Reading Anthracite

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Reading Anthracite

PostBy: BigJohn On: Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:33 pm

Anyone burning Reading ? How do you like it? I'm looking for something better then Glen Burn Harmony.
BigJohn
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer X2
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Reading Anthracite

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:43 pm

Reading has gotten a lot of mixed reviews on the forum over the years. What I have seen of their product most recently has been good. Just got a pallet of their nut coal last week and it looks/burns good. A neighbor of mine got 5 tons of their rice a few weeks ago and it looks/burns very well.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Reading Anthracite

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:33 pm

I have had excellent results with reading pea.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

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Re: Reading Anthracite

PostBy: McGiever On: Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:41 pm

Yeah, I 'm burning Reading "bulk" pea that I hauled back home from last June's meet n greet.
All in all I am pleased burning it in a AA stoker. I've had some coals before w/ a little less ash, but this isn't bad. :D
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
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Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Reading Anthracite

PostBy: Jschreffler On: Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:11 pm

I have also tried reading rice coal. It burned good for me but it does seam to make much more ash than I have been used to. Since UAE is gone I have also been looking for a new place to get coal since I didn't care for the mallard coal either. I have tried mammoth materials, sherman and now direnzo coal and I have to say I like the direnzo coal the best. I have only burned 1 ton but it gave out good heat and low ash. It's similar in quality to the old UAE in heat output with slightly more ash but it is much cleaner. If anyone has any other suggestions of places to get high quality coal please let me know.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Reading

Re: Reading Anthracite

PostBy: tsb On: Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:21 pm

Search "Direnzo"
They have very good coal at the moment.
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Re: Reading Anthracite

PostBy: padon On: Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:44 pm

I have burned Reading for last six years since getting a EFM 520. I have a large home and burn on average 16 ton a year. I just switched to Direnzo coal and wish I switched sooner. Direnzo coal is much cleaner with much less fines in coal. Ash buckets are much lighter with Direnzo . Ash from reading had what looked like slate in ash. Also coal size on some loads of Reading looked undersize.
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Stove/Furnace Model: EFM 520

Re: Reading Anthracite

PostBy: BigJohn On: Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:41 pm

Looks like I will be taking a ride to Minersville for some Direnzo.
I'll let you guys know how it burns.
BigJohn
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer X2
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Reading Anthracite

PostBy: lewis On: Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:27 pm

Well ya could try Keystone in Giradrville I have no complaint with it,, or the Molosevich operation in Atlas I plan to try some of the Atlas soon
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Stove/Furnace Model: Old Model Magnum

Re: Reading Anthracite

PostBy: JimD On: Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:32 pm

Just got a ton today of Reading nut. ...yeah there have been some fines in it. But it also has pea size so it's almost like a mix that I'm looking for
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Re: Reading Anthracite

PostBy: blrman07 On: Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:52 pm

I burn keystone on a regular basis mostly since they are less than a minutes from the house. I'm not sure where they are getting it but I noticed a difference when it hit the grates. It burns hotter than the old UAE site Glen Burn that I had been burning. I had to back off the feed a turn because the house was getting too warm. I'll take a trip over to the Atlas site in Atlas of course to see how that does. I think the Reading bulk coal is good but it's a pain to get to up on their hill. Gotta walk in the mud and muck and the car gets disgustingly dirty. I buy by the bucket usually 8-9 five gallon buckets when I go.

I like to have options.

Rev. Larry
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: installing a VC 2310
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: Reading Anthracite

PostBy: lewis On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:33 am

Well I called a new delivery guy today. and got some interesting info.
He has never delivered anything from Atlas and had not good or bad to say about it told me if thats where I wanted it from them he'd get it for me but then proceeded to tell me he has been getting his coal from the original Helfrick plant in Mid Valley that would be the mountain north of town at the top of the hill.
He told me it is NOT the same Helfrick Coal being sold at Harmony it appears the Harmony is processing the coal on site and buying unprepared bulk from Helfrick and as all Harmony Coal was it is filthy and full a fines. The Coal from The Mid Valley Helfrick as pictured is supposed to be clean and strong burning,, we'll see I got 2 ton coming tomorrow.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Old Model Magnum

Re: Reading Anthracite

PostBy: lewis On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:26 pm

2 degree temps delayed my delivery today,,, I'm not surprised we reset for tomorrow.
lewis
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Old Model Magnum

Re: Reading Anthracite

PostBy: BigJohn On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:52 pm

Lewis are the prices the same for Mid Valley and Harmony? They are both owned by Helfrick as far as I know.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer X2
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Reading Anthracite

PostBy: lewis On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:49 pm

Not sure of the Harmony price or Mid Valley price, plus I'm getting a delivery guy markup. The Delivery guy claims they are separate operations ??
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