Hello everybody, new here and hoping to be burning soon!

Re: Hello everybody, new here and hoping to be burning soon!

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:43 pm

Thanx,hman! that was a good find in addition to who she located. Not far away at all,considering. Now that she's got two fuel sources,let's see if she comes back to look at what it'll take to get that Hitzer insert. The Folks at Blaschak haven't gotten back to me yet with a list of dealers in that area. Mrs. Southy,the floor is Your's ! :up:
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Re: Hello everybody, new here and hoping to be burning soon!

PostBy: MrsSouthy On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:47 pm

hman wrote:Call over at Wheat Ridge Energy 1-937-969-4554.They are located over in Peebles,Ohio right off of 32.
They handle coal and wood stoves both.They are Amish and they may have bagged coal or can tell you were you can get it fairly close.


Awesome! I will tomorrow! Thank you so much! I have gotten so discouraged because the only place I can find even remotely close doesn't carry anthracite and wants $250 to deliver 1 ton of bituminous which I think is way high, right? Plus we really wanted to have the convenience of bagged and the clean heat from anthracite. I want this kind of heat so bad I can taste it but I don't want to make a decision that's going to cost us more in the long run. Ugh... I spoke to a super nice guy who owns a shop in Urbana (about 150 miles from me) and he said that a lot of folks from southern ohio rent a uhaul and drive up and get all their coal in one trip but I looked up uhaul rental and its a flat rate PLUS 59 cents per mile so it would be over $200 for us to do that plus the coal so we're talking $1100 (plus gas) for 3 skids. I feel like that's not that reasonable... I really hope Wheat Ridge has it!!!!
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Re: Hello everybody, new here and hoping to be burning soon!

PostBy: Photog200 On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:55 pm

MrsSouthy wrote:
hman wrote:Call over at Wheat Ridge Energy 1-937-969-4554.They are located over in Peebles,Ohio right off of 32.
They handle coal and wood stoves both.They are Amish and they may have bagged coal or can tell you were you can get it fairly close.


Awesome! I will tomorrow! Thank you so much! I have gotten so discouraged because the only place I can find even remotely close doesn't carry anthracite and wants $250 to deliver 1 ton of bituminous which I think is way high, right? Plus we really wanted to have the convenience of bagged and the clean heat from anthracite. I want this kind of heat so bad I can taste it but I don't want to make a decision that's going to cost us more in the long run. Ugh... I spoke to a super nice guy who owns a shop in Urbana (about 150 miles from me) and he said that a lot of folks from southern ohio rent a uhaul and drive up and get all their coal in one trip but I looked up uhaul rental and its a flat rate PLUS 59 cents per mile so it would be over $200 for us to do that plus the coal so we're talking $1100 (plus gas) for 3 skids. I feel like that's not that reasonable... I really hope Wheat Ridge has it!!!!


I could be wrong, but I think I saw that Lehman's in Kidron carried bagged coal. Not sure how far that is from you, but might be an option.
Randy
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Re: Hello everybody, new here and hoping to be burning soon!

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:02 pm

Photog200 wrote:I could be wrong, but I think I saw that Lehman's in Kidron carried bagged coal. Not sure how far that is from you, but might be an option.
Randy


About 200 miles from Portsmouth, OH would be my guess.
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PostBy: hman On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:41 pm

I found a place on the Columbus craigslist,listed Dec.30th,in Ashville for 40lb bags of Blaschak Anthracite for $5.00 each and would give a discount if bought multiple bags.Ashville being just north of Circleville would not be to far from Portsmouth at $5.00 a bag.
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Re: Hello everybody, new here and hoping to be burning soon!

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:37 pm

MrsSouthy wrote:
hman wrote:Call over at Wheat Ridge Energy 1-937-969-4554.They are located over in Peebles,Ohio right off of 32.
They handle coal and wood stoves both.They are Amish and they may have bagged coal or can tell you were you can get it fairly close.


Awesome! I will tomorrow! Thank you so much! I have gotten so discouraged because the only place I can find even remotely close doesn't carry anthracite and wants $250 to deliver 1 ton of bituminous which I think is way high, right? Plus we really wanted to have the convenience of bagged and the clean heat from anthracite. I want this kind of heat so bad I can taste it but I don't want to make a decision that's going to cost us more in the long run. Ugh... I spoke to a super nice guy who owns a shop in Urbana (about 150 miles from me) and he said that a lot of folks from southern ohio rent a uhaul and drive up and get all their coal in one trip but I looked up uhaul rental and its a flat rate PLUS 59 cents per mile so it would be over $200 for us to do that plus the coal so we're talking $1100 (plus gas) for 3 skids. I feel like that's not that reasonable... I really hope Wheat Ridge has it!!!!

My son rented from 'Budget Rent A Truck', it was 1/3rd the price of U-Haul.

EDIT: The closest Budget to your location appears to be Huntington, Wv.
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Re: Hello everybody, new here and hoping to be burning soon!

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:42 pm

You might want to try Penske. When I need a car trailer I go through them and have good luck. Usually under $200.00 for truck and trailer for the day depending on mileage. U haul tried telling me my 3/4 ton Chevy K20 couldn.t pull one of there car trailers. Good luck on the coal. Your in the right place. Matt
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Re: Hello everybody, new here and hoping to be burning soon!

PostBy: MrsSouthy On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:05 am

I could be wrong, but I think I saw that Lehman's in Kidron carried bagged coal. Not sure how far that is from you, but might be an option.
Randy[/quote]

I just mapped it on my phone and its 200 miles :( But, thank you so much for the suggestion!! I'll take any that y'all want to give me and check them out asap!
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Re: Hello everybody, new here and hoping to be burning soon!

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:14 am

Keep rolling with it until you can make a good decision,Mrs. Southy ! I gotta go to work ! :up:
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Re: Hello everybody, new here and hoping to be burning soon!

PostBy: MrsSouthy On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:33 pm

hman wrote:I found a place on the Columbus craigslist,listed Dec.30th,in Ashville for 40lb bags of Blaschak Anthracite for $5.00 each and would give a discount if bought multiple bags.Ashville being just north of Circleville would not be to far from Portsmouth at $5.00 a bag.



I saw this also and emailed them and am hoping for a reply soon! Haven't gotten one yet. Wish they would have posted a phone number!
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Re: Hello everybody, new here and hoping to be burning soon!

PostBy: MrsSouthy On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:42 pm

So, it took a couple phone calls and a few different numbers but the wheat ridge lead was a winner!! I found the store and they led me to a coal dealer who sells nut size bagged anthracite for $336 (plus tax) per skid (2400#) and $75 to deliver which I think is super reasonable on the delivery and about standard on the coal. Am I right? I know $75 is way cheaper than we could rent a truck. I'm very excited about this and I think we are going to move forward with the stove very soon! One question he made me want to ask was this....he said that we'd be better off to only buy what coal we needed for this year and buy fresh coal next year. We were wanting to go ahead and buy 3 skids to get a little ahead. Would it hurt the extra coal to sit in our basement or garage for the summer?
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Re: Hello everybody, new here and hoping to be burning soon!

PostBy: MrsSouthy On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:43 pm

And SERIOUSLY I cannot thank you guys enough for your help!!!!!!!! This place is wonderful!!!!! :D :D :D :D
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PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:54 pm

MrsSouthy wrote:So, it took a couple phone calls and a few different numbers but the wheat ridge lead was a winner!! I found the store and they led me to a coal dealer who sells nut size bagged anthracite for $336 (plus tax) per skid (2400#) and $75 to deliver which I think is super reasonable on the delivery and about standard on the coal. Am I right? I know $75 is way cheaper than we could rent a truck. I'm very excited about this and I think we are going to move forward with the stove very soon! One question he made me want to ask was this....he said that we'd be better off to only buy what coal we needed for this year and buy fresh coal next year. We were wanting to go ahead and buy 3 skids to get a little ahead. Would it hurt the extra coal to sit in our basement or garage for the summer?


The only reason I can think of him saying don't buy too much this year is, . . next year he may be charging more . :roll:

And as for storage, don't forget that coal's been sitting in the damp, nasty ground for about a gazillion years. Just how bad could a basement be ? I grew up on Long Island's south shore where the ground water table was only about one foot down. Before they put in the sewers, my mother had a US Coast Guard tide chart stapled over the washing machine. And, most people used coal stoves with coal bins in the basement. The good news was the coal couldn't float away every time the tide came in ! :D

Paul
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Re: Hello everybody, new here and hoping to be burning soon!

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:03 pm

MrsSouthy wrote:So, it took a couple phone calls and a few different numbers but the wheat ridge lead was a winner!! I found the store and they led me to a coal dealer who sells nut size bagged anthracite for $336 (plus tax) per skid (2400#) and $75 to deliver which I think is super reasonable on the delivery and about standard on the coal. Am I right? I know $75 is way cheaper than we could rent a truck. I'm very excited about this and I think we are going to move forward with the stove very soon! One question he made me want to ask was this....he said that we'd be better off to only buy what coal we needed for this year and buy fresh coal next year. We were wanting to go ahead and buy 3 skids to get a little ahead. Would it hurt the extra coal to sit in our basement or garage for the summer?

The only reason I can think of(besides what Sunny Boy said), would be that maybe he doesn't have the capability to haul 3 skids at one time.

Keep us posted with your progress.
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PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:31 pm

I'd ask him what brand of bagged coal he's selling. We've had reports of some Folks who've bought a sizeable quantity of Coal only to find that it wasn't all that great of quality. You don't want to be stuck with three skids of mediocre coal. If what you buy on that first skid is good quality,you shouldn't have any trouble getting two more. This cold snap could cause some Folks to act as you are and buy coal from him. That's the jeopardy of Supply and Demand. I don't think I'd worry about "Fresh Coal". I'm thinkin' it's possibly 300 million years old to begin with. It would be helpful if it's kept dry and accessible. I still haven't heard from Blaschak Coal Co. on your behalf. That Gent in Urbana I'm thinking is Champagne Stove Co. It's too bad that they're that far from you as they really seemed dedicated to getting the word out on Hitzer and D.S. Machine Stoves and Coal. On the subject of storing your coal,I seem to remember that your not too fond of your basement. If the garage is dry and not to far,then I'd stack it around the walls so you can still get vehicles and what-not in there. You'll find what you like,and what works best and convenient for you as you go along with this. When you get time,let us know how you plan to aquire your Hitzer and get it installed. Don't forget about dealing with the present Gas log set-up and getting the gas supply line safely capped off.
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