Introduce Yourself

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Bunky On: Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:06 am

I've been here before when this was the 'old' forum. Shortened my name from Bunkyhead. Have an Alaska Stoker but I have a difficult technology based question & the Coalman has always been THE ONE with the answers! Nice to be back...Missed those smilies! Howdy to everyone :D
Bunky
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaskan
Stove/Furnace Model: Kast Console II

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:14 am

Bunky, member #5 :D
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:29 am

Welcome back Bunky. Damn, #5??? that would make you damn near as old as the Mayor. :clap: toothy
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:58 am

Bunky was one my recruits to try and get some action going on, a new forum is nightmare to get going. If I recall it took about 2 years before there was anything more than 2 or 3 posts a month.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:05 am

I think it would be a wise decision for the stove manufacturers to list this forum on their websites, like Leisure Line has, but more importantly on their product literature.
EarthWindandFire
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer model 75.
Other Heating: Oil and Natural Gas.

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:23 pm

Soooo, it would be true that patience is a virtue? :clap: toothy
Richard S. wrote:Bunky was one my recruits to try and get some action going on, a new forum is nightmare to get going. If I recall it took about 2 years before there was anything more than 2 or 3 posts a month.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: jim d On: Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:27 pm

hey fred patience is grossly overated
jim d
 
Stove/Furnace Make: alaska//coaljck
Stove/Furnace Model: liberty// cj3

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:12 pm

You betcha ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Bunky On: Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:06 pm

Richard S. wrote:Bunky was one my recruits to try and get some action going on, a new forum is nightmare to get going. If I recall it took about 2 years before there was anything more than 2 or 3 posts a month.

Recruits to try & get some action, eh? :rofl:
Yes- patience is a virtue... Congratualtions Richard (aka Coalman) on your Forum's success!
It's going to take me some time to catch up here... I didn't get a reply notification for this post for instance... I have to learn to look for them.
Wow- I remember when I discovered what a forum really was in NM. Thank you much.
Hello again :bighug:
Bunky
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaskan
Stove/Furnace Model: Kast Console II

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: kenville2001 On: Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:12 pm

Greetings from VanEtten NY. Trying to end my second season of winter with coal heat. My name is Rich I'm 37, I have had 2 hopper fires this season and looking for answers. Stumbled across this site and see I am not alone. thought I would join in the Fun!!!
kenville2001
 
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: koker

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:20 am

Welcome to the FORUM my friend. Well, I see your biggest problem is owning one of them thar girly-guy stoves. :clap: toothy But on a serious note, I'm sure some Keystoker people will jump in here & help ya figure out that hopper situation. Again, welcome.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Ralph4176 On: Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:25 pm

Hi I have been reading this site for several years and have learned a lot from all of you.
I live in Rhode Island I am. Master plumber .
I started buning coal about ten years ago with a Vermont castings coal stove then two years ago I put a hand fired Sime boiler in that I bought on cregs list it was a lot of work to run but used no oil for the heating season now I just finished installing a AHS 130 coal boiler and started it today it's running great the oil boiler has been removed and we are now on coal only :D
When I get a chance I will post some pictures .

Ralph
Ralph4176
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS 130
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Sime
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Castings Vigilant
Coal Size/Type: Pea
Other Heating: None
Stove/Furnace Make: Vermon Castings
Stove/Furnace Model: Vigilant

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:47 pm

Outstanding on the boiler Ralph:) Lookin fwd to some pix
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: mattcoalburner On: Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:22 pm

Hi, My name is Matt.
I live in Tamaqua, PA .....COAL COUNTRY. Had coal heat most of my life. Grew up with a Van Wert boiler. Bought my first house it had an EFM boiler. When I bought my second house it had an oli fired boiler :( I put up with this for a few years and grew tired of sending my money to ragheads and spending WAY more then I should. So i installed a Reading Juniata and actually paid it off in the first year with my savings!
Great to meet you all and look forward to sharing whatever information i can.
mattcoalburner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading Juniata

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: GrandpaWasaMiner On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:27 am

Hi my name is Al,

I've visited this website numerous times as I was planning my first coal stove. Recently installed a Harman Mark II in the lower level family room and loving it! Already looking forward to ripping out our woodburner in the upper level family room and replacing it with another coal stove. I am a noob, but as my Nickname states, my Grandfather was a Polish immigrant who worked in the coal mines in Lackawanna County, PA.
GrandpaWasaMiner
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark II