franco b wrote:2.5 cords of good hardwood could weigh as much as 10,000 pounds, plus there is the 1000 pounds of bio bricks. To equal that i think you will need at least 3 tons of coal.
Im not sure the house size/insulation but it seems to me almost anyone would burn at least 2 ton if they burn 24/7 (which they should if your a coal burner, it becomes a pretty simple part of your whole lifestyle which is why the bunch of us coal heads are here together). A very important thing to watch before you purchase an entire load for the year is the brand/mine/batch of coal your buying (cheaper is NOT necessarily better) and burning good quality coal VS a crappie batch is like NIGHT VS DAY! (another reason we are all here together on this forum because we discover the "good mines", the "good deals" VS the *censored*! LOL)
I know last year blaschak was pretty damb good in your neck of the woods and coalvet had a handle on a well priced vendor. Im also sure Franco can lead you to some good suppliers in Conn. (just be aware that its important to buy coal that is known to be of good quality!)