Introduce Yourself

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: baddawg On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:58 am

Welcome to the forums.
baddawg
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Pioneer


Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: BOBBLE On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:12 pm

Hi all, My name is Bob and I dwell in Susquehanna County. I have joined this forum to see if someone more knowlegeable than I can identify a coal burning water heater that I am restoring.
I look fwd to the info I hope to receive. :)
BOBBLE
 

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:53 pm

Welcome to the FORUM gentleman & I hope I'm using that term Loosely ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: baddawg On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:32 pm

Welcome Bob. You must be ok with a name like Bob.

Bob
baddawg
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:34 pm

baddawg wrote:Welcome Bob. You must be ok with a name like Bob.

Bob

ditto
buffalo bob
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:09 pm

Alright!!! this is-Introduce Yourself- let's knock off all the "BOB" nonsense!! :clap: toothy
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: RIArmySGT On: Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:43 am

Hello everyone, my name is Matt, from Rhode Island. Just bought a Vermont Casting Vigilant II, first time owning any kinda of stove like this. But it beats oil! :shh: Work full time for the Rhode Island National Guard. Just on here to get some good advice on my new coal stove.
RIArmySGT
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Vermont Casting
Stove/Furnace Model: Vigilant II

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:47 am

Welcome to the FORUM Matt. Any questions--just ask away, there's a wealth of coal burning knowledge here. Thanx for your service my friend.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut


Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:21 am

freetown fred wrote:Alright!!! this is-Introduce Yourself- let's knock off all the "BOB" nonsense!! :clap: toothy

well it don't matter if u spell it backwards its still bob BOB/BOB
buffalo bob
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: baddawg On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:30 am

Welcome to the forums Matt!

BOB

BOB (backwards)
baddawg
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:58 am

buffalo bob wrote:
freetown fred wrote:Alright!!! this is-Introduce Yourself- let's knock off all the "BOB" nonsense!! :clap: toothy

well it don't matter if u spell it backwards its still bob BOB/BOB


Hang him on the wall he would be Art , throw him on the floor he is Matt. Oooops . Welcome to the forum Bob
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: the coop On: Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:59 pm

Hi, upstate New Yorker here, very new to the world of coal burning. Just put a Reading Lehigh in a few days ago and have yet to get it going, hopefully tomorrow. I'm guessing I will learn a ton of info here. Have a few questions already, but will scan the forum before asking any. Looking forward to learning from the experts on here. Thanks, Joe.
the coop
 

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:04 pm

Welcome to the FORUM Joe-plenty of experience here--ask away when you need.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Catwood On: Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:49 pm

HI I am John , I live in North River, New York. I am married , have two boys {men } 27 & 31. I build houses for a living, wife is a nurse. Have burnt coal for the last 4 years, Refurbished EFM 350. Have enjoyed this sire over the last few weeks , Very helpful group always willing to help . Have a great weekend .
Catwood
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 350

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: hank2 On: Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:14 am

Hello all. My name is Clair ( old school Pa. man's name). Have lurked here for about a year and learned much. This is a great set of forums.
Live in Berks County, Pa. Sort of SE Pa., but not far from NE Pa. Just me and the Mrs., step kids out of the house for a few years.

I was away from coal for a few years in the mid 2000's, but heated two different homes with stoker boilers from late 70's to about 2001.
I remember paying about $ 44 a ton for delivered rice in the late 70's. It was a lot less at a mine. Price was about $115 per ton when I switched to oil heat in 2001. Buck a gallon fuel oil was as cheap as coal for heat.

After getting married ( again) in 2005 I moved to my wife's home with new oil boiler. We all know what happened to fuel oil prices. Had an ancient 1880's small cannon stove that my dad and I dug out of a collapsed cabin in the 60's. Hooked that up and used it now and then for a few years. Glowed cherry red if I left it get too much air, but put out a lot of heat with a lot of maintenance. Next was a Warm Morning model 500 I hooked up in 2011 and used nearly non stop last winter. Put out some serious heat, but ate a lot of coal. No bi-metal control on that model. Bought a barely used DS Machine 1400 circulator a few months ago for not a lot less than a new one one would have cost. Learning the ropes on that one, but it is stingy with the coal and has been running for over two weeks. Saved us during a 6 day power outage from Sandy. Got to get some sort of coal bin built next year. Have been buying bagged Blaskak picked up at a hardware store at $300 a ton. Was $ 230 a ton a few years ago.
Thanks to all of the moderators, sponsors and posters for this fine site. Hope we all survive the growing war on coal.
hank2 ( Clair)
hank2
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1400 WH ciculator; 1880's small cannon in reserve
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: small New Yorker oil fired boiler; mostly used for domestic HW