Reading Coal Supplier in CT - by New London (Delivered)

Re: Reading Coal Supplier in CT - by New London (Delivered)

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Mon. Sep. 08, 2014 10:39 pm

Ed.A wrote:Called Ice coal...330per ton base price not deliverd ...and they don't deliver to ne Ct anyways.
So BT beats them out big time imo


I spoke to them and ordered on the 4th of sep (2014 of course) ... was 290 / ton ordered 4 tons 50 bucks delivery

But if Ice won't deliver to you, its a moot point for you. Possibly a large price increase in a few days.
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Re: Reading Coal Supplier in CT - by New London (Delivered)

PostBy: JohnB On: Tue. Sep. 09, 2014 9:28 am

davidmcbeth3 wrote: Possibly a large price increase in a few days.


Did they mention why? Fuel prices are dropping & coal prices don't seem to be climbing. Do all these coal suppliers jack up their prices in the Fall? I'll keeping burning coal as long as it stays in the low $300 a ton price range delivered. Much over that & I'll be moving the Jotul 600 back in the house.

If I knew someone with a fork lift I'd look into having a large load of bagged coal trucked up from Pa. & bypass the local suppliers.
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Re: Reading Coal Supplier in CT - by New London (Delivered)

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Thu. Sep. 11, 2014 12:10 pm

Well, I had 4 tons delivered by Eastern Ice Co....paid 290 ton + 50 delivery for all 4 tons. Total was 1210.

Paid by check too. No problems. Had a motorized pallet jack (like this: http://catalog.wlimg.com/2/377959/full- ... 793786.jpg) that fit easily under my overhead doors
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Re: Reading Coal Supplier in CT - by New London (Delivered)

PostBy: Ed.A On: Thu. Sep. 11, 2014 3:16 pm

davidmcbeth3 wrote:Well, I had 4 tons delivered by Eastern Ice Co....paid 290 ton + 50 delivery for all 4 tons. Total was 1210.

Paid by check too. No problems. Had a motorized pallet jack (like this: http://catalog.wlimg.com/2/377959/full- ... 793786.jpg) that fit easily under my overhead doors


Annnd they upped their price to $330.00 and have a restricted delivery area.

Pellets Direct will beat BT by a little and I'll prolly go with them in the future.
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Re: Reading Coal Supplier in CT - by New London (Delivered)

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Thu. Sep. 11, 2014 4:28 pm

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Ed.A wrote:
davidmcbeth3 wrote:Well, I had 4 tons delivered by Eastern Ice Co....paid 290 ton + 50 delivery for all 4 tons. Total was 1210.

Paid by check too. No problems. Had a motorized pallet jack (like this: http://catalog.wlimg.com/2/377959/full- ... 793786.jpg) that fit easily under my overhead doors


Annnd they upped their price to $330.00 and have a restricted delivery area.

Pellets Direct will beat BT by a little and I'll prolly go with them in the future.


Ah, I called today ... their pea and nut are 290/ton ... rice was 330/ton. That explains things (why the difference who knows) and they did raise delivery to 60 bucks..not to big a hit on that. No stove coal though..bummer..I'd like to get a little bit of that, the nut coal is pictured here .. seems like a good amount of smaller pcs contained within it (not anything greater than the last santa claus coal I got). See how it burns...
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Re: Reading Coal Supplier in CT - by New London (Delivered)

PostBy: JohnB On: Thu. Sep. 11, 2014 4:50 pm

Typical of every bag of Blaschak nut I went through last winter. A wide range of sizes!
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Re: Reading Coal Supplier in CT - by New London (Delivered)

PostBy: ddahlgren On: Sun. Oct. 05, 2014 1:08 am

How good is Kimmels I may have a connection for 250 a ton but have to truck myself so lots of handling at each end load and unload and stack all in bags.
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Re: Reading Coal Supplier in CT - by New London (Delivered)

PostBy: JohnB On: Sun. Oct. 05, 2014 8:21 am

Is your connection Tractor Supply? My local store had 8 tons on hand a few days ago. I'm going to pick up a couple bags & try it out. Supposedly it burns hotter & faster then the Blaschak but is easier to light. Might make a good shoulder months coal when the draft is lower.

Considering all the loading/unloading/gas/time it's not that big a savings over what I'm paying now but if I can get my hands on a 10% off TS coupon it would be worth it.
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Re: Reading Coal Supplier in CT - by New London (Delivered)

PostBy: ddahlgren On: Sun. Oct. 05, 2014 9:03 am

JohnB wrote:Is your connection Tractor Supply? My local store had 8 tons on hand a few days ago. I'm going to pick up a couple bags & try it out. Supposedly it burns hotter & faster then the Blaschak but is easier to light. Might make a good shoulder months coal when the draft is lower.

Considering all the loading/unloading/gas/time it's not that big a savings over what I'm paying now but if I can get my hands on a 10% off TS coupon it would be worth it.

Yes Blaschak is 62 more a ton and 75 to deliver I don't think the gasoline to drive 7 miles each way will hurt me. I have a teenage kid that works cheap to do the stacking but in the end it will be at least 75 a ton less and get me to the point that I can skip the wood and switch to coal sooner. Burning hot and easy to light sounds like a good plan for a first time coal burner as it sounds easier to do and more forgiving. Would mixing the two make sense or no?
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Re: Reading Coal Supplier in CT - by New London (Delivered)

PostBy: JohnB On: Sun. Oct. 05, 2014 10:02 am

My total cost this year was $311 a ton delivered for the 3.6 tons of Blaschak I bought. Picking up a ton of Kimmels from TS would require two trips eating up $14 in gas so now it's $264 a ton. Time involved for travel/loading/unloading would be close to 3 hours a ton. Like you I'm self employed & value my time. The 3 hours I'm spending to "save" $45 means I'm actually losing 3 times that amount (minimum) if I go during business hours. None of this takes into account that the Kimmel won't burn as long as the Blaschak so I'll be using more.

Next time I'm near the store I'll pick up a few bags as I said but the price will have to be less then $250 a ton for me to get excited about burning it in any quantity. As far as mixing it I don't see why that would be an issue but I'm no coal expert.
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Re: Reading Coal Supplier in CT - by New London (Delivered)

PostBy: ddahlgren On: Sun. Oct. 05, 2014 11:08 am

For me TSC is 10 miles away and most interstate so 10 12 minutes the kid works for 7 bucks an hour and gets it brings it back and unloads it. For me 45 bucks and never touch it, just keep working in the shop at 100 an hour. I may ne wrong but burning faster seems like it might ease me in from the wood mentality to coal as used to that and if faster I would think more responsive to a change. I need to learn how to burn coal and if a ton of fast burning coal is the price of admission I am ok with it rather than shovel out a load of coal to start over again that seems like a bunch more wasted time. Looking for the stove switch and first coal fire the end of the month.
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Re: Reading Coal Supplier in CT - by New London (Delivered)

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun. Oct. 05, 2014 4:45 pm

A while back, my experience with Kimmel's nut was lots of ash, which snuffed the fire out prematurely (12hrs. vs. 24 hrs with Blaschak). Never had an issue with heat - it burned hot, just a TON of ash produced. Again, this was all of 6 seasons back so YMMV.
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Re: Reading Coal Supplier in CT - by New London (Delivered)

PostBy: ddahlgren On: Sun. Oct. 05, 2014 5:31 pm

SMITTY wrote:A while back, my experience with Kimmel's nut was lots of ash, which snuffed the fire out prematurely (12hrs. vs. 24 hrs with Blaschak). Never had an issue with heat - it burned hot, just a TON of ash produced. Again, this was all of 6 seasons back so YMMV.


Is Kimmel a breaker or a mine or a packaging plant as they mention packaging in the bag. The reason I ask is if a packaging plant they could buy from several breakers with coal from anywhere package and sell as the same stuff so bag to bag and year to year can all be different.
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Re: Reading Coal Supplier in CT - by New London (Delivered)

PostBy: ddahlgren On: Sat. May. 09, 2015 8:43 am

I talked with Dale in Branford and he asked me how much I will be looking for this year as he wants to start delivering early and at some point when the weather goes bad possibly head south. He quoted me 6.26 for a 40 lb. bag of Blaschack nut so 313 a ton and same as last year. He also mentioned the rebuilt or replaced the screens for sorting and to expect a much more consistent size. I did not as about stove size and think I will next week. This might be the perfect time to put an order in early especially if you want a size other than nut too. I like Dale he is fair and honest, God bless him for still delivering coal in his 80's. His phone number is203-494-0693
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Re: Reading Coal Supplier in CT - by New London (Delivered)

PostBy: JohnB On: Sat. May. 09, 2015 9:07 am

I hope that $6.26 price per bag was the delivered price?? Considering the much lower fuel prices I would have expected to see better coal & delivery prices this year but that doesn't seem to be the case. I'm not buying this year unless I see a great deal.
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