gallon they were going to double our budjet. And I said there has got to be a better way. So I did some research and asked some friends about their outside furnaces and talked my wife into it. All she could think of was the horror stories of the old dirty coal furnaces and waking up to a cold house when she was a kid. And I assured her that the outside boiler would be different so we purchased one. The Mahonings are locally made here 20 minuits away and so many people have them around here. So I got lots of good info about them before buying one. We live on ten acres of ground and our nearest neighbor is a half mile so the smoke thing is not an issue. We were supposed to get a gas well drilled but I dont think it will happen now. So we purchased the model 200 with a natural gas burner in it just incase we got free gas. This is by far the best thing I have ever invested my money into. This is our second year for the furnace and we love it. It has saved us loads of money and its steady heat what ever you put the thermostat on thats what you get. We burn the furnace year round to heat our domestic water our pool and hot tub , my wifes clothes dryer yes thats right her dryer. I took out the electric element and replaced it with a car heater core, very big savings. The breakers are turned off on our electric hot water tank and we never run out of hot water now. The first year we burnt 4 tons of just mine run coal and some wood. Wood is too much work and the fire takes a while to get hot. So I switched over to all coal, $400.00 for 8 tons should do us all year. Amazingly the fire never has gone out in two years, I banked it and went on vacation for 8 days and came home it was still burning. I am a coal fired powerplant operator by trade so I am always looking to get the maximum amount of efficency out of the furnace. The plant where I work they burn 650 tons an hour . I am working on some other projects for the furnace. I want to build a steam absorption chiller to cool our home in the summer with it instead of pulling 20+ amps it will pull maybe 2. And turn it into a gasifier to run and engine to spin a generator to make our own power but this is down the road. So far I figure it is saving us over $3000.00 a year in electric and fuel oil and no more garbage bill . And that makes me smile It's a labor of love for me and my wife is very happy.
coalpower
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Mahoning Outdoor Furnace
Stove/Furnace Model: Mahoning 200

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: eulianonr On: Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:53 am

Hi, Neil from Upstate New York. I just moved here last year from the Interior of Alaska where I lived for 10 years. Big shock: NY state has their hands so far into my pockets I can't even keep my keys there...I live in an old stone farmhouse built in 1824 and needless to say it is less than "tight". I got most of the work done over the summer which included a new high efficiency propane furnace. Now I am looking for a secondary (which will hopefully become my primary) heat source via coal.
I will apologize in advance: I will be counting on the input of many of you. Success is easy when you surround yourself with successful people... Thanks for a great forum.

Neil
eulianonr
 

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: mikeystowercoal On: Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:30 pm

Hello
My name is Mike Stower Jr...People just call me Mikey.. I am located in Freeland Pa 18224.. My father owned Mike Stower Coal and Oil for the past 38 years.. I been delivering coal to homes and businesses for the past 15+ years.. check out our website at: www.stowercoalandoil.com for current prices..
thanks again
Mikey
mikeystowercoal
 

Re: Introduce Yourself

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frodoat
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: DVC-500

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: alively5 On: Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:32 pm

Hello

My name is Glenn Lively I live in a 3000SF log home in Moultonborough,NH with my wife and three kids.
Just started burning pea coal in 2008 when I bought a AHS S-130 and 6 ton of coal,that heats the house and hot water.
I bought 24 ton this year and have been burning 24/7 for almost 2 weeks. So let it snow.

This is a great site with great information.

Glenn
alively5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S-130

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: gsblksmth On: Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:10 am

Hello,

Gary from southeastern Mi.

Been looking for an alternate source of heat for my garage/workshop and home.
Looked at corn and wood pellets but am thinking coal might be the way to go.

Definetely want to go direct vent due to limitation on the lay out of the house and garage. Both are two story.

Still checking the forums on ideals and sources for both coal(bulk) and type of stove.

I have a good and steady supply of wood but do not want do deal with a conventional chimney for such and also the smoke.
gsblksmth
 

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: bd3 On: Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:29 pm

Hello! I am Bill and I live in Central Kentucky. I am currently researching coal fired stoves for heating my home. I am told wood would be a better alternative but my daughter is highly allergic to wood smoke.

We had a terrible ice storm last year in Feb. and was with out power for a week. Our home is currently total electric so it got pretty cold in here. House was 40 degrees at one point inside. I do not want to live through that again. So, I'm trying to gather information on stove types and suppliers of coal in my area (just south of Lexington).
bd3
 

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: coalball On: Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:26 am

Hello,
I'm Tim, I live in NEPA. My home is a raised ranch approx. 2300 sf. I bought a LL Pocono TV. It's power vented. I have total electric upstairs, had propane downstairs.My parents always had and still have a hand fed coal stove.So coal is nothing new to me,however the stoker,powerventer and coaltrol TS is new to me.It's awesome :) , I like the steady and controlled heat.
I'm still learning as I go.I bought a CO detector plus the one the stove came with. Igot one on each floor.This forum has been very helpful to me, Igot some great info and ideas.
coalball
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:33 am

bd3 wrote:Hello! I am Bill and I live in Central Kentucky. I am currently researching coal fired stoves for heating my home. I am told wood would be a better alternative but my daughter is highly allergic to wood smoke.

We had a terrible ice storm last year in Feb. and was with out power for a week. Our home is currently total electric so it got pretty cold in here. House was 40 degrees at one point inside. I do not want to live through that again. So, I'm trying to gather information on stove types and suppliers of coal in my area (just south of Lexington).


Welcome Bill,

Forum member "bksaun" is from your neck of the woods. You may want to give him a PC, private call. Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: bd3 On: Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:15 pm

lowfog01 wrote:
bd3 wrote:Hello! I am Bill and I live in Central Kentucky. I am currently researching coal fired stoves for heating my home. I am told wood would be a better alternative but my daughter is highly allergic to wood smoke.

We had a terrible ice storm last year in Feb. and was with out power for a week. Our home is currently total electric so it got pretty cold in here. House was 40 degrees at one point inside. I do not want to live through that again. So, I'm trying to gather information on stove types and suppliers of coal in my area (just south of Lexington).


Welcome Bill,

Forum member "bksaun" is from your neck of the woods. You may want to give him a PC, private call. Lisa


Thank you Lisa. I have attempted to contact bksaun via pm. The message still shows in my outbox. I'm new here and not familiar with the forum operations so I'm not sure if it has been sent or not.

Bill
bd3