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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.
Muss44
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
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Location: Narvon, PA

Post Mon. Nov. 14, 2011 7:34 am

musikfan6,

Us lancaster county folk need to stick together. Maybe together we can put the oil companies out of business. (HA)

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musikfan6
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Stove/Furnace Make: Franco Belge
Stove/Furnace Model: 1475
Location: Lititz, PA

Post Mon. Nov. 14, 2011 8:07 am

2001Sierra wrote:Does your stove have a name ? Ours is known as Nicoal :oops:
Haven't thought up a name yet. My daughter did, but I can't remember what it was. She's continually teasing me about my "new girlfriend" that I spend so much time with! I'll ask her what the name was and get back with you.

musikfan6
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Post Mon. Nov. 14, 2011 8:11 am

Muss44 wrote:musikfan6,

Us lancaster county folk need to stick together. Maybe together we can put the oil companies out of business. (HA)
That would be a monumental day in the history of oil. We can at least drive down the prices by lessening the demand for it. You'd think more people would get on board, but I've come to the conlcusion that many people just don't want to be bothered with the extra work. Add all the false coal burning rumors that are flying around, and you get a lot of people that just don't have enough of a passion for saving money.

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DennisH
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Yukon-Eagle Klondike IV
Other Heating: Propane
Location: Escanaba, MI

Post Mon. Nov. 14, 2011 5:45 pm

I only have 21,600lbs of nut coal on hand (9 skids). MUST.............HAVE.................MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cheers: :cheers:

murphyslaw
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: Model 82
Location: South Central, Alaska

Post Mon. Nov. 14, 2011 7:06 pm

The more work I have to do the more I am on here. Prob click the "New post" button 10-18 times a day. On the weekends maybe once....

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echos67
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Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.
Location: Maryland and Wanting Out !!

Post Mon. Nov. 14, 2011 7:20 pm

I was on 3 times durring my work day today and also called the Stove Hospital, yeah I may have an addiction but it is still cheaper then when I used to go to the tittie bars :shock: .
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coalnewbie
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Invader 2
Baseburners & Antiques: Wings Best, Glenwood #8(x2) Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice,
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22
Location: Chester, NY

Post Mon. Nov. 14, 2011 7:22 pm

I only have 21,600lbs of nut coal on hand (9 skids). MUST.........
Respectable I must admit but without knowing consumption it could just be good inventory control. Hands up those who have gazed at their coal pile blankly (no matter what the size) for say more than 5 minutes, THAT defines idiocy. You can't just buy your way to being head idiot, you must earn it.
Posted by an unreasonable adult.

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Rob R.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy
Location: Chazy, NY

Post Mon. Nov. 14, 2011 8:30 pm

DennisH wrote:I only have 21,600lbs of nut coal on hand (9 skids). MUST.............HAVE.................MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cheers: :cheers:
Not bad...but how much do you think you will burn this season? I have 9 tons on hand, sadly it will probably all be ashes by Memorial Day.

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OldAA130
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Pea
Stove/Furnace Make: Axeman Anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 130
Location: South Central PA

Post Mon. Nov. 14, 2011 8:37 pm

markviii wrote:sadly it will probably all be ashes by Memorial Day.
Hopefully, only eight or nine percent will be ashes by Memorial Day. :D
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009to090
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice
Location: Warrenton, NC

Post Mon. Nov. 14, 2011 9:20 pm

49,000lbs on hand. No, I burned 500lbs already. TIME TO RESTOCK!!!!!

Just using it in the DVC500 so far.

I Weed around the stockpile, and swat ants & bugs off of it!!

The bigger the pieces, the better!!! :drool:
If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

saragnac
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC 2000
Location: Saranac Lake, NY

Post Mon. Nov. 14, 2011 9:43 pm

This is only my first year and I already have one of my browser tabs set to this site and check it every day. I'm always crunching numbers and getting all the info I can to debunk any and all nay-sayers. I especially love shutting down the environmentalists and I'm slowly putting all the data together to prove that burning anthracite is significantly greener than the overrated pellet. It's a good thing the site is blocked on my work computers or I would get nothing accomplished at work. Thanks to the rest of you addicts this has been an enjoyable learning curve and there have been no surprises. I don't know what I would have done if I hadn't read all about puff backs and had to experience one without knowing what happened and why. Now I can predict if and when they will happen and really enjoy watching the dog leap into the air when it does. Fortunately my thimble is above the fireplace and when the puff back (we call them "burps") occurs, the glass fireplace doors pop open with very little dust if any.

franco b
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea
Location: Kent CT

Post Mon. Nov. 14, 2011 10:32 pm

Reading about puff backs should help you avoid them not enjoy them.

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DennisH
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Yukon-Eagle Klondike IV
Other Heating: Propane
Location: Escanaba, MI

Post Tue. Nov. 15, 2011 5:10 am

markviii wrote:
DennisH wrote:I only have 21,600lbs of nut coal on hand (9 skids). MUST.............HAVE.................MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cheers: :cheers:
Not bad...but how much do you think you will burn this season? I have 9 tons on hand, sadly it will probably all be ashes by Memorial Day.
Actually, what I'm trying to do is have 5 years worth of coal on hand, so 15 skids, such that if that idiot in the White House :mad: gets elected again :mad3: , and this country really goes to heck more so than it is :bang: , I have enough heat to ride it out. I'll probably burn 3 skids of coal and 3 cords of wood this winter. I use both.

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Blackdiamonddoug
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Stove/Furnace Make: axemen 260 rebuilt by Matt
Stove/Furnace Model: stoker AA 260
Location: haverhill Ma

Post Tue. Nov. 15, 2011 8:04 am

11 tons of bulk ant. pea coal in the cellar for this year.
cheaper than gas supplied by National grid
I got a letter from National grid they want to do a safty inspection on my equiptment.
Because in the dead of winter I only pay the ten dollar minimum charge.
When they call I tell them I need a few day to remove the bypass piping before they can expect.
LOL DOUG

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smithy
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Columbia
Baseburners & Antiques: Chicago Stove Works home perfect 214
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Stove/Furnace Model: Home perfect 214
Location: nw Indiana

Post Tue. Nov. 15, 2011 7:23 pm

I too would like a stash, bury it in my back yard have a hole you go down to the coal yes like a coal ole mine about a million ton would do!
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