The end of anthracite in Maine?

Re: The end of anthracite in Maine?

PostBy: rberq On: Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:26 am

SMITTY wrote:... when #2 went up to $4.00 around central MA, people went into absolute panic mode. Lines out the door at every stove shop. Every pellet dealer was completely sold out ...

That's the best argument for me. I have an oversized garage, so it is no problem to stockpile coal for two years ahead. It's very comforting to see it sitting there when everybody else is in panic mode. Thanks for helping me through my moment of pellet stove weakness. :)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300 with hopper
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Nut
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: The end of anthracite in Maine?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:23 pm

I believe when they started out with the pellet stoves the pellets were considerably cheaper than they are now. It was still niche business and they were using waste products for the raw product. Now you have situation where they are cutting trees down and I would assume they must be drying it out in kilns too. Lot more expense involved.
Richard S.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: The end of anthracite in Maine?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:45 pm

Richard S. wrote:Lot more expense involved.

And with the tax credits, an ever growing demand. Kind of carrot and stick if you think about it.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea