Introduce Yourself

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: coalrunner On: Sun. Feb. 14, 2010 12:59 pm

First let me thank everyone on here for all your help and for having a great site! My name is Brock and I've been burning coal for three years now.Actually been burning it a lot longer at my dads, but that only consisted of throwing on a shovel once in awhile but I never got into the"art"of burning coal until I bought my own home here in Frostburg MD.I'm 30 years old and I work as a coal miner for a smaller outfit that consists of five mines(all surface)never thought in all my life I would be a coal miner but fate put me there and it didn't take long before I loved it and now I cant see myself doing anything else. if I'm not in the mine ill be doing something for the mine.I'm married to a beautiful and loving young lady and hopefully soon we will have us a little brock running around so I can teach him all the stuff about coal that you all have tought me. thanks again to all and glad to be here
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: harman sf 260

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: brianslice On: Sun. Feb. 14, 2010 1:10 pm

hello all, I luv this site ! took me awhile to register but im hear lol ---im in eatern PA and I luv my simplexmultitherm ya shes old and funny thing was 2years ago when I bought my dream come true property 1st thing I thought wit wife was wow we need to get new heater lol--had no idea what I had but-1st repair guy said --oh um--im going to have to pass on this one ?? WTF never heard that one before lol---but luckaly for me ( and I am a very very lucky person )1 good friend said dam dud ya own what every one wants now-a-days and said he just paid 5 grand extra ontop of 10 just to be able to do what mine does also said *censored* if ya get a new one ill buy that off ya !!!1---another deer friend came out and spent all day training my with military precision and how to service maintain and calibrate /test/replace every single part ---again im very very lucky guy and knowledge is power-i know ya so can be money but I don't have that and guse what-i never will and im happy whit it why I wasnt the son of DuPont or Rockefeller I ll never know or understand so im over it and my star quality and singer carrier never went anywhere (not that it ever even started but dreams can and do come true so ya -

some tales do come true !
it can happen to you !
if your young at heart !
Stove/Furnace Model: vanwertmultitherm ocf120

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: acesover On: Sun. Feb. 14, 2010 3:21 pm

All I can say is WOW due. U the man
Stove/Furnace Make: Baker
Stove/Furnace Model: insert, modified

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: holleta On: Mon. Feb. 15, 2010 6:58 pm


Heated with coal or wood all my life (NEPA). Current house has a very efficient Hydroponix hot air Electric stored heat/off peak system...until this Jan when PPL cancelled the discounted rate program. Looking to suplement with coal...probably a Leisure Line Hyfire II or Pioneer after doing my homework-unless I come across a good deal on a comparable stoker used. LL is minutes from me so I do like the fact I'm supporting a local company.

Anyway, happy to be here and and a big thanks to everyone for the wealth of info I have found here so far! :)


Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Mon. Feb. 15, 2010 11:59 pm

You 'gotta love this place..!Welcome..!
Hambden Bob
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Blower Model Coal Chubby 1982-Serial#0097
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni ! / Nut
Other Heating: Pro-Pain Forced Air

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: vinconco On: Sat. Feb. 20, 2010 1:16 pm

Hi everyone from Steve in WV. I've been burning wood for years and just installed a wood furnace this fall (United States Stove Co. #1537G) wood/coal. I've been fairly happy burning wood but this season we didn't get enough in before the Snowmageddon hit so faced w/ dwindling supply and no way to get more I decided to try coal. Living in WV you would expect to be able to find coal without too much trouble but after exhausting the phone book, local resources and everyone I knew without any luck I went to the internet. I found a trucking company near Frostburg Md. that had coal but after buying it and trying to burn it I realized that I needed help. I'm looking forward to the information that this site is going to offer and becoming a active participant in the new coal revolution.
Stove/Furnace Make: united states stove company
Stove/Furnace Model: 1537G

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat. Feb. 20, 2010 1:31 pm

Welcome,INFO---if you need it,By God,it's here--even us old guys that already know everything :hammer: as in me,have picked up a wealth of knowledge on this site about coal burning & anything else that comes down the Pike
freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: colt On: Fri. Feb. 26, 2010 9:59 am

Hello I'm colt and I live in Tuscola county Michigan and the type of stove that I have purchased is a Quaker # 8 coal or wood burner I'll be burning coal if I can find it in Michigan.
Stove/Furnace Make: Quaker #8
Stove/Furnace Model: Quaker #8

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri. Feb. 26, 2010 8:26 pm

Welcome colt-- :idea: look thru the topics---go to Forum--top left corner---you'll find out about availability,prices etc---you've got some home-boys on here
freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: mcgills443 On: Sat. Feb. 27, 2010 12:17 am

Hi! My name is Joe. I'm 40 years old, married and have 3 children 10,15,17. I live in Upstate N.Y. and have been burning wood my whole life. I recently built a garage and put a Harman sf-260 trident boiler with coil in. 09-10 was the first year using the boiler.I did a lot of research on what to put in the garage. I wanted the option of burning wood and coal. I never burned coal before and this is my first year. I heat a manufactured double wide 99, with a 12x12 breezeway ,and a 28x30 attached insulated garage. I have a 80,000 BTU water to air coil in the plentum of my down draft oil hot air furnance. I have a 8' base board in the breezeway. The heat off the boiler heats my garage nicely 50-60 and I have a 20,000 BTU modine and a 14' base board for a dump zone/heat. I brought 2400 lbs ,40 lb bags of blaschack nut. I struggle for awhile, but spent many hours reading post. I still visit the site once a day and learn daily. I have very good luck with burning coal and like the long burns unlike wood. I'm going to buy another pallet of coal this week. I'm building a coal bin to hold about 6 ton for the next heating season. I have a gentleman nearby that will deliver loose nut coal for 275/ton,and I don't have to touch a bag. :) So far this year I burnt 15 cord wood,and 2400 lbs 0f coal. I installed the boiler myself and finally got the boiler running the way I want. I'm glad I found this great site I saved a lot of money and time. I found a lot of answers to my questions that couldn't be answered locally, because the lack of coal use. Hope to change that! Good Day!
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert 400
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck
Other Heating: Hot air oil furnance
Stove/Furnace Make: Van Wert 400

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat. Feb. 27, 2010 3:24 pm

Thanx for the post Joe--there's a wealth of knowledge on this site--I know it's made my coal experience alot simpler then if I would have tried to figure it out myself--Welcome
freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: esmith On: Mon. Mar. 01, 2010 7:07 pm

Hi my name is ED I have a farm with several different coal furnaces operating. I have an Axmen Anderson 130(1950)heating my garage 50x100 with in-floor heat ,Coal-O-Matic 130(1951) project I just started w/lots of extra parts and an outdoor(Heatmor) wood/coal burner, I am burning coal in. My plan is to put this Coal-O-Matic outdoor in place of my Heatmor. I will send pictures of the restore as soon as I get started. I also have a rice coal burner on my enclosed porch, it is a knock-off of a Harman.
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Stove/Furnace Make: coal-o-matic
Stove/Furnace Model: 130

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: DougA On: Mon. Mar. 01, 2010 7:13 pm

Hello,live in Md,am using a Timbereze woad coal stove.Have always burned wood,but am trying Blashak nut coal,as I'm running short of wood this winter.Trying to keep the coal burning has been a humbling experience,hopefully I will learn here.Thanks in advance. Doug
Stove/Furnace Make: timbereze

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: buck24 On: Wed. Mar. 03, 2010 3:03 pm

Hi. I have been burning coal for 31 years and I am still learning. I live in PA ----- Pittston Township area known as Suscon. I enjoy burning coal knowing that my beautiful wife likes to stay warm all winter. ( Also, I'm sick of the outrageous price of oil ) To me burning coal in this handfired stove is like an enjoyable hobby with great benefits. I do have to say that this is a great site. The people who run it , down to the members are a great bunch of people. Helpful and there when you need them. The wealth of knowledge that can be learned from the information on this site is mind-boggling from a first time coal burner starting out to a seasoned coal veteran. The advice you get here ( in my opinion) is better than most of the owner's manuals or brochures out there. Looking foward to many more heating seasons !!!
Hand Fed Coal Stove: New Buck Corp. / MODEL 24 COAL
Coal Size/Type: Pea, Nut / Anthracite

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: hlw On: Fri. Mar. 05, 2010 12:50 pm

Hi. Herman from Saskatchewan. Been using 2 Homesteader VI's with stoker inserts in tandem to heat chicken barns. Not familiar with most of the brands mentioned here. I'm thinking of updating to something more efficient. Not enough capacity when it's 40 below. Wow is your coal expensive. I get 47 ton loads delivered for $75.
Stove/Furnace Make: Homesteader