Introduce Yourself

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:27 am

Welcome to the Forum Dean--sounds like you're moving to a real good unit :) Keep us posted on the install
freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: phydeaux3 On: Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:15 pm

My name is Rob, I just purchased a new home that is unfortunately heated with oil :cry:. My previous experience has been with an outdoor boiler that loved to eat the wood, last 2 years were spent burning soft coal. I don't personally have much experience in the coal burning department, but am looking to add a unit to the existing system to try an stave off some of the oil cost.

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:59 pm

Welcome Rob--any questions you have about coal burning will happily be answered here--there is a wealth of info on the FORUM--ask away--again,welcome to the coal family :)
freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: snoozle33 On: Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:19 pm

Hi my name is Sandy and I live in Upper Bucks County. Just bought my first house last year and the only bad thing about it is it has electric heat, but it also comes with a Warm Morning coal stove. I live there with my 3 kids, numerous cats and dogs, a horse and a fainting goat. Life is good except for the heating bills from last year which were about $450/month. Don't want to do that again. i have been reading this site since last fall and now I need help with heating the house.
Stove/Furnace Make: warm morning

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:13 pm

Sandy,welcome to the forum--there is a wealth of knowledge here,.all you have to do is ask :) I was raised in Upper Black Eddy,above Doylestown---alot of fishing & canoeing on the Delaware & ice skating on the canal many yrs ago---again,welcome---a fainting goat :lol: that's gotta be cool
freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: snoozle33 On: Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:05 am

Hi Fred,
Oh yeah, I was raised on the canal in Washington Crossing and gradually over the years I have gravitated north to avoid the influx of snooty people. Now we are in Ottsville where there is peace, tranquility , and privacy. For a few more years until the masses infiltrate. Thanks for the welcome.
Stove/Furnace Make: warm morning

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Anthony1974 On: Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:04 am

Hi my name is Tony Iam new here and want to ask a few questions about soft coal stokers.
Stove/Furnace Make: Efm

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Short Bus On: Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:07 am

Welcome Toni, I burn soft Bituminus coal, but in an old stoker, I'm waiting and watching for a more modern small stoker.
More valuable advise will soon apear from the rest of the forum.
Short Bus
Stoker Coal Boiler: Kewanee boiler with Anchor stoker
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut / Sub-bituminous C
Other Heating: Propane wall furnace back up only

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: dave brode On: Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:19 pm



I burned bit stoker for 16 years in an old [40s? 50s?] stoker with a 40s era Iron fireman bottom feed stoker. Used what's called pea size here, apx 1/4" to 1/2". Served me well, but not very efficient, as far as heat up the flue waste. I made the switch to a new Keystoker anthracite boiler, but I still would be interested in knowing if there are any more efficient setups for bit coal. Just to know.

You've found a wonderful place here. Plenty of knowledge, and nice folks kind enough to share. Being here has helped me a huge amount with my install.

dave brode
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KAA-2
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: used to have a 5 section Red Square
Coal Size/Type: rice anthracite

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Fire-n-Ice On: Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:24 pm

Hi my name is Keith, my wife is Theresa and we live in Portville, NY. After trying to heat our house with wood and gas the last 2 winters we decided to switch to coal and are taking delivery of a Leisure Line Pocono this weekend. This site has been great for us with the information and help that members put on here being wonderful. We had the great fortune of being at a local dealer while Dave from Leisure Line was there. What a great guy to talk to while explaining his product line with 2 people that had no experience with coal before. His quiet pride in his company was refreshing and the time he gave us showed his passion for coal stoves. Thanks Dave! Looking forward to the friendliness and advise of this forum.
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono Back Vent

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:52 pm

Welcome to the FORUM Keith :)
freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: snow700 On: Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:02 am

Hi Everyone,
I just joined this site Looks like their is a lot of good info on coal stoves so I might have some questions later.
I bought a house that is heated with heating oil Forced hot air and have been getting tired of the oil prices. the catch is their is a old coal stove in the basement
I'm assuming the homes original heating system. It is a Warm Morning Model 400 so I would like to use it this winter.
Stove/Furnace Make: Warm Morning
Stove/Furnace Model: 400

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:08 am

Welcome to the forum snow700, I'd suggest starting a new topic in the hand fired section:

Hand Fired Coal Stoves
Richard S.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: ScubaSteve On: Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:13 pm

My name is Steve Yahr and I never formally introduced myself. I live in Barnegat NJ with my wife Chrissy and my daughter Camille. I have a Vermont Castings Vigilant II coal stove heating a 1700 square foot colonial. The house has electric heaters but we never use them. I have been visiting this site for the last 3 years. I look forward to signing in and chatting with all of you fine folks. I feel like you are all friends of mine :) This is a fantastic community and as much as I have fallen in love with burning coal, It led me to all of you nice people through this forum! I know this has been mentioned somewhere else in the forum, I feel like the fact that I learned about burning coal is like our communities little secret. 8-) 8-) 8-)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont castings Vigilant II model 2310
Stove/Furnace Make: Vermont Castings Vigilant II
Stove/Furnace Model: model 2310

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: gizmo On: Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:39 am


Hi,My name is Terry.I live south of Minneapols Minnesota in a old country
home I have been fixing up for 15 years.I installed a AA 130 in my two story
shop and circulate hot water in the floor.I ran Pex underground to the house 130 ft. away.The
two story house has been converted to in floor heat .I put extra tubes in and heat my
domestic hot water too.I am able to heat everything for less dollars now than I use to
spend just to keep the house from freezing.I have a on demand propane hot water heater for off
heat times.This is my ONLY source of heat.Like many of you, Coal has become an
obsession brought on by my addiction to Coal.Can't leave the thing alone.
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Pea
Other Heating: NONE