Cool Coal Photos

This forum is for common products and questions such as chimney installations, CO detectors, coal bin designs and a variety of other general topics that do not fit into the other forums.
User avatar
gitrdonecoal
Member
Posts: 491
Joined: Fri. Oct. 16, 2009 4:35 pm
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90
Stove/Furnace Make: USSC
Stove/Furnace Model: Hotblast 1557
Location: Elba, NY

Post Thu. Jan. 02, 2014 10:12 pm

image.jpg
coal, the future of america


wilsons woodstoves
Member
Posts: 316
Joined: Mon. Dec. 16, 2013 7:55 pm
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood, Crawford, Magee, Herald, Others

Post Wed. Feb. 05, 2014 11:56 am

from outside coal to house
Attachments
DSCN0774.JPG

Sunny Boy
Member
Posts: 12656
Joined: Mon. Nov. 11, 2013 1:40 pm
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace
Location: Central NY

Post Wed. Feb. 05, 2014 12:13 pm

wilsons woodstoves wrote:from outside coal to house
So that's why they call it a "bucket loader". :D

Paul
So many stoves - so few chimneys. I must be coal-stone crazy.

User avatar
michaelanthony
Member
Posts: 3989
Joined: Sat. Nov. 22, 2008 10:42 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box stove, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Baseburners & Antiques: Home Sparkle 12
Coal Size/Type: Coal Contractor's stove, a little Kimmels 'nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace
Location: millinocket,me.
Contact:

Post Wed. Feb. 05, 2014 12:16 pm

I bet you could fit a ton in the trunk of the caddy!
never yell through a screen...you'll strain your voice.

wilsons woodstoves
Member
Posts: 316
Joined: Mon. Dec. 16, 2013 7:55 pm
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood, Crawford, Magee, Herald, Others

Post Wed. Feb. 05, 2014 5:04 pm

just 10 bags at a time, its a station wagan.

Sunny Boy
Member
Posts: 12656
Joined: Mon. Nov. 11, 2013 1:40 pm
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace
Location: Central NY

Post Wed. Jun. 25, 2014 1:24 pm

Well, can't actually see coal, stove or flame, but my family history has a lot of connection to coal. Growing up on the waterfront, this passes for a cool coal picture in my family.

This is a picture of the Thomas W. Lawson. The biggest, and one of the last, of the great coal schooners.

My first cousin -four times removed on Mom's side of the family- was Captain George Dow, the Lawson's last Captain.

The ship was wrecked by storms delivering kerosene to England. As we know, coal is safer ! They should'a stuck with just delivering coal. :roll:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_W._Lawson_(ship)
http://www.fleetsheet.com/lawson.htm

Paul
Attachments
DSCN4568.JPG
So many stoves - so few chimneys. I must be coal-stone crazy.

User avatar
freetown fred
Member
Posts: 21425
Joined: Thu. Dec. 31, 2009 12:33 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut
Location: Freetown,NY 13803

Post Wed. Jun. 25, 2014 3:37 pm

Nice post SB -- helpin me pass the time :)
"A people that values it's privileges above it's principals, soon loses both"--Dwight D Eisenhower

Sunny Boy
Member
Posts: 12656
Joined: Mon. Nov. 11, 2013 1:40 pm
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace
Location: Central NY

Post Wed. Jun. 25, 2014 7:39 pm

freetown fred wrote:Nice post SB -- helpin me pass the time :)
Thanks Fred.

Just one of the connections to coal that keeps turning up.

When I was a teenager I worked in a boat yard. Back then next door was a fuel oil company that had started out as a coal shipper. What was left of the two masted schooner used to ship coal up to the Boston area was rotting away on a hauling car next to our shop building.

When I bought my first house in 1979, it still had the original American coal boiler from 1922. It had been converted with an oil burner gun installed into the ash door and the grates taken out. The cast iron baffle plate inside the upper part of the fire box was burned through. I went to the local plumbing supply and they still had the plates. :shock: Still worked great at transferring heat to water. When I sold the place in 92, it was still in good shape.

When the oil prices jumped, I used a potbelly stove in the basement for a few years. The built-in coal bin came in handy ! ;)

Then, just by luck I bought this house, which had belonged to the towns' two coal dealers.

Coal just keeps following me around ! :D

Paul
So many stoves - so few chimneys. I must be coal-stone crazy.


alpineboard
Member
Posts: 277
Joined: Thu. Jan. 20, 2011 8:12 am
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert 600
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Tarm 202
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman HXL, Crane 88, Crane 404
Other Heating: Solar

Post Tue. Nov. 04, 2014 3:25 pm

free coal, just when I was not expecting it, and then CL post, 2 hrs old., 62 buckets, a full ton , plus 2 buckets of coal dust.
Attachments
IMG_8894.JPG

rberq
Member
Posts: 5015
Joined: Mon. Apr. 16, 2007 9:34 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300 with hopper
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Nut
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators (fuel oil); propane
Location: Central Maine

Post Tue. Nov. 04, 2014 3:57 pm

alpineboard wrote:free coal, just when I was not expecting it, and then CL post, 2 hrs old., 62 buckets, a full ton , plus 2 buckets of coal dust.
Good find! If you drove home fast enough, the dust should have blown away. :D
Simple answers for simple minds.

User avatar
Formulabruce
Member
Posts: 213
Joined: Sat. Feb. 02, 2013 8:02 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: CHUBBY owner!, Thanks Larry Trainer
Coal Size/Type: Nut and Stove size
Other Heating: Rheem Condensate 95% efficient furnace, runs well on propane, weak in Nat Gas.
Location: in the "Shire" ( New Hamp -shire)

Post Tue. Nov. 18, 2014 8:09 pm

April , 2014 left outside since the Jan run in the snow.
Attachments
april 14.jpg
Conway Scenic RR 0-6-0 April 2014, snow bank .

User avatar
warminmn
Member
Posts: 2490
Joined: Tue. Feb. 08, 2011 5:59 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Junior, Efel Nestor Martin, Frankenstove
Coal Size/Type: nut and stove anthracite
Other Heating: wood and a little LP
Location: Land of 11,842 lakes, not 10,000

Post Sat. Nov. 29, 2014 8:04 pm

No ice but have cold coal! :idea: It can keep you warm and it can cool you down :drunk: :shots: :wine: :cheers:
Attachments
coal 004.JPG
I'm just an old chunk of coal now Lord but I'm gonna be a diamond some day - Billy Joe Shaver

User avatar
2001Sierra
Member
Posts: 1845
Joined: Wed. May. 20, 2009 8:09 am
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 Sat. Nov. 29, 2014 8:11 pm

Who would of thunk! I put my Busch lite in a snow bank :mad:

RICHARD2
Member
Posts: 27
Joined: Sun. May. 04, 2008 1:34 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: KA2
Location: Upstate New York

Post Tue. Dec. 16, 2014 1:54 pm

My first cousin -four times removed on Mom's side of the family- was Captain George Dow, the Lawson's last Captain.
Just wondering, any relationship to the Dow family that operates Lake George Steamboat Company on Lake George, NY?
Sometimes a little experience upsets a lot of theory.
Ditto for manufacturer's advertising claims.

Sunny Boy
Member
Posts: 12656
Joined: Mon. Nov. 11, 2013 1:40 pm
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace
Location: Central NY

Post Tue. Dec. 16, 2014 2:02 pm

Richard,
No connection that I'm aware of, but not having that name myself, I haven't tried to trace all the Dow branches, just the one leading back through Mom's family.

Paul
So many stoves - so few chimneys. I must be coal-stone crazy.


Post Reply

Return to “Coal Bins, Chimneys, CO Detectors & Thermostats”