Made the trip today for more coal.

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Made the trip today for more coal.

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:13 pm

Today,I made it up to Calvin Lenig's location [Pa route 225 outside Shamokin] and came back with another ton. He was doing a brisk business and I had to wait a short time to get under his chute.It seemed like every 4th or 5th vehicle in the area that passed had a trailer on it.There were also several pickups driving the roads with badly squashed rear tires.The price is still $140/ton. In conversation with them they are finding the big movers presently are the rice and chestnut varities. My trailer is only rated to handle a ton so that is what I came home with.I stopped near the edge of town and got lunch.It was a bowl of some of the best bean soup I have ever had.I guess a person does not save a bunch of money by hauling light loads and rolling 80 miles each way to do it but I just love the coal region of Pennsylvania .I don't know how this batch will burn yet but if it is like the first batch I will have no complaints.What an enjoyable day I had for myself. Mike
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KAA-2

Re: Made the trip today for more coal.

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:30 pm

Their coal is good stuff, you won't be disappointed. Neat hopper and scale he has there, and he is very adept with the loader.
No pictures??? We love pictures you know.
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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: Made the trip today for more coal.

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:37 am

Yes,the hopper and scale work out just fine,smart and simple. I forgot to bring the camera ,that was a mistake because I too like pictures.Right now I am looking into adding brakes to my trailer.Coming down off a few of those mountains was fine and dandy but the thought occurred to me if a deer or stopped truck around the curve ever happened ,it would be curtains for somebody or something. It would take a new axle etc,to get brakes but is good for the comfort and safety aspect of hauling.Lucky for me the outfit that made this little trailer [MGS] is still in business,helpful,and nearby. Mike
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Re: Made the trip today for more coal.

PostBy: Sting On: Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:15 pm

I just returned this mornign from retrieving 2 ton of bagged material for cheep from a plant 45 minutes away on the interstate

Load road well on the gooseneck trailer -- but I learned that I really need new shocks on my Dually

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