Blaschak vs. Reading rice coal

Re: Blaschak vs. Reading rice coal

PostBy: butchs37 On: Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:51 am

Wood'ncoal I see you dont live too far from me do you know anyone that sells Blaschak by the bag around here I would like to try a few bags.
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Re: Blaschak vs. Reading rice coal

PostBy: bksaun On: Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:18 am

I have burned a ton of Blashak bagged rice so far this year with no problems and no debris larger than a twig the size of a toothpick.

BK
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Re: Blaschak vs. Reading rice coal

PostBy: e.alleg On: Sun Jan 06, 2008 12:46 pm

we'll have to start a "wierdest thing I found in my ash pan" thread. Today I found a lump of charcoal about the size of my middle finger. It looks like a wood block.
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Re: Blaschak vs. Reading rice coal

PostBy: av8r On: Sun Jan 06, 2008 12:50 pm

I went out Friday and bought a couple hundred pounds of Reading and Blaschak in bags. The Reading looks exactly like what I got from Warner's in Candor, NY. I emptied the hopper last night and filled it with Reading...so far I don't see any difference.
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Re: Blaschak vs. Reading rice coal

PostBy: mikeandgerry On: Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:21 pm

coalstoves wrote:Here's were it comes from





That photo gives me new meaning for the lyrics "Fire on the mountain! Run boys, run!"
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Re: Blaschak vs. Reading rice coal

PostBy: coalstoves On: Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:16 pm

mikeandgerry wrote:That photo gives me new meaning for the lyrics "Fire on the mountain! Run boys, run!"

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Re: Blaschak vs. Reading rice coal

PostBy: coalstoves On: Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:49 pm

Where it Comes From Part II

In April of 2003, The Reading Anthracite Company relocated its coal processing operations to the
Girard Breaker, located along Rt. 54 between Shenandoah and Girardville. This breaker serves as the "refinery" where coal is finally processed before distribution to the customer.


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Re: Blaschak vs. Reading rice coal

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:10 pm

Been there, bought 5.5 tons of nut and stove, then went down the road and bought a ton of bagged nut.

Greg L
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Re: Blaschak vs. Reading rice coal

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:16 pm

Nice photos, Coalstoves.

Just thought I'd post some photos of what you can expect to find down by the grates after burning really bad strip coal.
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I realize this is the Stoker heading, but I wanted to post these pics as an example of strip coal with lots of impurities. This was a piece of nut, don't know exactly where it was mined.
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Re: Blaschak vs. Reading rice coal

PostBy: coalstoves On: Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:40 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:Nice photos, Coalstoves.

Just thought I'd post some photos of what you can expect to find down by the grates after burning really bad strip coal.


That’s pretty wild looking stuff, I've never seen *censored* like that in my ashes ( Blaschak ) it's hard to tell what something like that comes from but an impurity is an impurity and unfortunately the trucks that haul the coal have a habit of backhauling flyash from Co- Gen Plants that burn waste so I guess the melted rock could get mixed after the cleaning process performed by the breaker on occasion, I guess all coal has some no matter how it is removed from the ground .

That is why when shopping for coal I try to look more at how it is Cleaned And Prepared rather than how it was dug .

If you ever get the chance to watch the raw coal coming in to a breaker it is not coal as we know it for the most part it looks like gobs of black dirt with huge rocks in it.
I am also fortunate that my coal isn't handled 4 or 5 times till it gets to my bin between trucking, scooping, bagging, and storing the coal has a lot of time to gather junk .

I’ll be posting more soon about my experience with Reading Coal, next weekend I'm picking up a half Ton or so for a test burn .
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Re: Blaschak vs. Reading rice coal

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:57 pm

I have a habit of looking carefully at the coal as I fill the hod and load the stove. Rocks and shale are fairly easy to spot. The piece pictured was coal, it just has a lot of other stuff in it. Maybe from the edge of the vein. I've found that my stove "digests" pea coal much better, I'm running 50/50 nut and pea right now. I'm going back to all pea after this load.
I'm working toward getting deep mined coal, I know this is strip coal and I go "clinker fishing" daily. I expect to find things like this in the stove.
But...at least I'm not burning oil, and it's warm in here. :)
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Re: Blaschak vs. Reading rice coal

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:00 pm

i get some iron ore clinkers out of the stokers, very few with the nut coal in the kenmore stove
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Re: Blaschak vs. Reading rice coal

PostBy: coalstoves On: Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:17 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:I have a habit of looking carefully at the coal as I fill the hod and load the stove. Rocks and shale are fairly easy to spot.
I'm working toward getting deep mined coal, I know this is strip coal and I go "clinker fishing" daily. I expect to find things like this in the stove.
But...at least I'm not burning oil, and it's warm in here. :)


Was that crapola you posted pics of in Blaschak or Reading Bags or Blaschak or Reading Bulk ?
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Re: Blaschak vs. Reading rice coal

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:31 am

coalstoves wrote:
Wood'nCoal wrote:I have a habit of looking carefully at the coal as I fill the hod and load the stove. Rocks and shale are fairly easy to spot.
I'm working toward getting deep mined coal, I know this is strip coal and I go "clinker fishing" daily. I expect to find things like this in the stove.
But...at least I'm not burning oil, and it's warm in here. :)


Was that crapola you posted pics of in Blaschak or Reading Bags or Blaschak or Reading Bulk ?


It was nether. It's from a dealer in Stroudsburg. The most I could get them to tell me was that the coal they sell is from near Tamaqua. They have a Centralia Coal Company calender in the office. For some reason some dealers keep their sources shrouded in mystery. They have a Warm Morning in the office and a Reading stoker w/ Magic Heat in the shop.
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