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gaw
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Post Sun. Apr. 15, 2012 9:32 am

Here are some videos I found that I thought were interesting. There are many more on You Tube.


Some people make the world happen;
More watch the world happen;
Most wonder what happened.
Its your choice, Which group you want to belong to….

If a man is a fool, you don't train him out of being a fool by sending him to university. You merely turn him into a trained fool, ten times more dangerous.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent
Location: Wynantskill NY, 10 miles from Albany

Post Sun. Apr. 15, 2012 8:27 pm

NICE :D :D

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Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert
Location: Stillwater, New Jersey

Post Sun. Apr. 15, 2012 9:03 pm

Indeed!
Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
100% Oil Free!
"It's what we learn after we think we know it all that counts."


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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska, EFM, Keystoker, Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska, Keystoker-2,Leisure Line
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Ford, Jensen, NYer, Van Wert,
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwoods
Coal Size/Type: Barley, Buck, Rice ,Nut, Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB
Location: Central NH, Concord area

Post Sun. Apr. 15, 2012 10:49 pm

Great photos! As they say: The only difference between men and boys is......the price of their toys. I need to ask if they have female operators at Reading.
Everywhere else sure uses as many women as they can, because they almost NEVER run over something looking at an attractive, smartly dressed pretty girl!
The guys....heck, it's a given....no matter where it occurs...we all go GaGa for the ladies.

Sorry I couldn't make the trip, it sure looks like huge numbers of folks enjoyed a hands-on day with the good folks at Reading. I'm guessing a private tour is much more difficult to obtain. Hmmmmm, perhaps I can use the Freshly Made NH Maple Syrup trick....Maple candies.....Fresh Buffalo Steaks(yummy, and good for you) PS: They don't make good pets, they seem to be Pi**ed Off all the time. Much better than Moose to make a meal of. :idea: :!: :roll: ;)
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Post Mon. Apr. 16, 2012 10:10 pm

I believe all the equipment in the videos above are owned by Jeddo, but I can’t say for sure. From what I read online they own the Marion 8700. Reading owns a Marion 7800 that is visible from the road near Heckscherville. We drove by there on the way from Duncott to Locust Gap Saturday. The Reading Anthracite guide believes it has a 60 Yard bucket.
whistlenut wrote:Sorry I couldn't make the trip, it sure looks like huge numbers of folks enjoyed a hands-on day with the good folks at Reading. I'm guessing a private tour is much more difficult to obtain.
Well it’s not like your close by, but I bet SMITTY could make the drive in about 5 hours, maybe less. Maybe a big campaign contribution would go a long way towards a private tour. Too bad it didn’t work out, maybe next time.
Some people make the world happen;
More watch the world happen;
Most wonder what happened.
Its your choice, Which group you want to belong to….

If a man is a fool, you don't train him out of being a fool by sending him to university. You merely turn him into a trained fool, ten times more dangerous.
Desmond Bagley

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