Where Can I Buy Coal?

Where can I buy coal?

PostBy: Mlmc3475 On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:33 pm

I got a shaver outdoor furnace. I been burning wood but I'm not going to have enough wood for winter. I want to get some coal. How much should I get? How much will it cost? What kind? Where can I get it? I will need it delivered. I live in tarentum 15084. Thanks for the help matt
Stove/Furnace Make: Shaver

Re: Where can I buy coal?

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:24 pm

Depending on your furnace? Is it made for coal? Does it have a shaker grate system? Air ports from below the grate?
Can't tell you how much you would need, every heating situation is different. maybe 1 ton, maybe 6 ton?
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Re: Where can I buy coal?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:09 pm

Shaver makes 4 coal furnaces and 5 wood furnaces.

The wood furnaces can only burn wood. The Coal furnaces are labeled as "dual fuel" wood or coal.

We'd need to know what model you have.

But according to Shaver's website, and I'm paraphrasing because their site isn't the easiest to navigate for me (I'm color blind and shades of red and green are hard to see so reading their website is incredibly difficult for me as I have trouble reading a lot of it.)

Most of their coal furnaces are "set-up" for stove coal. But they are adjustable grates so you can set them to run anything from stove to pea or rice.

But a model number will be helpful in determining if you can even burn coal with your particular furnace.

I'm On Fire
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Re: Where can I buy coal?

PostBy: david78 On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:35 pm

I have a Shaver 165, supposedly wood only, but I've been burning bit and wood in it all this winter. The only difference between their wood and coal furnaces is the grate; and you could buy the grate separately and put it in the wood furnace. There's a picture of the grate on their site. It's not an ideal appliance for coal burning, but I've been doing it and it has reduced my wood consumption quite a bit. I have a poker that fits between the bars on the grate and with a little elbow grease I can work the ash down through the grate. Be prepared for a lot more ash than you're used to with wood.
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Re: Where can I buy coal?

PostBy: Mlmc3475 On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:40 pm

I have a shaver 165. I called shaver yesterday to make sure I could burn coal in. I don't have a shaker grate but I will order one if needed. I do have have a grate that air does come from a fan under the grate. The main problem is finding someone local that can deliver a couple of tons.
Stove/Furnace Make: Shaver