where to buy coal Norristown

where to buy coal Norristown

PostBy: MattFoley772 On: Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:42 pm

Anyone know of coal dealers in Norristown area? Only one I know of is Lutz in Skippack.
MattFoley772
 
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Re: where to buy coal Norristown

PostBy: Dennis On: Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:24 pm

Lutz has Blaschak bulk and they bag their own coal. Try a feed store/agway,don't know of any coal suppliers in that area.Lutz has high lift trucks for bulk deliveries also
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: where to buy coal Norristown

PostBy: kcarr On: Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:31 pm

Matt,
You can try Walter Hendricks in Hilltown, PA ....near Chalfont...he is the best around.
I have used him for 20 years, I usually buy 6 ton rice coal each year for my Van Wert
VA 600 Stoker... He delivers to me in Quakertown, PA..
Ken Carr
kcarr
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA-600 Custom & Probably the only guy in America with my Stoker Boiler in my Den.
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Oil as back up, only used for summer domestic hot water


Re: where to buy coal Norristown

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:42 pm

Hey Ken, how come you aren't running buck in that Van Wert?
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: where to buy coal Norristown

PostBy: kcarr On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:44 am

Rob R. wrote:Hey Ken, how come you aren't running buck in that Van Wert?


Rob, Rice runs very smooth and quiet through my stoker mechanism...plus it is in very plentiful supply...from my
coal dealer, Walter Hendricks, Hilltown, PA. I have used buck in the past and the darn stoker crunches,
chomps and all kinds of commotion/ noise, plus buck is not that readily available. I want to do everything I can
to prolong the life of my VA-600, so I figure rice will help it run smoother for years longer. My Stoker is one of the last
VA-600's made before they shut down. Year 1988. Van Wert made some great products..It is a fantastic unit.. I hope it lasts a long time. I have been burning coal as my primary heat, since the first oil spike in 1981. Ken
kcarr
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA-600 Custom & Probably the only guy in America with my Stoker Boiler in my Den.
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Oil as back up, only used for summer domestic hot water