Introduce Yourself

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: CoalWrangler On: Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:54 pm

Hello - Been following this forum for about a year now. After going thru some disappointing trials with pellet devices I discovered the wonders of coal. Thanks to this site I sucessfully heated my home using a Surdiac Gotha 513 for the bulk of last winter. Realizing that I had worked the poor Surdiac way too hard I started to look for another stove that would suit my needs and promote domestic harmony. The best answer turned out to be the Hitzer 983 insert. After some searching, found a used one and am currently in the process of making it look nicer prior to installing. Hope to be done with paint and new trim pieces by the end of the weekend - time will tell. Can't wait to get it fired up!

Big thanks to everyone on this forum for sharing their knowledge. Before my Surdiac, I had never even seen a coal fire, yet using the knowledge available on this forum I was able to not only successfully light a coal fire, but to heat my home the entire winter. I am now a very enthusiastic coal burner and am grateful for the experience and expertise represented here.
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CoalWrangler
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 983

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: etned On: Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:55 pm

Hi. Ed from Marietta, NY., about 15 miles SE of Syracuse, NY.
I am a Graphic Artist working for a copy & printing center in Syracuse. My wife is an RN at an eye surgery facility in Liverpool, NY.
First year with coal stove. Previously heated with an old Shenendoah Wood stove in basement and pellet stove on the main floor. House is about 1,000 sq. ft. living area and same for the basement. Bought a Leisure Line Pocono rear vent and installed in the basement. Still in learning process with the coal-trol but getting better. Since the house was 100% electric previously we have no duct work and hoping that heat convection through installed vents in the floor will do a good job of heating the house with only occasional need of the wood pellet stove for support. If not, we will probably have a duct system installed before next winter. So far, very happy with the coal unit althought the blower fan runs a bit louder than I expected but will learn to ignore it I am sure.
Great forum here with lots of knowledgable participants and the direct access to manufacturers is terrific. Keep up the good work and know that it is appreciated.
etned
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono Rear Vent

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: sterling40man On: Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:16 pm

Hello Bill, Nick, memco man, Pat, coalwrangler and Ed! Welcome to the forum. :clap: A lot of knowledge here! All your questions will be answered.
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: CoaledWinter On: Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:27 pm

Hi all, just found this forum a week or so ago, and signed up today.
I'm in Chester county, moved here from elsewhere in the Northeast about a year and a half ago.

I'm picking up an A-A 130M coal boiler as soon as we can figure out how to get it out of the current owners basement.
I'm still trying to figure out where I'm going to put it, leaning strongly towards building a block-wall outdoor shed on the side of the house for it. Coal takes up a good bit of square footage all together... I'll have to figure it out soon, I got a lot of flak from my wife for keeping the oil boiler off last week when it was in the 50's.

So far great forum and great information. Already talked me out of setting up the coal bin in my garage, and no one even knew I was lurking... :lol:
CoaledWinter
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Axeman-Anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 130M

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:35 pm

Silly me. Where is Chester County. Welcome to the FORUM my friend :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: CoaledWinter On: Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:54 pm

freetown fred wrote:Silly me. Where is Chester County. Welcome to the FORUM my friend :)


Sorry, Chester county, PA. About 30-40 miles west of Philly. Thanks for the welcome. :)
CoaledWinter
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Axeman-Anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 130M

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Aldo8811 On: Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:11 am

My name is Al married to Bonnie. Live in Fairfield ME. Bought and installed a Keystone KA-6 this fall. Have 4 ton of coal in the garage and am ready for winter. I currently hold my oil burners journey mans lic. I work for the best shipyard in the country, BIW. She works for a zein protein coatings company. We are into hotrods and pirates.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystone
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: tsb On: Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:17 am

This winter you'll be warm Pirates.
Welcome.
tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: ol'nelly On: Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:05 pm

Hello everyone,
My name is Tom, I am in southern lower Michigan. Just joined last night, been looking at the site for a few weeks. Seems to be a lot of folks out there who know a lot about heating with coal. I've hauled coal from WV, Va. and eastern Ohio for a few years now, been thinking about installing a furnace or boiler of my own. I need to know a lot more than I do before I buy one. Hope it's OK to look in on a few conversations, maybe ask some questions. Try to figure out what type of system to install and how to operate it.
Thank You, to all who make this site possible!
Tom
ol'nelly
 

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:28 pm

Welcome to the FORUM Tom--once you get your mind set on what unit will work for you--jump in & get your feet wet---wet but warm ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Dennis On: Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:22 pm

Hi,
I am Dennis and I am located in Pottstown Pa. I've been reading this forum for a year now and have learned many things related to coal. I have an AHS/WOC55 heating a small Cape Cod house,1700 sqft. heated living space, basement 1200 sqft. rediant from stove and in the future will be heating a 1600 sqft. garage. Thanks to everybody for contributing to the forum it was very helpful to make the learning curve much easier. And yes I have many pictures of all my coal projects to come soon.
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:37 pm

Welcome to the FORUM Dennis. Glad you finally jumped in. Heard Pottstown got about 7" w/ this nor-easter ;) Looking fwd to the pix :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: neoseren On: Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:14 pm

Hi, my name is John. I'm new to burning coal so any help with getting it lit or taking care of the stove would be grateful. i have used wood pellets before but not coal. I have a rebuilt Franco Belge 144.08.02. this site has been helpful. thanks
neoseren
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Franco Belge
Stove/Furnace Model: 144.08.02

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: cokehead On: Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:53 pm

tsb wrote:This winter you'll be warm Pirates.
Welcome.
They can't be real pirates; they have all their teeth!
cokehead
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Locke, Godin, Tarm in da works
Stove/Furnace Model: Warm Morning 617-A, 3721, 502

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:21 pm

welcome to the FORUM neoseren, lots of knowledge available here, ask away. Got any pix of the stove--where are you from--finish filling out your profile :) , I promise, nobody'll steal ya--location helps with info given ;) Again, welcome my friend.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix