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joeq
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Location: Northern CT

Post Fri. Feb. 28, 2014 9:09 pm

Rick 386 wrote: But without her help, I would be one sore and tired mofo...........
Rick
I guess we're both lucky Rick. If my wife weren't able to come home mid day, to tend to the stove, mine would be out. Maybe they're taking the initiative because,
1-It's cuts our winter heating costs in 1/2.
And 2- they really like being "WARM". :)
I got coal in my Christmas stocking. (Yey!)
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SWPaDon
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Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
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Location: Southwest Pa.

Post Fri. Feb. 28, 2014 9:19 pm

joeq wrote:Congratulations Don. (Sell the wood splitter)
Considering that I haven't used it in 2 years now. And I only need 1 cord of wood on hand (and I can't cut/split it for what they are delivering for), I do think the for sale sign is going to go on the splitter.

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2001Sierra
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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 Fri. Feb. 28, 2014 9:31 pm

joeq wrote:
Rick 386 wrote: But without her help, I would be one sore and tired mofo...........
Rick
I guess we're both lucky Rick. If my wife weren't able to come home mid day, to tend to the stove, mine would be out. Maybe they're taking the initiative because,
1-It's cuts our winter heating costs in 1/2.
And 2- they really like being "WARM". :)
My skinnier bride of 34 years loves the warmth of coal. I cannot imagine trying to keep her warm with oil. Me I am a little less demanding on heat (heavier than I probably should be). I truly believe the cost is closer to 1/3 than 1/2 of oil. My neighbors in similar houses spend 3 times my costs and the houses are not nearly as warm.

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joeq
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Post Fri. Feb. 28, 2014 10:14 pm

2001Sierra wrote: I cannot imagine trying to keep her warm with oil.
I'm not sure, but don't they have massaging oils that heat up? I'll bet she'll appreciate that. :)
I got coal in my Christmas stocking. (Yey!)
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SMITTY
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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 Fri. Feb. 28, 2014 10:21 pm

I'm saving all of 1/3rd Sierra - probably more. 8-)

Wifey hasn't touched the boiler yet. I think it's time for some schoolin' this weekend. :twisted: :lol:

I'd better get her bench pressing 40 lbs in preparation ... ;)
The laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are
neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. ...Such laws make things worse
for the assaulted and better for the assailants, they serve rather to
encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with
greater confidence than an armed man."

- Thomas Jefferson, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in "On
Crimes and Punishment."

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Location: High In The Poconos

Post Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 2:12 am

I'm not tired of Winter, because; I like cold weather. Winter has great beauty if you take time to look. I get home now in the wee hours of the morning when all is quiet and I look up into the absolute clearness of space, marveling at the beauty of the stars. They look so close and bright during the Winter. One of my favorite things is to sit quietly by the stove and look at how brilliantly the moon light illuminates the snow and see black trees set in silhouette, casting shadows on a carpet of silver.
Sunsets of pastel violet and rose reflecting off the white tops of the mountains causing them to glow red against a black blue twilight sky.
There are fantastical formations of the waterfalls frozen in place. I like to go to sleep listening to the North Wind howling through the bare trees, knowing that I am warm and secure.
Of course there are chores, there are always chores. Just take a look up every now and then to see what you can see.

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Post Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 3:22 am

Personally I'm ready for winter to make a hasty retreat. My stoves are running great and it's easier than ever to maintain the level of heat we want but I'm tired of the disruption that the weather is causing in my life. School, no school, two hour delay, bad driving conditions - I can do without any of it. That wouldn't change if I were using the Natural Gas but at least I'm warmer for less cost. I figure it is costing me to heat my house to an average of 75* around $6 a day; less most days. Like I tell my non coal burning friends, try that with Natural gas. So no coal fatigue for me, but winter fatigue big time. :) Lisa
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Location: Orrington, Maine

Post Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 3:56 am

lowfog01 wrote:no coal fatigue for me, but winter fatigue big time. :) Lisa
Bingo! Emptying ashes & keeping things going don't bother me as I have a girly boiler...it feeds itself. But, I am getting some tired of this long cold winter. It's 7 below zero right now. It's March first fer cryin' out out loud! And, they predict Monday, Tue to be well below zero too. Some glad I'm not burning oil.
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Post Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 3:56 am

wsherrick wrote:Just take a look up every now and then to see what you can see.
Well spoken William! I enjoy all the seasons for the same reasons.. Each has its own unique characteristics that can be appreciated. No sense in wishing your time away.... Take a moment to snap a picture when the opportunity presents itself.
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Hambden Bob
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Other Heating: Pro-Pain Forced Air
Location: Hambden Twp. Geauga County,Ohio

Post Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 7:22 am

Ahh Yes,William and Lee ! The Magic is definitely in the eyes of the Beholder! I could do without the reflex of putting a Coat on in order to use the Bathroom inside of my home. I'm just droning on with Layering up to go outside. Yet,I'm not Coal Fatigued. I do understand it. As Lisa said,I'm a Tad Winter Fatigued. I'll take the Day,though! :clap: :up:
Remember,There's No Sight Like Anthracite !......Hambden Bob

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Post Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 9:00 am

It just goes to show...Some of you are in a "glass is 1/2 empty" category, and some are "glass is 1/2 full". It's what makes the world what it is. :roll2:
I got coal in my Christmas stocking. (Yey!)
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Post Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 10:25 am

My glass has run over!!
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Post Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 12:09 pm

So what your saying Windy, is "too much" of a good thing isn't necessarily a "good" thing? :)
I got coal in my Christmas stocking. (Yey!)
http://nepacrossroads.com/about36489.html

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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 Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 12:16 pm

Sure it is! Helps me have the same view of winter as Wsherrick and Lightning. :woot: :beer: :cheers: :drunk:
The laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are
neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. ...Such laws make things worse
for the assaulted and better for the assailants, they serve rather to
encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with
greater confidence than an armed man."

- Thomas Jefferson, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in "On
Crimes and Punishment."

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joeq
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Post Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 2:51 pm

LOL. Save some of that drink for a "real" celebration Smitty. And remember, NO DRIVING! :D
I got coal in my Christmas stocking. (Yey!)
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