If it were a perfect world......No one ever said it was easier to burn coal than oil or gas, so we all step up to the bar and order up a tall glass of "Shut the 'F' Up".
Up here and further beyond, creativity will be the 'Mutha of invention'. The effort to protect your boiler, stove or whatever is called 'Common Sense'. They can try to legislate that out of our world,
but it will be a hard sell to many folks up here. Bob is at the sweet spot, right next to Canada, and further from NEPA than most burning PA Coal. A few nuggets of black gold 850 miles from the 'source' only sharpens the senses, and won't cripple anyone or anything. It's like buying firewood and after ordering 16" cut and split, you get a dozen 18" and an occasional 20" piece. Asking the guys cutting and splitting is the best way to request a 'closer look' on the next order.
I'll bet these comments by users of Blashak or any other brand coal will make it back to the front office daily, but a short note to the companies would be more productive than a 'bashing'.
It's like going to a sand and gravel operation and requesting a load of pea stone....perhaps there was some 3/4 or 1 1/2" stuck in the 6 yd bucket......not an excuse, just an explanation.
Bagging....same thing, the 'bagger' doesn't know what is being supplied to the hopper..... A couple well placed calls will probably get an explanation.
For now: Thanks to the suppliers for getting us next years supply!.....at a fair price. Home Heating Oil is 3.79 and 9/10 today. CASH! .10 more for credit.
I'm not a cheerleader for the 'P and M (piss and moan) Brigade', but I enjoy knowing what others experience too......and do to resolve any issues.
Still raining, 42 DEGREES...and we sure need much more...greening up fast!