My Kimmels coal quality

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My Kimmels coal quality

PostBy: ScubaSteve On: Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:59 pm

O my goodness, The Kimmels coal I purchased is soooo nice! I loaded the stove last night at about 5 pm. Set the thermostat about 1/4 open and shut the damper at about 6 30 pm. I got up at 530 am and it still looked great. Temp was about 500 f. I gave her a little shake and shut the thermostat to just a crack open and went to work. I got home from work at 3:30pm and it was still 400f and looking pretty good. I finally reloaded at 7 pm. Awesome!! Coal = HAPPINESS! !
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Re: My Kimmels coal quality

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:36 am

The Kimmel's I burned last year had great burning characteristics as well. It seemed to contain a lot of wood compared to the Blaschak I burned before, but that didn't concern me with a hand-fed stove.

My dad is burning Kimmel's in his Hitzer 82 right now; he loads it at night, adds a shovel or two in the morning and shakes the ashes every other day. By shaking the ashes less often he is able to maintain a lower stove temperature and the ash burns to a powder.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: My Kimmels coal quality

PostBy: traderfjp On: Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:58 am

I love my Kimmels too. I bought a tractor load 2 years ago. I'm set for 10-12 years.
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Re: My Kimmels coal quality

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:25 pm

I've burned Kimmel's rice in the stoker (that I bought from crazy4coal), burned well, nice heat.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: My Kimmels coal quality

PostBy: nuthead On: Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:23 am

i have the same stove and i can buy kimmels for 280/ton are you burning nut or pea
thanks
nuthead
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Re: My Kimmels coal quality

PostBy: Paulie On: Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:12 am

I have had good luck with Kimmel. I burn it with out issue, but I am only on my 2nd year, so I would not really know if it was
good or not. My customers like it though, and they have been burning longer than I! So, based on feed back, good stuff. :D
Paulie
 
Stove/Furnace Make: leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: My Kimmels coal quality

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:34 am

My buddy burns Kimmel. His is nice stuff!

Sad to see a local heating dealer that was selling Kimmel last year is selling Reading this year. I've read mixed comments on Reading.
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: My Kimmels coal quality

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:44 am

I've burned nothing but Kimmel's for the last 4 seasons. This will be my first year with Blashcak, because they jacked the price up a bit too much at my usual supplier. The first season, I found more crap in those bags than I thought possible. Once found a wad of mud with a boulder in the center, slightly bigger than a softball .... I found wire, countless chunks of wood & roots in every different size, shape & form. Some of them blend in pretty good with that coating of coal powder!

The last couple years it's been just chunks of wood. At least wood burns - that mudball wasn't very flammmable... :lol: Just jammed my grates open requiring a cleanout. :roll:

I noticed varying sizes in the nut coal. It was more like pea than nut - or a mixture of the two last year. LOTS of fines - more than in previous years. Last year it seemed slower burning with less heat than in the past.
SMITTY
 
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Re: My Kimmels coal quality

PostBy: SemperFi On: Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:15 pm

I have burned all of the above said brands of coal and find bulk Reading nut to burn the best. But one must admit that kimmels has nice tarpalen bags.
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Re: My Kimmels coal quality

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:02 pm

I have burning Kimmels for the last 18 years. Just convinced some freinds to buy a trailer load 22 tons. Everybody is happy, which is a relief when your opinion is on the line. I was even using their low ash at one time which was around 6%, that was sweet in my hand fired. I had to use jeddo for a few of those years but, Kimmel is still my favorite, thanks to an old farmer friend who has since passed on.
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Coal Size/Type: Rice
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Re: My Kimmels coal quality

PostBy: Perky On: Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:04 am

Never tried Kimmels or any others. Been burning Reading Antracite for 25 years without almost any problems. It burns down to a powder. Used pea and now with the new Kodiak got 2 tons (bulk) of a mix of nut and pea. Had an issue with the pea nut burning right about 10 years ago. Pieces of coal seemed to meld together while burning and stove wouldn't shake down right. Called my dealer and they said they hadn't had any complaints. Called Reading and spoke to a rep who said to leave about 10 lbs on my front porch and he would come pick it up to test it. I live around 100 miles away. They came for it, tested it and said the ash content was too high and not up to their standards. Gave me a $$ credit for a ton. I was impressed with this type of customer service. Haven't had any issues since.
Perky
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska/Franco Belge
Stove/Furnace Model: Kodiak/1375

Re: My Kimmels coal quality

PostBy: traderfjp On: Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:52 pm

It's nice to hear so many good stories about Kimmels. When I wanted to buy my bulk load I was very hesitant to buy bagged because I wasn't sure what mine the coal was coming from. There was maybe one or two posts about burning Kimmels at the time. I almost bought loose but by the time I built a coal bin there wasn't any saving and I would still have had to deal with frozen coal, if I wasn't careful, and shoveling it into buckets. Bagged coal is super convenient. For newbies I would suggest bagged - if are buying in bulk 20-22 tons. If you're only taking 3-4 tons then loose can be held in 1 ton bags in the garage and you'll save a bundle from your local rip off artist.
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