RR Coal in Lykens PA - Video

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RR Coal in Lykens PA - Video

PostBy: LDPosse On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:00 pm

Here's a quick video of burning some coal that I got from RR Coal in Lykens, Dauphin County, PA. This is mined from the western edge of the southern field, near the Dauphin/Schuylkill county line. According to the PA DCNR coal maps, this would be semi-anthracite. This seems to be the case, as I've never seen anthracite make yellow flames like this stuff does. It also has a more noticeable sulfur smell when it burns. It seems to burn well, it doesn't clinker too much for a red ash coal, and the amount of ashes it generates isn't too bad.

I was burning UAE harmony (the old deep mined UAE) prior to this. In comparison, when loading fresh coal, the RR's higher volatile content is very noticeable by the intensity of the flames coming from the secondary combustion ports. I'm satisfied with it at $170/ton.

http://youtu.be/sZNFBfTCLsI
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Re: RR Coal in Lykens PA - Video

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:31 pm

I've burned a lot of it. Lots of heat, easy ignition. :)
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Re: RR Coal in Lykens PA - Video

PostBy: Pap On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:35 pm

My four year old grandson and I went up to RR coal this morning. We picked up 2 1/2 tons of pea coal. I like their coal to, down here around Middletown pa it around $250.00 per ton if you buy less than three tons. So at $170.00 pet ton it is a good deal. And get to spend some poppy time with my grandson it is a win win for me. Noah (my grandson) calles it "The coal factory"
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Re: RR Coal in Lykens PA - Video

PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:50 pm

Cool video LD.. I like seeing the secondary air mixing after load up. Can you cut back the secondary air after burn off? Or is it fixed..
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Re: RR Coal in Lykens PA - Video

PostBy: tsb On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:56 pm

I love their coal. I just can't get anybody to haul it.
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Re: RR Coal in Lykens PA - Video

PostBy: LDPosse On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:09 pm

Lightning wrote:Cool video LD.. I like seeing the secondary air mixing after load up. Can you cut back the secondary air after burn off? Or is it fixed..


The secondary air on the DS Circulator stoves is fixed, unless you use the DS newstyle door. I have a newstyle door but I only use it when burning bit. They have the overfire air set up just right on these stoves from the factory for anthracite.
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Re: RR Coal in Lykens PA - Video

PostBy: plumberman On: Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:23 pm

bought load of anthracite through penn keystone [tt load]. turns out it came from rr coal in lykens pa, has some wood/roots mixed in but not enough to cause any sort of problems. seems to burn fine no complaints, i think this summer i'll make a run down to hudson coal and pick up 4 ton for a trial run next fall, want to see if it is any cleaner [washed?] and compare the two. this is the first year for me burning coal, so i would like to experiment a little. ps i am using pea size in a coal gun 130. and the ash does not look at all like you showed in video mine is whiteish, brownish, and bunch that looks un-burnt but it is, you can crush easily.
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Re: RR Coal in Lykens PA - Video

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:44 pm

NICE find LDP :)
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Re: RR Coal in Lykens PA - Video

PostBy: Pap On: Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:22 pm

This is my first year burning coal from RR coal in Lykens. I always bought my coal from local sellers but when their prices went to $250.00 a ton I started using coal from RR. When they load the coal it comes out on a conveyer belt and it is soaked with water as it comes out into your truck or trailer. So I think it is washed pretty well when it is loaded. I am on my third ton this year and never had any roots or wood mixed in it. Could it have come from the dealer you bought it from?
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Re: RR Coal in Lykens PA - Video

PostBy: plumberman On: Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:18 am

i half wonder that too, the driver said he had to look for a back haul, so how good does he clean the truck out??
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Re: RR Coal in Lykens PA - Video

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:51 am

It is common to find some wood mixed in with coal. If the wood is about the same diameter as the coal, it probably went through the breaker. If it is considerably bigger than the coal, it may have gotten mixed in while piled in the yard.
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