Pea Coal Vs. Chestnut Coal Vs. Stove Coal

Re: Pea Coal Vs. Chestnut Coal Vs. Stove Coal

PostBy: jaygem28 On: Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:31 am

Where can I find stove coal. The biggest I can get where I go is nut. I would love to try stove this season.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
Coal Size/Type: pea thru nut. anthracite
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Re: Pea Coal Vs. Chestnut Coal Vs. Stove Coal

PostBy: Dennis On: Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:31 am

jaygem28 wrote:Where can I find stove coal. The biggest I can get where I go is nut. I would love to try stove this season.

fill out your profile,general area,that way someone can list suppliers for you in your area.
Lutz Coal in Schwenksville Pa. 610-584-4993/610-584-2858 has stove size from Blashack.
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Re: Pea Coal Vs. Chestnut Coal Vs. Stove Coal

PostBy: jaygem28 On: Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:48 am

Sorry about that. Profile is updated.
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Re: Pea Coal Vs. Chestnut Coal Vs. Stove Coal

PostBy: fifthg On: Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:39 pm

Gale has stove and egg size(3 1/2" top size egg)1-570-668-5410 top notch coal
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Re: Pea Coal Vs. Chestnut Coal Vs. Stove Coal

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:00 pm

My neighbor over the hill/ FORUM member--gave me a couple 5 gall. pails of Nut/Stove mix that I tried out---I love it, nice burn & will have mine delivered that way-- If you can find it, I'll bet ya like it:)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Pea Coal Vs. Chestnut Coal Vs. Stove Coal

PostBy: SteveZee On: Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:20 am

freetown fred wrote:My neighbor over the hill/ FORUM member--gave me a couple 5 gall. pails of Nut/Stove mix that I tried out---I love it, nice burn & will have mine delivered that way-- If you can find it, I'll bet ya like it:)


That's my mix Fred old boy. Last year 6 ton, (4 stove/2 nut). The nut was small though so this year I went straight stove since there are always some smaller bits in there. ;)
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Re: Pea Coal Vs. Chestnut Coal Vs. Stove Coal

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:58 am

Do you guys who live in PA know how good you've got it? Here in Northern Northern NY I have one source for bulk coal delivery. The first year I bought it, it was not consistant in size but mainly ranged in size from pea to nut with a little stove and some fines. The old Hitzer burned that just fine. So last year I ordered two years worth of nut and got an abosolute mess. It ranged in size from stove to dust. It has so much fine in it that I lost one fire last year when it suffocated itself. I called the dealer and he said that if I shoveled the fines into containers he would replace that much coal with proper nut size. Well that is all well and good but it leaves me sifting thru 4 tons of coal to get out the fines. My coal bin is in the cellar so can you immagine the dust that will lay down every time I try to sift out fines? So far I have been able to rake the larger chunks down the pile and scoop them off without having to sift. Soon I will have to address separating the fines with something other than a garden rake because there is not much big stuff at the surface anymore. The not so useful dealer suggested spraying water on the pile when I sift, but that will throw a lot of moisture into the air of my already damp basement that runs about 80% humidity now.

Any ideas for a workable solution to my problem? :mad:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
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Re: Pea Coal Vs. Chestnut Coal Vs. Stove Coal

PostBy: fastcat On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:02 am

Griz see if you can find a coal fork, it looks like a hay pitch fork but the tines are closer together, it was made just for your dilemma to pick up the coal and leave the fines behind. Where you might find one is going to be a challenge but if you look hard enough I would think you could come up with one. If not you can buy a couple hay forks and use one for the tines and weld more tines into the other. Good luck and let us know how you make out.
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Re: Pea Coal Vs. Chestnut Coal Vs. Stove Coal

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:19 am

tractor supply has some, 3/8 or smaller, spacing--that'd get ya headed in the right direction--what's one's concept of FINES
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Re: Pea Coal Vs. Chestnut Coal Vs. Stove Coal

PostBy: jaygem28 On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:45 am

I'm having the same problem with a load I got from mallard. I wouldn't even call it fines. More like dust. I'm going to make a sifter out of some fine chicken wire stapled to a 2x4 frame. Hopefully this works. Going to try another load from mallard, but If this happens again I will find elsewhere. I'm not going to screen my coal in the dead of winter.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
Coal Size/Type: pea thru nut. anthracite
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Re: Pea Coal Vs. Chestnut Coal Vs. Stove Coal

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:12 am

jaygem28 wrote:I'm going to make a sifter out of some fine chicken wire stapled to a 2x4 frame.


That is what I was going to suggest.
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Re: Pea Coal Vs. Chestnut Coal Vs. Stove Coal

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:59 am

If your going to build a screen frame, one way is to take a lesson from archeologists who have to screen through a lot of dirt.

Build the screen frame so it's up on legs and on an angle of about 35-45 degrees, with sides that taper down to the width of a bucket. When you place a shovel full of coal onto the screen, the fines fall through, as the larger coal pieces roll downhill into the bucket.

Place heavy drop cloth plastic under the screen for the fines to land on. Then, by picking up just the corners of the plastic, you can pick the plastic up and use it to funnel the fines into another container.

Paul
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Re: Pea Coal Vs. Chestnut Coal Vs. Stove Coal

PostBy: jaygem28 On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:10 pm

That's pretty good idea, I like the tapered idea, thanks. I don't want to go too elaborate with this, seeing that I do not plan on doing this regularly. Nice suggestion.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
Coal Size/Type: pea thru nut. anthracite
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Stove/Furnace Model: Mark III

Re: Pea Coal Vs. Chestnut Coal Vs. Stove Coal

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:59 pm

jaygem28 wrote:That's pretty good idea, I like the tapered idea, thanks. I don't want to go too elaborate with this, seeing that I do not plan on doing this regularly. Nice suggestion.


Your welcome.

Still handy to have. If your getting bulk delivery into a bin, you may not have to sift out fines every year, but even with clean coal, eventually there will be a build up of fines.

When coal was used more, it was not uncommon to see two coal bins side by side. One bin was used up to get down to the bottom so that the fines could be cleaned out. The other bin would be left full and waiting to be used next. Alternating that way, the bins got emptied each year and cleaned of fines. If let go, the fines will accumulate reducing how much coal the bin will hold.

I built one 6 ton bin, six years ago. Each year I've been ordering more coal than I use, never getting the bin down to the bottom. Last year, I had accumulated a years worth, so I didn't order any coal. I wanted to use up what I had and get down to the bottom of the bin to remove whatever fines had accumulated. Turns out it wasn't as bad as I thought. About 4 five gallon pails worth.

Paul
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Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
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Re: Pea Coal Vs. Chestnut Coal Vs. Stove Coal

PostBy: scottybk On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:40 pm

Just got a ton of pea. Nice stuff, $170 a ton picked up at the breaker. Got my hand-fired Gibraltar stoked up and humming, baro damper doin' its thing, etc.

Been burning wood past 3 weeks, what a nightmare. Was too warm during daytime to go with the black rocks, but looks like winter is finally here in northeast NJ.

Don't spread the word about coal to these "woodchucks" as I call them. Let them throw out their backs bucking rounds and go deaf listening to a log splitter all day LOL. Then when all done watch the temp drop and that "big cord" shrink to a few toothpicks in a matter of days. :lol:
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