What's the price for 1 ton of coal in your area? 2013-14

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What's the price for 1 ton of coal in your area?

$130-$139 or less Delivered
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$140-$149 Delivered
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$150-$159 Delivered
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$160-$169 Delivered
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$170-$184 Delivered
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$185-$199 Delivered
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$200-$214 Delivered
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8%
$215-$229 Delivered
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$230-$249 Delivered
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$250-$269 Delivered
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$270-$299 Delivered
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$300-$329 Delivered
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$330 or more Delivered
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$120-$129 or less Picked Up
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$130-$139 Picked Up
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No votes
$140-$149 Picked Up
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$150-$159 Picked Up
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3%
$160-$169 Picked Up
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$170-$184 Picked Up
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8%
$185-$199 Picked Up
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2%
$200-$214 Picked Up
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2%
$215-$229 Picked Up
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3%
$230-$249 Picked Up
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3%
$250-$269 Picked Up
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2%
$270-$299 Picked Up
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5%
$300-$329 Picked Up
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2%
$330 or more Picked Up
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1%
$250-$264 or less Bagged
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$265-$279 Bagged
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$280-$394 Bagged
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$295-$309 Bagged
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$310-$329 Bagged
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$330 or more Bagged
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Total votes : 259

Re: What's the price for 1 ton of coal in your area? 2013-14

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:53 pm

Paid $230 bagged Hudson rice Delivered + Tax and that was stacked for me ,I played the old guy with arthritis card ;)
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Re: What's the price for 1 ton of coal in your area? 2013-14

PostBy: AGSurfer11 On: Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:56 pm

A bit slow in posting, but I got 2 tons of pea coal delivered about a 2 weeks ago for $309 per ton with an additional $20 delivery charge, so grand total per ton is $319. I'm out east in Suffolk County, so my options are a bit limited as far as who I buy from, but the prices are still light years better than oil, so I'm not complaining...

With that being said, I purchased from Rella over in Medford and have to say it was an extremely pleasant experience. This was my first time getting coal delivered, last year was my first year burning coal and I burned what the previous home owner had stocked in the coal bin, so I wasn't sure what the "deal" was. I called the office, got a price, made an appointment for delivery, truck showed up on time, delivery was super smooth, rec'd a small discount for paying cash. I now have 2.5 tons in the bin, another half ton in a few garbage cans, about a ton of nut coal for mixing in, it's all good! :D

Just a quick note on delivery - my coal bin is up against a fence along my property line. The only way to access it is drive across the lawn, drive up the neighbor's driveway and fill the bin from over the fence, or dump it on the driveway and wheel barrow it all to the bin (no thanks). I wasn't sure what the truck was capable of, so I was a bit nervous for my first delivery. My neighbor next door was awesome and allowed the coal truck to drive up their driveway, coal truck lifted the bed a solid 6 feet up and over the fence with an awesome hydraulic system, then angled the shoot so the coal ran straight into my bin. The truck was in an out in about 15 mins max, a real smooth delivery (Thanks Jonathan).

Will def. be using Rella again next year, I've been burning for a few weeks now happy to report that everyone is roasty toasty warm. Stay warm! :)
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Re: What's the price for 1 ton of coal in your area? 2013-14

PostBy: scottybk On: Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:31 am

Do any NEPA members actually have a "coal vein" on their property? I've heard of some folks who do and just buy a jackhammer and bust it up themselves and basically have free heat for life, kind of like those hayseeds in the Midwest who can pipe their own natural gas from underground and keep their houses at 95 degrees all winter since it's free?

Just imagine like taking a backhoe and pulling a gorgeous chunk of anthracite the size of a VW Beetle out of your backyard any old time you wanted.

Also I nearly soil my trousers when I read what the upstate NY, Massachussets and others far from PA pay for coal. Are you guys buying this stuff:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/171119661753?lpid=82

Seems like these folks would be better off being woodchucks at these $300+ a ton prices. I hate even paying $170 a ton at Tamaqua. I think coal should be about $50 a ton or so for residential users, maybe like 80 at the most. Whole thing is a rip-off really but damn the heat is good. Most people I tell about coal though think I'm insane, they think it all went extinct right after Charles Dickens kicked the bucket or whatever.
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Re: What's the price for 1 ton of coal in your area? 2013-14

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:55 am

scottybk wrote:I think coal should be about $50 a ton or so for residential users, maybe like 80 at the most. Whole thing is a rip-off really


i believe there are plenty of bit coal mines that will sell you coal for what you want to pay per ton.
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Re: What's the price for 1 ton of coal in your area? 2013-14

PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:47 am

scottybk wrote:Do any NEPA members actually have a "coal vein" on their property? I've heard of some folks who do and just buy a jackhammer and bust it up themselves and basically have free heat for life, kind of like those hayseeds in the Midwest who can pipe their own natural gas from underground and keep their houses at 95 degrees all winter since it's free?

Just imagine like taking a backhoe and pulling a gorgeous chunk of anthracite the size of a VW Beetle out of your backyard any old time you wanted.


I'm just south of the big coal veins. One thing you notice about the coal region is...there are no houses. Not many folks still occupy the area. No white picket fences,school houses,nothing. Just a lot of black dirt and old mining equipment lining the roads.
Don't get me wrong, people still live in the area. They just live in the towns surrounding the mines.
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Re: What's the price for 1 ton of coal in your area? 2013-14

PostBy: AGSurfer11 On: Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:04 pm

scottybk wrote:Seems like these folks would be better off being woodchucks at these $300+ a ton prices. I hate even paying $170 a ton at Tamaqua. I think coal should be about $50 a ton or so for residential users, maybe like 80 at the most. Whole thing is a rip-off really but damn the heat is good. Most people I tell about coal though think I'm insane, they think it all went extinct right after Charles Dickens kicked the bucket or whatever.


Scotty - I'd love it if the prices were $50 a ton, but for someone like me out on Long Island, you have to figure in all the costs associated with getting it here. From PA you're going to have to hit 1-2 bridges at almost $20 a pop, all the fuel and other tolls, then someone has to store and deliver. I don't "love" the $300+ price, but when I do the math I'm still saving about $1500+ each year on heating costs, at a minimum, and that is with home heating oil nice and "low" at $3.59 a gallon. Wood sounds appealing, but for the amount of time, energy, effort, and storage space required for cords and cords of wood (2 of my neighbors heat with wood - Wood as far as the eye can see :) ) I'm ok with the $600 a year to heat the house on coal. In reality, if I wanted to save that $600, I could skip a beer here and there at the bar and put the $600 in my pocket real quick (@ $5 a pint that's only 120 pints, only about 2.3 a week...)

:D Enjoy the burn my friends!
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Re: What's the price for 1 ton of coal in your area? 2013-14

PostBy: Wiz On: Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:59 pm

What's the cost for bag coal at places like harmony, Hudson, Casey? Do they sell bag coal? Just wondering
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Re: What's the price for 1 ton of coal in your area? 2013-14

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:59 pm

Wiz wrote:Do they sell bag coal? Just wondering


Nope.
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Re: What's the price for 1 ton of coal in your area? 2013-14

PostBy: coalkirk On: Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:10 pm

Wiz wrote:What's the cost for bag coal at places like harmony, Hudson, Casey? Do they sell bag coal? Just wondering

The place that used to be Harmony is now Mallard and they do sell bagged coal. Don't know what the price is.
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Re: What's the price for 1 ton of coal in your area? 2013-14

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:15 pm

coalkirk wrote:
Wiz wrote:What's the cost for bag coal at places like harmony, Hudson, Casey? Do they sell bag coal? Just wondering

The place that used to be Harmony is now Mallard and they do sell bagged coal. Don't know what the price is.


Must be pretty recent, they didn't a few months ago.
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Re: What's the price for 1 ton of coal in your area? 2013-14

PostBy: butchthecoalman On: Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:46 pm

Butch bankes bag coal delivery $6.50 per 50 pound bag. $7 to $7.50 for delivery if we go to your area. Best way to find out is to call 570 668 1957 first.
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Re: What's the price for 1 ton of coal in your area? 2013-14

PostBy: butchthecoalman On: Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:50 pm

Butch bankes loose coal deliveries range from $240 to $245 depending on if we deliver to your area. To find out call 570 668 1957. No delivery fees two ton min. We usually travel to parts of NY NJ and pa
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Re: What's the price for 1 ton of coal in your area? 2013-14

PostBy: bksaun On: Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:14 pm

Premium proccesing in Middlesboro, ky $100.00 a ton delivered for BIT pea stoker.

Bk
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Re: What's the price for 1 ton of coal in your area? 2013-14

PostBy: LDPosse On: Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:57 pm

[quote="scottybk"]Do any NEPA members actually have a "coal vein" on their property? I've heard of some folks who do and just buy a jackhammer and bust it up themselves and basically have free heat for life, kind of like those hayseeds in the Midwest who can pipe their own natural gas from underground and keep their houses at 95 degrees all winter since it's free?/quote]

There are alot of people that have coal veins under their property in NEPA. I've heard stories of people digging coal out of their yards or basements. I am pretty sure that this is illegal, since nearly all of the mineral rights in NEPA do not belong to the property owners. Not that it would stop me from doing a little bootleg mining on my own property if I owned land there!
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Re: What's the price for 1 ton of coal in your area? 2013-14

PostBy: Chuck_Steak On: Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:09 pm

scottybk wrote:Seems like these folks would be better off being woodchucks at these $300+ a ton prices..


Just a quick use of the calculator on this page, for our area shows:

Coal @ $6.00/bag-- $15.62
Dry cord wood----- $17.86
Premium pellets--- $23.81
#2 fuel oil------------- $36.57
K1 fuel----------------- $37.04
electric---------------- $52.70

Given the difference in the PITA of using cordwood to coal,
If it were less by a buck... the coal is still the winner....... (IMO)

Dan
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