The Kentucky Community

The Kentucky Community

PostBy: half-pint On: Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:32 pm

Hello Everyone. Wanting to see how many of my fellow Kentucky people I can gather up on the forum. I have been burning coal for several years and have a couple of stoves of my own. I have my usual places to get my coal and all that. Would like to hear from others and see what you are using and where you get coal as well. You never know we may be able to help each other find places closer to our homes we didn't know about. With the high price of fuel every mile counts. I'm usually on-line everyday at some point everyday and have no problem helping anyone if I can.
half-pint
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: US Stove / Wondercoal
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 Baseburner
Coal Size/Type: Stove sized Anthracite / WV Bituminous

Re: The Kentucky Community

PostBy: bksaun On: Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:28 pm

been burning anthracite I get from the Amish for 6 years, currently building a boiler house and will start burning Bit Pea stoker from Middlesboro, IF I get it all done by winter, Im located near Hustonville, ky.

Bk
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62

Re: The Kentucky Community

PostBy: FFbones On: Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:20 pm

I've been burning anthracite for a couple of years. I buy my coal from an Amish store outside of Cub Run but live in Hiseville.
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Stove/Furnace Model: 1826


Re: The Kentucky Community

PostBy: charlesosborne2002 On: Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:15 pm

I have been burning wood but would like to add a coal stove. There is an Amish place that sells both and I like the dealer--but it is 120 miles away, east of KY Lake. Is there nobody selling coal in the west end of KY--west of KY Lake? I have not found any even in Paducah, the biggest town in the area.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: soon to buy Comfort Max 75 D S Stoves anthracite
Other Heating: Lennox wood stove; central heat propane

Re: The Kentucky Community

PostBy: Ky Speedracer On: Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:57 pm

charlesosborne2002 wrote:I have been burning wood but would like to add a coal stove. There is an Amish place that sells both and I like the dealer--but it is 120 miles away, east of KY Lake. Is there nobody selling coal in the west end of KY--west of KY Lake? I have not found any even in Paducah, the biggest town in the area.


Have you tried going online and Googling Blaschack, Reading, Kimmels, etc.? Maybe give those companies a call and ask them where the closest dealers may be to your location. I know of a couple of places but hey are all central KY or north central KY.
Just a thought.
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: HotBlast 1557M
Baseburners & Antiques: Potbelly
Coal Size/Type: Ky Lump
Other Heating: Oil

Re: The Kentucky Community

PostBy: charlesosborne2002 On: Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:01 pm

I think Blaschak is the one who gave me the location 120 miles away. Reading was farther.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: soon to buy Comfort Max 75 D S Stoves anthracite
Other Heating: Lennox wood stove; central heat propane

Re: The Kentucky Community

PostBy: half-pint On: Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:37 pm

Check your local Tractor Supply. Take the numbers from this image to the manager there. My store here in Columbia, KY got me 4 tons. Roughly 100 dollars a ton cheaper than the Amish place I had been getting the Blaschak from... From my understanding ALL Tractor Supply stores can get the coal. The warehouse that sent it to my local store had 1200 bags on hand last time I looked.
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half-pint
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: US Stove / Wondercoal
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 Baseburner
Coal Size/Type: Stove sized Anthracite / WV Bituminous

Re: The Kentucky Community

PostBy: charlesosborne2002 On: Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:49 pm

Thanks! I checked and the closest store does not have it (and can't order it), but they referred me to another Tractor Supply less than 50 miles away which has it. They show it no longer available to order (they sold several pallets as individual bags this year) but the man said that since it is going out of season, that often blocks any orders. He checked with the buyer and said it will be available next year. Maybe at that time it will be available at the closer store for special order. The price is about what you said compared to the other source. If all goes as planned I will be using coal next season. Here in west end of KY the price is $4.99 for 40 lb bag, $4.79/bag by the pallet.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: soon to buy Comfort Max 75 D S Stoves anthracite
Other Heating: Lennox wood stove; central heat propane

Re: The Kentucky Community

PostBy: half-pint On: Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:02 pm

Have your store manager call my local store and ask for Kody at (270)385-9076. There is a go around way that he had to do to get it ordered I'm 100% sure Kody my store's Asst. Manager can get you the hookup. Be forewarned though that in our experience if you order 1 pallet you will end up getting 2. If I remember correct 2 pallets are about $400. You get a 5% discount I believe if you buy a complete pallet which I did. As of a week ago the distribution center for my area has 1200 bags (24 pallets) on hand.

Jason
half-pint
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: US Stove / Wondercoal
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 Baseburner
Coal Size/Type: Stove sized Anthracite / WV Bituminous

Re: The Kentucky Community

PostBy: charlesosborne2002 On: Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:22 pm

Yes, I will try that. I can tell by your numbers that people just burn more coal where you are. Most people here, when you ask, did not know coal still exists (even people selling the wood stoves). Also, the farther we get from PA, the higher the freight is (on a very heavy item). I think the store that has coal here is selling a bag to somebody with an old (exempt) wood stove in a cabin--or to burn in a fireplace.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: soon to buy Comfort Max 75 D S Stoves anthracite
Other Heating: Lennox wood stove; central heat propane