Mastiffman wrote:I got a delivery today from Superior, $167/ton for nut.
Hopefully this will burn better than the bag of Reading Coal nut my wife picked up yesterday for $8 for 40#! Running overnight in my Mark II with the draft open 2 full turns the fire still went out. I was only alseep for 6 hours, and came down to fight a basball sized area barely glowing. There was 20+ pieces of wood in the bag also, most bigger than a popcicle stick.
I added some more of it to the pea coal fire I've had going all day and after 40 minutes their just starting to glow. It's like it just doesn't want to burn.
As far as Strip Mined coal goes I have had OK results with Reading, very good results with Blaschak. I don't know where the coal I'm using now was mined, but it's strip and doesn't burn as long as Blaschak, I have had the same problem, and it takes a long time to get the fire back up. I've paid $6.25 for Reading 40 lb. bag in NJ.
I'm looking forward to my trip to NEPA to get some real deep-mined coal.