Shutting stove down tomorrow

Shutting stove down tomorrow

PostBy: gambler On: Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:26 pm

I am forced to turn my stove off tomorrow because I can't take care of it and it is too much for my wife and daughter to handle. They have been doing it for a week and tonight was the straw that broke the camels back. My wife spilled (missed the hopper) with about 5 pounds of coal and my daughter burned her finger and got coal ash on her good black pants (OMG). They always bitch about something and are such weaklings that they have a hard time handleing 20 pounds of coal in a bucket. So I said enough is enough, I will shut the stove off tomorrow and leave it off until I am well enough to tend it. I over did my snow removal on Saturday now my incision in my back is oozing all kinds of gunk and the muscles are really sore. spoke with doc today and he said as long as the ooze isn't green I will be fine just stop picking stuff up and shoveling snow for a couple of weeks.
So it's back to the natural gas!! wooohoooo!!! not.
gambler
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: Shutting stove down tomorrow

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:33 pm

Wish you a speedy recovery.

:cheers:
Black_And_Blue
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska 140

Re: Shutting stove down tomorrow

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:50 pm

Sorry to hear you've got to go back to gas. Just count it as a cost of recovery. Hope you're better real soon.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined


Re: Shutting stove down tomorrow

PostBy: bksaun On: Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:50 pm

Medicate with good 10 year old Bourbon and they will be cold and you won't! Nor will you care what they say!

I am lucky, I have a 4year old son who makes sure his mother puts the lid on the hopper and does everything else right! ( She is blonde).

Bk
bksaun
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
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Re: Shutting stove down tomorrow

PostBy: Paulie On: Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:01 am

Put the kid in jeans and gloves, tell the wife to load the bucket half way and make two trips. I would not burn gas, and let the kid
shovel snow. Don't let them give you " I'm a girl ..."excuse. LL stove is as easy as it gets, they should be able to handle it.
If they can't, they will learn quickly. :bang: You will heal better being warm and cheap. :D
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Paulie
 
Stove/Furnace Make: leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: Shutting stove down tomorrow

PostBy: tsb On: Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:22 am

In Oct of 2005 I severed my achilles tendon in an industrial accident. I just
got help from one of the neighbor kids. He hauled coal up from the basement and
emptied the ash pans. Cost a couple of bucks a week, but we got through the winter
just fine. I recovered and he learned about coal stoves. Good deal all around.
My wife did a good job keeping things and people going.
Good luck with your recovery.

TSB
tsb
 
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Re: Shutting stove down tomorrow

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:34 am

gambler wrote:I am forced to turn my stove off tomorrow because I can't take care of it and it is too much for my wife and daughter to handle. They have been doing it for a week and tonight was the straw that broke the camels back. My wife spilled (missed the hopper) with about 5 pounds of coal and my daughter burned her finger and got coal ash on her good black pants (OMG). They always bitch about something and are such weaklings that they have a hard time handleing 20 pounds of coal in a bucket. So I said enough is enough, I will shut the stove off tomorrow and leave it off until I am well enough to tend it. I over did my snow removal on Saturday now my incision in my back is oozing all kinds of gunk and the muscles are really sore. spoke with doc today and he said as long as the ooze isn't green I will be fine just stop picking stuff up and shoveling snow for a couple of weeks.
So it's back to the natural gas!! wooohoooo!!! not.

Hey gambler is there any other members on here that are close to you if so ask one of them if they could help you out
until recover where are you in western PA you can PM me the info if you do not want to give your local .Or get a Neighbor to help out .
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Shutting stove down tomorrow

PostBy: ken On: Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:18 am

Thats terrible , I hope your back heals up fast.
ken
 
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Stove/Furnace Model: 75K - Bay Window - Direct Vent

Re: Shutting stove down tomorrow

PostBy: hugg On: Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:22 am

turn the gas off. they will learn in a hurry how to take care of the stove. hope the back heals up :)
hugg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman / Gibraltar
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnum / CFS

Re: Shutting stove down tomorrow

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:14 am

hugg wrote:turn the gas off. they will learn in a hurry how to take care of the stove. hope the back heals up :)


I agree Rick....If your wife & kids try different techniques that don't require that much strength, they should be able to do it & you can just supervise...while reclining in a Barcalounger & imbibing some "Medicinal" spirits! :lol:
(reminds me of a great "Honeymooners" episode where a suave "Mambo" dance instructor moves next door & flirts with all the wives. He sees Alice bringing a heavy basket of clothes down from the clothesline on the roof &...grabs the basket from her saying that she should not be carrying such a heavy load.....Ralph is standing there & to show how he is thoughtful too, says to Alice....."I've told you not to carry such heavy loads up & down the stairs Alice.........divide the load in half & .......MAKE TWO TRIPS!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Hope your back heals quickly & things get back to normal for you soon brother!! :cheers:
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Re: Shutting stove down tomorrow

PostBy: whistlenut On: Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:47 am

Back surgery is a slow recovery when you take care of yourself, mine was longer than expected when you do 'more than is normal'. Listen to the Doc, you'll be up and running soon. Take care of yourself!
whistlenut
 
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Re: Shutting stove down tomorrow

PostBy: gambler On: Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:58 am

Devil505 wrote:I agree Rick....If your wife & kids try different techniques that don't require that much strength, they should be able to do it & you can just supervise! :lol:

Hope your back heals quickly & things get back to normal for you brother!! :cheers:

My wife and daughter have been trying but it is too much of a struggle for them. They are both very small in stature. My wife is 5'2" and my daughter is 4'11" and I don't know what they weigh but it can't be much over 100lbs. So when you weigh 100lbs a 25lb bucket of coal can be a struggle. I think it is best that I shut down so that this issue does not break out into :box:

coal berner wrote:Hey gambler is there any other members on here that are close to you if so ask one of them if they could help you out
until recover where are you in western PA you can PM me the info if you do not want to give your local .Or get a Neighbor to help out .


No one close. And I don't have many neighbors (only 2 within 1/2 mile) We are kind of hermit like :lol: My parents live about 5 miles away and I am sure they would come and help me out but they are in there mid 70's so a bucket of coal would probably be a struggle for them also.
It won't kill me to stop burning for a week or so.
gambler
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: Shutting stove down tomorrow

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:17 am

I say do what you feel is best to keep the peace in your house, focus on recovering. A week or so of using gas heat is a small price to pay for peace and quiet and no :mad: or additions to the "Serious Injury List".
Wood'nCoal
 
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Re: Shutting stove down tomorrow

PostBy: ray in ma On: Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:22 am

Gambler
You are too kind and thoughtful (are you adopting? I'll tend your stove)
ray in ma
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Kodiak

Re: Shutting stove down tomorrow

PostBy: samhill On: Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:11 am

I agree with you Gambler, shutting down for awhile is probably in your best interest right now. The main thing is to take it easy & heal you`ll be back to your old self in no time. If you try to run it you`ll end up trying to do something, just human nature. Take care & speedy recovery to ya.
samhill
 
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