When do you purchase your coal for the year??

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when do you purchase your anthracite coal? *New Options*

January
0
No votes
February
0
No votes
March
0
No votes
April
1
3%
May
0
No votes
June
2
7%
July
2
7%
August
6
20%
September
3
10%
October
5
17%
November
0
No votes
December
0
No votes
*I purchase small amounts as needed
3
10%
Truck load January
0
No votes
TL February
0
No votes
TL March
0
No votes
TL April
0
No votes
TL May
2
7%
TL June
1
3%
TL July
2
7%
TL August
2
7%
TL September
0
No votes
TL October
1
3%
TL November
0
No votes
TL December
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 30

When do you purchase your coal for the year??

PostBy: Berlin On: Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:28 am

I am curious when people on this forum purchase their coal for the year. I have listed months and also given the option to select "purchase in small amounts as needed" if you tend not to buy all or most of your coal at once. If you purchase most of your coal at once and then top up your bin as needed, select the month you generally (or the month this year if it varies from year to year) purchase your large order for the year.

I'm curious about this for a few reasons, but most importantly I'm interested if people on the forum behave like those I know off the forum and generally wait until they're cold before they think about fuel purchases for the season.

*** I apologize, I added new options at a members request and did not realize that it would erase all the previous votes, please vote again and I promise I won't erase them this time! :o
Berlin
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal

Re: When do you purchase your coal for the year??

PostBy: Ed.A On: Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:20 am

I put down Oct. (which is true every year) but I've 1ton stockpliled., so no rush this month.
Ed.A
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing III/ '94 Stoker II
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: When do you purchase your coal for the year??

PostBy: Wiz On: Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:29 am

I'll be looking to fill bin in May, but no later then July. It's all about saving a dollar so that's my reason for timeline.
Wiz
 
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Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(

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Re: When do you purchase your coal for the year??

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:28 am

The earlier--the betterer ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: When do you purchase your coal for the year??

PostBy: blrman07 On: Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:29 am

I am the single as needed vote. I'm only 10 minutes from UAE, Blaschack, and Keystone Anthracite. No need to stockpile when they can hold it for me.
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Econo 1 stove
Coal Size/Type: Rice in the LL and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: When do you purchase your coal for the year??

PostBy: EasyRay On: Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:16 pm

Well I had a ton of bagged Blaschak left from last season and I bought a full skid in August. I hope to get another skid this week and I should have more than enough to last for this season.
I'm a little behind this year. I usually have all I need by September. I checked September.
EasyRay
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000
Coal Size/Type: Pea,Nut or Stove

Re: When do you purchase your coal for the year??

PostBy: steamup On: Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:25 pm

Last year I bought 24 tons planning a 3 year minimum supply. I ordered it in June but it didn't get delivered until September.
steamup
 
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: HS Tarm 502 Wood/Coal/Oil
Coal Size/Type: pea, buck, rice

Re: When do you purchase your coal for the year??

PostBy: hman On: Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:36 pm

Already got 2,760lbs,just need to get one more ton and that should last the winter.Always try to get it in October before it gets hard to get and prices tend to go up.They have closed a lot of the mines in Kentucky,and it's causing the prices to go up.
I might get another ton on Saturday.We'll see what happens.
hman
 
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Stove/Furnace Make: D.S.Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: # 3 circulator stove

Re: When do you purchase your coal for the year??

PostBy: mof1964 On: Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:56 pm

i get my bulk coal delivered in may, usually 7 or 8 tons depending what i have left from year before. I am gradually getting a surplus stockpile built up to where i should have about 12 ton total here at the house within a year or 2.
I get it early and don't have to think about it when it gets cold. the work is done, just time to relax.
mof1964
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Coal Chubby

Re: When do you purchase your coal for the year??

PostBy: Dennis On: Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:08 pm

I get mine in summer and fill the bin till it can't hold any more and falling out the door witch is 8-1/2 ton and lasts 2 seasons.I didn't have to buy any coal for this season
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Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: When do you purchase your coal for the year??

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:18 pm

Usually I buy in July. This year I was late and bought sometime in August.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: When do you purchase your coal for the year??

PostBy: Berlin On: Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:30 pm

Wow, I'm surprised by this poll. I know not too many people have answered yet but the people on this forum definitely buy much earlier than the people I know locally that use coal. With almost all the people locally (that I know) it seems to be an October through December thing.
Berlin
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal

Re: When do you purchase your coal for the year??

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:47 pm

Berlin wrote:Wow, I'm surprised by this poll. I know not too many people have answered yet but the people on this forum definitely buy much earlier than the people I know locally that use coal. With almost all the people locally (that I know) it seems to be an October through December thing.


I hope a lot of people smartened up after the rush last fall.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: When do you purchase your coal for the year??

PostBy: Berlin On: Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:53 pm

... not around here :(
Berlin
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal

Re: When do you purchase your coal for the year??

PostBy: Dennis On: Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:56 pm

Rob R. wrote:
Berlin wrote:Wow, I'm surprised by this poll. I know not too many people have answered yet but the people on this forum definitely buy much earlier than the people I know locally that use coal. With almost all the people locally (that I know) it seems to be an October through December thing.


I hope a lot of people smartened up after the rush last fall.


I'd rather be looking at it than looking for it
Dennis
 
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Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

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