Captain Michael wrote:With bituminous and not in a stoker.
That's what I do!
Captain Michael wrote:Until I started reading this forum I was clueless about stokers. There is a local hardware store in town using a stoker with bituminous, but the whole time growing up folks used coal furnaces. It is still common in rural western Pa. and WV for people to use coal to heat there homes. With bituminous and not in a stoker. And Richard I will concede to your facts about the 1918 time frame, short lived and geographically limited. I still believe in the grand scheme of history bituminous was king!
rockwood wrote:I must say I was surprised when I saw photos/video of the hard coal operations (breakers) as these operations are nothing like soft coal operations of Utah/Colorado. These operations look like something one would have seen many many years ago and you do get a feel for the nostalgia.
Richard S. wrote:It hasn't changed much, I'm sure there is anything to improve...
Everything that can be invented has been invented.
Berlin wrote:nah, i'd say it's more like a yugo, popular at one time due to it's proximity to market, current production has all but died out compared to historical levels, use only in a limited geographical region and customers of that product type (coal) prefer something else (bituminous), which can be had at a better price.