Introduce Yourself

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: wlape3 On: Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:17 pm

Welcome to the forum Anne. As you probably aready know there are a bunch of folks here with drafty old houses who can give you some tips on how they've come to grips with it. At least you are in the heart of the coal region.

Will
wlape3
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: 140 auger, forced hot air

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: offcoursey On: Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:47 pm

Hi,

My name is Glynn, I live in upper Bucks county PA. w/ my wife and 2 kids. I have been investigating using a coal stove
in my 110 year old brick house. I am doing some chimney work now and just found a free stove to try. I have learned alot from this site and I'm sure to have many other questions too. Great site!...Very informative...Thanks
offcoursey
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glacier Bay
Stove/Furnace Model: Glacier bay

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: wlape3 On: Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:22 pm

Used to live and work in lower Bucks myself. Welcome to the forum.
wlape3
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: 140 auger, forced hot air

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:30 pm

Seems like a bunch of us New Yorkers migrated---I was raised in Upper Black Eddy---Bucks Co.--you'll love your coal experience--we have a 200 yr old farm house & love it---Welcome :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: 1972johnboy On: Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:58 pm

Hi to all here on this very neat site. As I am writing this I am listening to the memorial service for the 29 coal miners that gave their lives mining coal providing a living for their families in West Virginia. My heart goes out to the families of these men, my brothers, as I am a working coal miner and have been since 1972. I have felt these losses many times over the years, some were friends. So take a moment and think about how the fuel to to generate most of our electricity and make our homes so toasty warm gets to us. I am new and just wanted to introduce myself, and this about all I can say for now. John
1972johnboy
 

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:11 pm

Welcome - I look forward to hearing more from you in the future. Coal miners everywhere have been on my mind all day. May their families find peace and comfort in the coming days. Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:22 pm

johnboy,I'm not a coal miner but a farmer,we both work this great earth God gave us--welcome to the Forum
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: MiscCheetah On: Wed May 05, 2010 9:56 pm

Greetings! I am Misc! that's Miscellaneous! I am working my tail off to get a coal stoker in my home and getting there slowly. I work in a small town family owned sawmill and often times the extent of my free time is just enough to work on my lil projects and showing dogs. I live in Brookline NH and right on a river! Some might say "That's Cool" well Try living here!!! Two flood outs, ice dams, and bugs bugs bugs all in the past 2 months! Ordinary people may have one sump pump in the basement.. I have 4 lol In any rate, On to the dogs! I am currently showing a Great Dane and a German Shepherd and I am looking into getting a Borzoi come next spring. Questions? Send me an IM "MiscDCheetah" I am on AIM!
MiscCheetah
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Kast Console

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Dirty Steve On: Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:01 am

Hello,

I'm interested in coal and just joined your site. Looks like a wealth of knowledge is discussed here. My wife and I built a new modular last year in the finger lakes region of central New York. We bought over 800 gallons of heating oil and I'm intersted in cutting costs with coal.

Steve
Dirty Steve
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Oil- Off line
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:01 am

Welcome Steve--it's a slow time of the year,but specific questions DO get answered--I had burned wood/oil for too many yrs & went to coal this past winter--Momma & I love the cost comparison & the work involved--this forum let us make the coal transition with much less pain then if I would have tried on my own---there are no stupid questions here--again,WELCOME :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: YZF1R On: Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:16 pm

Hello. Well here is yet another Steve. I've been lurking here for a few months. I did wood for a year but would like to switch over to coal. Reasons: I can't seem to get enough free wood when it is convenient for me to process it. I live in the suburbs and worry about the noise and like to keep it neat. If I lived on acreage that I could do wood at my leisure I would probably stick with it, but if I have to buy it, I might as well do coal. And it's a lot less work, but you can still enjoy the glow!
YZF1R
 
Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: 1400 Circulator W/Magazine

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:45 pm

Plenty of room for plenty of Steves :) Welcome to the Forum
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: wlape3 On: Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:50 pm

YZF1R wrote:Hello. Well here is yet another Steve. I've been lurking here for a few months. I did wood for a year but would like to switch over to coal. Reasons: I can't seem to get enough free wood when it is convenient for me to process it. I live in the suburbs and worry about the noise and like to keep it neat. If I lived on acreage that I could do wood at my leisure I would probably stick with it, but if I have to buy it, I might as well do coal. And it's a lot less work, but you can still enjoy the glow!


And you are close enough to coal country to be able to buy it for a decent price. Once you've decided how you want to heat your house just post a couple of questions here and we'll help you narrow down your choices to something you'll be very happy with for years. The great thing about this forum is the variety and depth of experience available just for the asking!

Feel free to post about other topics too.
wlape3
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: 140 auger, forced hot air

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: YZF1R On: Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:49 pm

Thank you for the welcome!

Steve
YZF1R
 
Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: 1400 Circulator W/Magazine

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Hot Rocks On: Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:16 pm

Hello, my name is Dean. have been looking at this sight for almost 1 year, lots of good info here, finally signed up.I live in southeast PA,been burning coal for 22 years hand fired.just ordered a leisure line hyfire II with jacket & water coil will pick up on saturday.
Hot Rocks
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Hyfire II
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Water Coil