Have you ordered your coal yet?

Re: Have you ordered your coal yet?

PostBy: blrman07 On: Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:35 pm

Old UAE now Mallard in Mt. Carmel Pa. has started opening on Saturday mornings now. All sizes bulk running $170 a ton. They have rice to Nut and the bins were full on Saturday. Not not too clean but the rest looked excellent.

Rev. Larry
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: installing a VC 2310 this summer
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: Have you ordered your coal yet?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:45 pm

Lightning wrote:Got mine in May. Used tax refund money. Thanks uncle Sam hahaha

That's what I usually do too. Though this season only about $500 of tax refund money went to coal.

I picked up my second ton yesterday. So I've got a two tons and 250 pounds of nut and 1/2 a ton of pea. Hopefully I'll be able to get a third ton of but this weekend.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Have you ordered your coal yet?

PostBy: Greyhound On: Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:56 pm

Loaded up the bin a few weeks ago, dealer always runs a summer special, makes it worth while to get it no later than August. Should be good to go!

Rick
Greyhound
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 105
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Lenox Oil HA, Heat Pump


Re: Have you ordered your coal yet?

PostBy: beemerboy On: Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:24 am

I buy 3 tons every year and use two and a half. Right now, I have two and a half in my inside bin, so I Think I'm good for the winter. If I run out in the spring I'll get a few bags at a time to hold me until warm weather.
beemerboy
 
Stove/Furnace Make: SAEY
Stove/Furnace Model: Hannover 1

Re: Have you ordered your coal yet?

PostBy: Mark (PA) On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:51 pm

Ordered my 6.5 tons yesterday.

Rice, Hard.
I like the Rice better in the EFM... maybe its just me but I like it...

usually burn about 5 tons during winter months and another 1 ton or so into spring and early summer.

Got an extra .5 this year based on the old farmers almanac. not really concerned if they are right or wrong because it'll all get used eventually and as they say when you need it you need it.

We'll see how it goes!
Mark (PA)
 
Stove/Furnace Make: 1953 EFM SF-520 High Boy
Stove/Furnace Model: Fitzgibbon Boiler

Re: Have you ordered your coal yet?

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:08 pm

Had a doctors visit today & he told me to skip the coal furnace until at least Feb. so I guess I'll do one better & skip this year all together. It will make the wife & myself appreciate it all that much more next year. :cry: I may buy a ton just incase but I'll try to hold true to my word, in any event I'll ask what people think about what I was going to try this year. I bought a big box of sparklers from Sam's Club after the 4th of July & was going to try using maybe one of the small boxes inside (maybe 10 or 12) cut off the excess wire & bury all but one in the rice coal, light the last one & use it to bury & light the bunch then turn the air on & see how it lights. I figured (if it works) it would be cheap & easy.
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: Have you ordered your coal yet?

PostBy: Mark (PA) On: Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:34 pm

Samhill

Not sure if that would work but I can't imagine it wouldn't work! AIR +Spark = Fire????

Also
Not sure of your medical issues but Wish you the best as far as that goes. My grandfather always told me if you don't have your health you don't have anything. And that is the truth!

Thanks
Mark (PA)
 
Stove/Furnace Make: 1953 EFM SF-520 High Boy
Stove/Furnace Model: Fitzgibbon Boiler

Re: Have you ordered your coal yet?

PostBy: btrowe1 On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:42 am

Received my 4 ton yesterday, Just love looking at it knowing I've already paid for my heat and don"t have to worry what happens with prices of Nat./propane gas or oil this winter..
btrowe1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska stoker 140 Coal
Stove/Furnace Make: alaska stove

Re: Have you ordered your coal yet?

PostBy: Stoked59 On: Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:02 pm

I never have to order coal- the place I get it in NE Ohio always has it on site- bagged or by ton or pallet.
Stoked59
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: Model 105

Re: Have you ordered your coal yet?

PostBy: jefflee1 On: Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:00 pm

Ordered from Squier lumber last Friday , 6 pallets. 7.2 tons. They said it will be the last of October , first of November before the can deliver it.
jefflee1
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood # 8
Coal Size/Type: Stove
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood
Stove/Furnace Model: #8 baseburner

Re: Have you ordered your coal yet?

PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:30 pm

btrowe1 wrote:Received my 4 ton yesterday, Just love looking at it knowing I've already paid for my heat and don"t have to worry what happens with prices of Nat./propane gas or oil this winter..


Got mine in May.. Since then I've wondered down into the basement once a week or so and looked at it. I'd come up from the basement with permagrin on my face. Wife says,"what you so happy about?" - "oh nothing hunny, its a coal thing" toothy
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash