Introduce Yourself

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: nortcan On: Sun. Sep. 22, 2013 6:34 pm

:lol: And if you wat to changer Pauline Marois for Obama, it's OK for me. Not very hot for the Québec independance movement. Qc needs Canadian Provinces...
Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Dave 1234 On: Mon. Sep. 23, 2013 10:22 pm

Hello to all,
My name is Dave, I've been a smoker and fire addict all my life. Gave up on wood fired heat when my son joined the marines.
I live in Ct. east of the river on a small farm have 5 good kids a big dog and good friends that think I went crazy ! ( burning coal is not normal here)
Last year I bought an efm 520 and she works wonderful. ( she is named monaca) :lol: This could have never worked with-out all of your help.

I am a lineman, worked storm repair all over and love the job. We make baled hay in the summer for the horse ladys. Show the new kids every year how to work hard,have fun and make money. I vote Republican but think they are all so out of touch.

Thanks to all who contribute. And a double thumbs up to Richard ( the mayor ) ! Great site.

Dave 1234
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1948 International boiler, EFM S-20 stoker
Coal Size/Type: Buck,
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Mon. Sep. 23, 2013 10:42 pm

Welcome fellow pyro. People thought I was crazy when they found out I wanted to burn coal too, but I hope I can brag about what it cost me to heat my home this winter. This season will be experimental. I too would have been lost without this site. Kudos on being a fellow Republican. Take care Matt.
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40, Stanley Argand No. 30, Glenwood Modern Oak 114, Stanley Argand No. 20 missing parts.
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite. Stove and nut size.
Other Heating: Oil hot water.

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: utterb1963 On: Sat. Sep. 28, 2013 9:30 pm

Hello fellow members, my name is Brian. Over the past year or so I've been looking into ways of supplementing the oil heat in my home. I have a 1300 sq. ft. cape that was built in 1953. Needless to say, the house leaves a little to be desired from an insulation point of view so it gets a bit chilly at times in the living area. After doing some research, I decided that coal was the way to go for me. My house has a small fireplace in the basement which, at first, I thought would be a good candidate for an insert but due to the smaller size of the fireplace, I opted to go with a "hearth" model. I ended up finding a gently used Alaska Kodiak Stoker I built in 1985. I'm going to do a little work on it but quickly realized I would need a good source of information so I get it done correctly. After poking around this forum, I think this is a great place to start.
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Kodiak Stoker I

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sat. Sep. 28, 2013 11:08 pm

Welcome utterb1963, you are correct this is a great place to start and I doubt you will need to look anywhere else.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box stove, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Baseburners & Antiques: Home Sparkle 12
Coal Size/Type: Coal Contractor's stove, a little Kimmels 'nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: mmcoal On: Wed. Oct. 02, 2013 9:56 pm

My name is Chris and I live in Sussex county. I just recently got my coal stove setup for this season. I grew up in a house that was heated with a wood burner so burning coal will be a whole new experience for me. My brother and I are 5th generation mason builders, but once my family grew and I had a mortgage, being a self employed mason wasn't going to cut it so I got a municipal job.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: nut

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Wed. Oct. 02, 2013 10:46 pm

Yep,the word "Family" does change everything,but maybe we just like it that way ! Peruse the vast bank'o knowledge here and ask questions,post pictures('cause these Rockhounds here just luv pic's) and enjoy !
Hambden Bob
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Blower Model Coal Chubby 1982-Serial#0097
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni ! / Nut
Other Heating: Pro-Pain Forced Air

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Sun. Oct. 06, 2013 6:37 pm

Welcome MMCOAL!

If you have any questions just ask. There are 100's of years of coal burning experiance on this site and people here love to help one another. :D
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: mikescoal On: Sun. Oct. 06, 2013 7:11 pm

Mike in North-Central Mass.

Hi guys and gals, I live out in a small town on the NH border. My past experience with coal, at our farmstead in ME, was generally disappointing, mainly due to my scant knowledge of heating with coal.

Our oil bill for 2011 was almost $4K, foe a semi-insulated pre-Revolutionary War home which has bee heaving alter in the past 220-odd years.
In 2012, we closed off unused spaces and heated with ceramic electric heaters in each room, when occupied. Total cost was around $2500.

So, I'm taking another shot at coal, now armed with knowledge from trolling this great site, mainly.

I'll see you all on the forum!


Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Sun. Oct. 06, 2013 8:11 pm

Yay, another guy from new england. Welcome to the forum mikescoal. I was skeptical at first, but now I'm addicted to coal and this site. I'm sure all the information about coal and pretty much everything else you need can be found on this site. Good luck. Matt
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40, Stanley Argand No. 30, Glenwood Modern Oak 114, Stanley Argand No. 20 missing parts.
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite. Stove and nut size.
Other Heating: Oil hot water.

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: mikescoal On: Sun. Oct. 06, 2013 8:35 pm

Thanks, Matt! I am a believer (and frugal!)..

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: apsgallery On: Thu. Oct. 10, 2013 3:42 pm

Hello, my name is Walt Deetz. A friend recomended me this site as a place where I can show my collection of 30 of the most beautiful and unique antique coal burner parlor stoves that a have for sale. This one is a beautiful antique Round Oak A2-51 base burning Parlor Stove dated 1916, has original Finial and Ornate, original nickel with new mica class on front and sides for fire viewing. There are only 4 or 5 of this known to exist. In excellent condition, with no cracks or damage. Masseurs 75” high x 28” wide x 29” deep.
NOTE: I have a collection of 30 of the most extraordinary, rare base burning parlor stoves in the same context of only a few or one known to exist for sale.
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Stove/Furnace Model: FAVORITE No. 915

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: dcrane On: Thu. Oct. 10, 2013 8:20 pm

Hey Walter! Thanks for stopping in (Im Doug, the one you were kind enough to allow to use some of your photo's and Literature)... I know many people here appreciate your kindness in allowing your huge achieve of items to be displayed here. Folks will now be able to Private Message you directly if they have questions or wish to own one of your museum quality pieces. Enjoy the forum as often or as little as you wish (but from time to time check your mailbox incase someone wishes to contact you). I will add more photo's from your FB into the antique parlor stove museum thread to ensure they are archived forever. this is the link to that thread Antique Parlor Coal Stove Museum
You the Man! :punk:
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu. Oct. 10, 2013 9:28 pm

Welcome to the FORUM Walter. She's a real impressive stove my friend. Be lookin forward to some more of your Ladies :)
freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Leadslingingdaddy On: Tue. Oct. 15, 2013 7:21 am

Randy from the Frederick MD Area. Bought a house with an Alaska 140 Dual Stoker. Been figuring it out from reading a lurking here along wiht some helpful ACE Hardware guys out of PA.

I fired it up this weekend and really had no troubles with it as I had to clean it out since the previous owner never did....90% clogged.

400 degrees at the fire box and the house was toasty!

Look forward to the heating season and getting better versed at this 'Hobby"...
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Dual Stoker 140
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: 140 Dual Feed