Introduce Yourself

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:14 pm

freetown fred wrote: ... Where were you with thay yak-dung?? Mass.?? :lol:

You know you need 15 permits to possess yak dung in MA, Fred! There's pending legislation on that! You could be jailed! :woot: :funny:


Welcome CTYankee & JeepGuy04! :cheers:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: 07roadstar On: Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:10 pm

Hi y'all I'm from Keeseville, NY area but was born in the south. I retired from the navy in 2006 after 20 years of service and moved in the New York area for my wife since she too did 20 years with me and it was the least I could do for her. We do have family and relatives nears us so it helps and I grew up here starting when I was 9 in 19**. My dad did his 20 years in the Navy and my brother did 23 in the Coast Guard. Do have uncles who served there time in the Army(20years) and Air Force(20years) and my step dad did 20 years in the Air Force too. I have 1 daughter, 2 boys 1 granddaughter and a son-in law. I now work in Vermont at IBM as a Control Operator Technician in Facilities. We keep the plant running to keep the people out on the line happy to make the products.
I just bought my first new house in Aug 2011 and we heat with an oil furnace which replace the old one before we bought the place. Its a Williams low boy 105,000 BTU and heats our house okay plus we bought a Napoleon nps45 pellet stove, which is on the first floor, to offset the fuel cost . We have already gone through 2 tons of pellets and 50 gallons of fuel. Our house was built in 1920 with a full basement slap foundation, 1st, 2nd, and a big attic where we keep our history boxes at. With all of this our house is around 3000 sq ft. Thank you for a well executed web site with a lot of knowledge to be gain.
07roadstar
 
Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: Basement #4 DS-2200

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:50 pm

Yo 07, New Yorkers never say y'all. :clap: toothy Welcome to the FORUM my friend. Good Patriotic roots there. My compliments. ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: 07roadstar On: Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:04 pm

Well it did get your attention :D :P . Thanks for the heads up and compliment.
07roadstar
 
Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: Basement #4 DS-2200

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:09 pm

Howdy 07! Thank YOU for your service to the Great Nation we live in!!

Did you happen to ever serve in the 5th Fleet by any chance?
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: 07roadstar On: Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:07 pm

ONEDOLLAR wrote:Howdy 07! Thank YOU for your service to the Great Nation we live in!!

Did you happen to ever serve in the 5th Fleet by any chance?



Yes on the USS Iowa BB-61 (86-90) at this time it was the 7th fleet, USS Ashland LSD-48 (95-99), USS Carter Hall LSD-50 (2002 for 6 months then return back to ACU-2)
07roadstar
 
Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: Basement #4 DS-2200

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: 07roadstar On: Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:13 pm

ONEDOLLAR wrote:Howdy 07! Thank YOU for your service to the Great Nation we live in!!

Did you happen to ever serve in the 5th Fleet by any chance?


if your talking about serving it during the 40's then no. Was not alive during that time but I know it was established on 26 April 1944 for the Central Pacific Force and it was under the command of Admiral Raymond Spruance. Little bit of history here. :)
07roadstar
 
Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: Basement #4 DS-2200

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:24 pm

Thanks for the info 07. I have some great memories over the years with people from the 5th Fleet in Manama.

Thanks again for your service.
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Lord Icon On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:49 pm

Hey to all you coal folk. I am a recent convert from wood pellets. I have a Vigilant ( mark 1) and have a Harman insert on order. I live in Mason NH. I am also a Mason. Go figure, town called mason but no lodge here. Served with 101st as well as 1st ID(Mech) ( The Big Red One) and the First Scots Guard, Tyneside Scottish ( Desert Rats). Dad was NSA, I followed suit. Learned Russian . Never use it any more. Live in a nice cottage , restore old Land Rovers to pass the time. Keep 4 dogs and the wife. At any one time at least 2 of them like me . Forman at a local HVAC company fixing and installing heat and a/c and heatpumps. Just keeping my head down low. Trying to lead a good life.
Cheers.Kris
Lord Icon
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman Insert
Stove/Furnace Model: Accentra

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:09 pm

Welcome to the FORUM Kris. So you've been keepin your self busy. ;) Cheers back at ya my friend. :D
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:47 am

Well Howdy HIRAM! ;) Union Lodge No. 108 Towanda Pa. Lots of helpful folks here to guide you in the right direction.
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Anthracite

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Lord Icon On: Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:32 am

And a brotherly greeting back at you. I come from the east. Bloody cold in the east ( north east) . Kinda hard to give the proper handshake wearing mittens. :verycool:
Lord Icon
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman Insert
Stove/Furnace Model: Accentra

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:15 am

Mittens?? Come on Kris, nobody wears them thar sissy ass things anymore. toothy
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Lord Icon On: Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:41 pm

Those look like winter driving gloves for my Land Rover ( series 3 1973 "George")
Lord Icon
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman Insert
Stove/Furnace Model: Accentra

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:11 pm

welcome icon your close enough to "rovers North" to save on shipping!!

many years back while at a "MG" garage I restored three old rovers for a fellow..

now im working on my own series II disco....... different animal from the old iron.


good luck with the black rocks....most any question can be answered here 8-)
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska