Introduce Yourself

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:48 am

Sunny Boy wrote: I've got lots of 'em. Now, just as soon as someone schools me how to post them. . . :|

Paul


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Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:54 am

Great! Thank you Richard.

Paul
Sunny Boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:09 am

Welcome Dingmansblackrock,timandkellyplus10,Sonnyboy,and Stoker Don. phew! I hope I got right, it amazes me the number of new members, 7450 as of last night and now 14 almost 15 more :lol: Thanks for jumpin' in I read this forum for 6 months before I could get a coal stove and that was 3 stoves ago! Ooops, don't tell the mrs. :o
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: Sea Dog On: Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:57 am

Hi Everybody!

I have a vacation home in Lake Ariel which I'll move into permanently when I retire from the Navy in a couple of years. It has a prefab fireplace which is fine for the weekend trips, but after reading this forum for the last few months, I'm pretty much convinced to "go coal".

I still have more reading to do, but want to say thanks for the wealth of information I've learned so far!

Cheers,
Julie
Sea Dog
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Shopping for the perfect one

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:18 am

Ya sure that's not Sea Doggette?? LOL Welcome to the FORUM J--that HITZER 503 seems to have some real good reviews although if I had mt druthers--if I had enough hearth space I would look into a free standing stove--hand fired--WITH HOPPER--depending what your life schedule will be---how big is the house? Again, welcome Julie:)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Sea Dog On: Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:34 am

HaHa! Thanks Fred, I like the Doggette!

Yup, already been checking out the 503 online. The house is only 1000 square ft, so it might be a good fit. Will get some measurements next time I go to PA, and start another thread.

Thanks for the welcome,
Julie
Sea Dog
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Shopping for the perfect one

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:09 pm

Welcome to the forum Julie. Everyone here seems to like thier Hitzer. I haven't bothered with a fire in the fireplace yet this year. Maybe at Christmas. You will not regret burning coal.
Thank you for your service and we're all here to help you on your coal journey. Matt
DePippo79
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40, Stanley Argand No. 30, Stanley Argand No. 20 missing parts.
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite. Stove and nut size.
Other Heating: Oil hot water.

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Andre B On: Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:47 pm

Hello, Name is Andre' B
Currently heating with wood, have been feeding wood stoves since I was about 8 and with any luck I will be able to keep it up for another 20 or 30 years.
Next summers project will be to enclose and insulate a porch area to make a laundry/utility type room. Heating the additional space will very likely be pushing the capacity of the wood stove.
I do have this nice little water heater sold by Sears once upon a time.
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So I have been playing with the idea of setting it up to provide an unlimited supply of hot water to the washer and some space heating.

I want this to be a smokeless as possible, and from the reading I have been doing on this site over a last few days i will be needing anthracite.
The closest I have found (Web searches only at this point) is http://www.hvacandfireplace.com which is about 90 minutes one way. Which is not all that bad.
I do know of Winter Keeper Farm in Clear Lake but I talked with him at the county fair a few years ago and if memory serves he just had soft coal. I should give him a call anyway, he is not big on web sites. :lol:
Andre B
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Sears Water Heater

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:37 am

Andre

WELCOME!

The company you mention sells Anthracite... Here it is: http://www.hvacandfireplace.com/index.php?p=1_28_Coal

Once you feel the heat of coal and how long it burns I suspect you will want to ditch the woodstove as fast as you can. Less mess, less fuss and constant temps. Coal is a NO BRAINER. Not to mention the hotwater either.

Keep us posted!
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:07 pm

My name is David,wife Naomi ,we live just west of Jonestown,Pa.17038 on 4.2 acres we call Windy Hill .Our business - Windy Hill Enterprises -lawn & garden equipment service & repair is a mostly block building 30x40 located between 2 mobile homes,inlaws live in a 1987 14x70 that is decent to heat,we live in a 1972 12x60 with additions making it look like a 24x60 rancher,crappy vinyl windows,little to no insulation = hard to heat,shop has good insulation in the ceiling.September 2006 we fired up an outdoor wood eating monster made by mennonites in Danville,Pa.--Oaktree 600,000 btu.,we have been burning about 4 triaxle boom truck loads per year,heating the 3 buildings & hot water for the 2 houses all year. We did enjoy working with wood somewhere in the past 15 yrs we have burnt wood,we are TIRED !!!! off the work just to stay warm,talked to matt/leisurline about the outdoor coal boiler they are working on,We want 1 badly,bank will not finance,sorry matt. I have been reading cooking with coal,wife wants coal cook stove,looked at a columbian today,was a little better than junk,seemed very cheaply made.We would like some input on good brands of coal cook stoves,also might just go with a handfed stove that could ? be used for some cooking,is the Gibralter SCR a good stove,assuming these questions will end up on another thread.Have been following forum several months,lots of good !! info,thanks for your help,i'm not very fast at typing as my keyboard has the alphabet all mixed up.
windyhill4.2
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Other Heating: Oaktree OWB 600K

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:13 pm

Welcome to the FORUM wh, there's some members that will get you headed in the right direction on that cook stove---ME??? not so much ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:32 pm

Wh, I'm not into a coal cookstove either but the Amish guy I get my coal from showed me his (correct that his wife's) & I was impressed with the workmanship, it's a rather big piece made by Hitzer & it also supplied some hot water as well. If you have a dealer near by it may be worth a look.
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: kilkoyne On: Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:54 pm

Hi everyone,
I'm a new coal stove owner and new to coal burning. I was gifted a Hitzer 50-93 from my uncle who is a long-term wood burner. Long story short, he's stuck in his ways and never gave the stove or coal much of a chance.

The stove appears to be in good condition as he didn't use it much.

Anyway, I did read a number of posts specifically on the 50-93 already. I hope to have her running next week with further questions as they come up. Thanks to all
kilkoyne
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:12 pm

Welcome to the FORUM my friend. Yep, there's a few of enjoying the warmth from a 50-93 & enjoying the hell out of it :) Question away when needed
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: kilkoyne On: Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:10 pm

freetown fred wrote:Welcome to the FORUM my friend. Yep, there's a few of enjoying the warmth from a 50-93 & enjoying the hell out of it :) Question away when needed


I've already read many of the 50-93 posts. My coal is coming early next week and I hope to have her running by mid-week on my days off. Thanks Fred
kilkoyne
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93