Anybody in Eastern Pgh area wanna split a load of Superior?

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Anybody in Eastern Pgh area wanna split a load of Superior?

PostBy: smokeyCityTeacher On: Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:17 pm

A guy called me this AM saying he would bring me 10 TON of Superior to East Pgh.
He said its the stuf from the breaker near Hegin and he is familiar with the brand and the breaker and even mentioned the pink ash so this is def. the one and only "Superior" brand.

He has to map out his route to determine the final $/ton. As soon as her calls Ill tell him that some others on the route might wanna some of it.
Ill post the $/ton & route. If you are along his path and want in, you can let me know.

Should have something posted by tonight.
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Re: Anybody in Eastern Pgh area wanna split a load of Superior?

PostBy: steveyrock On: Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:53 am

how are the other people that might get involved going to know how much he dumps off for them with out a scale?
You may be better off taking the whole 10 ton with the scale slip from the breaker.
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Re: Anybody in Eastern Pgh area wanna split a load of Superior?

PostBy: smokeyCityTeacher On: Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:40 am

steveyrock wrote:how are the other people that might get involved going to know how much he dumps off for them with out a scale?
You may be better off taking the whole 10 ton with the scale slip from the breaker.


After mapping out the root the driver said it would be prohibitively expensive to come via the pike due to tolls. Any alternative route would of course be a lot longer.
I mentioned an alternative dump site at my family farm in Brookville which is about 200mi grom the breaker.
For that the price would be $240 per ton.

This also means the every time I visit the farm - I shovel a ton into my pickup and bring it back to Pgh.. This works fine for me but makes a split very difficult unless its some that lives very close to me - like my next door neighbor who I just converted to coal. He is willing to split with me cause he will only have to pay for it about half ton at a time each time I come back from a visit to the farm in Brookville. We are very tight and he trusts me so we don't need scales - we can just eye up the divvy on each truckload.

My latest conversation with the driver is that we are going to wait till Spring anyway till he is slow. The breaker might be even offering a better deal.

Sorry this got so complicated. :cry:
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Re: Anybody in Eastern Pgh area wanna split a load of Superior?

PostBy: DOUG On: Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:57 am

Why don't you buy from one of the local bulk coal distributors here in Pgh? I have been using Russel Brothers in Washington, PA. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=w ... xUjBrXQBAA They price Reading Anthracite bulk at $235.00 a ton. I never had it delivered, but I think that he quoted me around $65.00, no matter what weight I wanted. My bin only holds two ton, so I just pick up a ton truck load at a time. Just something to think about. There are a few other small coal dealers in bulk around town, but the only other one that I use is Kiefer Coal and Supply, located in Betel Park, PA. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=w ... eUGjF0Y1AQ They only sell Bituminous in bulk, at $125.00 a ton, and Anthracite in bags though. The Anthracite is Blacschak. I asked as to why they don't sell it in bulk and the stated that there isn't enough call for it to buy and store a 24 ton truckload. I find it strange. I do see them bring in a few 10 ton truck loads of some really nice big bituminous coal throughout the season though. That is what I'm burning now and boy it sure is pumping out the Btu's. It's more dirt, but it doesn't clincker in my stove when I run hard and hot, being this cold outside. It burns to a nice fine powder. Some of these chunks almost need two hands to move, but do they burn nice.

I know that they are willing to get a large truck of bulk anthracite coal in, but they want to guarantee themselves they have enough customers that will buy it in bulk, so it doesn't take up the room that they need for their concrete supply aggregate during the rest of the year. So far most of their customers prefer it in bags. If you ever get a chance to visit them, ask to see their huge cast iron potbelly they fire on that big bituminous coal in their warehouse. It is really neat. I never saw one that large.
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Re: Anybody in Eastern Pgh area wanna split a load of Superior?

PostBy: smokeyCityTeacher On: Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:52 am

I wanted to try Superior brand coal. It seems to be the very best anthracite anywhere and I have this paranoid fear that our Nobel guy in DC is going to do something that drives the price of coal thru the roof. Wanted to grab a little stockpile of the best before it happens.

As things are playing out it looks like I'm going to have to stay local. I already know how Reading burns so Ill check out the Blaschak supplier in Bethel Park.

Thanks for the info.

DOUG wrote:Why don't you buy from one of the local bulk coal distributors here in Pgh? I have been using Russel Brothers in Washington, PA. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=w ... xUjBrXQBAA They price Reading Anthracite bulk at $235.00 a ton. I never had it delivered, but I think that he quoted me around $65.00, no matter what weight I wanted. My bin only holds two ton, so I just pick up a ton truck load at a time. Just something to think about. There are a few other small coal dealers in bulk around town, but the only other one that I use is Kiefer Coal and Supply, located in Betel Park, PA. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=w ... eUGjF0Y1AQ They only sell Bituminous in bulk, at $125.00 a ton, and Anthracite in bags though. The Anthracite is Blacschak. I asked as to why they don't sell it in bulk and the stated that there isn't enough call for it to buy and store a 24 ton truckload. I find it strange. I do see them bring in a few 10 ton truck loads of some really nice big bituminous coal throughout the season though. That is what I'm burning now and boy it sure is pumping out the Btu's. It's more dirt, but it doesn't clincker in my stove when I run hard and hot, being this cold outside. It burns to a nice fine powder. Some of these chunks almost need two hands to move, but do they burn nice.

I know that they are willing to get a large truck of bulk anthracite coal in, but they want to guarantee themselves they have enough customers that will buy it in bulk, so it doesn't take up the room that they need for their concrete supply aggregate during the rest of the year. So far most of their customers prefer it in bags. If you ever get a chance to visit them, ask to see their huge cast iron potbelly they fire on that big bituminous coal in their warehouse. It is really neat. I never saw one that large.
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Re: Anybody in Eastern Pgh area wanna split a load of Superior?

PostBy: coal berner On: Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:55 pm

smokeyCityTeacher wrote:A guy called me this AM saying he would bring me 10 TON of Superior to East Pgh.
He said its the stuf from the breaker near Hegin and he is familiar with the brand and the breaker and even mentioned the pink ash so this is def. the one and only "Superior" brand.

He has to map out his route to determine the final $/ton. As soon as her calls Ill tell him that some others on the route might wanna some of it.
Ill post the $/ton & route. If you are along his path and want in, you can let me know.

Should have something posted by tonight.

Superior is Deep Red ASH Not pink ash .
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Re: Anybody in Eastern Pgh area wanna split a load of Superior?

PostBy: smokeyCityTeacher On: Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:44 am

coal berner wrote:
smokeyCityTeacher wrote:A guy called me this AM saying he would bring me 10 TON of Superior to East Pgh.
He said its the stuf from the breaker near Hegin and he is familiar with the brand and the breaker and even mentioned the pink ash so this is def. the one and only "Superior" brand.

He has to map out his route to determine the final $/ton. As soon as her calls Ill tell him that some others on the route might wanna some of it.
Ill post the $/ton & route. If you are along his path and want in, you can let me know.

Should have something posted by tonight.

Superior is Deep Red ASH Not pink ash .



my bad... I hope to see it myself when I grab a trailer of it this spring

Thanks coal berner
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