new Kimmel/Blaschak opinions?

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Re: new Kimmel/Blaschak opinions?

PostBy: wlape3 On: Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:16 am

Well, I checked with my resident Polish speaker and he says the name is not Polish or at least not from the current spelling. He thinks it may have been Blaszak or something similar if the origin is Polish. Otherwise it is likely from another non-Russian Slavic region.

He would guess Blaz-chak but I guess someone would have to call them to get the definitive pronunciation.

Just called them. It is Ukrainian in origin and is pronouced Blash-chak.
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Re: new Kimmel/Blaschak opinions?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:51 pm

wlape,I appreciate the time & energy on your part.At least now I know what I'm ordering :D
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Re: new Kimmel/Blaschak opinions?

PostBy: sterling40man On: Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:53 pm

I've burned 6.5 tons of Kimmels bagged rice and 2.4 tons of Blaschak bagged rice since I received my K6. The only difference I've seen is that the Kimmels has more twigs and leaves. But, the Blaschak has more fines. No water issues with both. My dealer picks it up from Penn Coal in covered trailers and stores it in a warehouse.
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Re: new Kimmel/Blaschak opinions?

PostBy: wlape3 On: Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:38 pm

sterling40man wrote:I've burned 6.5 tons of Kimmels bagged rice and 2.4 tons of Blaschak bagged rice since I received my K6. The only difference I've seen is that the Kimmels has more twigs and leaves. But, the Blaschak has more fines. No water issues with both. My dealer picks it up from Penn Coal in covered trailers and stores it in a warehouse.


That's probably the difference. Most of the dealers I've seen in Upstate NY store it outside for at least part of the time. Once you get water in that plastic bag you will never get it out. Even dumping it out into a trough to dry for a week didn't work for me.
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Re: new Kimmel/Blaschak opinions?

PostBy: Yanche On: Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:05 pm

From an decades old obituary at:

http://articles.mcall.com/1988-03-07/ne ... ill-county

Begin quote:

Walter Blaschak, 72, Co-owner Of Coal Firm
March 07, 1988 The Morning Call

Walter Blaschak, 72, of 105 Race St., Ringtown, Schuylkill County, died Saturday in Good Samaritan Hospital, Pottsville. He was the husband of Catherine (Mehalechko) Blaschak.

He co-owned the Blaschak Coal Co., St. Nicholas, Mahanoy City, for the past 50 years.

Born in Shenandoah, he was a son of the late Alexander and Anna (Dublansky) Blaschak.

He was a member of St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Shenandoah.

Blaschak was a director of the Anthracite Industry Association, Schuylkill County, and of the Miners National Bancorp, Shenandoah. He was a former member of the regional board of Pennsylvania National Bank.

In 1961, he received the 1961 American, Slovak, Ukrainian Russian (ASUR) Award for community service.

End quote
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Re: new Kimmel/Blaschak opinions?

PostBy: rberq On: Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:43 pm

wlape3 wrote:I guess someone would have to call them to get the definitive pronunciation

Won't do any good to ask them. I have a French name. Several of my brothers use a French pronunciation and the others use an Americanized one. Even among my three sons, one of the three chose to pronounce it differently from the others.

And the ones who think they are sticking to French don't pronounce it the same as real French kids I knew while growing up, who spoke a derivative of Canadian French, which I'm told is not much like modern France French, more like France French of 200 years ago.

Oh, this was supposed to be about coal? Freedom fries, anyone?
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Re: new Kimmel/Blaschak opinions?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:06 pm

That was cool Yanche,thanx :)
Yanche wrote:From an decades old obituary at:

http://articles.mcall.com/1988-03-07/ne ... ill-county

Begin quote:

Walter Blaschak, 72, Co-owner Of Coal Firm
March 07, 1988 The Morning Call

Walter Blaschak, 72, of 105 Race St., Ringtown, Schuylkill County, died Saturday in Good Samaritan Hospital, Pottsville. He was the husband of Catherine (Mehalechko) Blaschak.

He co-owned the Blaschak Coal Co., St. Nicholas, Mahanoy City, for the past 50 years.

Born in Shenandoah, he was a son of the late Alexander and Anna (Dublansky) Blaschak.

He was a member of St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Shenandoah.

Blaschak was a director of the Anthracite Industry Association, Schuylkill County, and of the Miners National Bancorp, Shenandoah. He was a former member of the regional board of Pennsylvania National Bank.

In 1961, he received the 1961 American, Slovak, Ukrainian Russian (ASUR) Award for community service.

End quote
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Re: new Kimmel/Blaschak opinions?

PostBy: tikigeorge On: Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:11 pm

My second delivery of Blaschak. The first 4 tons was watered down for the dust issue during delivery. It worked for the delivery but when filling the hopper I needed a mask. My second 4 tons was sprayed with oil,what a difference. It is worth the $6.00/ton extra. Me and my KA-6 boiler!
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Re: new Kimmel/Blaschak opinions?

PostBy: Chuck_Steak On: Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:35 pm

Well the local dealer decided to just go ahead and get a load
of the Blaschak. So we will be able to do a head to head test in the same year,
with coal from the same year..
Of course it will be a while, but my guess is most will be around
next season.... still burning coal.. and reading these pages! :up:
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