Wednesday, February 15, 2017

coal delivery

some people still use coal for heat.  We have an electrical storage heater which is nice.  It comes on at night when the electricity rates are lower and stores the thermal energy and releases the heat during the day.  Those bags you see being carried are between 40kg.


17 comments:

  1. It's becoming a rare sight here to see coal deliveries like this! Nothing is more cozy than sitting by an open coal fire on a winter evening!

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  2. I'm not sure if I have ever seen that here, though there probably still are people who use coal.

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  3. Ha, that was died out in the eighties here. Still the black manchester jackets they were wearing with the leather shoulder pads are still in fashion by certain people and not easy to come by.

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  4. I don't think anyone is using coal anymore in our country. It is a sight of the past to see the coalmen carry those bags. It is all natural gass or electricity here now.

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  5. Ditto above, I can't remember the last time I saw a coal fire! Your heating system sounds so much better Bill 😊

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  6. When I was growing up in Illinois, we had a coal furnace to heat the house when I was little. I have distinct memories of coal deliveries through the shoot into our basement and of my father shoveling coal into the furnace.

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  7. I doubt if we have many coal fires here in Coventry. I can't remember seeing a delivery truck like this for years.

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  8. Never seen that. But I like it!

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  9. Mooie foto's Bill, ik weet nog dat vroeger ook bij ons thuis zo de kolen werden aangevoerd.
    Groet Kees.

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  10. My memories are the same as Sharon's above. With the addition of our dog down in the basement attacking the coal as it came through the window!

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  11. My goodness! My grandmother had a coal furnace many years ago but I never see one anymore.

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  12. We have a heat pump. I don't completely understand the mechanics of it but it's sunk way down deep in the earth and it heats and cools through residual heat or chill from way down deep. It conserves energy.

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