Admit Your Addiction?

Modern and vintage hand fired coal stove are similar to a wood stove and in some cases can burn either. They need to be regulated and fed by hand usually every 12 to 24 hours depending on your usage. They require no power to operate making them ideal for rural settings with long power outages.
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DennisH
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Post Sat. Nov. 12, 2011 5:30 am

I will be the first to admit that I've developed an addiction to this web site! I look at it probably 3-4 times per day, more so on weekends! It is truly a great source of knowledge and information.

How many of you will admit to being so (or MORE so) addicted? C'mon, fess up!!

It's actually a compliment to all of you "out there" that this is such a great web site! :D :D

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Post Sat. Nov. 12, 2011 5:42 am

If I am to graduate from Coal College I must attend the classes. Sure a little side humor helps but the core of learning is essential when I have a 7000' Victorian Leakbox and HO just passed $4 and is heading north quickly. I am too old to freeze to death. Now, do I really need to be up at 5AM looking at a birds eye view of a Jeddo coal shovel?????? OK, it's an addiction.
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Post Sat. Nov. 12, 2011 6:46 am

After you hit rock bottom find anthracite anonymous, only then can you begin to recover from your addiction. Good luck.
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Post Sat. Nov. 12, 2011 6:53 am

if you leave the rock alone you will get the "black" back in your veins...... 8-)
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Post Sat. Nov. 12, 2011 7:35 am

Yeah,

I'll admit that I'm addicted. I check my sight at least twice a day if not three or more. My wife and kids think I'm nuts. But yes, I thoroughly enjoy chatting and shooting the breeze with my new coal-burning friends. I also agree that there is a wealth of information here. I've already learned so much more than I ever knew before. I'm grateful to everyone for all the help and answers to my questions!

Good day to you all!

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Post Sat. Nov. 12, 2011 7:37 am

This site is my home page. I'm seriously addicted.
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Post Sat. Nov. 12, 2011 7:58 am

Hi. My names is Terry and I'm a coalaholic. :oops:
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Burning rice coal in a 1981 EFM DF520, nut coal in a hand fired Jotul 507.

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Post Sat. Nov. 12, 2011 8:11 am

musikfan6 wrote:Yeah,

I'll admit that I'm addicted. I check my sight at least twice a day if not three or more. My wife and kids think I'm nuts. But yes, I thoroughly enjoy chatting and shooting the breeze with my new coal-burning friends. I also agree that there is a wealth of information here. I've already learned so much more than I ever knew before. I'm grateful to everyone for all the help and answers to my questions!

Good day to you all!
Yeah! What he said!
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Post Sat. Nov. 12, 2011 8:13 am

lsayre wrote:This site is my home page. I'm seriously addicted.
I read on the forum on my iphone and get email notifications of new posts in the EFM section. :oops:

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Post Sat. Nov. 12, 2011 8:41 am

Addendum to what I already said:

I think this is probably as bad as my daughter texting all the time. Honestly, I could probably check this sight at least 4 times a day, and when I get home, this is one of the first things I do. I like the term "coalaholic". I'm right there, I think. ;) ;)

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Post Sat. Nov. 12, 2011 9:05 am

Welcome Terry :lol:
coalkirk wrote:Hi. My names is Terry and I'm a coalaholic. :oops:
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Post Sat. Nov. 12, 2011 9:23 am

Since you started this thread or group I think it only fair we start calling you Dennis W .
My name is Smithy and I have a cross addiction you see it not just the appliances its the coal. Sometimes I like to heat metal up in the coal and then shape it into things. Sorry i'll get it right eventualy
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Post Sat. Nov. 12, 2011 9:28 am

coalkirk wrote:Hi. My names is Terry and I'm a coalaholic. :oops:
I don't have a problem!
I can stop burning anytime I want to. I do it once a year,usually around mid April. ;)
Regards, Ray

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Post Sat. Nov. 12, 2011 9:31 am

EasyRay wrote:I don't have a problem!
I can stop burning anytime I want to. I do it once a year,usually around mid April. ;)
You took the words right out of my mouth :D
What Addiction??? I don't have no stinkin addiction!!!!
If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

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Post Sat. Nov. 12, 2011 9:39 am

The only problem I have with it, is all them people that think I've got a problem with it. :clap: toothy
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