Worth a tri-axle?

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Worth a tri-axle?

PostBy: JD2020 On: Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:20 am

Hi,

I just bought my first coal stove, my primary heat source, a Hitzer 82f that I've been getting some help with on the Hand-fired forum. I called around for a few minutes today getting coal prices for nut anthracite. I'm in Chester County, PA. Local dealers are around $230 a ton and then will charge a delivery fee for the 6 tons I want to buy for the season.

A tri axle load is about $150 a ton including delivery. That's about 40% cheaper. I've got the room for 23 tons...the money I dunno. Forty percent is a substantial long term utility difference.

What do you guys do?

Thanks,

Pete
JD2020
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 82F

Re: Worth a tri-axle?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:33 am

If I could afford it, I'd do it.

It's long-term security for your family, for one. For another, you save a shitload of cash in the long run.

I stockpiled as much as I could afford right at the end of the last heating season. I made some decent business decisions this past year, & was able to buy a very nice used heavy haul trailer that will eliminate the $70 delivery fee that I've been paying. Every little bit helps.
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Worth a tri-axle?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:55 am

What coal are you getting for $150/ton delivered...
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Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

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Re: Worth a tri-axle?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:22 am

$150 seems just a little low for Chester County even with the tri axle load, be sure you're getting Anthracite and find out where they are getting it from first.

If they are getting it from good source I'd jump on that deal.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Worth a tri-axle?

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:45 am

Before you spent anytime and the effort, it would be nice to know where the anthracite came from if that's available. You'd hate to have 23 T of coal that burns like crap. There are many previous posting on coal sources and quality in the archives. Check out by doing a search (upper right corner).

If everything checks out buy the 23Ts. I don't see a downside and you're set for the next 5 or 6 years no matter what may come. Lisa
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Re: Worth a tri-axle?

PostBy: JD2020 On: Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:59 am

Penn Keystone Coal. 814 area code if I remember correctly, its not in front of me. $153 a ton nut anthracite.

I'll search the boards for that name. Any experiences with them or reputation? Is it common in the coal business for people to stick bit coal in deliveries, etc.,? I'm a prudent buyer, but I"m just curious if coal is a particularly "dirty" business (no pun intended). Thanks,

Pete
JD2020
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 82F

Re: Worth a tri-axle?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:10 pm

Penn Keystone Coal and Centrilia Coal Sales are both brokers...
Both price their coal 'plus delivery'...
Which is why everyone is questioning the $150/ton delivered price...
Both deliver by the TT load either bulk or bagged...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: Worth a tri-axle?

PostBy: JD2020 On: Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:36 pm

No, its total price $153 a ton: $14 per ton trucking and $139 per ton the coal itself.

My question is: Is the coal suspect? Is this not a reputable broker?

Thank you,

Pete
JD2020
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 82F

Re: Worth a tri-axle?

PostBy: coal berner On: Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:39 pm

JD2020 wrote:Penn Keystone Coal. 814 area code if I remember correctly, its not in front of me. $153 a ton nut anthracite.

I'll search the boards for that name. Any experiences with them or reputation? Is it common in the coal business for people to stick bit coal in deliveries, etc.,? I'm a prudent buyer, but I"m just curious if coal is a particularly "dirty" business (no pun intended). Thanks,

Pete

Penn Keystone is a coal broker they will buy coal from whoever gives them the best price per ton and they can make the most money on that ton of coal . They buy most of the coal from Kimmel's bagging plant / Meadowbrook coal co, breaker
or at least they did in the past with the new owner's of Meadowbrook & Kimmel don't know if it is still that way .
Penn also deals in Bituminous coal Kimmel also bags bit coal .

http://www.penncoal.com/

http://www.macraesbluebook.com/search/c ... ny=1001220

http://www.kimmelcoal.com/
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Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Worth a tri-axle?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:08 pm

Many dealings with Centrilia Coal Sales via The Iron House...
Only good things to say about them...
They get a 'generic blend' Nut Coal...
Their dad gets Rice Coal for his farm...
You can get coal from a specific mine from Centrilia if you wish...
http://www.centraliacoal.com/l1.html
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: Worth a tri-axle?

PostBy: SheepDog68 On: Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:18 pm

Centralia priced UAE at $149 a ton plus delivery which was just about the same as what I was quoted for delivery by PenCoal. I think I would rather pay $10 more a ton and burn Harmony coal, but that could just be me!!

SD

:)
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