coal pricing

Re: coal pricing

PostBy: traderfjp On: Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:40 pm

If demand increases and the breakers can't keep up and then yes prices will soar. That's why I wouldn't mind buying 10-12 tons at a time.
traderfjp
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing 3

Re: coal pricing

PostBy: gambler On: Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:23 pm

xackley wrote:
traderfjp wrote: I hope that as coal becomes more popular as an alternative heat prices will come down due to competition.


I have the opposite concern. If coal heat becomes more popular the price will rise due to "demand".


That is my concern! I was an avid corn burner for 4 years and when I started burning corn it was cheap ($1.75-$2.00) a bushel. Last year when the demand for corn rose because of the gov. and the ethanol plants the price of corn doubled ($4.00-$4.25) a bushel. This is why I am currently burning coal. I sure hope the price of coal does not double in the next couple of years.
gambler
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: coal pricing

PostBy: traderfjp On: Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:41 am

We'll you can always stock pile coal. It is millions of years old so it will last in a coal bin forever.
traderfjp
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing 3


Re: coal pricing

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:07 pm

This morning my neighbor got a fuel oil delivery. I feel sorry for her, but by now she may have recovered from the shock of seeing the bill.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: coal pricing

PostBy: dutch On: Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:33 pm

I made a trip to my local guy today, he's a $200 a ton, I bagged it myself.
Picked up 4900 lbs with my truck and trailer... wow.

here's a pic, i'm good till Feb I hope!

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dutch
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska Channing III

Re: coal pricing

PostBy: traderfjp On: Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:44 pm

dutch: I was wondering how many pounds you have in a bag and how many bags you have there.
traderfjp
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing 3

Re: coal pricing

PostBy: Ed.A On: Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:52 pm

I'd like to see a panned Left picture of the Mark III and his "tophat" set-up.
Ed.A
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing III/ '94 Stoker II
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: coal pricing

PostBy: dutch On: Mon Dec 03, 2007 1:37 pm

Trader,
I purchased 65 new bags, and probably brought along 8-10 old bags.
I would figure I had 75 bags, averaging about 65lbs a bag.
I was blessed :roll: with an employee at the place that was helping
me bag, and he wasn't very consistant with the amount per bag.
I like em full, less bags to move, but i know some of his were
short a bit.

Ed, somewhere in this forum I have posted pics of that setup,
I believe in the intruduce yourself thread. That hood runs
into the 8" flex pipe, then up into the center of my living room
above. I then open a basement door to let cold air return, and
for the most part it works good. I'm always looking to tweak things,
and have the idea that someday this stove will be coiled into my
boiler system and the circulating pump from that will send the hot
water to every bedroom, which are all located on the far ends of
the house.
dutch
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska Channing III

Re: coal pricing

PostBy: shaycool On: Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:29 pm

Blaschak nut coal is $5 for a 40lb bag here in western NY state. I can get it cheaper, but the 30 mile trip isn't worth the extra gas and time versus getting it 7 miles away.

Cheers
shaycool
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: Model 30-95

Re: coal pricing

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:01 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:This morning my neighbor got a fuel oil delivery. I feel sorry for her, but by now she may have recovered from the shock of seeing the bill.


My neighbor, who is a good friend of ours stated that she keeps the thermostat set at 60 degrees. I think she likes to spend time at our house where she can "warm up".
She recently spent a lot of money having her chimney repaired but missed the most important part-the coal insert in the fireplace. :!:
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert


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