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Moving from coal to oil to electric

A coal boiler installation goes terribly wrong.

When I struck off on my own in 1979, I had a friend who sold coal and wood stoves and boilers. I, having a strong back and weak mind, installed those very heavy stoves and boilers. One day, he asked me to go with him to help size a coal boiler for a farmer who was having trouble staying warm during cold weather. The farmer lived in the home he grew up in and had been tending the coal fires since he was a young lad.

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