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Re: Need Coal? Location and Dealer Inquiries Go Here.

PostBy: adrienne1216 On: Mon May 25, 2009 2:15 pm

Hi

We are looking for 7 tons of nut and 6 tons of stove coal delivered to orange county ny. looking for best price possible.send me an email if you have a supplier or suggestion. I know of Cornwall Coal already, they are running about $240 per ton, looking for better pricing. Thanks

Adrienne
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PostBy: lowfog01 On: Tue May 26, 2009 7:29 pm

Hi All,

Does anyone have a favorite Blaschak dealer near the breaker in Mahanoy City, PA or surrounding area? I would like to get 2 tons of bagged nut/pea. I have access to a dump trailer and plan on making one trip in the June/July timeframe. My goal is to reduce the transportation cost incurred when purchasing bagged coal outside of NE PA. Unfortunately, bulk coal is not feasible because once I got it to my drive way, I couldn’t get it around back easily; such is life in suburbia. Anyway, if you know of any dealers in the Mahanoy City area please forward their names to me. Thanks Lisa
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue May 26, 2009 7:36 pm

lowfog01 wrote:Hi All,

Does anyone have a favorite Blaschak dealer near the breaker in Mahanoy City, PA or surrounding area?


Lisa you'll find the bag prices here are not much lower than what they are outside of the area. I'd suggest finding a dealer closer to your location and price it there first before making a long trip this way.
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PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue May 26, 2009 7:43 pm

lowfog01 wrote:Hi All,

Does anyone have a favorite Blaschak dealer near the breaker in Mahanoy City, PA or surrounding area? I would like to get 2 tons of bagged nut/pea. I have access to a dump trailer and plan on making one trip in the June/July timeframe. My goal is to reduce the transportation cost incurred when purchasing bagged coal outside of NE PA. Unfortunately, bulk coal is not feasible because once I got it to my drive way, I couldn’t get it around back easily; such is life in suburbia. Anyway, if you know of any dealers in the Mahanoy City area please forward their names to me. Thanks Lisa


Hi Lisa, my Blaschak dealer is in Easton, PA. I'll give you the address & phone number if you want.
If you can get the trailer in your driveway, how about using a wheel barrow to get a bulk load around to the back of your house? :idea: Just a thought to save some money on bagged....
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Re: Need Coal? Location and Dealer Inquiries Go Here.

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Wed May 27, 2009 10:47 am

lowfog01 wrote:Hi All,

Does anyone have a favorite Blaschak dealer near the breaker in Mahanoy City, PA or surrounding area?


Lisa you'll find the bag prices here are not much lower than what they are outside of the area. I'd suggest finding a dealer closer to your location and price it there first before making a long trip this way.[/quote]

Thanks for responding. I appreciate the advice, when you're driving that far you definitely want to check things out before you leave.

I hear what you are saying about the price being "not much lower than what they are outside the area" but I have a personal problem with that. I may just have to accept it but it burns my biscuits. Since I've been burning coal I've been told that the reason a bag of coal is so expensive in Northern VA is because of the transportation costs. In my mind, reduce the shipping costs and you should be able to get a better price on the actual coal and when that's compounded over 2 tons you should save some money. Since I have access to a dump trailer at no cost and live within a tankful of gas to NE PA it would seem I should come out ahead.

After I've gathered all my information it may not work out that way and if not I will just have to suck it up and deal with the higher cost but I still won't like it. That's just how I feel. Thanks again,
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PostBy: lowfog01 On: Wed May 27, 2009 10:58 am

DVC500 at last wrote:

Hi Lisa, my Blaschak dealer is in Easton, PA. I'll give you the address & phone number if you want.
If you can get the trailer in your driveway, how about using a wheel barrow to get a bulk load around to the back of your house? :idea: Just a thought to save some money on bagged....


That would be great! I'd much rather go someplace someone has been to before. Unfortunately, neither my husband nor I are physically able to use a wheel barrow and get the coal around back. He has steel rods in his back and I throw mine out very easily these days - enough to know not to try to shovel a couple of tons of coal into a wheel barrow. Any savings we'd see on the bulk purchase could easily be eliminated with the increased medical bills. Sad but true. No, we are stuck with using bagged coal; at least until we can make our permanent escape from suburbia. Thanks, Lisa
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PostBy: Yanche On: Wed May 27, 2009 1:07 pm

Lisa, I understand how physical limitations restrict what you can do but, here's a suggestion. Since you have access to a dump trailer how about trying to bag your own at home at your own pace. One could place a piece of plywood with a hole or slot cut in the trailer before it's loaded. The hole would restrict and control where the coal flows out of the trailer when you raise it. Place your own bags at the opening and fill them to a weight and volume you can deal with. I get free re-enforced plastic bags from various farmer sources. I got my latest supply via my local freecycling (http://www.freecycle.org/) group. They had contained chicken feed.

When I go to the breaker I get my trailer slightly overfilled. Then after I'm weighted I bag and transfer some of the coal to my pickup bed to reduce the weight in the trailer and increase the weight in the pickup bed. The truck rides much better that way. I use the bagging technique described here: Self-bagging Coal
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PostBy: lowfog01 On: Wed May 27, 2009 1:12 pm

Yanche wrote:Lisa, I understand how physical limitations restrict what you can do but, here's a suggestion. Since you have access to a dump trailer how about trying to bag your own at home at your own pace. One could place a piece of plywood with a hole or slot cut in the trailer before it's loaded. The hole would restrict and control where the coal flows out of the trailer when you raise it. Place your own bags at the opening and fill them to a weight and volume you can deal with. I get free re-enforced plastic bags from various farmer sources. I got my latest supply via my local freecycling (http://www.freecycle.org/) group. They had contained chicken feed.

When I go to the breaker I get my trailer slightly overfilled. Then after I'm weighted I bag and transfer some of the coal to my pickup bed to reduce the weight in the trailer and increase the weight in the pickup bed. The truck rides much better that way. I use the bagging technique described here: Self-bagging Coal


What a concept!! I could deal with that. I will definetly mull this over and present it to my engineer huband. I'm sure he will be able to take this idea and massage it so we can do this. Thanks ever so much, Lisa
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed May 27, 2009 1:27 pm

lowfog01 wrote: Since I've been burning coal I've been told that the reason a bag of coal is so expensive in Northern VA is because of the transportation costs. ,


Transportation will add to the cost as will the dealers profit margin, as you get further away they can certainly add more. Having said that the bagged coal has always been expensive, if you're buying oil you don't do it by buying 1 gallon jugs. ;) The bagging of it, the bags and handling add a lot to the cost. If you want to save you need to buy in bulk, roughly $130+ per ton at the breaker right now but I haven't checked in a while.
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PostBy: coal berner On: Wed May 27, 2009 3:11 pm

lowfog01 wrote:Hi All,

Does anyone have a favorite Blaschak dealer near the breaker in Mahanoy City, PA or surrounding area? I would like to get 2 tons of bagged nut/pea. I have access to a dump trailer and plan on making one trip in the June/July timeframe. My goal is to reduce the transportation cost incurred when purchasing bagged coal outside of NE PA. Unfortunately, bulk coal is not feasible because once I got it to my drive way, I couldn’t get it around back easily; such is life in suburbia. Anyway, if you know of any dealers in the Mahanoy City area please forward their names to me. Thanks Lisa

Lisa you can go to there other breaker in Ravine PA Exit 104 off of I-81 You can buy Bagged or bulk there call them first
to see how many pallets of coal they have left in the garage They will haul more down from the bagging plant if they do not have enough there at the time Just call and make Arrangements with them before you come up . 170 a ton bulk loose
coal not sure what the bagged coal is going for right now
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PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed May 27, 2009 3:43 pm

Yanche wrote: I get free re-enforced plastic bags from various farmer sources. I got my latest supply via my local freecycling (http://www.freecycle.org/) group. They had contained chicken feed.
I use the bagging technique described here: Self-bagging Coal


We've been using the Bucket-O-Matic method for years (not with coal, but same principal) works great! Yep, we just use our empty chicken feed bags. If you want a 40lb bag, just fill up the Bucket-O-Matic to the top. If you want a 30lb bag, just fill up the Bucket-O-Matic 3/4 of the way.
When we ordered our Bucket-O-Matic, we got a free set of Ginzu knives :D :D :D :D
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PostBy: lowfog01 On: Wed May 27, 2009 6:36 pm

I am so excited! I don't know about my husband - he's off the west coast on business this week - but he is always telling me "whatever makes me happy..." :D Getting bulk coal will allow us to cut another $300 off our winter heating bills. I can't thank everyone enough for all your input. Lisa
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PostBy: mr1precision On: Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:28 pm

I'm located in central Ma and I'm looking for up to 24 ton of bagged anthracite pea coal. Unloading is not a problem on my end. Thanks!
Steve
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PostBy: sterling40man On: Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:28 am

mr1precision wrote:I'm located in central Ma and I'm looking for up to 24 ton of bagged anthracite pea coal. Unloading is not a problem on my end. Thanks!
Steve




Contact Penn Keystone. They can arrange shipping for you. I e-mailed them in March and they gave me a quote. It was $225 a ton for bagged rice and another $99 a ton for shipping. :shock: :shock: Shipping may be less for you since you live closer to them than I do. I can get it from a local trucking company here for $258 total. That's $66 a ton difference. Obviously I said no and will get it locally.

Depending on what you pay for coal in Mass it may be cheaper for you to do it that way, unless you know a trucking company near you that will haul it for you.

http://www.penncoal.com/wst_page2.html
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PostBy: ChinaClipper On: Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:28 pm

Anyone know of a place that sells anthricite anywhere near northern California? I can get Bituminous but I am trying to keep a low profile! Any ideas would be great! Thanks! Clip
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