I have about a ton of nut coal that I picked up from a nice gentleman who had burned coal for about 30+ years but decided that the time had come to give it up. He listed the coal for free on craigslist, all I had to do was show up, shovel it out of the bin, and it was all mine.
So, of course, I went and picked up the coal. As previously stated, this is nut coal. The only hitch is that I have a Surdiac that loves burning pea coal, but hates nut coal. My Surdiac has a gravity fed hopper and I have tried adding a little bit of the nut in here and there, but it seems to clog up the hopper, so much so that it has put the fire out on several different occasions. I've also tried opening the front door and piling a couple lumps of the nut coal on top of the coal bed, but it doesn't seem to fully burn when placed there.
In any event, I was hoping to test the waters to see if there was anyone here on Long Island (preferably in mid- to eastern Suffolk County) interested in "trading" about a ton of nut for a ton of pea.... I know some stoves can burn both, seems my stove is not one of them. I've read of others who like to mix the two and make their own range coal, which is what I had planned on but it just doesn't seem to be working out... I've also considered "breaking" the nut coal down into smaller pieces so that it's closer in size to pea coal, which is what I will do if I have no takers.... Any other thoughts / suggestions?