Introduce Yourself

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:22 pm

Wait a minute, I resemble that. :clap: toothy
cokehead wrote:
tsb wrote:This winter you'll be warm Pirates.
Welcome.
They can't be real pirates; they have all their teeth!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: NorthernIndiana On: Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:35 pm

Got introduced to coal while living near the Amish in Arthur, Illinois. We lived there for 2 years. We relocated last year to Shipshewana, IN. So it seemed natural just to put a coal stove in when we built our house. I put the stove in as a back up to the LP gas furnace. The contractor ran the stove before we moved in to dry out the wet trades. We kept the stove running all winter and the LP Furnace didn't run. Now I'm sold on coal and the Furnace is a back up for the stove! I cut a hole in the floor for a register this summer and built a coal bin in the back yard. Can't wait for the cold to set in. Great forum here. You guys have helped me alot! Thanks.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine #4 Basement with Hopper
Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: Basement #4 with Hopper

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:15 pm

Outstanding. Having that coal put up for the season is a real good feeling. ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: harleymike On: Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:15 pm

y parents had a coal stove up until they built a new house in 1976. My Grand Father had one until the day he died. When I got my 2 house it had a Leisure Line stove in it. That stove was great! I end up selling the house but, I was letting go of that stove. I gave it to my Parents and they use it to heat their whole house. I moved around a lot for a few years and finally settled down with my 2nd wife. Let’s not talk about the first one :lol: . We bought house 2 years ago and it has 2 coal stoves in it. One is an Efel Kaminor 420-76.16 and the other Warm Morning Model 400. We used the Efel last year and it worked fairly well. This year I stripped it down and replaced all the grates, Gaskets and sealed up the joints with furnace cement. I got that advice from reading this forum 8-) Now my next project is to refurnish the Warm Morning. I was going to sell it but I changed my mind.
harleymike
 
Stove/Furnace Model: Efel Kaminor Coal Stove,076.16

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: NorthernIndiana On: Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:07 pm

You're right Fred. But I'm afraid that 2.5 tons I have won't last all winter. Does a beautiful job though. Keeps the basement and upstairs a toasty 74 degreees. Coal is king!
NorthernIndiana
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine #4 Basement with Hopper
Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: Basement #4 with Hopper

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Aldo8811 On: Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:54 pm

cokehead wrote:
tsb wrote:This winter you'll be warm Pirates.
Welcome.
They can't be real pirates; they have all their teeth!

lol They ain't all mine.....
Aldo8811
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystone
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: MartyC On: Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:23 pm

Hello and good morning. My name is Marty. I've lived in a house heated with a coal burning furnace most of my life. I'm firmly behind the benefits of heating with coal, though I wish it were a little less messy! ;)

We're in central West Virginia, so finding coal to heat with usually only requires calling around the mines to find out who is selling house-coal. The greater problem is that the mine selling good high quality bituminous this year may be closed (or not taking residential-size sales) next year. We buy our coal in eight ton lots, since we have a coal cellar in the basement that can hold at least that much.

Currently, we're in the market for a replacement for our 40-some year old Williamson furnace, which has served us very well, but which has outlived its safe-use lifespan.
MartyC
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Williamson
Stove/Furnace Model: ancient

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Wiz On: Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:51 pm

Hello everyone, it's Randy aka Wiz. Got the nickname from helping friends fixes their issues on computers. Own several websites and help created for others using vbulletin script. I'm all about family and spending time riding with my kids on our atvs. Locate in pa near Pocono raceway. These are the stoves that I have owned,Harman Mark II,Harman pc-45 and HS Tarm mb55. I've been stalking the site for sometime as a guest reading allot of posts, so want to say thanks for sharing your knowledge. Now it's time for me to create another thread for some advice... :P
Wiz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: scrapper_23jr On: Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:49 pm

My name is Steve , SCRAPPER to all you, Ann marie is the better half, deals with phone calls and a lot of B.S. 18 years, dont know how the hell or .why she puts up with it,5 kids, 3 grandchildren 1 more on the way, now you why i have a beer in my hand when you stop at the shop. put one thru, Paramedic school, one thru business school, one went to be an electrician, one went to machinest school and the oldest worked his way to a supervisor at sherman williams corp. Me im just a half assed cripple who survived a heart attack 2 shoulder surgeries,2 knee surgeries, 300 plus stitches from racing flat track bikes, finally realized too damm old for that last time the wife refused to pick me up at the hospital. work as a full time certified welder 55 hrs week at regular job, spare time spent welding race car chassis and my passion, rebuilding furnaces.The last few years i really enjoyed meeting with and dealing with people on this forum.looking to meeting a lot more in years to come, trying to keep the best and oldest fuel alive. SCRAPPER
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Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: no74falcon On: Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:57 am

Welding race car chassis? You are my new NEPA hero! Well, next to Freetown Fred of course. Obviously you have an interest in racing... Which race car chassis did you fabricate?
no74falcon
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: 2) Leisure Line Pioneers
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: 1) Hitzer 82FA, 1) Newmac WG100
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer, Newmac, Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: 82FA, WG100, Pioneer

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:02 am

Ah man :oops: toothy
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: scrapper_23jr On: Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:08 pm

Over the years i have built street stock chassis, late model chassis, small block modifieds, built a lot for the local guys being a certified welder by trade. owned cars for about 15 years, Ran late models and own point championships at Big Diamond and susquehana speedways, also ran limited late models at Silver Springs SpeedwaySmall block modifieds at Penn National and the old Reading Fairgrounds. Just got too busy with regular job, working on boilers, and raising 5 kids, to be fully involved, actually the wife told me it was time to grow up.Currently involved with a friend running 600 mico sprint and we had a afew wins this year at clinton county, lindas, and lanco. Live in the heart of 410 sprint car country and have quite a few friends who run Williams Grove,Port Royal, and Selingsgrove. Visit about 15 tracks a year and make the annual journey to Eldora for the 4 crown nationals every year. SCRAPPER
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Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:37 pm

Sorry for the late intro, I posted a thread a couple weeks ago kinda llike an intro, but a formal one would be proper. I was intrduced to coal about 3 yrs. ago by my neighbor shortly after my wife and I and at that time 6 mo. old baby moved to northern maine. I soon became very interested as gas went over 4.50/ gal. and heating oil as well. I put a potbelly in the basement and that was great except we don't live down there, unfinished cinder block. Come to find out I was just heating the walls and the dirt behind them. This yr. we purchased a used gold marc industries, model independence, hand fired stove. Like a new roomate, we're getting use too each other and settling in real good. It has been unseasonable mild, starting and letting die fires stinks but it does allow one to practice. ......I would much rather not, all and all it's very warm even with windowstats operating, considered doorstats acouple times. The mother in law likes it though, she's helping out, my wife had foot surgery and can't get out of bed or off the couch for a couple weeks. I hovered over this site for 3 yrs. and want to thank everyone for their assistance and look forward to much more, we have a small brick ranch and would like to install hydronic floor heating in the future, if yah can't dream, why go to sleep.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:07 pm

That's right you Maine-iac. Formal my butt. You've already been intro'd. :roll: ---anyway, here's a formal, welcome to the FORUM my friend. :clap: toothy
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Davian On: Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:56 pm

Greetings,

So, I just bought a small coal stove for my home. Its a Morso 1410 and I'm quite excited to start using it. The installation takes place tomorrow and I already have coal ready to go. I live in upstate Vermont and we've been looking for a supplemental heat source for our house that works better than the fireplace for a while now and finally settled on coal after researching all the options. I have to say that this site was an awesome resource for looking at coal heat over pellet and wood stoves. The biggest cut against pellet stoves was the electrical requirement. I have a portable generator but I dont want to have to depend on it long-term if the power goes and when it goes, it stays gone for days where I live. So it was wood or coal and coal just seems like the better option.

Ironically, I'm descended from Irish/German coal miners anyway and several generations of my family is buried in Mahanoy City and Pottsville anyway so its sort of a full circle move to go with coal.

Dav
Davian
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Morso
Stove/Furnace Model: 1410 Squirrel