Introduce Yourself

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:26 pm

Well I guess it's time. I didn't know this thread existed till I saw some new members post. Name is Matt, happily married (7 years) with a 2 year old girl and 4 year old son. Born and raised in Lawrence, Ma to a Italian family. God I miss my grandmothers cooking. Every day was like Thanksgiving. Moved to southern New Hampshire year and a half ago. No I'm not a liberal from Mass. Wife and I liked the house. She's a farm girl from Michigan who was up here for college. Mechanic by trade. Cars out of highschool, then heavy equipment, then locomotives. Realized I didn't want to be changing a traction motor when I was 50 years old so got into operatiions. First conductor then engineer. Started in freight now passenger. Miss freight, but better job security in passenger. Plus no more bed bug inns. Just something about being in control of 12000 plus horsepower (freight).
Introduced to this forum by a friend, coworker of mine who heats his house with a liesure line wl110. I laughed at him at first, but after seeing his system I started doing my own research and concluded that coal was the way to go. At first I wanted a boiler, but decided to go with a antique stove instead. Goes with house. I still want a boiler someday. I already want a smaller antique stove for the computer room. I really like this forum, alot of like minded individuals. Where else can you talk coal, politics and home repair.
Hobbies include restoring Chevy Camaros, (not much time/money since buying the house), studying the Victorian Era and Industrial Revolution, model railroading (Lionel) and maybe someday woodworking, building a live steam engine. Yes I like old things. Now you know me!!!!
DePippo79
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40
Coal Size/Type: Stove, nut/anthracite

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:01 pm

Welcome to the forum. Lots of good people here and knowledge.
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:03 am

DePippo79 wrote:Well I guess it's time. I didn't know this thread existed till I saw some new members post. Name is Matt, happily married (7 years) with a 2 year old girl and 4 year old son. Born and raised in Lawrence, Ma to a Italian family. God I miss my grandmothers cooking. Every day was like Thanksgiving. Moved to southern New Hampshire year and a half ago. No I'm not a liberal from Mass. Wife and I liked the house. She's a farm girl from Michigan who was up here for college. Mechanic by trade. Cars out of highschool, then heavy equipment, then locomotives. Realized I didn't want to be changing a traction motor when I was 50 years old so got into operatiions. First conductor then engineer. Started in freight now passenger. Miss freight, but better job security in passenger. Plus no more bed bug inns. Just something about being in control of 12000 plus horsepower (freight).
Introduced to this forum by a friend, coworker of mine who heats his house with a liesure line wl110. I laughed at him at first, but after seeing his system I started doing my own research and concluded that coal was the way to go. At first I wanted a boiler, but decided to go with a antique stove instead. Goes with house. I still want a boiler someday. I already want a smaller antique stove for the computer room. I really like this forum, alot of like minded individuals. Where else can you talk coal, politics and home repair.
Hobbies include restoring Chevy Camaros, (not much time/money since buying the house), studying the Victorian Era and Industrial Revolution, model railroading (Lionel) and maybe someday woodworking, building a live steam engine. Yes I like old things. Now you know me!!!!


That's one of the best G damb intro's I've ever seen :clap: and your from MA.... woot woot, me and Smitty got company :lol: Welcome to the forums bro!
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:07 am

Welcome Depippio buon giorno! Com e stai!


..I apologize for my spelling DePippo79. :oops:
Last edited by michaelanthony on Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.
michaelanthony
 
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: DePippo79 On: Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:00 pm

Thanks for the welcome. Been around since March, never knew about the intro thread. Would love to have Smitty as a neighbor. Wouldn't have to worry about how much noise I make. A fellow gearhead. The nice retired couple next to me built a new house and thier house is going on the market soon. Worried about new people. AKA yuppies. Anyone want to buy a Victorian? We could store/share a **it load of coal. Thier garage and the basement of my barn. Thanks again for the welcome maybe we could do a new england meet and greet sometime. Matt
DePippo79
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40
Coal Size/Type: Stove, nut/anthracite

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Jane684 On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:32 am

I found this forum the other day, and we are really enjoying reading thru the posts.
We have 2 King O Heat large stoves in our cellar. And have been burning coal for probably 30+ years. Burned wood for 40+ years, as we get free oak from a friend in tree business. But tired of the wood business, so are planning to add a gas insert fireplace soon as we get the gas co. to pipe it in to our house. (Plan to add a generac too, as we are tired of gasoline powered generators)
Yes, we are oldsters and long retired, but never plan to give up our coal stoves or our back-up oil burning furnace.

Indeed having a great time reading thru the posts!
Jane
Jane684
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: King O Heat, we have 2
Other Heating: Oil and wood
Stove/Furnace Make: King O Heat
Stove/Furnace Model: the biggest model of 3

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:23 pm

Welcome DePippo79,


You mention live steamers........ These guys are within 5 miles of me. http://www.palivesteamers.org/index.html


Took the grandkids there several times for rides.


Yeah, we are really the collection of varied interests here. But we do have fun !!!!!



Rick
Rick 386
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:27 pm

Jane684 wrote:I found this forum the other day, and we are really enjoying reading thru the posts.
We have 2 King O Heat large stoves in our cellar. And have been burning coal for probably 30+ years. Burned wood for 40+ years, as we get free oak from a friend in tree business. But tired of the wood business, so are planning to add a gas insert fireplace soon as we get the gas co. to pipe it in to our house. (Plan to add a generac too, as we are tired of gasoline powered generators)
Yes, we are oldsters and long retired, but never plan to give up our coal stoves or our back-up oil burning furnace.

Indeed having a great time reading thru the posts!
Jane




Well pour your self a large cup of coffee........... you have a lot of catching up to do. You name it and it has probably been discussed here.


Welcome. And if you have any questions, fire away....... Yeah we do corny jokes here a lot !!!!!




Rick
Rick 386
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Jane684 On: Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:08 am

Super train pictures! Must be fun.
My first outstanding memory when I was about 5 years old, was being in the engine of a narrow gauge steam train that my dad's friends(in Florida) used for their orange groves. Its still one of my favourite memories.

Yes, we have two nice big King O Heat coal stoves, and we usually fire one or the other up sometime in mid November and shut it down usually in early April.
We have a glass sunroom which heats up almost to 90 degrees if the sun is out full, so for New England we have good heat, before even the oil burner comes on.
Jane684
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: King O Heat, we have 2
Other Heating: Oil and wood
Stove/Furnace Make: King O Heat
Stove/Furnace Model: the biggest model of 3

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: nuthcuntrynut On: Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:57 am

Guess its time to introduce, I've only been on here "looking" for over a year.
Hi all, my name is Tonny I live with my wife and teenage daughter in Northern NY state about 2 miles from the Quebec border. I enjoy reloading , shooting, and deer hunting. We have a hobby farm of too many chickens, and five horses. Pigs , sheep at times, but they end up in freezer for some odd reason. I was born up here and lived in Florida for over twenty years, the population and crime down there was reason enough to come home to the country. Presently I work as an HVAC teacher in a two year High school ,adult program. Thirty year HVAC veteran, mainly refrigeration/Air Conditioning field. Heat to me was just a byproduct of Air Conditioning. Until I moved back home! We put up a nice 2000sq ft modular home from Scranton Pa after moving up here, and decided to heat it with an Outdoor Wood Boiler and baseboard heat. I own just under 100 acres, mostly scrub, and fields.Allot of our wood was delivered from mountains in log length. Wood has gotten expensive, and tires for my tractor are expensive trying to get wood up from the property. As well I'm not getting any younger, so we supplemented the OWB heat with a pellet stove in our Living rm. as we also have no backup , like oil or LP. Last year I started looking into an alternative heat source to the OWB. I had decided to go with a pellet boiler, I just couldn't get over the igniter reliability issues and costs involved in a gun type boiler, as well the pellets dropping and fans are quite loud, especially if this thing was going to live in our basement. I had been doing btu conversions with different fuels at school as a class project. The numbers for coal looked good on both ends. Both cost for fuel and BTU looked good . The rest is history. I intend to keep the pellet stove, as the wife likes the flame and I like the heat on -40 degree evenings. But as long as there is coal avaliable at a descent price guess thats how we'll heat.
PS
Thank you to all on this forum that assisted me in the process of choosing a heating system.
nuthcuntrynut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: wl110 leisure line
Coal Size/Type: rice
Other Heating: ussc pellet stove
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: WL 110

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:40 am

Welcome to the forum. Good group of people. I rather log on here than watch the garbage on tv. Everyone is very helpfull. Enjoy your Liesure Line. Matt
DePippo79
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40
Coal Size/Type: Stove, nut/anthracite

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: nuthcuntrynut On: Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:51 am

We decided seven yrs ago when we moved home no tv, we watch dvds and vhs movies. Don't even miss it.

DePippo79 wrote:Welcome to the forum. Good group of people. I rather log on here than watch the garbage on tv. Everyone is very helpfull. Enjoy your Liesure Line. Matt
nuthcuntrynut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: wl110 leisure line
Coal Size/Type: rice
Other Heating: ussc pellet stove
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: WL 110

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:58 am

My wife and I usually watch the animated Pixar films. Having kids perfect excuse. Take care. Matt
DePippo79
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40
Coal Size/Type: Stove, nut/anthracite

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Jane684 On: Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:34 pm

Yes, Indeed, a great bunch of people here, and we certainly have learned a lot too. Very educational and enjoyable reading about the various kinds of stoves, fuels, and the way things work.
Thank you to the moderator for removing the spam written in German, I responded in a way to tell the spammer to go away, but my German is rudimentary. But you certainly got rid of it the best way.

We are ordering our winter's supply of Anthracite soon, and polishing up our King O Heats.

Jane
Jane684
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: King O Heat, we have 2
Other Heating: Oil and wood
Stove/Furnace Make: King O Heat
Stove/Furnace Model: the biggest model of 3

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: nortcan On: Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:34 pm

Hi Tonny and welcome to the forum.
Also welcome to Québec, so close from that nice province :)
nortcan
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride