New To Coal

PostBy: chopper698 On: Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:33 pm

Russo, I live on LI myself and just purchased a harmon mark2 last week in Pa. I was a former woodburner. While i was there the guy in the stove shop sent me up the road to get some coal I paid $6 a bag and bought 10.
A guy I work with turned me on to coal and he goes to Pa and goes straight to the breakers for his coal. Last august he paid $75 a ton for stove coal. So it is definitely worth the trip to Pa. I will never by coal here in NY there all crooks! Oh and as far as the harmon, its cranking as I speak at 400 degrees with a mix of stove and nut coal and i just turned it down for the night,enjoy!
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Re: New To Coal

PostBy: shortcut On: Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:50 am

where at in Pa. can you buy coal for $75. a ton pick up? I live in eastern ohio and it would be worth the drive if not too far coal is $200+ here for pickup and its mix and match bulk.
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Re: New To Coal

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:39 am

The lowest cost Anthracite is currently around $120/ton

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Re: New To Coal

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:43 am

As far as starting up the coal fire, what I do is just get a good wood fire established (just burning well, way b4 it turns to embers) & then I carefully add a few shovels of coal across the whole fire , making sure flames are still coming up between the coal. (No need to wait for the wood fire to turn to embers...just make sure you don't smother the fire by adding to much coal at a time & make sure you don't overfire your stove by giving it to much air)I play with the ash door to make sure the fire keeps going well & wait a few minutes for each coal layer to ignite b4 I add more coal. When the entire fire is covered with coal (still making sure flames are coming up) I carefully add another layer of coal & watch the stove thermometer. Temp will drop a bit when you add a new layer but as soon as the temp starts to rise again, I add more coal. In very short order you will fill your stove with coal. Once filled & at a temp you want....you're done! (I have found that a new fire wants more air than one that has been burning a while so plan on leaving the air inlet open a little more than usual) You'll get the feel for it in no time.
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