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Re: Need Coal? Post it here for Individuals

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:37 am

I know earlier this year they were getting their coal from Ventura Coal Researching is a pain in the butt which were bagging their coal from Kimmels coal. Their price then was 280 so they went up but not by much, their delivery fee is the same $20 a ton with a 3 ton minimum, which is much better then the $7 a mile some people are asking for. They did offer to store it there for people who wanted to buy now but didn't have a place to keep it.
Adamiscold
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Chubby Sr. Old School

Re: Need Coal? Post it here for Individuals

PostBy: ashburnham55 On: Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:35 am

Spuria's has always been more then fair. I was more stating that the price has shot up everywhere over the past 8 weeks along with everything else, but I am not complaining, I am very happy that I won't be paying the oilman this year.
ashburnham55
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Magee Crown 112
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Stove/Furnace Make: Magee

Re: Need Coal? Post it here for Individuals

PostBy: boxerbabee On: Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:26 pm

hi
Im looking to buy rice coal for my Keystoker.

I thought i would just call "the delivery guy" somewhere in the yellow pages but have heard that the coal isnt burning so well from some places.
Also I see that rice coal comes in BAGS?

I live in NE Pa.
I just called one of the links.. Rick S. posted (his cousins Chervy's?)
he's supposed to get back with me. (I only live 10 minutes away)
NE1 else have any info?
Heard theyre upping the price quickly and We just dug out a part of the basement for coal which can hold about 2 tons plus.
any info would be great.
Thanks
Boxer
boxerbabee
 
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: 90/105

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Re: Need Coal? Post it here for Individuals

PostBy: boxerbabee On: Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:48 pm

mmroadster wrote:Anyone use coal from Casey-Kassa Coal in Wilkes-Barre? Quality stuff?


I know my neighbor got coal from there last season. He's now heading up to the Hazelton area. He said (and I quote) "It burned horribly..there was more garbage than heat!"
take it for what it's worth but I too am looking into buying rice coal from somewhere around my area
and I am asking everybody
I did get a good word about
STREIT coal delivery
570 788 5683
and theyre about a month behind.
Im thinking about getting the U-Haul and doing the Superior.
GL
Boxer
boxerbabee
 
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: 90/105

First time coal purchase

PostBy: great north woods On: Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:00 am

First time buying coal not oil !! Located in northern New Hampshire (30 minutes from the Canadian border)
Looking for a truckload (23 tons) of good quality buckwheat. Hopefully I will be getting a Keystoker KA6 in late Dec/early Jan. and look forward to discontinuing financial support to overseas fanatics.

Would welcome any suggestions on different quality and costs involved.

John
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Re: Need Coal? Post it here for Individuals

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:35 pm

Great North Woods... if you read backwards though this thread I think most of your question will be answered. Did you order your Keystoker some time ago? I've heard they are booking for next Feb or March right now.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Need Coal? Post it here for Individuals

PostBy: great north woods On: Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:59 pm

Freddy...ordered the stove yesterday though my local Keystroker dealer who pre-ordered 50 of these stoves awhile ago for Dec./Jan. delivery. I'll just keep my fingers crossed. As far as ordering coal my most important question is: do I have to go through a dealer to order it or can I use an independant trucker and I make the arrangement directly through the coal company? Thanks
great north woods
 

Re: Need Coal? Post it here for Individuals

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:04 pm

Hi John,
I'm a newbie to coal also. (My boiler should be here in a week or two). I guess buying bulk can be done different ways. The way I did it was to call Double Run Trucking in PA. ( 1-877-263-4129) and spoke wirh Ray. I told him I wanted a truckload of Pea size coal and he went to Superior Coal, got it, brought it to me,a nd I paid him. Can't get much simpler than that!
I think the Keystokers use Rice size. There's an availability issue with Rice right now, but very soon that should be cleared up.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Need Coal? Post it here for Individuals

PostBy: great north woods On: Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:43 am

Freddie,
Made some calls:

Superior: $140 per ton (plenty of buchwheat available)
Summit: $160 per ton (plenty of buchwheat available)
Blaschak: not taking on any new customers until next summer.
UAE Harmony: person I spoke to seemed offended I inquired about purchasing any coal product they had, stating as matter of factly "it is out of the question". Bet she would be tough out on a date.

Also called Double Run Trucking and spoke to Ray as he is one of the few that travel to the Northern New England area. He was out on the road but will call me tonight w/details.
The Keystoker KA6 is fine burning rice or buckwheat or so I have told.

Nice pic lying in the coal, but where's the beer?

John
great north woods
 

Re: Need Coal? Post it here for Individuals

PostBy: IceDog On: Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:53 am

Hey guys,

I just finished my bin and should be able to hold a max of 12 tons. Since I'm a "newbie" I'm a bit apprehensive about ordering 10 to 12 tons. Am I safe by ordering that much from a place like Superior or Summit? I just don't want to get the "bad coal" that some people write about...althought it seems everyone is in agreement that the big deep mine coal is "always good".

Also, I have a basement window at ground level I will need to get a truck to. If I order that much from a place like (Double Run) do they have a coal shute to go into the basement window, or do they just bring it in a dump truck without a shute?

Thanks for any advice
IceDog
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: Yellow Flame (Hot Water Oil)

Re: Need Coal? Post it here for Individuals

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:00 pm

You'd have to call, but I think Double Run only hauls full loads.... 22-25 ton. They came to me with full size semi-tractor trailers that dumped. The bin in your house will hold 10 ton? That's big! I trust it's pinned very well to the floor. Superior....is. I've heard that Summit is very good too.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Need Coal? Post it here for Individuals

PostBy: IceDog On: Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:39 am

Thanks Freddie,

I did call Double Run and they said they only run 18 wheelers. I just don't have an outside bin (yet???). If I could find a local person with a small dump truck (that has a small chute) I could have that back up to my cellar window and dump it in.

If anyone knows of a small (about 10 ton) dump truck in the Lehighton - Tamaqua area of Pennsylvania that has a small chute willing to make a run to Superior please let me know.

I may try to take a pickup truck and small trailer to get a few tons to try.

Friends here think I'm crazy to drive 50 miles when I can get the local stuff 10 miles away.

I guess you don't know until you try.

I've been burning Jeddo for the past 10 days and it seems to be burning well, but what do I know...I'm a newbie!!! :D
IceDog
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: Yellow Flame (Hot Water Oil)

Re: Need Coal? Post it here for Individuals

PostBy: szembek On: Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:00 pm

I found somebody advertising rice coal for $250/ton delivered, compared to $275 at the place I got it last year. How can I find out what the difference between the two is? When you guys mention 'summit' and 'superior' are those the names of the mines?
szembek
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: A120

Re: Need Coal? Post it here for Individuals

PostBy: crazyroscoe On: Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:33 pm

Hey I Just ordered a Leisure Line stove for pickup in august and now I'm wondering if I'll be able to get coal.
Does anyone know who has rice coal along the NY/CT border I would like to get at least 2 tons. :cry:
crazyroscoe
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer LE

Re: Need Coal? Post it here for Individuals

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Jul 26, 2008 7:21 am

szembek wrote:I found somebody advertising rice coal for $250/ton delivered, compared to $275 at the place I got it last year. How can I find out what the difference between the two is? When you guys mention 'summit' and 'superior' are those the names of the mines?


Yes, those are the name of the mines. As for your local dealer, they may or may not be willing to tell you where they get their coal. Some dealers try and "protect their source".
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

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