Mallard or DiRenzo for nut?

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Mallard or DiRenzo for nut?

PostBy: jschaefer7406 On: Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:20 pm

Hello all,

I know there have been several threads on Mallard and DiRenzo coal, but haven't seen a comparison from anyone who has burnt both (preferably recently).

Having burnt Harmony nut last year, I figured I'd try the Mallard coal this year. I'm not unhappy with it, in fact planning on another 2-3 tons tomorrow. First load had a lot of fines and pea sized coal mixed in, and ash is considerably higher than Harmony (as I knew going in it would be). Burns nice and hot though, so no real complaints.

Have been reading that the DiRenzo product is lower ash though. Problem is, as we all know, low ash is subjective and depends on what is compared. So, can anyone compare the Mallard and DiRenzo coal directly? (specifically, nut size in a hand-fired would be even better :D)

Thanks,

Joe
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Re: Mallard or DiRenzo for nut?

PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:44 pm

Can't give a comparison but I been burning DiRenzo nut all season. It's very clean, no fines and a little on the large side, size wise. Ash is pink.

I have never had issue with their product.
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Re: Mallard or DiRenzo for nut?

PostBy: jschaefer7406 On: Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:32 pm

Wanna Bee wrote:Can't give a comparison but I been burning DiRenzo nut all season. It's very clean, no fines and a little on the large side, size wise. Ash is pink.

I have never had issue with their product.


Thanks for the reply :).

Just saw this, ended up going with Mallard again as I was already used to how it burns. May try DiRenzo some time, but no complaints with the current stuff either ;),

Thanks again,

Joe
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Re: Mallard or DiRenzo for nut?

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:24 am

jschaefer7406 wrote:
Wanna Bee wrote:Can't give a comparison but I been burning DiRenzo nut all season. It's very clean, no fines and a little on the large side, size wise. Ash is pink.

I have never had issue with their product.


Thanks for the reply :).

Just saw this, ended up going with Mallard again as I was already used to how it burns. May try DiRenzo some time, but no complaints with the current stuff either ;),

Thanks again,

Joe


where are u from joe ???
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Re: Mallard or DiRenzo for nut?

PostBy: jschaefer7406 On: Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:34 pm

Near Williamsport, PA...
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Re: Mallard or DiRenzo for nut?

PostBy: Cap On: Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:01 am

I have used both, Mallard last year, DiRenzo this year. I save bout 30 min each way drive going to Pottsville. Both product very good. Without a side by side comparison, I can't tell them apart.
Cap
 
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Re: Mallard or DiRenzo for nut?

PostBy: jschaefer7406 On: Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:49 pm

Thanks Cap :).

I believe DiRenzo is another 20-25 minutes up the road, so I guess I'll stick with Mallard for now...

Guess my only "complaint" with it is the amount of fines. Have been having live coals occasionally dropping through the very back section of grates, but could also be a grate problem and not the coal. Hasn't happened other years though, and only happens here and there :(...

Thanks again,

Joe
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Re: Mallard or DiRenzo for nut?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:57 pm

I will report on the rice coal in a few days, once it makes it to the pot. Going in the bin tomorrow.
The Glen Burn/Harmony coal burned well, produced lots of heat, but was high in ash. Wanted to try DiRenzo's rice coal.
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Re: Mallard or DiRenzo for nut?

PostBy: BennyLumpkin On: Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:48 pm

Any reply on Direnzo? Wanting to see how the rice did.
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Re: Mallard or DiRenzo for nut?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:13 am

Burns well, I'm satisfied with it. :)
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Re: Mallard or DiRenzo for nut?

PostBy: 72***THUNDERJET On: Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:29 pm

Hello Everyone I used to be 73 Starfire on here ,but could not log in as that for some reason . No problem I am now 72 THUNDERJET. I must be putting my old name in wrong ,or something . ANYWAY!

DIRENZO COAL ! I will tell you about DIRENZO COAL. I have been looking for a supplier to replace the UAE Harmony Mine coal as many are. I have more than found it . Picked up a "good ton" of Rice back on January 13Th . This coal is as good ,or better than the Harmony Coal. Where my Leisure line stoker controls are set my basement only ever reached & held 90 degrees with two coal brands Harmony & Direnzo. When I empty my ash pan once every two days along with that heat I know I have good coal!

I am near Bath , PA and pass other suppliers along the way up to Pottsville , and have tried three of them . Sorry 80 to 82 degree basement heat ,and empty the ash pan every day doesn't cut it. Picked up recently a "good ton" of Nut ,and it is the same story good quality coal. My son who lives in our other home with the Harmon Mark two burning nut asked where does it go ,because there is so much less ash.

I like my coal stoves the way I like my snowmobiles HIGH POWERED ,and you only get that with a quality machine burning quality fuel !!! You will not find nicer people to deal with hands down than the Direnzo Family. One of them asked me where I have been . I said "I guess since you have been in business since 1930 I have been missing out " That is where I have been ..
I told them I wanted to keep them a secret ,but that would be impossible!!!

I almost forgot first time ever there was only coal on my pickup truck bed. I have a ribbed bed liner ,and would get nearly a five gallon bucket of fines , or coal dirt call it what you will. Only coal here folks I was impressed. Direnzo Coal give them a try don't miss out like I was !

72 THUNDERJET :D
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Other Heating: Oil Hot Water

Re: Mallard or DiRenzo for nut?

PostBy: Cap On: Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:34 pm

72***THUNDERJET wrote:will not find nicer people to deal with hands down than the Direnzo Family. One of them asked me where I have been . I said "I guess since you have been in business since 1930 I have been missing out " That is where I have been ..
I told them I wanted to keep them a secret ,but that would be impossible!!!

I almost forgot first time ever there was only coal on my pickup truck bed. I have a ribbed bed liner ,and would get nearly a five gallon bucket of fines , or coal dirt call it what you will. Only coal here folks I was impressed. Direnzo Coal give them a try don't miss out like I was !

72 THUNDERJET :D


I agree!
I pay with a personal check and he asks for my phone number. So I tell the man, "Now you have my number, call me when you having a sale!". His response, "We dropped the price $5.00 a ton, it's on sale now"! "Okay, I'll be back on Monday for another load"! :D
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Re: Mallard or DiRenzo for nut?

PostBy: BigJohn On: Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:40 am

I agree. DiRenzo is the best I found. Very happy with it.
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