bagged coal source in south central PA - RT 15

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bagged coal source in south central PA - RT 15

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:16 pm

Hi everyone,

We have been getting bagged Blashack for around $300 a ton (bagged) using our F=150 for pickup and making a couple of trips over the summer: 2.5 tons total. Because of the price of gas, this year DK and I are renting a truck and making one trip to get our coal for next season. That means we can travel further if there is a better price or maybe a higher quality coal available and still save on the cost of transportation. I remember reading previous posts that Kimmels had good quality, low ash coal. Is this still true? Are there any other brands that anyone would recommend? The idea of having a choice in brand is new to me. Does anyone have a specific dealer they deal with along the RT 15 corridor around Harrisburg? We can only do bagged in both nut and pea size. Any and all thoughts and ideas will be appreciated. Thanks, Lisa
Last edited by lowfog01 on Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:37 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: bagged coal source in south central PA - RT 15

PostBy: traderfjp On: Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:44 pm

You're not going to get any real discounts until you bite the bullet and buy in bulk.
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Re: bagged coal source in south central PA - RT 15

PostBy: jeromemsn On: Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:01 pm

http://www.wertzcoal.com/

Call before hand and tell him what you want bagged and he will have it ready.

Very nice elderly gentleman, might have the wife answer the phone depending on how busy he is.

He carries both white and red ash...
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Re: bagged coal source in south central PA - RT 15

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:28 am

traderfjp wrote:You're not going to get any real discounts until you bite the bullet and buy in bulk.


Yeah, I know but we live in a very tight suburban neighborhood and that's not going to happen while we live in this house. Although we are not saving as much on our heating bill as we could buying bulk we are still saving a substantial amount. Actually, I did look into having bulk delivered but it was also $330 a ton and then we'd still have to move it around back. That's just not going to happen due to our health issues. I also realize that we probably won't save much or any on the actually price of the coal but at least we will have a choice of higher quality brand - maybe. Thanks for your thoughts, though. Lisa
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Re: bagged coal source in south central PA - RT 15

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:36 am

jeromemsn wrote:http://www.wertzcoal.com/

Call before hand and tell him what you want bagged and he will have it ready.

Very nice elderly gentleman, might have the wife answer the phone depending on how busy he is.

He carries both white and red ash...


Thanks for the name, I'll check him out. How does his stuff burn? I'm happy with the Blashack but that's all I know; it maybe that's the best but I wouldn't think so from reading the formum. Thanks again, Lisa
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Re: bagged coal source in south central PA - RT 15

PostBy: jeromemsn On: Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:40 am

He has excellent coal. Thats about all I can say. He will not tell you what breaker he goes to, but it burns as well as Superior or U.A.E. coal. I have used both the red and white ash and found them both to be very good choices. The only thing cheaper is to go to the breaker.
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