Coal Boiler for Owner Occupied Rental

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Rigar
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker A 150
Coal Size/Type: anthracite rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: A 150 warm air furnace
Location: central new york (syracuse area)

Post Sun. Sep. 22, 2013 8:42 am

As far as tenants abusing 'free heat'...have you consider tamper proof t-stats ?
there are several on the market now that allow the tenent to 'crank' the stat to 80 degrees...but the stat will not allow the room to get above a preset temp...of lets say 70 or 72
....'Rigar

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KLook
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Joined: Sun. Feb. 17, 2008 1:08 pm
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 Sun. Sep. 22, 2013 9:10 am

That would be my choice Rigar....I remember thermostats to "nowhere" in office situations. You could turn it all day long and it wasn't connected to anything! My wife gets frozen out all the time as these southern girls like it about 68 degrees in the building. Just amazing that the northeners can't take the cold and they can't take the heat. I tell them I am still absorbing heat to make up for 52 years in coastal Maine.

Kevin

Tenants generally suck, and they will suck the life out of you anyway the can. Even the good ones. It is human nature I guess.

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mdhorvath
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Joined: Sat. Mar. 09, 2013 3:42 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S500 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Pea Anthracite
Location: Sidman Pa

Post Sun. Sep. 22, 2013 12:02 pm

KLook wrote:That would be my choice Rigar....I remember thermostats to "nowhere" in office situations. You could turn it all day long and it wasn't connected to anything! My wife gets frozen out all the time as these southern girls like it about 68 degrees in the building. Just amazing that the northeners can't take the cold and they can't take the heat. I tell them I am still absorbing heat to make up for 52 years in coastal Maine.

Kevin

Tenants generally suck, and they will suck the life out of you anyway the can. Even the good ones. It is human nature I guess.
I agree!
Mike
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Rob R.
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Joined: Fri. Dec. 28, 2007 4:26 pm
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. Sep. 22, 2013 3:40 pm

They make thermostats that only go to 72 degrees. Some folks in my area heat several apartment buildings with a big Keystoker boiler. They left the oil boilers in place and have several pairs of pex lines going between the various boilers and the coal boiler.

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ramblerboy2
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Joined: Tue. Dec. 07, 2010 8:46 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac MCK 508
Other Heating: Embassy Ambassador BMS natural gas boiler, Aga kitchen range
Location: Hartford, CT

Post Thu. Sep. 26, 2013 10:30 pm

KLook wrote:That would be my choice Rigar....I remember thermostats to "nowhere" in office situations. You could turn it all day long and it wasn't connected to anything! My wife gets frozen out all the time as these southern girls like it about 68 degrees in the building. Just amazing that the northeners can't take the cold and they can't take the heat. I tell them I am still absorbing heat to make up for 52 years in coastal Maine.

Kevin

Tenants generally suck, and they will suck the life out of you anyway the can. Even the good ones. It is human nature I guess.
Ha! Too true; when I lived in North Carolina I used to just bask in the heat. The Southerners can't take it. They are addicted to air conditioning.

And yes, tenants do suck the life out of you. Read a quote from Flannery O'Connor "my papa was a real estate man and my mother owns a couple of apartment houses and we've been driven crazy by renters for years." I don't mind the landlord thing much; it's a job like any other. I screen the heck out of people and have gotten a lot better at laying down the law in a diplomatic tone; a dance of staying polite and respectful while demanding that they respect my rules and take care of my property and pay on time.

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