Wood'nCoal wrote:Early on in my coal burning adventure I bought some "coal" that would not burn. Period.
Most all I have bought burned well, a few times not so well. Best bet when considering a new supplier is to buy a small amount and see how it burns before buying that trailer full.
Looks like you can use that stuff to build some nice granite walls around your property
Their is a difference in coal to be sure though us folks from MA/NH don't really have the vast selections PA people get to enjoy so were at the mercy of very few around here and typically have to deal the cards were dealt (as my pal whistlenut says ). But just by viewing the forum it appears to me that Superior and Reading and UAE always seem to be well mentioned a lot. I always seem to like the shiniest, clean, consistent sized stuff, If I don't see clean buff shine free from powder and rocks.... Boston Coal is coming back to pick it up!
I think if I was from PA I would look for a place that let me walk the yard, look at the coal piles and let me select from which I want (Im not sure if you guys get to do that or not but that would be nice?)
@Smitty...blame the grate system not the manual coal stove
You will need to stock up on some loud speakers for your TV (or better yet get everyone in the fam. a set of headphones for the living room), then grab a good generator to have on hand (make sure its serviced and ready each season even if its never used), then make sure you get all your vacumes cleaners and 40w IR light bulbs nearby for summer so as not to corrode the delcate parts, then make sure the wife is prepared for the electric bill & the fly ash
and most importantly make sure you stock up on moving parts... motors, blowers, electronics, etc.