Wow, someone actually accessed the VA page - Wahoo!!!!
Welcome to the Forum! Did you find a source for your coal? There are none in Richmond or Midlothian, Va that I know of but here is the list that I know of:
Other Coal suppliers in Central and South VA
City Coal & Crating CO,
City Coal & Crating Company
530 Railroad Avenue
South Boston, VA 24592-3621 map
There is a mennitite farmer in Nathalie (near South Boston) who sells Blaschak. He is cash only. I don't know about nut coal, but he sells rice coal by the pallet. His name is Henry Swartzentruber. His # is 434-454-7418.
County Farm Service,
325 Wausau Place
Culpeper, VA 22701
645 James Madison HWY
Culpepper, VA 22701
Phone: (540) 825-5838http://www.readingstove.com/locator.html
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
Bituminous Coal only - Martin Farms - Stove Coal
If you are up for "Basement Mining" you may want to put an ad on Craig's list for coal wanted. You'd be surprised how many older homes have tons of coal in their basements from days gone by. It's usually free if you move it. Just an idea. About the stove black - check with your local ACE hardware. They should have it and if they don't it's probably in the catalog and can be delivery store to store at no cost to you.
If you have any questions about your set up or burning coal, don't hesitate to ask. I assure you someone will have the answer. Again, welcome aboard! Lisa