Blaschak Coal

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Re: Blaschak Coal

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:09 am

BLASCHAK dropped their prices this year significantly--be mad at your dealers, not BLASHAK
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Blaschak Coal

PostBy: Dave On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:11 am

plumber wrote:This years bags are super wet! I'm getting a real excess of water out of each bag, enough to put the fire out. Anyone have tips to get the water out without dumping the coal out?


I really doubt this came from Blaschak Bagging plant. I am impressed how this is set up. Out of the three places I dealt with, this one is the best practical set up for bagging
Dave
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaskan
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Re: Blaschak Coal

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:40 am

freetown fred wrote:BLASCHAK dropped their prices this year significantly--be mad at your dealers, not BLASHAK


FF is correct. My dealers highest price per ton last year was $215 bulk picked up. this year it is $185 for the same. nice to have a dip in price!!
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
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Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

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Re: Blaschak Coal

PostBy: tcalo On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:00 am

Only 2 dealers in our area, we are screwed. I was planning a trip out to PA to pickup a load of coal, but it wasn't worth the expense. I wouldn't be saving much. Still cheaper than oil...barely! The best part is it's home grown fuel... :up:
tcalo
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Coal Stove
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anthracite

Re: Blaschak Coal

PostBy: Bootstrap On: Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:15 pm

You must be paying out what wazoo for coal because at $285/ton its cheaper than natural gas for me, and hugely cheaper than oil heat.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
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Re: Blaschak Coal

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:30 am

Any else notice blaschak's ash content significantly lower this year? I'm shaking half as much ash as I did with last years coal. This years blend or at least the batch I purchased back in august is far superior quality than last year.
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Anthracite

Re: Blaschak Coal

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:46 am

anthony7812 wrote:Any else notice blaschak's ash content significantly lower this year? I'm shaking half as much ash as I did with last years coal. This years blend or at least the batch I purchased back in august is far superior quality than last year.


I'll be transitioning from 2 year old Blaschak to this seasons Blaschak sometime in December. Hope I get the same results as you!!!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Blaschak Coal

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:47 am

anthony7812 wrote:Any else notice blaschak's ash content significantly lower this year? I'm shaking half as much ash as I did with last years coal. This years blend or at least the batch I purchased back in august is far superior quality than last year.


I only burn nut coal (so idk about their rice)... I notice clean, shiny, dry coal that burns like a dream! as I've said previously in some other posts "IDK if they hit a good vein or what this year" but after comparing Kimmels, Reading, some generic "no-name" stuff from lil'peach, and some others. DiRenzo is probably second best. The price however is hard to deal with around here (best I could find thus far is $6.50 per bag at Hanson Coal & Oil) :mad3: I need to buy this stuff direct somehow :taz:
dcrane
 
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Re: Blaschak Coal

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:18 am

Coal characteristics can vary from load to load, and season to season. The guys at Blaschak do their best to blend from their different sources and put out a consistent product. I always found their nut coal to be excellent.

Hey Doug, maybe it is time to start looking for a country home...one with a yard that can handle a 70' tractor trailer.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Blaschak Coal

PostBy: shortnsassy64 On: Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:57 am

I live in York PA and I go to to Hoke Mills for my Blaschak Coal. Their rice and pea are too wet! I'm reading everyone is complaining about the burn being colder and more ash/klunkers, and i'm feeling that, too. Are there any other coal dealers in the area because I"m not aware of any other coal brands? I'd like to try some different brands.
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Coal Size/Type: variety experimenting
Other Heating: wood pellets and electric heat

Re: Blaschak Coal

PostBy: rberq On: Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:03 pm

shortnsassy64 wrote:... Blaschak Coal. Their rice and pea are too wet! I'm reading everyone is complaining about the burn being colder and more ash/klunkers

You burn rice in a Harman Mark I? :?:
We have had extended cold weather the last few weeks, and when I had a Harman Mark I I also got more clinkers when I really pushed the stove for these temperatures. When it turned cold this year I was just finishing my Reading coal and switched over to 90 pounds a day of Blaschak and it has burned consistently well, about the same ash as the Reading, very few clinkers. Damp is better than dry-and-dusty, as long as it doesn't freeze into blocks that won't pour. :o
rberq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
Coal Size/Type: Nut -- Kimmel/Blaschak/Reading
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: Blaschak Coal

PostBy: blrman07 On: Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:39 am

I have been burning Mallard Construction ( old UAE site) for the last 6 weeks without a problem. I was using Keystone Anthracite until they started having scale problems. Three weeks in a row it read 100 lbs heavy on the loaded trip. I may try them again but now I'm leery. A friend gave me two bags of Blaschak nut that had been in his basement for years probably 6-7. I thought why not.

It doesn't want to burn and chokes up on ash very quickly. Never tried blaschak coal before and I know you can get a bad batch and Lord only knows what hole their coal came out of 7 years ago. Loaded the last of the two bags this morning and have the air almost all the way open and the ash door open. Barely getting a few blues and that's it. Gonna have to go get some more coal today so I'll probably go back to Mallard in Mt. Carmel Pa. It burns decent and doesn't choke out on ash.
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Baseburners & Antiques: 1905 March Brownback Double Heater at the church
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: Blaschak Coal

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:23 am

Padre, did you check the expiration date on the bags?? :eek2: :clap: toothy
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Blaschak Coal

PostBy: rberq On: Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:41 pm

:!: :P
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
Coal Size/Type: Nut -- Kimmel/Blaschak/Reading
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: Blaschak Coal

PostBy: franco b On: Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:56 pm

Once it goes rancid it is hard to burn and smells bad.
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