Blaschak nut size

Blaschak nut size

PostBy: duck On: Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:27 pm

Today I was in a local hardware store and noticed Eastern Ice (MA based company) bagged nut coal, the size of the individual pieces of coal were much larger than the typical Blaschak bagged nut we have been burning for the last several years. The size was consistant throughout the bags with almost no fines. The first year we burned bagged coal it was Kimmel and we found it larger than Blaschak. The Blaschak burns good for us but the small pieces tend to jam the grates on our Hitzer. When we were burning bulk nut the size was larger.
Just wondering if anyone had same observation. :?:
duck
 
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Re: Blaschak nut size

PostBy: fastcat On: Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:58 am

duck wrote:Today I was in a local hardware store and noticed Eastern Ice (MA based company) bagged nut coal, the size of the individual pieces of coal were much larger than the typical Blaschak bagged nut we have been burning for the last several years. The size was consistant throughout the bags with almost no fines. The first year we burned bagged coal it was Kimmel and we found it larger than Blaschak. The Blaschak burns good for us but the small pieces tend to jam the grates on our Hitzer. When we were burning bulk nut the size was larger.
Just wondering if anyone had same observation. :?:


Oh yes, when I first started burning I was using reading nut, nice consistant size with a few larger peices thrown in for good luck, then I switched to Blaschak and their nut was a little smaller but still nut. I have been burning blaschak now for three years and each year there seems to be more and more pea size coal in their nut. This year seems to be extream with small peices :mad: and next year I will take a ride to my coal guy and check his pile before ordering, I may just go back with reading. Stove seems to be much harder to regulate this year and is needing much more air than last year. And before someone jumps on about draft it is from .04 to.08 right where it has always been. Oh and by the way there has been a few others that have complained here on the forum this year about the same thing. :D
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Nut/Stove Mix

Re: Blaschak nut size

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:04 am

If your grates are jamming, try shaking them less often...or not as long. Give the coal a chance to burn to ash.
Rob R.
 
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Re: Blaschak nut size

PostBy: SteveZee On: Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:52 am

fastcat wrote:
duck wrote:Today I was in a local hardware store and noticed Eastern Ice (MA based company) bagged nut coal, the size of the individual pieces of coal were much larger than the typical Blaschak bagged nut we have been burning for the last several years. The size was consistant throughout the bags with almost no fines. The first year we burned bagged coal it was Kimmel and we found it larger than Blaschak. The Blaschak burns good for us but the small pieces tend to jam the grates on our Hitzer. When we were burning bulk nut the size was larger.
Just wondering if anyone had same observation. :?:


Oh yes, when I first started burning I was using reading nut, nice consistant size with a few larger peices thrown in for good luck, then I switched to Blaschak and their nut was a little smaller but still nut. I have been burning blaschak now for three years and each year there seems to be more and more pea size coal in their nut. This year seems to be extream with small peices :mad: and next year I will take a ride to my coal guy and check his pile before ordering, I may just go back with reading. Stove seems to be much harder to regulate this year and is needing much more air than last year. And before someone jumps on about draft it is from .04 to.08 right where it has always been. Oh and by the way there has been a few others that have complained here on the forum this year about the same thing. :D


I'm with Fastcat. Blaschak nut has been very inconsistent for me too. I get it in bulk and this year was mixed with stove size. The stove size is great but again the nut has allot of pea size in it (and fines this year as well) :x
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Re: Blaschak nut size

PostBy: Timster On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:00 pm

I'm on my second pallet of Cornwall coal and the consistancy isn't there.I have been getting everything from rice to stove size coal and a good mix of kindling wood also.
The place I have been buying coal from just switched to Blakshak (right after I bought my second pallet) because of their service and customer complaints.(cornwall) :mad: I'll be going to get another pallet in a couple weeks -- we will see how Blakshak burns.
Anyone burning coal in a Biasi ? :?: and what size works for you ? :flush:
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Re: Blaschak nut size

PostBy: littlefish On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:37 pm

burning off some small stuff left over from too much grate shaking on the jotul507. simmering nicely with air open a few extra turns. also wishing the blashak nut was bigger. the gentleman is right, less shaking, finer ash! happy New year!
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Coal Size/Type: nut
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Re: Blaschak nut size

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:45 pm

Be careful who you're calling a GENTLEMAN lf, We don't want Rob to be gettin a big head. :clap: toothy Glad that was a simple fix for you. :) Happy New Year back at ya.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Blaschak nut size

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:05 am

freetown fred wrote:Be careful who you're calling a GENTLEMAN lf, We don't want Rob to be gettin a big head. :clap: toothy Glad that was a simple fix for you. :) Happy New Year back at ya.


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