Sting wrote:Superior has a turn key Dealer deal - coal - stoves - training -
Just send money!
And then wait for the truckloads of stuff.
Sting, is there any info about the Superior program you are referring online?
Sting wrote:lowfog01 wrote: A quick check of the Reading Dealer Locator shows a dealer in SW Minnesota and one in Wisconsin. That's still more then a day trip but it's not going to PA either.
There are at least three Blackjack dealers in WI
Two are only minutes away from me -- Both of those are Amish farmers with NO STOCK and they charge THREE prices per bag of coal.
How they or the coal company can consider them dealers is beyond me.
voterone wrote:Sting, is there any info about the Superior program you are referring online?
LsFarm wrote:The big cost is transportation. I contract with trucking companies that haul grain and feed products from Indiana and Ohio to the east.. They are looking for backhauls to cover their costs.. the price is half of a dedicated truck running empty to go get a load of coal.. Since you live in the middle of the 'breadbasket' of our country, you should be able to find truckers who can bring back 24-28tons for you.
Bagged coal is much more expensive than bulk, I'd highly recommend bulk. Storage is easy, just make some sort of bin for it, search on the forum for Coal storage, coal bins etc.. lots and lots of threads. I built a dedicated coal storage building with a roof to keep the snow and freezing rain out of the coal.. The coal is not harmed by the rain/snow, but when it freezes, it is just one big hard black lump.. not easy to move or use in a stoker.
Your other option is to keep an eye open for a Combustioneer, or Stokermatic Bituminous burning furnace.. They work quite well, and you would be able to burn much less expensive and closer coal.. Go to the Bituminous burning forum and read up on the Stokermatic and Combustioneer furnaces..
Are you near a railroad yard?? You could get a railcar full, it's 100 tons of coal and would require much more work to move, and store,, but who knows?? it may work for you.
Sting wrote:Keep thinking positively Voterone -- I like it wish you were closer
This sounds like the beginning of a whole new 'Back to the Future" Remake