How to Heat Your Home for Less!

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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Post Mon. Dec. 31, 2012 7:59 am


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Post Mon. Dec. 31, 2012 8:56 am

Everything but coal was mentioned. Maybe that's a good thing! :P

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Post Mon. Dec. 31, 2012 9:13 am

Good grief ! Now even FOX news is treating us like morons.
Coal -- It's not a hobby, It's an addiction.

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Post Mon. Dec. 31, 2012 9:15 am

tsb wrote:Good grief ! Now even FOX news is treating us like morons.
Ha,ha,ha, I was gonna say that but didn't want to get Libtarded for dissing Fox! :lol: These articles seem like generic "filler" that most people with a brain should know by now.

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Post Mon. Dec. 31, 2012 9:22 am

Hahah like we haven't been heating homes for 1000's of years already...

People don't even know what coal is guys! I went to a tractor supply in the fall and asked were their coal hods we're and the lady said what's that? You know a bucket for coal , she said "what's coal?" you know the black stuff you burn in a stove, she said "no I don't know what you mean" nevermind...

Later this year they did get a shipment of coal hods in.

It is really scary how stupid our society really is... I mean some of these people are doctors, engineers, lawyers, you know the people who are suppose to be smart... I had to explain coal to our sons pediatrician. I mean even as a kid I knew what coal was and how it worked and what it was used for and I never touched the stuff until a couple of years ago.
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Post Mon. Dec. 31, 2012 9:24 am

Only reason the idiots up here know about coal is because that's what they're told is bad from their party. :roll:
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Post Mon. Dec. 31, 2012 9:30 am

Smokeyja wrote:It is really scary how stupid our society really is... I mean some of these people are doctors, engineers, lawyers, you know the people who are suppose to be smart... I had to explain coal to our sons pediatrician
who ever aid they are smart,they only know their job and usually nothing more
Smokeyja wrote: mean even as a kid I knew what coal was and how it worked and what it was used for and I never touched the stuff until a couple of years ago.
Smokeyja wrote:People don't even know what coal is guys!
In a land far far away from NEPA,most people don't even know coal exesits

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Post Mon. Dec. 31, 2012 9:35 am

It's truely amazing (and scary) how fast people "forget" what was common and essential knowledge just 80 or 100 years ago. :shock: I can remember my Great Granma when I was very young, knew all sorts of herbal cures for common maladies. She knew this because they didn't go to a doctor every month for pills to cure something or another. She could go out in the woods and find what she needed. Just a couple of generations and all that gets lost. I suppose people thought cheap oil was forever and heat was always gonna be a dial on the wall. I know people like that with vehicles. As long as you can turn the key and start, it must be ok! Put oil in, where? :P

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Post Mon. Dec. 31, 2012 9:47 am

Dennis wrote:
Smokeyja wrote:It is really scary how stupid our society really is... I mean some of these people are doctors, engineers, lawyers, you know the people who are suppose to be smart... I had to explain coal to our sons pediatrician
who ever aid they are smart,they only know their job and usually nothing more
Smokeyja wrote: mean even as a kid I knew what coal was and how it worked and what it was used for and I never touched the stuff until a couple of years ago.
Smokeyja wrote:People don't even know what coal is guys!
In a land far far away from NEPA,most people don't even know coal exesits
Your right... I've always said that anyone can get a college degree if they memorize and do what their told. ;)
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Post Mon. Dec. 31, 2012 10:22 am

I liked this line:
You can save money by turning the heat down to 60 or 65 degrees...
LOL No. My house is currently sitting at 76.1* because I heat with coal. I had to Google what a Quartz Heater was. I didn't even know as I've never used one.

I also liked this line,
When you’re having trouble keeping an old house warm and toasty, “turtlenecks and sweaters should be standard,"

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Post Mon. Dec. 31, 2012 11:12 am

I'm On Fire wrote:I also liked this line, When you’re having trouble keeping an old house warm and toasty, “turtlenecks and sweaters should be standard,"
What the heck is a sweater,Oh that's right my sister got me one for Christmas that needs to be returned.I'm always in t-shirts,shorts and barefeet.It does get cold flipping burgers on the deck in bare feet though

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Post Mon. Dec. 31, 2012 11:31 am

Yep, when I started this thread I was laughing my a** off at some of the moronic reporting of that article. "Turn the thermostat down to 60-65!" Ha! What a joke!! Even when it's 0 degF outside, like it is today here in the U.P. of Michigan, it's 75 degF in my 2500 sqft vaulted-ceiling ranch!! Whether I'm heating with coal or wood :eek2: we are always warm and cozy, and NOT paying outrageous heating bills. :clap:

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Post Mon. Dec. 31, 2012 12:51 pm

I couldn't get quartz to burn so I threw the heater away. Coal is much easier.

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Post Mon. Dec. 31, 2012 12:58 pm

Just about every one of their solutions requires spending money in order to save money. Not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to do that. You're right, no coal mentioned. Fox must be eco-friendly.
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Post Mon. Dec. 31, 2012 1:16 pm

Coal is green because it comes from the earth without any further processing :) :yes: that's how I view the term green
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