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titleist1
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite
Location: Cecil County, MD

Post Sun. Feb. 16, 2014 7:58 am

yep, the hauling and piling is where I am at.

loading & unloading are handled by the front end loader.

the only carrying going on here is the ash pan. :)

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joeq
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: G111, Southard Robertson
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermopride
Stove/Furnace Model: oil fired
Location: Northern CT

Post Sun. Feb. 16, 2014 8:33 am

windyhill4.2 wrote:titleist1,you got that right,the loading & hauling wouldn't be so bad,just as long as the loading is a front end loader or auger/conveyer/hopper chute,but the digging might be similar to wood ..cutting/splitting/piling ,yep piling,we gave up stacking a few years ago,we now just pile it, sounds kinda like what you guys do with coal !!
Sounds like someone's "piling" it. (Where's my shovel?) :)

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Location: Duxbury, MA./Hanson MA./Brockton, MA

Post Sun. Feb. 16, 2014 10:36 pm

windyhill4.2 wrote:dcrane, I do like your idea of buying a mine , but does that mean each member has to dig/load/haul their own?? :shock:
Well... since the mine will surely be in PA... I say all you PA folks have to mine it toothy payback for having coal at 1/3 the price all these decades :punk:


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SMITTY
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - (custom built by Jim Dorsey, Taunton MA - RIP 4/18/13)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler
Location: West-Central Mass

Post Sun. Feb. 16, 2014 10:40 pm

Anyone calculate the moonbat-to-general-member ratio out of that 7,800? :woot: toothy

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windyhill4.2
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Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both
Location: Jonestown,Pa.17038

Post Sun. Feb. 16, 2014 10:44 pm

Pay will be good,benefits for Pa.miners to include free coal to heat with,sounds pretty good dcrane,thanks for the idea :D :lol:

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SWPaDon
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Location: Southwest Pa.

Post Mon. Feb. 17, 2014 6:12 am

windyhill4.2 wrote:Pay will be good,benefits for Pa.miners to include free coal to heat with,sounds pretty good dcrane,thanks for the idea :D :lol:
Count me in for 5 bodies. Myself, Wife, Son, DIL, and Grandson (he will need a smaller pick and shovel, he is only 3). :D


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Carbon12
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Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
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Location: Harrisburg, PA

Post Mon. Feb. 17, 2014 6:42 am

I'm sure coal mining would be like painting,.....it's fun for the first hour then :mad: I'd give a try though. They have pick your own strawberries, why not mine your own coal? :lol: How hard could drilling and blasting be???

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joeq
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Location: Northern CT

Post Mon. Feb. 17, 2014 7:11 pm

Yeah. Right Hollywood does it all the time.

:blowup: :D

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