Introduce Yourself

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: D-frost On: Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:22 pm

Hello,
I have been burning anthracite in a Yukon Eagle I for 5 years. Needless to say, I found this forum about 3 months ago. About 4 years late! I have a 1970's Jotul #118 wood burner that we use for power outages. Well, I have purchased a 'Chubby' with a blower to replace the Jotul.

tphill24- I'm in southern N.H. My Yukon coal burning learning curve was a trip I will not forget. If you want help, ask, and you shall receive .

This forum is a great bunch of people with a 'wealth of knowledge'.

Thank You all
D-frost
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Yukon Eagle I (multi-fuel oil, wood/coal)
Coal Size/Type: nut/Reading anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #118 wood burner

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:32 pm

D Frost

Welcome again to the Chubby Cult and welcome to NEPA. :D

Funny. I was talking to Larry at Chubby today giving him some updates on the proto Chubby I am testing and he mentioned someone from NH coming down to get a stove. Was that you by chance?

If you have any questions just ask. This forum is full of experiance, solutions and answers.

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

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: D-frost On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:38 am

One dollar,
I purchased my Chubby off of Craigslist-Maine. I visited Larry Trainer for parts.(ashpan,mica,springs, and bolts) Larry is one of the nicest guys that you will ever meet-Top Shelf.

I'm going to replace the Jotul with Chubby sometime this week.

Cheers
D-frost
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Yukon Eagle I (multi-fuel oil, wood/coal)
Coal Size/Type: nut/Reading anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #118 wood burner

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Jfreethy On: Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:49 am

Hello All,

My name is Jason and I hope to be a coal burner again this summer. My father has a Model 600 Van Wert that I grew up using and loved it. Fast forward, my wife and I recently bought our first home and it has no central heating but it does have electric baseboard, and propane fireplace, and a wood pellet stove. All of which are great in and of itself but then are no coal! Please excuse my 'new-ness' and thank you in advance for the help.

Jason
Jfreethy
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystone Koker Lite
Coal Size/Type: Oiled Rice
Other Heating: propane, and electric

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:59 am

Jason, welcome to the forum.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: PatT15 On: Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:21 pm

Hello all,
My name is Pat and I live in morrisdale Pa, central Pa. I have two boilers in my home oil and coal. The coal boiler is a hand fired national 200 sires 4 section. I quit firing it about 15 years ago because my wife did not like the dirt in the house from bit coal.
Recently, last sunday in fact, I acquired a Van wert VA13 under feed stoker out of an anthratherm boiler that was shot. I dragged it home and took the grate out of my boiler and put this in and started burning it right away out of a 55 gallon plastic barrel. My pursuit to find more information about them led me to this site which I find to be very helpful. I'm looking forward to chatting with you guys. 8-)
PatT15
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van wert 400 stoker inside National 200 boiler
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: National recently converted to Hard coal stoker
Coal Size/Type: Buck
Other Heating: Oil and electric

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:39 pm

Hey Pat, sounds like that Van Wert fit the bill! Welcome.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Hello from Pike County

PostBy: amstel78 On: Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:16 pm

Hello everyone. I'm a new forum member trying to learn more about coal heating. I currently have a propane fired furnace and Amerigas. I'm planning on digging out the Amerigas tank and kicking them to the curb sometime in February since they're gouging me at $4.92 per gallon last fill. I was asking for advice on the City Data forums and someone suggested coal as an alternative, so here I am. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

James in Shohola

P.S. If anyone can point me to a good FAQ or something for me to start reading, I'd be most grateful.
amstel78
 
Other Heating: Propane forced air furnace

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:50 pm

Welcome, amstel,you mentioned furnace,go to the furnace topic,click on different threads there & read to your hearts content,should be able to further your coal burning education there,and then maybe ask a more specific question that fits your particular situation,lots of info on here for sure.I've not yet become an official coal burner,trying to decide yet what will best suit our unique situation .Glad to see someone else coming to their senses with regard to "liquid" fuel &get back to a MADE IN USA FUEL.Anyway,enjoy the reading,it should help you narrow down the direction you want to go. $$4.92/gal for propain ??? :shock: :mad3:
windyhill4.2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: amstel78 On: Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:58 pm

Thanks for the welcome Windyhill! Yup, last two bills from Amerigas was rated at $4.63 and $4.92 per gallon respectively. Same time last year, and I was paying around $2.20 a gallon. In a nutshell, propane has become too costly to run. I do plan on taking the Amerigas tank out and replacing with my own so at least I can shop around and save. I still need propane for my hot water heater, kitchen stove, and clothes dryer so unfortunately there's no way to go all coal.
amstel78
 
Other Heating: Propane forced air furnace

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:18 pm

This thread is primarily to introduce ones self,but i'd like to point you to the Cookin with Coal in Handfed section, check out the boiler section for water heating possibilities,should be able to at least drastically reduce your PROPAIN over the winter,look forward to your questions/input on those other threads where their are a lot of coal users waiting to warp your mind. :)
windyhill4.2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: crazy4coal On: Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:23 pm

Ask the gas co how much they want for the tank you have now, if they say we won't sell it to you. dig it up and tell'm come and get it. Just make sure that you don't put a mark on with the backhoe or they won't take it back, They'll say you damaged it it's no good!
crazy4coal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: buderus
Stove/Furnace Model: logana

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Sapphireb28 On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:27 pm

Hello. I just signed up to see if I could post a free ad for my Hyfire II by Liesure line. I can't figure out how to post in that for sale forum. Can you please help. Thank you. Jen
Sapphireb28
 

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:09 pm

Welcome, Sapphireb28,you are trying to sell your coal burner ?hopefully not to go propain or oil,maybe you bought a coal boiler !! anyway,i've not yet tried to post anything for sale,but i think you just go to the furnace/HVAC for sale,click on new topic & post info & pics if available.Good luck on a quick sale !
windyhill4.2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Introduce Yourself

PostBy: Sapphireb28 On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:45 pm

Thank u windyhill4. Thot I did that before but it worked this time. Several reasons to sell. Too old and sick to keep up with it is the main reason. Would like to recover some money before moving.
Sapphireb28