How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: rberq On: Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:46 pm

Aldo8811 wrote:We found a young fella in Augusta, claimed he would beat anyone's price, but seems talk is cheap as we could never get him to follow up on anything with us. I never checked with Dysarts.

I found a small Augusta dealer by word of mouth -- have not seen him advertise anywhere. He delivered bagged nut coal (Reading) for $315 per ton. I have been quite happy with it. He said he would have some different coal this Fall, American Premium I think, which he would be bagging himself, so I will try a ton of that also as soon as I get around to calling him. It sounds like you already have your coal for this year, but when you get around to ordering again PM me and I will give you his name and number to try. (Hope it is not the same guy you had trouble with!) How close are you to Augusta?
rberq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
Coal Size/Type: Nut -- Kimmel/Blaschak/Reading
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: rberq On: Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:58 pm

sterling40man wrote:Did you get your coal at Dysarts? I was told they are selling bagged rice for $215 a ton. Is this right?

Alas! Too good to be true. Dysart's web site lists coal at $319 per ton, picked up. Does not say what brand name.
rberq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
Coal Size/Type: Nut -- Kimmel/Blaschak/Reading
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: sterling40man On: Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:52 am

rberq wrote:Alas! Too good to be true. Dysart's web site lists coal at $319 per ton, picked up. Does not say what brand name.


I thought it was to good to be true!


Aldo8811 wrote:We checked with the local Agway, they were up around 360 or 370.


:shock: That's a rip off!! I'm getting bagged Blaschak for $288 up here. The guy is not making much money off it. He hauls his potatoes to Penn and picks up coal for a return run. I guess the Blaschak plant is only 5 miles from where he delivers his potatoes. Works for me!
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
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Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6


Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: SteveZee On: Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:27 am

That's who I use too Sterling. I buy the blaschak bulk from them but they are nice folks. They delivered 5 tons to me for what I would have paid for 4 right down the road 5 miles. Go figure. ;) I had to set up it in advance and wait till they a truck load in my area but still, much better deal and nice coal. I'll, use them every year from here on out.
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: g13nw00d-man On: Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:27 pm

rberq,
Dysarts 319 a ton picked up, 60 delivery fee. I just had 3 ton delivered. Two stove, One nut.... :D
g13nw00d-man
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood
Stove/Furnace Model: #6 Base Heater

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: sterling40man On: Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:14 am

SteveZee wrote:That's who I use too Sterling. I buy the blaschak bulk from them but they are nice folks. They delivered 5 tons to me for what I would have paid for 4 right down the road 5 miles. Go figure. ;) I had to set up it in advance and wait till they a truck load in my area but still, much better deal and nice coal. I'll, use them every year from here on out.


You got your coal from Center Farms. They are selling bagged for about $300 a ton. I live 1 hour north of them so I get it locally.....about a 10 minute drive and it's cheaper! :D
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:51 am

You people in the very north of Maine have a gold mine in Center Farms. They do a wonderful service in providing coal at a very fair price. Amazingly, they even provide coal for this area. It takes a tint bit of forethought, but certainly worth a call.
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: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: sterling40man On: Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:34 am

Freddy wrote:You people in the very north of Maine have a gold mine in Center Farms. They do a wonderful service in providing coal at a very fair price. Amazingly, they even provide coal for this area. It takes a tint bit of forethought, but certainly worth a call.


What do you mean "you people"? :lol: Be nice to us "County folk"! toothy :flex: :box: ;)
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
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Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: SteveZee On: Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:40 am

I agree with you Freddy,

They do an excellent job and I'm really glad I found them. I would have paid $50+ a ton more for bagged here locally and it wasn't Blaschak. As long as you plan early and give them time to get a load together for the area, you're good to go. I plan to use them in the future for sure.
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: sterling40man On: Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:51 am

SteveZee wrote:I agree with you Freddy,

They do an excellent job and I'm really glad I found them. I would have paid $50+ a ton more for bagged here locally and it wasn't Blaschak. As long as you plan early and give them time to get a load together for the area, you're good to go. I plan to use them in the future for sure.


It's crazy how much you guys pay for coal. You figure the coal is trucked from Penn up to Easton which is over 200 miles north of you....one way.....then Center Farms trucks it down to you and your saving at least $50 a ton. :wtf: :?
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
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Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: SteveZee On: Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:01 am

sterling40man wrote:
SteveZee wrote:I agree with you Freddy,

They do an excellent job and I'm really glad I found them. I would have paid $50+ a ton more for bagged here locally and it wasn't Blaschak. As long as you plan early and give them time to get a load together for the area, you're good to go. I plan to use them in the future for sure.


It's crazy how much you guys pay for coal. You figure the coal is trucked from Penn up to Easton which is over 200 miles north of you....one way.....then Center Farms trucks it down to you and your saving at least $50 a ton. :wtf: :?


Exactly why I love them so much! ;)
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: Chuck_Steak On: Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:07 am

Just found out today that Kimmel is going up..
And both Kimmel an Blashack are both behind on shipments.
Pellets are already hard to get........

I wonder what it will be like in January?
Chuck_Steak
 
Coal Size/Type: mostly nut, sometimes stove, Santa brand
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark III

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: Bobbart On: Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:10 pm

New guy here from Washburn,ME. Just got back from centerfarmcoal in easton. Bruce is going to bring me a Hitzer 50-93 some time next week. Can't wait. Been burning oil for 10 years and fuel prices are killing me. My only concern is connecting it into my chimney. When I bought the place 11 years ago there was a wood stove,oil fired hot water heater and an oil fired hot water furnace all going in the same flue in the basement. The wood stove and the water heater shared a y pipe, the furnace was on the opposite side with its own pipe. Not sure how long they had it set up like that. I burned wood in it the first year and then stopped, didn't care for burning wood. I figure I can connect the coal stove to the place the wood stove was. I figure the furnace won't be running anyway. Looking forward to playing with my new toy.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
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Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: rberq On: Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:43 pm

Bobbart wrote:... I can connect the coal stove to the place the wood stove was. I figure the furnace won't be running anyway.

The key to what you just said is, YOU can connect the coal stove to where the wood stove was. I don't think the building codes allow coal-and-oil (or wood-and-oil) on the same flue. So it is possible that the dealer will refuse to make the connection for you. Whether it is safe or not is another question, regardless what the code says. Lots of people have done it, but ???
rberq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
Coal Size/Type: Nut -- Kimmel/Blaschak/Reading
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: How Many Folks Burning Coal in Maine ?

PostBy: Aldo8811 On: Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:38 pm

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