Dover, Rochester Supplier

Dover, Rochester Supplier

PostBy: rouxzy On: Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:55 am

Discovered through this website about Henry McManus in Barrington who sells bagged at 289/299 a ton. Gave him a call about picking up some stove coal. He said he hadn't a call for stove for years but had 2.5 ton that was left over from when a guy in Rochester use to burn it. I told him I was looking for 3 ton but would take the 2.5 and maybe pick up some nut in late winter to get me through. Well when I picked up the second pallet a week later he tells me that he ordered in some stove for me in case we have a hard winter and I need it. What a guy. He doesn't know me from Adam and he went out on a limb to bring in product that he hasn't had a call for in years, just so that in case I need it. Henry does business the old fashion way, he cares about his customers' needs. Henry is now my new coal guy. Even though I prefer bulk I would rather do business with Henry with bags then deal with the guy in Lebanon who charges more for bulk then I can buy bags with Henry.
Tom
rouxzy
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut / Anthracite

Re: Dover, Rochester Supplier

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:40 pm

Good to know, I like keeping it local when possible.

Agway in Dover will order Kimmel if your in a pinch. $300 a ton. (I asked about rice)

I started using http://www.woodpellets4me.com/baggedcoal-overview.html, $372 for 2,400 lbs, deliver up to 3 pallets at a time, think it cost 37 buck for delivery.

Call em to see if they will go to NH.
Black_And_Blue
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska 140

Re: Dover, Rochester Supplier

PostBy: Chuck_Steak On: Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:09 pm

Henry is a great guy.
Known him for a long long time...
He really enjoys being able to give his customers what they want..
Glad you found his website..

http://www.mcmanusfuels.com
Dan
Chuck_Steak
 
Coal Size/Type: mostly nut, sometimes stove, Santa brand
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark III


Re: Dover, Rochester Supplier

PostBy: rewinder On: Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:55 pm

Picked up a ton from Henry today, he is a peach of a guy, just like you said.

Been using reading pea, but this year the bags i got were loaded with fines, and it looked as tho the average size was smaller compared with years past, and the new blashak

Loaded the stoves with the new stuff and we're off and running on Blashak now

Too bad the Reading is so "fine-y", it's only 7 mi to pick it up instead of 25
rewinder
 
Stove/Furnace Make: VT Castings--early models
Stove/Furnace Model: Vigilant, and Resolute

Re: Dover, Rochester Supplier

PostBy: Chuck_Steak On: Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:06 pm

rewinder wrote:Picked up a ton from Henry today, he is a peach of a guy, just like you said.


I missed you by about 1/2 hour......
I think you are a LOT better off traveling a little to NOT use the Reading.. :)

Glad you made it over..

Dan
Chuck_Steak
 
Coal Size/Type: mostly nut, sometimes stove, Santa brand
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark III

Re: Dover, Rochester Supplier

PostBy: rewinder On: Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:00 am

LOL too bad we didn't meet.

I had tried a few bags of blashak 2 years ago, if i remember , it had a lot whiter ash and less crunchies than the Reading. I'll know tomorrow when i empty the pan.

will be getting a ton of nut for the vigilant, to run thru the coldest times---- meaning january, haha

the reading nut i used last year was the size of medium bars of soap, and kept jamming in the hopper
rewinder
 
Stove/Furnace Make: VT Castings--early models
Stove/Furnace Model: Vigilant, and Resolute

Re: Dover, Rochester Supplier

PostBy: Chuck_Steak On: Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:21 pm

He just started carrying the Blaschak this season. We had been using the Kimmels.
So we both decided to run it, for a fair comparison.
One thing I noticed on the nut, was that the Blaschak was slightly smaller
than the Kimmels, but also a lot more uniform in size.
Seems to be less dust, I'm not noticing a ton of difference in the ash.
They both burn pretty well in our stoves...
But we'll know a lot more in a month or so after using a couple of tons.

Dan
Chuck_Steak
 
Coal Size/Type: mostly nut, sometimes stove, Santa brand
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark III

Re: Dover, Rochester Supplier

PostBy: rewinder On: Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:34 pm

I picked up a ton of blashak nut friday, and it's way more uniform than the reading nut i used last year. the reading was the size of bars of soap!

I run the nut in the vigilant during the coldest months, and switch back to pea in the spring.
rewinder
 
Stove/Furnace Make: VT Castings--early models
Stove/Furnace Model: Vigilant, and Resolute

Re: Dover, Rochester Supplier

PostBy: rouxzy On: Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:09 pm

Reporting in on my useage of Kimmils stove coal. Compared to bulk Blaschak that I've used in the past there is a significant increase of fines in the Kimmils but I'm thinking that may because it is bagged compared to bulk. There is also much more ash with Kimmils. What would take me 3 or 4 days to accumulate for Blaschak ash now takes me 1 to 2 days with Kimmils. I'm getting the same great heat but just alot more ash. I really would rather not go back to bulk because I don't like getting boned on price like I feel had been the last few years with another dealer so I think I'll see about picking up some bagged Blaschak stove from Henry next order.
rouxzy
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut / Anthracite

Re: Dover, Rochester Supplier

PostBy: Chuck_Steak On: Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:50 pm

Henry and I have both been trying the Blaschak, and I don't see much
difference other than maybe less ash...
But not like night and day... but it is less.
I think if you try some next time, that will be another good test/opinion
for our "data bank"!

The Blaschak seems to be more uniform in size (been using nut)
than the Kimmel, less 'grainy' stuff. Same to little less dust.
But that is a product of bagging and transporting.

I just got 6 bags of stove to try...
He's trying it in the shop.

Oh, and just for the record, I called several coal places Friday in NH, and he is the lowest.
One place was 370!! he is trying to hold at 289/299 as long as he can.
His cost has gone up.. both coal, and shipping..

Dan
Chuck_Steak
 
Coal Size/Type: mostly nut, sometimes stove, Santa brand
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark III

Re: Dover, Rochester Supplier

PostBy: rouxzy On: Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:50 am

Well I've finished off the season with Kimmels and picked up a pallet of Blaschak stove towards the end. Blaschak has a fine ash as opposed to the crunchy type ash of Kimmels. Ash is less with the Blaschak. Heat wise I don't find a who lot of difference. The water used in the bagging of Blaschak does make it less dusty when emptying into my coal bin thru the chute. All in all I favor the Blaschak even though it is a couple of bucks more a ton. In fact I just picked up three pallets of Blaschak stove for next season and have it all in my cellar. It is a pretty good feeling knowing that my heat is bought and paid for, for the next heating season and with the price of diesel going up the price of coal, (shipping), will too. As usual Henry is the best! In fact I talked to him about doing some work on my coal hauler. Later.
Tom
rouxzy
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut / Anthracite