Coal Gas

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 Sun. Mar. 30, 2014 7:10 am

Back around 2000 or so, the farm to my west was sub-divided. A family from York purchased the closest lot to my farm. Now I only had maybe 6 to 8 horses, and 3 to 4 cows at the time. The first spring after they moved in, I got a knock on the door. Complaining how the smell of manure is ruining their country fresh air. I must remove it from the area. I explained to him that the smell is country fresh air, and the wind currents are mainly westerly. He didn't understand. I said your sniffing the wrong butthole, go see your other neighbor. Hasn't talked to me since.

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Lu47Dan
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Location: N/W Pa. Meadville, Pa.

Post Sun. Mar. 30, 2014 3:18 pm

When the neighboring house to my south was up for sale, I got a phone call from a friend about his A-hole neighbor who was going to sell and buy the house next to me. I did not know the guy at all, but had heard the stories of what he was like. I was all set up for him when he showed up to view the house and make an offer. A friend with a Mack semi tractor "just" happened to be there having me fix his exhaust elbows. The engine is a 903 Cummins NA, no mufflers and coming right out of the manifolds, in first gear low. I can tell you it is loud, very loud. :D
The guy left without making an offer, but told the agent he would be back. The next person to look at the house had heard the engine running and made an offer that the people accepted that day. He is the present owner and a good neighbor, never complains or bothers me over the noises emanating from my shop and property.
Dan.

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I'm On Fire
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Post Mon. Mar. 31, 2014 11:10 am

I smell sulphur every time I open my stove or go outside. None of my neighbors have complained. Which really is surprising since all of my *censored* neighbors always have something to say. Even if they did complain I'd just tell them all to go *censored* themselves anyway.

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Post Mon. Mar. 31, 2014 11:33 am

This thread is why I would keep quiet in the first place about coal burning. Just tell your neighbor that you no longer burn coal and the next time he complains, tell him that you don't know what he is talking about.

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Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace
Location: Central NY

Post Mon. Mar. 31, 2014 11:38 am

One of the advantages of having a very tall chimney. After loading fresh coal, by the time the "coal f&rts" make it down to ground level, they are well dissipated and hardly noticeable.

Paul
So many stoves - so few chimneys. I must be coal-stone crazy.

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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40, Stanley Argand No. 30, Glenwood Modern Oak 114, Stanley Argand No. 20 missing parts.
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite. Stove and nut size.
Other Heating: Oil hot water.
Location: Hampton, NH

Post Mon. Mar. 31, 2014 11:52 am

I'm with NjJoe. My neighbor thinks I have a very nice antique "wood" stove in the basement. Alot of people burn wood around me so I usually smell them before they'll ever smell me. Because of my work schedule I usually tend the stove while everyone is sleeping or at work. Picture is of my favorite neighbor. Matt
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Baseburners & Antiques: 2014 DTS C17 Base Burner 1- Crawford #40 BB
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anth.
Other Heating: none
Location: Elkhart county, IN.

Post Mon. Mar. 31, 2014 12:04 pm

Sunny Boy wrote:One of the advantages of having a very tall chimney. After loading fresh coal, by the time the "coal f&rts" make it down to ground level, they are well dissipated and hardly noticeable.

Paul
agreed, with my crazy chimney and draft I think the thing shoots what ever comes out of mine straight into the "whocaresophere" and the only thing affected is the survailance satelites. :lol:
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Post Mon. Mar. 31, 2014 12:42 pm

katman wrote:Fella half mile down the road use to raise a few pigs on his farm. Been doing it for years. Guy from "the city" bought some property across the road, built a house, and then tried to organize the neighbors (mostly farmers who had been there for years) to protest the smell from the pigs. We are talking about, at most, 10 pigs and a few boarded horses on this guy's farm. I asked our new neighbor why he decided to buy a lot across the road from a farm with livestock if he couldn't deal with the smell of country life. He eventually sold and moved back to the city. New owner loves the neghborhood. Some people just like to have everything their way.
Town next to me Stonington CT is the home of the last real fishing fleet it CT and have to say the view from some of the houses on the 'wrong side of the tracks' next to the fishing boat docks is breath taking at least then some on top of that. Now mostly owned by wall street types and they wan the fishing fleet gone and all sorts of rules to change it. It was the reason they bought it a quaint fishing village with loads of fresh fish and shell fish.. Go figure. So far it has not worked well for the wall street guys but they do sue often.

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Coal Size/Type: nut and pea
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Post Mon. Mar. 31, 2014 12:51 pm

I remember the hysteria when some wild geese landed in someones swimming pool. They all want nature except when it gets too close.

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Post Mon. Mar. 31, 2014 1:40 pm

An old friend of mine used to have two border collies she trained to chase geese off of golf courses around here, she made pretty good money at it. Until she moved to Florida.
Another thing I got a chuckle out of was a rich guy had a pond built out back of his house, and than had a well drilled to keep it filled in dry weather. The next spring a flock of geese moved in, him and his wife thought they were cute. They were busy with their business and did not get out to the pond until a few weeks after the geese moved in. The guy that mowed the lawn had told them that they did not want the geese around. One Saturday morning they decided to go out to the dock and have their coffee, the geese left the area around the dock covered in goose crap and than they were not so cute. It took them two years to get rid of the geese and another year to close up the pond.
$20,000 to build the pond.
$2250 to drill the well
$1250 to for pump and installation.
Than to fill it back in
$10,000 +/-
So around $35,000 to create the problem and than to fix it. :lol: :lol:
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Location: Central NY

Post Mon. Mar. 31, 2014 1:56 pm

:D

" ................. So around $35,000 to create the problem and than to fix it. :lol: :lol: "

Sounds like a normal day, back when I was working in civil service. :D

Paul
So many stoves - so few chimneys. I must be coal-stone crazy.

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Post Mon. Mar. 31, 2014 2:07 pm

Sunny Boy wrote::D

" ................. So around $35,000 to create the problem and than to fix it. :lol: :lol: "

Sounds like a normal day, back when I was working in civil service. :D

Paul
Sounds like a government project. Know nothing about the subject legislator comes up with the great idea to fix the non-problem and has you implement the solution to the mythical problem despite your objections. A pile of money to create a worse problem and when realized tells you to fix the mess you made and takes credit for solving a large problem without mentioning he created it. I bet that sounds like a typical week at work.. LOL though not funny as our money pee'd away.

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Post Mon. Mar. 31, 2014 9:45 pm

The old "wild geese in the pool hysteria" huh? LOL that made me chuckle!

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Post Mon. Mar. 31, 2014 10:08 pm

Got a new house going up next to our property. The bitch is that he put it where the geese and ducks fly off the neighbor's pond in fall. That was our shooting area. We also have a shooting range on the property. As soon as they finish, the fields should be dried enough to get back down to the range. We will also be marking our property with flags and a mowed path showing the 150 yard no shooting distance from the house.

Don't even know who is moving in, but they will find out who we are and what we do. And the guy seems to have the house oriented to face our farm pond. Looking at getting some leyland cypress trees to shield the pond from unsuspecting eyes. Don't need no little kiddies heading onto the property heading toward the pond.

And there is already a trackhoe right next to that one getting to dig the foundation for house # 2. Well there goes the neighborhood.........

Rick
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Post Tue. Apr. 01, 2014 3:47 pm

these city wanna be country shits need to stay where they belong in the city big fancy houses big shiny cars and there debt forever and leave things alone wake up and smell the coffe !!!!!!!!!! but they have it caterd to them am sure dammmmmmmmmmmm

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