Rob R. wrote:
lsayre wrote:Sorry, but I never tried burning the Stockton alone
The vendor who sold it to me said that he had received lots of complaints from his own customers about out-fires with it, and I was buying it at my own risk (at a discounted price to his Blaschak coal) if I chose to do so, being forewarned that it was considered by many (including the store that sold it to me, by relaying this information to me so openly, and repeating it several times) to be no good. To be fair, he also stated multiple times that he bought it from a distributor who told him it was Stockton, but that he had serious doubts in that regard and that he could not verify its true source since he himself did not place an order with Stockton, but merely with a coal dealer who told him it was Stockton.
All I can report is that by burning it as a blend, it all burns completely (except on very warm days), it heats the house and its hot water just fine, and it is reduced to ashes which to me do not seem excessive (or different from the Blaschak when burned solo), and I have had no out-fires in so doing. As to the warm days performance, the blend is also no different form pure Blaschak in this regard, leaving some partially burned coal in the ash pan.