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Rick 386
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
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Post Sun. Apr. 30, 2017 10:03 pm

No. I'm not heating with wood... :oops:

I want it for splitting wood for my outdoor, relaxing at the end of the day, beverage drinking fire pit. :stfu:

Figured there might be some converts from wood burning to coal burning that no longer need theirs.

Willing to travel for the right price. I figured I'd look here before scouring the Craig's list ads.

Rick
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Post Mon. May. 01, 2017 12:24 am


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Post Mon. May. 01, 2017 6:27 am

Look for one of these. It won't leak oil and in 45 years, you'll need to buy a few springs and rollers. Maybe an engine or two. :D Fast, light and and a breeze to use. My brother has had one that long and the guy that owns the sawmill has a large and small one.

http://www.supersplit.com/home/index.html
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Rick 386
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
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Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work
Location: Royersford, Pa
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Post Mon. May. 01, 2017 11:55 am

coaledsweat wrote:Look for one of these. It won't leak oil and in 45 years, you'll need to buy a few springs and rollers. Maybe an engine or two. :D Fast, light and and a breeze to use. My brother has had one that long and the guy that owns the sawmill has a large and small one.

http://www.supersplit.com/home/index.html
Saw one on flea bay that is very close to my home. However in looking at the description, I decided to contact the company direct. Found out that the unit has been discontinued since 1990. But may have to look into it further. It may work for me...... New units are $2700.00 :no1:

Thanks for the info.

And DM, I'm trying to get away from using the sledge and wedges I currently use. Handsplitting locust logs is no fun at all.......

Rick
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scalabro
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Location: Southwick Massachusetts

Post Mon. May. 01, 2017 12:07 pm

Watching that video is the best reason not to burn wood for any reason :D

What a joke ..,

If you have propane or nat gas, why not gasify your fire pit :yes:

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Post Mon. May. 01, 2017 12:18 pm

Ive been burning and hand splitting some locust this year and last. I cut the pieces short, about a foot long, and don't have any problems splitting it. The trick is to have a good real splitting axe. Fiskars makes a decent splitting model but the best I ever used and I have is this http://www.helkonorthamerica.com/store/p13/Vario_2000_-_Splitting_Axe.html They have a larger heavier model but I never needed it. Expensive yes, but I cant say enough good about it. You can get them cheaper if you search but still around $100. That little sucker is just pop pop pop, almost fun to use. There are 2 lightweight models, the one I have looks like the one in the pic with wood handle.

Or get a gas splitter if you want to :D Gassifying your pit as mentioned may be cheaper than a splitter and a lot less work.
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Rick 386
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
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Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work
Location: Royersford, Pa
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Post Mon. May. 01, 2017 5:27 pm

scalabro wrote:......

If you have propane or nat gas, why not gasify your fire pit :yes:
Gas or propane costs money. Wood is free.........................right ??? :lol:

warm....... I'm trying to get away from any swinging of the arms. The repaired rotator cuff is telling me not to do it..

Rick
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Post Mon. May. 01, 2017 6:14 pm

I believe it is the Supersplit Junior is the one they discontinued. It is basically a smaller version of what they sell now and what my brother has. He loaned it to his buddy for the last 10 years or more. The guy does at least 10 cords a year.
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Post Mon. May. 01, 2017 11:10 pm

Rick 386 wrote:
scalabro wrote:......

If you have propane or nat gas, why not gasify your fire pit :yes:
Gas or propane costs money. Wood is free.........................right ??? :lol:

warm....... I'm trying to get away from any swinging of the arms. The repaired rotator cuff is telling me not to do it..

Rick
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Post Tue. May. 02, 2017 6:24 am

S, I'm thinkin you're missin the hands on concept. Ya can't beat an outside wood fire. Me thinks you're getting way to sissified!!! :lol:
scalabro wrote:Watching that video is the best reason not to burn wood for any reason :D

What a joke ..,

If you have propane or nat gas, why not gasify your fire pit :yes:
"A people that values it's privileges above it's principals, soon loses both"--Dwight D Eisenhower

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Location: Southwick Massachusetts

Post Tue. May. 02, 2017 8:00 am

freetown fred wrote:S, I'm thinkin you're missin the hands on concept. Ya can't beat an outside wood fire. Me thinks you're getting way to sissified!!! :lol:
scalabro wrote:Watching that video is the best reason not to burn wood for any reason :D

What a joke ..,

If you have propane or nat gas, why not gasify your fire pit :yes:
Nonsense Fred! It's just as I get older it's easier and more enjoyable to use my brain instead of my back. :o I will make one concession on wood ... cooking :lol:

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Post Tue. May. 02, 2017 9:12 am

This would be easy on an old mans shoulder , slow but cheap. :baby: :roll:

https://youtu.be/NsY90e7tTbA
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