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Re: Premium Coal From Tamaqua Quality

PostBy: blrman07 On: Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:26 am

mgrant, a sulfer smell almost always indicates a flue gas leak. Double and triple check your unit to ensure you have no clogged passages, no flue pipe leaks at the joints and you have a proper draft. Double check where your vent pipe goes into the chimney. Check any horizontal runs. 1/2 clogged can really lower your draft.
blrman07
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: C&D to be installed in son's house
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Baseburners & Antiques: 1905 March Brownback Double Heater at the church
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: Premium Coal From Tamaqua Quality

PostBy: blrman07 On: Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:28 am

sorry forgot to add this. Also before you start taking your unit apart, scoop up a bucket of the coal and stick your head in and sniff it. You shouldn't smell anything. If you do, it's the coal.
blrman07
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: C&D to be installed in son's house
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Baseburners & Antiques: 1905 March Brownback Double Heater at the church
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: Premium Coal From Tamaqua Quality

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:53 pm

Does Premium Coal from Tamaqua come from the Mammoth vein?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

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Re: Premium Coal From Tamaqua Quality

PostBy: mattcoalburner On: Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:13 pm

Well, I guess some of it does, they dont do a whole lot of mining in Tamaqua, their breaker is in South Tamaqua, but they purchase much of their coal from other suppliers.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading Juniata

Re: Premium Coal From Tamaqua Quality

PostBy: mgrant On: Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:10 pm

I had my plumber come out and look at it after I had told him about the sulfur smell. He check the draft and indicated it was very strong (.08) he called AHS and discussed the draft and where it should be (.04 - .07). At that time the joints were not sealed on the flue pipes, my plumber said with the high draft he didn’t feel it necessary to seal them. I sealed them up myself and I have noticed a vast difference in the air quality (much improved) I still have a slight smell on some days but it has only been a week now. I purchased a Bacharach Draftrite Pocket Draft Gauge and check my draft daily (Plumber said it was .08) but I have not seen it rise above .05 since starting to check it. Prior to sealing up the joints it was around .03. My draft seems to be holding steady at .04 on most days but nothing less. Happy Thanksgiving to all and thank you for the post :)
mgrant
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S-130

Re: Premium Coal From Tamaqua Quality

PostBy: ChrisS On: Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:12 am

I was looking for newer posts, but I guess I'll just resurrect this old thread. Anyone burning rice using Premium Coal in Tamaqua? Any comparisons to Lehigh? I've used Lehigh for a couple months now, I really like it, great stuff, but they are stopping their retail sales on 3/28, and I cannot make it there to get more, and I need a bit more coal for April. So I thought about going the following week to Premium Coal, for at least one small load (like 1000 lbs), but wondered what others thought about the quality. Thanks.
ChrisS
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Blaschak, Lehigh Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump (set to "OFF" now), Propane FP insert

Re: Premium Coal From Tamaqua Quality

PostBy: McGiever On: Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:15 pm

They will be back on 09/12/15

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
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Re: Premium Coal From Tamaqua Quality

PostBy: ChrisS On: Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:57 am

Just by way of keeping up with progress. I got 1200 lbs of rice from American Premium yesterday, much cheaper than other options. Lehigh has bagged rice, but for my quantity it comes out to around $300/T. I figure for the remainder of April, cool nights, hopefully any rice will do OK. Having said that, I will say the process of getting the coal at AP is very easy, very fast. I mean like in and out in less than 5 minutes fast.

One note on the finer aspects of suppliers. I have a Dakota with a 6.5 ft bed. The first time I went to Lehigh, the scoop on the loader was about the same width as my truck bed. The guy could tell that some coal was going to fall outside the tailgate, so he had another guy stand there with a grain shovel to deflect that coal into the truck bed. I'm not fanatical about my truck...BUT...it is a 1996 with still-prefect pain and chrome bumpers that I would like to keep scratch-free if possible. I know, hauling coal will eventually make it more like a "real" truck, and I am fine with that. When I went to AP yesterday, they had a similar loader scoop, and the guy there just loaded it up and dumped it, some coal falling outside the tailgate, just messy overall, but I removed the excess and went about my merry way. Not complaining, just noticing something about service, and maybe Lehigh goes way above and beyond others, or maybe it was just that guy, that day.

Now, I'm curious to see how the AP burns. I will have some next Fall when I start up again. But I do eagerly await Lehigh re-opening for bulk retail.
ChrisS
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Blaschak, Lehigh Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump (set to "OFF" now), Propane FP insert

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