Goint to my first coal breaker- what to do?

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Goint to my first coal breaker- what to do?

PostBy: winstonsmith On: Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:49 am

After years of getting coal from a local dealer i am going to borrow a friends dump turck and pick up 3 tons of pea coal from one of the breakers. My question is who has good coal and who does not? Any body to avoid? I am useing it in a hand fired stove so the finner the ash the better.
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Re: Goint to my first coal breaker- what to do?

PostBy: BlackDog On: Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:05 pm

I would recommend the Little Buck in Pine Grove PA. Phone number is 570-695-0228 do not drive there without calling first because he may not have the coal ready, but when you can get it it is the best you can burn and all I will use.
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Re: Goint to my first coal breaker- what to do?

PostBy: tsb On: Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:17 pm

Blackdog,

I've been on Lincoln road and never noticed Little Buck.
I go right past there to get to Superior.

Tom
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Re: Goint to my first coal breaker- what to do?

PostBy: coal berner On: Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:43 pm

BlackDog wrote:I would recommend the Little Buck in Pine Grove PA. Phone number is 570-695-0228 do not drive there without calling first because he may not have the coal ready, but when you can get it it is the best you can burn and all I will use.

Don't know when you where up at Larry's But there not Pulling any coal out of the mine
They Robbed it out The mine is done He is looking for another Vein to sink a hole
Also he is really not taking anymore customers he can't keep up with what he's got Plus Feeding his Brother's breaker / Superior with the little coal he was getting out of the little buck . Middle bench Vein .
However do agree The coal is one of the best you will fine . low ash high btu value however being low white ash you will have alot of fly ash build up clean the pipe out at least twice a year
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Re: Goint to my first coal breaker- what to do?

PostBy: coal berner On: Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:53 pm

tsb wrote:Blackdog,

I've been on Lincoln road and never noticed Little Buck.
I go right past there to get to Superior.

Tom

That's because if you coming off of 81 and going up the Mountain the road splits your probably taking the Molly's town road to the right instead of going straight up the Lincoln rd it is on the left can
t miss it and if you are coming in on 209 you are taking main st to Jollett
you have take the road across from main st Molly'stown rd.and follow it to Lincoln road splits to the right Molly's town Rd. goes straight down the mountain to I-81at one time there where 12 mines on that road fom the top to the bottom
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Re: Goint to my first coal breaker- what to do?

PostBy: BlackDog On: Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:58 am

tsb wrote:Blackdog,

I've been on Lincoln road and never noticed Little Buck.
I go right past there to get to Superior.

Tom



Interesting, caaled up there a few weeks ago to get price and he said he had nut coal, ready to run up today and nobody answers phone.
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Re: Goint to my first coal breaker- what to do?

PostBy: coal berner On: Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:18 pm

BlackDog wrote:
tsb wrote:Blackdog,

I've been on Lincoln road and never noticed Little Buck.
I go right past there to get to Superior.

Tom



Interesting, caaled up there a few weeks ago to get price and he said he had nut coal, ready to run up today and nobody answers phone.

there is about 2 tons of not sitting there they are robbing the mine out so there is a small amount of lump coming out that they can crush up to make coal you will not get him on home phone during the day time hours he is at the mine during the day If your close Just take a ride up to the hoist house I was there twice this week for unrelated coal business . He is also pulling a small amount of coal out of the new vein they opened up in the back of the mine down the road a piece don't know long that will last.

Like I said before he has a list of base customers he really is not looking for any new ones he can't keep up with the ones he has now Plus he has to supply his brother's breaker with the mine run /raw coal
I was there on Tuesday and Friday this week he was waiting for someone to come up and get nut coal the guy was supposed to be on Thursday and never showed up if that was you You better get up there on Monday or the coal will be sold to someone else.
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Re: Goint to my first coal breaker- what to do?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:22 am

Don't forget the camera!
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Re: Goint to my first coal breaker- what to do?

PostBy: coal berner On: Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:35 am

winstonsmith wrote:After years of getting coal from a local dealer i am going to borrow a friends dump turck and pick up 3 tons of pea coal from one of the breakers. My question is who has good coal and who does not? Any body to avoid? I am useing it in a hand fired stove so the finner the ash the better.

UAE Harmony Mine would be the place to go Low Red ash content 7% Lykens # 2 Vein high btu value 150 a ton
in a hand fed stove it will burn to a powder .
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