Introduce Yourself

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:58 pm

Welcome to the FORUM my friend. If you could post some pix of the set up, we'd have a better idea on what thoughts to share with you. Again, welcome. :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: DellPoconoPA On: Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:23 am

Hey all, new to the site and even worse am a first time home owner. This is going to be my first winter season , hold on it gets worse : ). i've purchased a new home in North Eastern PA, Pocono Area, 3000+square and here's the Bite, Propane energy source. Well i won't go into to much now just wanted to say this is a great site from what i've been reading the last couple of weeks. Alot of experience and knowelege, hope to learn and contribute look forward to mixing up and getting some ideas. Names : Del
DellPoconoPA
 

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Coalbrokdale On: Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:31 am

Welcome to site Del, you find a wealth of information here.
This is the site that got me hooked. I'm sure many of the members on the site will be offering up some assistance.
Give us an idea of you current propane setup, are you running a Boiler to Baseboard or Forced Air Furnace. Is it new construction or an old farm house.
You have a few options, such as stove or a central heating system.

Congratulations on your new home!

Rich
Coalbrokdale
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman \ Coalbrookdale
Stove/Furnace Model: VF3000 \Darby

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: DellPoconoPA On: Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:56 am

Hey thanks for the Warm welcome, hope i can say the same for my first winter in PA : ) but i'll start a thread and start taking some photo's as soon as i can. Thanks Rich.
DellPoconoPA
 

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:29 am

3000+square and here's the Bite, Propane energy source.


:fear:

I think you can expect some very serious propane bills in the months ahead...might as well get started on considering your other options.

By the way, welcome to the forum.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:45 pm

very serious propane bills in the months ahead
.

Unless he's the dealer :shock:

Welcome :cheers:
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ValterBorges
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S260

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:47 pm

ValterBorges
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S260

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Smoker858 On: Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:18 pm

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Smoker858
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Baseburners & Antiques: Reading Stove Works Penn circa 1900
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: nat gas
Stove/Furnace Make: HITZER
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:44 am

Bill, worked as a aviation tech, for 12 years general aviation, dieing industry, switched over to auto technician fulltime and counter sales in auto parts part time for many years after that. Got tired of too many hours, and shops that didn't want to pay liveable wages for good auto tech so have been content doing auto counter parts sales for past 5 years. Also won't pay someone to do what i can do, and prpobably not as well. Tired of high oil heating costs, and am converting to coal boiler heating as primary heat, oil as secondary and boost when heat load demand is higher than oal will handle at times. Also working on getting a farm up and running for beefers, and growing own vegetables and such for serious canning and preserves. Just sick and tired of the piss poor outlook suppliers have of the everyday consumers, which is more and more becoming you need us, we don't need you.
wilder11354
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: NG3 On: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:29 am

Hi,

My name is Nick aka as NG3. Grew up in western pa.and am now living in northeast ohio.I have been doing alot of reading on here and it really amazes me how much knowledge there is on this forum.Always burnt wood in the past with the exception of a few years of burning some soft coal in my Pa. farmhose.I have very much to learn and looking forward to it.Really looking forward to making some new friends. Thank You
NG3
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: memco man On: Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:08 pm

:D Hi Im memco man I have an old memco wood coal boiler I used it for the first time last year, and on a cold day I thought that I was going to get hit on the head by a peice of wood being pulled through the chimney. I joined this form to learn more about burnning coal I will save the question for later
memco man
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: chappee c26
Hand Fed Coal Stove: franco blege 10-475
Coal Size/Type: nut/anthracite
Other Heating: harman p68, Tarms 504, elmtree,harthstone,new mack

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: mkapinus On: Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:36 am

Hi, this is Pat near Binghamton, NY. After 20 years of heating our 2400 sq ft home exclusively with fuel oil, we are finally making the switch to coal. We studied all the options (indoor, outdoor, wood, coal, combo...), did months of research, enjoyed talking to all the reps at Seneca Falls Farm Days, and decided to go with the AHS coalgun boiler to tie into our existing hot water baseboard.
We have poured the footer for two new chimneys. One for the coalgun which will be installed in our garage and a new chimney to replace the existing powervent on the oil furnace. We are looking forward to be able to keep the whole house warm and use as little fuel oil as possible.
This forum has been a big help already reading all the years of experience everyone has. Can't wait for delivery day!
mkapinus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHSCoalgun boiler s 130

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:50 am

Sounds like you're on a roll. Welcome to the FORUM my friend--PIX, we all love pix :D Keep us posted on your progress.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:09 pm

mkapinus wrote:Hi, this is Pat near Binghamton, NY. After 20 years of heating our 2400 sq ft home exclusively with fuel oil, we are finally making the switch to coal. We studied all the options (indoor, outdoor, wood, coal, combo...), did months of research, enjoyed talking to all the reps at Seneca Falls Farm Days, and decided to go with the AHS coalgun boiler to tie into our existing hot water baseboard.
We have poured the footer for two new chimneys. One for the coalgun which will be installed in our garage and a new chimney to replace the existing powervent on the oil furnace. We are looking forward to be able to keep the whole house warm and use as little fuel oil as possible.
This forum has been a big help already reading all the years of experience everyone has. Can't wait for delivery day!


If you have the proper setup, you will only be burning fuel for an occasional "test" of the oil burner. Welcome to the forum.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy