Richard S. wrote:Worth it I guess but that's a lot of work moving coal by hand with buckets. Using two 5 gallon buckets it's like 25 trips+ per ton. Lot of work, I know as we had one customer that paid dearly for that service to get it into his house. Moving 3 tons up a long graded yard, up some steps, through the entire house was no picnic. The house sat on steep incline, the front was street level but you had to go up steps to get into basement in the back.
A long, log time ago when coal was $8 a ton, the additional cost was $0.25 a ton to have it bag delivered. The same coal lift truck made the delivery but it was bagged at the curb, carried in and emptied. I can only remember my parents buying it bag delivery once. I guess it was too expensive.