10 years on the Coal Forum

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Sunny Boy
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Location: Central NY

Post By: Sunny Boy » Fri. Dec. 29, 2017 8:22 am

Ok, now I got it.

The header didn't look like anything that could be clicked on the change it, so I didn't try that.

Thanks.

Paul


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Richard S.
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Post By: Richard S. » Fri. Dec. 29, 2017 8:24 am

Nobody listens :lol: , I posted that last page. As mentioned you just click the header. Quick tip, that's pretty common with a lot of things that have columns of data, windows file explorer for example, email programs etc.

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Sunny Boy
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Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace
Location: Central NY

Post By: Sunny Boy » Fri. Dec. 29, 2017 8:31 am

I'm a guy....... we don't read instructions, or stop to ask for directions. :lol:

Paul

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mntbugy
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Location: clearfield,pa

Post By: mntbugy » Fri. Dec. 29, 2017 8:34 am

There is a young lady on here from almost day one. She might be in here high eighties now, and still active at logging in.

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Vonda
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Post By: Vonda » Fri. Dec. 29, 2017 9:37 am

Richard S
I'm curious to know why did you start this forum? It was a brilliant idea BTW.

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Post By: Vonda » Fri. Dec. 29, 2017 9:38 am

Rob R. wrote:
Fri. Dec. 29, 2017 7:52 am
I did not start it, Richard did. I joined to learn more about burning coal.
Sorry, Rob I got Richard and Rob confused, it an "R" thing :lol: :?

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Richard S.
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Post By: Richard S. » Fri. Dec. 29, 2017 12:09 pm

Vonda wrote:
Fri. Dec. 29, 2017 9:37 am
Richard S
I'm curious to know why did you start this forum? It was a brilliant idea BTW.
The short version is around 2000 I started looking into building a website for my coal delivery business. After seeing the prices they were charging I quickly turned to doing it myself. I'm not fish out of water. I hadn't written any code in ten+ years but I wrote my first lines in 1983 on a C64. I can even tell you what it did, it's simple program with loop that turned the TV into strobe light. I'm sure it did wonders for the life of the TV.

Anyhow a few years later I registered nepadigital.com with the intention of building websites. I installed the forum there with the intention of having it used as general forum for people in NEPA. Here is the earliest snapshot I'm aware of oct. 2004, 13 registered users and 107 topics mostly by me. If you check the coaldelivery.com section you'll see there is one topic...by me.

https://web.archive.org/web/20041024191817/http:/ ... com:80/bb/

The forum for NEPA never materialized but the section linked from my coal delivery site to ask questions about coal was getting a lot of activity. A year later there is a whopping 32 topics in that section. Oct. 2005

https://web.archive.org/web/20051004035116/nepadi ... tal.com/bb

By 2006 we have lot more activity and I changed the focus to coal:

https://web.archive.org/web/20061213183332/http:/ ... com:80/bb/

It pretty much morphed from there.

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freetown fred
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Post By: freetown fred » Fri. Dec. 29, 2017 1:11 pm

Morphed indeed & happily so! :)


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Lightning
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Post By: Lightning » Fri. Dec. 29, 2017 2:21 pm

If it weren't for me accidentally stumbling across this forum, Id probably be a freakin wood slave!!

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coal stoker
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Post By: coal stoker » Fri. Dec. 29, 2017 4:45 pm

This forum is what enabled me to get off my wood boiler, it was killing me at 12-14 cords a year.
I love the ease of coal, and my EFM 520.
What a Combo!!!!!!!!

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Post By: Vonda » Fri. Dec. 29, 2017 4:49 pm

Thanks Richard

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Post By: Pacowy » Fri. Dec. 29, 2017 4:53 pm

cs, glad you were saved from wood slavery. If avatar is your stoker I suggest a little higher air setting - should have approx. 2" ring of dead ash after 30 min run.

Mike

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Post By: coal stoker » Fri. Dec. 29, 2017 4:56 pm

Thanks for the keen eye Pacowy
That Avatar is actually from the very first fire.
Things are adjusted and humming along nicely, between the coal and the skid system from Vermont Day i have a care free system that works flawlessly.
Happy New Year to all
CS

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Post By: Pacowy » Fri. Dec. 29, 2017 4:59 pm

Congrats and Happy New Year to you, too. And to vermontday, that clever guy.

Mike

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Post By: loxety » Fri. Jan. 19, 2018 1:04 pm

The wife and I moved to coal due to that $4/gal oil and havent looked back!


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