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Post Thu. Dec. 23, 2010 6:50 pm

Hello everybody:

On the way home today I heard on the radio a story of a Church in Seymour that was without heat because the boiler has failed.

This Church has cancelled ALL services from December 24th thru the 26th. What a shame, it breaks my heart.

The name of the Church is the Trinity Episcopal Church and here is their website: http://www.trinityseymour.org/

I also found a link on Youtube of them holding the Children's Mass recently:



I am not a member of this Church nor have I ever been a parishioner to this Church but my heart goes out to them especially because it's Christmas.

Can anyone recommend a way for them to heat the main Nave of the Church with coal stoves? I consider this method the only hope for this Church because the coal stoves are completely self-reliant and need no electrical connection or elaborate fuel supply. BUT, how could these stoves be vented? It would be impossible to hook up black pipe and run it 50 or 60 feet into the rafters and out the roof.

Any suggestions would be wonderful!

Mark
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Post Thu. Dec. 23, 2010 7:00 pm

After thinking about this installing new boiler would probably be just as easy if not easier than setting up temporary heat. A few guys that knew what they were doing with the right supplies could have it done in a few hours. The hardest thing would be actually getting it in the building, it's all gravy after that.
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Post Thu. Dec. 23, 2010 7:08 pm

Boy, that is a tough one. Just as a suggestion, maybe they could round up a few steel 55 gallon barrels, place them on the side walk and fire them up with wood for a quick outdoor service. Having a short outdoor Christmas service by campfire maybe kind of fun and could start a new tradition. Just an idea? :idea: :)


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Post Thu. Dec. 23, 2010 8:43 pm

Call Kris at Bay Boiler, 20 to 1000HP. He delivered a rental and hooked it up the day before Christmas for me a few years ago.
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Post Thu. Dec. 23, 2010 10:11 pm

Not my place to suggest donations from others,but it would be interesting to get a couple of CoalJacks that are mounted in the display trailer and temp hardpipe 'em in and fire them up. You'd need security and a couple of Parishioners to be trained on care and feeding of them,but I bet they'd take the chill off at least. Not a bad Public relations introduction to the world,either. Just thinking out loud at Christmas.........Take Care
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Post Thu. Dec. 23, 2010 10:15 pm

I like the way you think...
20 ft cargo container and a few ton of coal...
some temp piping good to go...
The rental boiler is a good quick fix too...
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Post Thu. Dec. 23, 2010 10:25 pm

If you can go skiing without heat, you can go to church without heat.
English country churches do not have heat, but they do not waste any
time with the service either. Pack em in tight, can't get that cold.
Put a hot brick in you coat pocket.
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Post Thu. Dec. 23, 2010 11:04 pm

If you can go skiing without heat, you can go to church without heat.
English country churches do not have heat, but they do not waste any
time with the service either. Pack em in tight, can't get that cold.
Put a hot brick in you coat pocket.


That's right. Bundle up the kids and go. We need to return to the days when OUR comfort wasn't so important.
What have we come to?

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Post Sat. Dec. 25, 2010 10:36 pm

I guess what we've come to is having some respect for the institutional building used as a gathering place to worship at the time of Jesus's Birth. A time when we're not tightwads with our talents and treasures. A time when the doors to that place are open to the elderly and infirm who really might want to get their shot at community worship and fellowship of the season. Ya know.something half decent instead of a freezing cold snot locker or a place with no toilets operational. I don't think this was a self centered yuppie operation. I think this was a city-based House of Worship that could have used the attention of a few warm hearts......Merry Christmas...
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