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
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. ,
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
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!
I am in Morris County NJ and looking to stock up on Rice Coal for the winter. Any know of any deals in the area. Also is any one getting a truckload that they would be splitting.