"Hi, my name is _____, and I hoard coal!"

"Hi, my name is _____, and I hoard coal!"

PostBy: DennisH On: Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:23 am

"Dennis" O.K. I'll be the first to admit that buying and hoarding coal is an addiction. My bride of 30 years smiles, shakes her head, and indulges me my addiction. :oops:

On the other hand, we'll never be cold during the winter. For that she :D
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PostBy: stovehospital On: Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:41 am

Good to find another like me!! I try to stay several years ahead on the coal. I have had two great finds i the last year. One was a dealer closing that sold me bagged Blaschak for $100 a ton to get it off the property. I got 9 tons and this week I bought a stove and the lady insisted I take the coal in the cellar. Ten tons of blue spot Nut coal that had been in the cellar for 40 years. I'm set for quite a while.
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PostBy: Bruce M On: Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:47 pm

As I sit all the way in the back row I slowly raise my hand in fear and shame and say " I am a coal hoarder.....AND I LIKE IT!!!! " :help2:
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PostBy: LDPosse On: Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:42 pm

It's not a hobby... It's an addiction!

Let's see... I've gotten coal from -

UAE Harmony
Superior
Mammoth Materials
Kimmel's
Blaschak
Ferlitch Construction - Broad Top PA, Bituminous
Country Coal & Energy Products - Somerset PA, Bituminous
Valier Coal Yard - Valier, PA, Bituminous
Cobra Mining - Barton, MD, Bituminous
Eisenbraun Coal Co - Rapid City, SD, Sub-Bituminous


Thinking of taking some road trips this fall/winter to get some eastern KY bit, I'd also like to find some lignite.
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Re: "Hi, my name is _____, and I hoard coal!"

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:17 pm

Hoard is such a strong word :roll: We really are collectors :D Our collections if we keep them long enough turn into diamonds right :idea:
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Re: "Hi, my name is _____, and I hoard coal!"

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:53 am

Why is it that my friends think I'm coo coo when I show them my full coal bin and they notice a clown like grin stretch across my face??
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PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:08 am

I am absolutely determined to corner the anthracite market and I'm damned if I'm going to leave any for any of you. The trouble is I've run out of money and the coal is still coming and there appears to be plenty for all. :mad: :mad:
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PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:04 pm

coalnewbie wrote:I am absolutely determined to corner the anthracite market and I'm damned if I'm going to leave any for any of you. The trouble is I've run out of money and the coal is still coming and there appears to be plenty for all. :mad: :mad:


Behave yourself :!: We all are in this sandbox or coalbox together play nice :roll:
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PostBy: CoaLen On: Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:43 pm

My problem must be worse than I'm willing to admit. I have myself convinced I'm "investing" in coal, not hoarding. I guess I need to work at admitting my problem....or not. :lol:
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PostBy: coalkirk On: Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:34 am

I'm a recovering coal hoarder.
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This coal is now all gone and I'm not going to replace it. Now that I have the trailer, I'm just going to buy it a season at a time. I'm repurposing the coal bunker to be a trailer garage. Wasted a lot of time and money building the coal bunker. :(
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PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:21 am

The farther you are from the source, the more economical it is to buy large quantities. Even for folks that can haul their own, it is rarely (almost never) competitive with a TT price. Having the money and space tied up in a large amount of coal has its own set of drawbacks, but that significance is different for everyone. e.g. Not everyone can accommodate a large truck on the property or build a "coal bunker".

Currently I buy one season worth at a time, plus a small buffer. Anthracite is a very small market where I live, and I don't trust the local dealers to have it in stock. The best thing I did to control costs was get the rest of my family burning coal so we could split a TT load.
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PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:00 pm

Great idea! How do you go about splitting a TT load fairly? Measure volume??
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Re: "Hi, my name is _____, and I hoard coal!"

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:06 pm

Wasted a lot of time and money building the coal bunker. :(


I think it would make an excellent FEMA concentration camp, just add cup holders. I went from $300 a ton buying my winter needs only to buying two years worth (a TT load) for $180 a ton. I wish I was smart enough to invest my money elsewhere that gave me that sort of savings. Luckily I am not too far away to persuade friendly PA breakers to deliver at a good price.
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PostBy: vfw3439 On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:05 pm

coalkirk wrote:I'm a recovering coal hoarder.
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This coal is now all gone and I'm not going to replace it. Now that I have the trailer, I'm just going to buy it a season at a time. I'm repurposing the coal bunker to be a trailer garage. Wasted a lot of time and money building the coal bunker. :(


Very nice coal bunker.
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