i got a great deal on coal

i got a great deal on coal

PostBy: RLB112 On: Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:29 am

i scored about 3 ton of coal for 135.00 bucks. its about the size of a golf ball or so. what back breaking work to shovel it out of the basement though. i just wanted to share the news.
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Stove/Furnace Make: clayton and stewart oak
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Re: i got a great deal on coal

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:37 am

CONGRATS!!!!

Few things make one feel better than FREE or CHEAP coal. Scored some free coal myself last week. Still feeling chipper about it too! :lol:
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Re: i got a great deal on coal

PostBy: Vinmaker On: Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:14 pm

nice! Cellar mining is the best. lol
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Re: i got a great deal on coal

PostBy: samhill On: Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:15 pm

Great for both of you, just think of it as exercise & your backs will feel real good in the radiant heat coming off the stove.
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Re: i got a great deal on coal

PostBy: RLB112 On: Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:19 pm

thanks and i agree on the excersize part. i skipped going to the gym this morning cuz i knew what i was instore for and i only did a half truck load today. my son will get his share of the fun on saturday when i get the rest of it.lol..
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Stove/Furnace Make: clayton and stewart oak
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Re: i got a great deal on coal

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:14 pm

SCORE! Congrats! Super find!

It's real hard to finish the sentence: "The only thing better than free coal is..."
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
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Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: i got a great deal on coal

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:19 pm

Freddy wrote:SCORE! Congrats! Super find!

It's real hard to finish the sentence: "The only thing better than free coal is..."


Freddy....Perhaps you should start a thread in "FLAME SUIT CENTRAL" for the above sentence?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: i got a great deal on coal

PostBy: Dann757 On: Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:18 pm

Good for you RLB. I never miss a chance to brag about my score a few years ago now! All credit due to the enthusiasm I got from this forum.

Still not worried about my supply. when I first found Nepacrossroads, the same great advice came to me as anybody gets now. I put an ad in Craigs for 'coal wanted'. The next day a maintenance guy from an exclusive all girl's school contacted me. They wanted to clear out a basement that had coal in it. It was one of the original schoolhouses on the big campus that had a lot of modern buildings on it too. The guy provided me with four other grunts and we hauled it all out two spackle buckets at a time! I think that was about 9 truckloads and a half-hour one way trip. It was bizarre seeing all the highschool girls walk by in between classes as us grubby guys loaded my truck, but not at all unpleasant :D :shock: I knew almost nothing about anthracite at the time, but learned fast here.
Then I bragged about my score to an electrician friend on a job. He told me he had a customer that "had a little coal" in his basement. I got the guy's # and went over to look. The guy was an older attorney, in a magnificent 1800's country house. He took me in the basement and there was at least nine tons sitting in the coal bin! I had to bite my knuckles! He wanted it cleared out. They were extremely congenial and told me to show up whenever I wanted. I had to get my nephew, his buddy; and ended up making a lot of trips and it extended into the winter. I could load my pickup in one hour, two spackle buckets at a time. I had to make some fast coal bins to take it all, still have to consolidate the horde into the one shed. I should be doing that now!
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Re: i got a great deal on coal

PostBy: SteveZee On: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:52 am

Way to go Danny! What a score but those are (unfortunately) getting harder to come by.
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Re: i got a great deal on coal

PostBy: Smoker858 On: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:55 am

Nice story on free coal. Keep up the good hunt.
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Re: i got a great deal on coal

PostBy: Op4_camper On: Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:39 pm

I would borrow or rent a auger. If I couldn't It would be better for me to work Ot and buy it.
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Re: i got a great deal on coal

PostBy: Vinmaker On: Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:02 pm

Op4_camper wrote:I would borrow or rent a auger. If I couldn't It would be better for me to work Ot and buy it.


It gets really hard when you need to 5-gallon bucket it out.
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Re: i got a great deal on coal

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:29 pm

I had a lady who had 2.5 tonnes and just wanted it out ... but wifey dont wanty loose coal...bummer
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