It's Been a Long Time...

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I'm On Fire
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator
Location: Vernon, New Jersey

Post Sat. Jun. 17, 2017 9:56 pm

A long time.

How's everyone been? Not sure if anyone remembers me. I went through a few rough years. I had a Coal Chubby, traded it off to Crazy4Coal and bought a DSM-1600 and heated my drafty POS house with it for several years. Then things got rough and again Crazy4Coal helped me out by storing my DSM in his coal yard.

I kept in touch with him and Coalfire for a bit but as time passed and I got busier and busier trying to fix myself and straighten a bunch of stuff out I lost contact. I have no idea if Crazy4Coal even still has my DS-1600; hell I wouldn't blame him for selling it. I still talk to Coalfire just not as often as I used to.

Anyway, it's been a bunch of years since I've heated with coal. I had planned on moving out of NJ and head down south to Tennessee. In fact that almost happened​ except my employer backed out of a job offer and a transfer they promised me and I had to back out of buying a house. I'm currently in the middle of buying a house in NJ and with some luck in a few weeks I may be gearing up to burn coal again. Nothing is set in stone yet because I still have the worst luck in life and this entire thing could go sideways still.

Anyway, just thought I'd drop in and say hi. Hopefully I'll be around more.


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freetown fred
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Location: Freetown,NY 13803

Post Sat. Jun. 17, 2017 10:08 pm

Good to hear from ya IOF. :)
"A people that values it's privileges above it's principals, soon loses both"--Dwight D Eisenhower

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I'm On Fire
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Post Sat. Jun. 17, 2017 10:37 pm

freetown fred wrote:Good to hear from ya IOF. :)
Thanks Fred! I always tell my wife that I miss burning coal. We've been renting a place that has a natural gas fired forced hot air furnace. It's not the same as a coal fire.

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KLook
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Other Heating: Gas boiler backup/main
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000
Location: Chattanooga, Tenn

Post Sat. Jun. 17, 2017 11:01 pm

Good to hear from ya IOF! Still hanging here in Tenn......not burning coal but hanging around this bunch of deplorables.....

Kevin

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gaw
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Coal Size/Type: Rice from Schuylkill County
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Post Sat. Jun. 17, 2017 11:23 pm

Good to see you're still kicking IOF. I remember some of your past rants about your old house and your job. They were classic :P Hopefully your luck has turned around.
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More watch the world happen;
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Its your choice, Which group you want to belong to….

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coalfan
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Stove/Furnace Model: ds circulator/1500 sl/wh.
Location: NW ohio

Post Sun. Jun. 18, 2017 3:16 am

welcome back and good luck .!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I'm On Fire
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Post Sun. Jun. 18, 2017 9:19 am

gaw wrote:Good to see you're still kicking IOF. I remember some of your past rants about your old house and your job. They were classic :P Hopefully your luck has turned around.
Yeah, I'm still kicking. Things are going good now.

crazy4coal
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Stove/Furnace Model: logana
Location: Sussex County N.J.

Post Sun. Jun. 18, 2017 12:53 pm

Check your e-mail
Owner of American Coal LLC. Sussex County N.J. (Bagged only)


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Freddy
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined
Location: Orrington, Maine

Post Sun. Jun. 18, 2017 1:15 pm

Welcome back & I hope the future is all good!
Orrington, Maine
Fred

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Rob R.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy
Location: Chazy, NY

Post Sun. Jun. 18, 2017 4:01 pm

Glad you are back. I will never forget the orange submarine you had in the backyard.

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Post Sun. Jun. 18, 2017 4:09 pm

Arent you the guy with the demon washing machine? Welcome back either way... :yes:
When faced with a seemingly impossible task, my grandfather always said "can't never can, untill try comes along"

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Post Sun. Jun. 18, 2017 4:11 pm

Rob R. wrote:Glad you are back. I will never forget the orange submarine you had in the backyard.
Four times! LOL that was the worst and the contractor was an idiot.

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Post Sun. Jun. 18, 2017 4:13 pm

waldo lemieux wrote:Arent you the guy with the demon washing machine? Welcome back either way... :yes:
I did have a washing machine that sheared the bolts holding the drum in. Stupid machine was a few months old.

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Rob R.
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Location: Chazy, NY

Post Sun. Jun. 18, 2017 9:03 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:
Rob R. wrote:Glad you are back. I will never forget the orange submarine you had in the backyard.
Four times! LOL that was the worst and the contractor was an idiot.
We need some fresh homeowner project stories to spice things up. When do you close on the new place?

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Post Sun. Jun. 18, 2017 9:16 pm

Rob R. wrote: We need some fresh homeowner project stories to spice things up. When do you close on the new place?

Supposedly the middle of July. But it's been recently renovated; within the last year. I shouldn't​ have to do anything​ to it. About the only think I am going to do is have the chimney inspected and make sure it's good for me to use.


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