CSM in Twin Rivers, MA - Are They Still Open?

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Citizen0001
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Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing III
Location: Central Mass

Post Thu. Dec. 17, 2009 10:31 pm

What's the deal with this place? They've removed their contact phone number from their website and ask you to email them for contact info and hours. So I emailed them and get no response. Are they still doing business? I purchased my stove from them and need some replacement parts and thought I'd go through them to help out a local business. They are a bit of a ride for me so I'm not just going to drive there just to find them closed. Anyone know anything about this business?

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whistlenut
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Ford, Jensen, NYer, Van Wert,
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwoods
Coal Size/Type: Barley, Buck, Rice ,Nut, Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB
Location: Central NH, Concord area

Post Thu. Dec. 17, 2009 10:36 pm

I did business with them 2 years ago, however there is new management there and strangely, all sorts of craigslist ad's for coal burning items for sale. To bad, because the original owner was a great guy!!!!

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SMITTY
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Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler
Location: West-Central Mass

Post Fri. Dec. 18, 2009 7:20 am

Last I heard they moved from Monson to Three Rivers .... might still be in moving mode ...
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fishhunter
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Stove/Furnace Make: alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: channing III
Location: BROOKFIELD MA

Post Sun. Dec. 20, 2009 8:39 am

They have moved to a bigger place in Three Rivers on main st. They still sell stoves stokers and boilers from alaska and keystoker and still sell excellent coal.

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whistlenut
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ & V-Wert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks,Itasca 415,Jensen, NYer 130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska, EFM, Keystoker, Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska, Keystoker-2,Leisure Line
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska, Gibraltar, Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Ford, Jensen, NYer, Van Wert,
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwoods
Coal Size/Type: Barley, Buck, Rice ,Nut, Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB
Location: Central NH, Concord area

Post Sun. Dec. 20, 2009 10:59 am

Thanks for the update. Funny how the economy affects ever single one of us. I know they had new EFM's on a pallet for sale all over the net. Hope it works out, They deserve a break!

Citizen0001
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Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing III
Location: Central Mass

Post Sun. Dec. 20, 2009 1:09 pm

Thanks for the updates everyone, but has anyone actually been there lately or spoken too them recently? I still have not had any response to my email I sent to them on the 15th. I ended up ordering my parts from another supplier even further away. Just looking for some place to get parts closer to me.

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fishhunter
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Stove/Furnace Make: alaska
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Post Tue. Dec. 22, 2009 7:01 pm

I was there just a few weeks ago. They have most every part you need in stock most of the time. I think they still have the same ph number 413 267 4334. I usually just go I do not call.

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Post Thu. Dec. 24, 2009 7:00 pm

anyone know where they get their coal from ?, I burned 3-4 bags of their rice last week and it was sweet stuff. No fines, low ash compared to the Santa bag,nice high flame, window stayed cleaner.

Citizen0001
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Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing III
Location: Central Mass

Post Fri. Dec. 25, 2009 5:57 pm

I'm told they get their coal Centralia Coal Sales. Centralia is the sales agent for a variety of different breakers. Here's the link to the different breakers they supply from: http://www.centraliacoal.com/l1.html

I purchased from CSM last year and thought their coal was pretty good with the exception of a few big rocks, the debris in the coal and those darn plactic fiber bags (I really hate those bags). I am using Blaschak currently and the ash content is much higher and the temp slighly lower than last year's coal from CSM.

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