Who's Using a Coalpilot Control

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Post Thu. Nov. 28, 2013 9:44 pm

I have a friend that bought a used Reading Tri-burner and asked me about thermostat options for it and the Coalpilot is something he's thinking about. I told him if anybody did this is where you'd find them.
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Post Fri. Nov. 29, 2013 5:00 am

There are loads of forum members successfully using the Coal-Trol Digital Thermostat, but I've personally never heard any mention here of the Coalpilot.
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Post Fri. Nov. 29, 2013 7:56 am

lsayre wrote:There are loads of forum members successfully using the Coal-Trol Digital Thermostat, but I've personally never heard any mention here of the Coalpilot.
Oh yes there was. The guy got banned and from everything I could gather he is no longer in business.

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Post Fri. Nov. 29, 2013 8:31 am

His You Tube videos are on here and obviously on You Tube also. ;)
He was banned here...I don't know the reason. But his Username was *Gorgie Porgie*

You Tube username was Koalpilot...with a *K*

A couple other members here used the Coalpilots on tri-burners and gave glowing reviews right here on the forum. :)
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Post Fri. Nov. 29, 2013 10:56 am

Just so it's clear the reason for the ban had nothing to do with the product itself.
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Post Fri. Nov. 29, 2013 1:11 pm

Here his info:

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Post Fri. Nov. 29, 2013 1:13 pm

Not shabby ! Thanx for the "Ban" Clarification,Mayor. I pulled up a few links under coal pilot in the upper right corner of the screen. Lewis,I think you and your friend are in business ! You're 'gonna be a Hero on this one ! The Coal Board Info Team strikes again ! :D
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Post Fri. Nov. 29, 2013 1:16 pm

Same for Other than Tri-Burner, this came first before Tri-Burner:

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Post Fri. Nov. 29, 2013 5:25 pm

Thanks Folks
I got my buddy some contact info for George, it's confirmed he's still around and making his magic carpets,,,,,,,, Haha.

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Post Fri. Nov. 29, 2013 9:10 pm

lewis wrote:Thanks Folks
I got my buddy some contact info for George, it's confirmed he's still around and making his magic carpets,,,,,,,, Haha.
Do tell or PM me....me wants.

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Post Fri. Nov. 29, 2013 9:31 pm

I sent you a PM with George's #. I would have posted it publicly for all but I seen they banned him and I don't want to pizz no one off.

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Post Wed. Jun. 17, 2015 10:18 am

That gentleman is still around doing his thing and actually has "tweeked" his system now with the addition of a temperature sensor on the flue pipe that can over-ride the thermostat still calling for heat and prevents the over-stoking of the fire and the wasting of coal. It actually sounds like he has it perfected at this point.

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