Trying some new coal

Trying some new coal

PostBy: Kungur On: Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:40 pm

Went to Boslers today and got about 6 pails of rice to try out. I know it is not much but want to see how his coal burns in my KA-2. Since Horner is out of the coal business I am looking for a new bulk supplier. Spoke with Coalway but he is quite a ways away.
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Re: Trying some new coal

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:46 am

Did the Horner say why they went out ? I thought he did quite a volume in bagged and bulk Blaschak.
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Re: Trying some new coal

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:59 am

Good morning Hambden Bob,I called last week and got a recording that they stopped doing coal but not the dirt,mulch and the rest of the stuff.I responded to Kungurs other post about Bosler and to see if he will carry Blaschak ?Have a good one Keepaeyeonit.
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Re: Trying some new coal

PostBy: Kungur On: Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:46 am

According to friend who also bought from Horner. He got burned too many times with people not paying their bills.
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Re: Trying some new coal

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:53 am

Good morning Kungur,how's that rice coal working for you?The only thing that worries me is one bulk suppler how will his prices be for next year?keepaeyeonit
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Re: Trying some new coal

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:11 am

Well,rest assured that they'll be volatile and rising due to the wrap-around effect the rising diesel transport and mine support costs(electricity,permits,healthcare,etc.) will have on you getting your coal. As much as it hurts,start now on acquiring your coal supply. Now I can't magically poof you a supply of money to do this,but our thinking has to change,and we've got to be good squirrels to secure our future. No Jokes,that's how I see it. Also check out Willis's previous post here. I haven't had the time to talk with him about bulk deals,but I intend to.
Hambden Bob
 
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Re: Trying some new coal

PostBy: Kungur On: Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:22 am

Well I looked at the ash pan this AM and it seems like it is more of a fine ash. So far I still have a full hopper. But I seem to like it.
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Re: Trying some new coal

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:51 am

Kungur wrote:Went to Boslers today and got about 6 pails of rice to try out. I know it is not much but want to see how his coal burns in my KA-2. Since Horner is out of the coal business I am looking for a new bulk supplier. Spoke with Coalway but he is quite a ways away.


Did Bob Bosler say where the anthracite that he sold you in the pails came from? In the recent past he has alternately offered UAE Harmony and some other mine(s) that I can't currently recall.

There is also Church Coal Firewood & Mulch in Akron, and he is currently offering Redding anthracite in bulk at $225 per ton. He also gets his anthracite from various mines, so it is always best to ask for the source.
lsayre
 
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Re: Trying some new coal

PostBy: McGiever On: Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:47 am

Bob Bosler likely would not ever even be able to get Blaschak Coal, his competition has a *lock* on it in his area...the Amish Coal Suppliers.

He actually bad mouths Blaschaks Coal (sour grapes) ;)

The fact of the matter, if you want better coal at better prices...see the Amish...they have HUGE buying power.

To lsayer;
Larry,
Look to Amish for your Bulk Pea Coal...they are the only people using large quantities of that size for many, many, miles around.
You'll just have to visit them...phone calls won't do it. :roll:
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Re: Trying some new coal

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:24 pm

How does one visit "them"?
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Re: Trying some new coal

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:30 pm

Just show up--they are usually around somewhere pretty close--or did you mean--where do you visit them??
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Re: Trying some new coal

PostBy: McGiever On: Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:59 pm

lsayre wrote:How does one visit "them"?


Maybe I should of said "Talk to the Amish, no phone no email"

Anyhow,

Google is your friend:
Amish near Wadsworth, OH

Substitute any city/town and get similar results. :)
McGiever
 
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Re: Trying some new coal

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:50 pm

freetown fred wrote:Just show up--they are usually around somewhere pretty close--or did you mean--where do you visit them??


Yes, but more specifically which ones do you visit for anthracite, and where do you visit them? I'm close to the large Amish cluster in the general vicinity of and around Mt. Eaton, OH, and we do much of our food shopping in that region, but in that area the Amish are predominantly burning Bituminous coal, and Coalway (which is in that general region and is Amish owned and operated) is in my opinion overpriced with their anthracite. I'm assuming that the predominantly anthracite Amish must be in the area around Middlefield, OH, which is 80-90 miles from me. Which ones (names and addresses) are the best to contact for anthracite?
lsayre
 
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Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Trying some new coal

PostBy: McGiever On: Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:24 am

There is a fellow member that lives in Dover and get's his anthracite somewhere...might ask him. :?:
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Re: Trying some new coal

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:19 am

Interesting turn in the post. I guess opinions vary,but your results may be different. I've had good and bad experiences with Folks in the Coal business. I don't know what the Amish have contracted with to offer you delivery,but I'm sure it would add to their lower price. For those of you that have a truck with pulling power to drag a trailer of bulk home,God luv'ya as it's a great way to go. For the rest of you,you could use Brock's idea and turn the Pontiac Sunfire into the Coalfire and drag it home that way. Whatever you do,keep getting it home and bulk up against the present and coming storms of price increases !
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