Fired up in Maine

Re: Fired up in Maine

PostBy: rsck On: Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:08 pm

Fired up at 1400Hrs today.
rsck
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Atlantic Silvermoon, Plymouth,
Coal Size/Type: Nut, Pea, Lump

Re: Fired up in Maine

PostBy: dbjc364 On: Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:21 am

Our 1st year-we fired up our Harman Mark 11 on Columbus weekend. We've also let it go out 4 times because of too warm weather,but now we know it doesnt put out alot of ash after checking the pipes. I think it'll run steady now. Its in the cellar-heating us by radiant heat,and doing a darn good job.Have the pellet stove in the living room for just in case days. Have 2 ton-Reading Pea coal-Dysarts-$300 a ton. We think thats what we'll use,1 ton of pellets.It'll be interesting to see,and if thats the case,we've chopped our heating bill in half.Now maybe that sheetrock can go up on the walls...? :o
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman Mark 11

Re: Fired up in Maine

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:21 am

Dbjc...let us know how that Reading coal burns. A few years back they had a problem with quality control. People will be interested to know if your coal is consistent, not too many fines, not too wet, but not dusty and gives good heat. I was sorry to see that Dysarts changed from Kimmel to Reading, but if the Reading is good....that's good.
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: Fired up in Maine

PostBy: jockel On: Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:01 pm

We have been burning Reading rice in 50 pound bags since last year. We just got a delivery of two tons of bagged rice from Mainely Stoves in Saco at $295.00 a ton. It was supposed to be Reading but it turned out to be something else. "Centralia"? Seems to be burning fine though. We had no problems with the Reading.

We have only fired up once and while I turn the Coaltrol down when it warms up outside he have not had a reason to turn it off.
jockel
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono Back

Re: Fired up in Maine

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:40 pm

Well, I bought a ton of Reading, got it for $25 less than Dysarts. It looks OK, but it's much wetter than Blaschak. It's like the Blaschak is damp and the reading is WET. Burns OK though!
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: Fired up in Maine

PostBy: Body Hammer On: Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:54 pm

Freddy,
Did you get from Downeast? Delivered?
Charlie
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000

Re: Fired up in Maine

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:20 pm

Body Hammer wrote:Did you get from Downeast? Delivered?


Nope... I got it from a guy named Corey and picked it up myself. (Yes, I can lift a ton!) He had about 20 ton and was selling it so he'd have room to plow snow. He sold some at $275, but the rest went to Dysarts to be sold at regular price ($299 a ton picked up)
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: Fired up in Maine

PostBy: Body Hammer On: Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:08 am

Good deal!
Body Hammer
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000

Re: Fired up in Maine

PostBy: jockel On: Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:41 pm

With the huge drop in the cost of diesel I was hoping the cost of coal would be less this year. If I can get through the winter with two tons we may want to think of ordering a real truck load of ten or more tons to get through the next few years.
jockel
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono Back

Re: Fired up in Maine

PostBy: sledge42 On: Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:52 pm

sterling40man wrote:
rberq wrote:It was up by about $30 a ton this year compared to last.


Gee, it's down $30 from last year up my way.

wheres that?
sledge42
 
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: A 120

Re: Fired up in Maine

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:40 am

sledge42 wrote: Gee, it's down $30 from last year up my way.

wheres that?


Before you get too excited about that thought.... notice that post was written 3 years ago!
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: Fired up in Maine

PostBy: sterling40man On: Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:37 am

Freddy wrote:Before you get too excited about that thought.... notice that post was written 3 years ago!


3 years already.......where does the time go! :lol: sledge, it's $300 a ton for bagged rice at the top of the state this year. I'll be firing up tomorrow or Thursday. Was 26* here this morning. It's time.
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Fired up in Maine

PostBy: sterling40man On: Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:06 am

Just fired up about a half hour ago. Currently 42* outside right now........it's time. FIRE IN THE HOLE!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Fired up in Maine

PostBy: whistlenut On: Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:31 pm

Welcome to "BTU Central"! River icing yet? Woolley Mammoths headed to their Winter Camps?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Fired up in Maine

PostBy: sterling40man On: Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:44 pm

whistlenut wrote:Welcome to "BTU Central"! River icing yet? Woolley Mammoths headed to their Winter Camps?


No ice yet Doug.........been in the mid 20's for the past two mornings though. Windy and cold today. I love burning coal because I'm saving money, but I sure hate winter. I've got no one but myself to blame..................I choose to live up here. Everytime I hear of SMITTY's adventures while driving in city traffic I'm kinda glad I don't have to deal with that crap! :lol:
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6