stoker-man wrote:Apparently where he lives, natural gas and propane rule.
Exactly! and when bio mass was 70 bucks a ton - it was a wonderful alternative to the "Rule" Greg is about as far east as I imagine it is sensible to haul Anthracite East - and that's what-- the east side of Michigan???
stoker-man wrote:Wood boilers and pellet boilers are popping up all over up there, but they aren't competitive with coal here, and maybe not there either.
Certainly not there - I marvel at folks that are paying far too much for pellet fuel there - Well "MARVEL" might not be quite a strong enough word.
And unless the chunk wood is free and with in 5 miles that too is jut too costly vs the "rule" about these parts. yet folks do it - and a lot
If I didn't already have a biomass fuel infrastructure installed and paid off in cost of heat savings -- I would be burning bit coal - the "smell and smoke" associated can be controlled. Far easier than controlling the same draw backs of the out house chunk wood smoke dragons. But at the time I could convert for less the way I did, and at the time the fuel was plentiful and really cheep.
Here is hopping you guys don't witness the same changes with sources of Anthracite.
Sorry if I hijacked the thread with my summation of several years of researching burning coal in Wisconsin - but I post this hoping it might help. A bit coal stoker is the only way to go this side of the Great Lakes. My big Iron Fireman is still in the shed If anyone is interested.