Coal Quality Opinion??

Coal Quality Opinion??

PostBy: BlackBetty06 On: Sun. Jan. 06, 2013 8:14 pm

Do any of you guys burn coal from blashack coal corp in pine grove pa?? My dad has burned it for a few years with pretty good results. I just recently bought my own house and installed a coal insert. I bought a few bags from a local guy and I believe the coal was garbage (I was burning my stove at 475 on the side of the stove and the fire went totally out in 14 hrs). I'm debating picking up a ton of coal from harmony mine or getting it from blashack. Anybody have an opinion?? Thanks
BlackBetty06
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Nut
Other Heating: Wood, oil, dual fuel heat pump/condensing propane furnace
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

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Re: Coal Quality Opinion??

PostBy: BlackBetty06 On: Sun. Jan. 06, 2013 8:15 pm

Let me clear it up a bit. I have no clue where the local Mennonite guy had gotten his coal supply.
BlackBetty06
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Nut
Other Heating: Wood, oil, dual fuel heat pump/condensing propane furnace
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

Re: Coal Quality Opinion??

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun. Jan. 06, 2013 8:28 pm

I'd try something else, because it sure seems you are on the right road. :idea:
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska, Keystoker-2,Leisure Line
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Ford, Jensen, NYer, Van Wert,
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Coal Size/Type: Barley, Buck, Rice ,Nut, Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Coal Quality Opinion??

PostBy: BlackBetty06 On: Sun. Jan. 06, 2013 9:26 pm

Yea I'm about to take the last bag and dump it on his porch. I'm getting coal this weekend just trying to figure out where
BlackBetty06
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Nut
Other Heating: Wood, oil, dual fuel heat pump/condensing propane furnace
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

Re: Coal Quality Opinion??

PostBy: steveyrock On: Sun. Jan. 06, 2013 10:20 pm

Did you mean the Blaschak Coal Franklin facility in Revine just outside of Pinegrove? if so it closed ,unless they opened it again very recently.
steveyrock
 

Re: Coal Quality Opinion??

PostBy: JeepinPete On: Mon. Jan. 07, 2013 12:17 am

I am much happier with the Harmony coal I am burning this year compared to the bagged Blaschak I burned last year. Less ash, more BTUs it seems. Cheaper to boot.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: Highboy

Re: Coal Quality Opinion??

PostBy: BlackBetty06 On: Mon. Jan. 07, 2013 7:23 am

Yes that's the one!!! Wow I didn't know they closed that's where my dads coal guy always went!! I was gonna call em today. I guess I may definitely be going to harmony this weekend. Do you think I can get a ton of nut in the bed of my 2500?? It's a 6.5 foot box
BlackBetty06
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Nut
Other Heating: Wood, oil, dual fuel heat pump/condensing propane furnace
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

Re: Coal Quality Opinion??

PostBy: steveyrock On: Mon. Jan. 07, 2013 8:32 am

I have seen my friend get a ton of rice in his short bed F-150 if he took his plastic liner out, it was real full.

Nut size takes up less room so you should be good to go.
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Re: Coal Quality Opinion??

PostBy: BlackBetty06 On: Mon. Jan. 07, 2013 6:40 pm

Thanks guys
BlackBetty06
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Nut
Other Heating: Wood, oil, dual fuel heat pump/condensing propane furnace
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93