Blaschak Coal Quality Issues This Year?

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Re: Blaschak Coal Quality Issues This Year?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:18 pm

Like I've said before, I only had issues with 3 or 4 pallets having ROCKS disguised as coal. Those pallets were mixed in a 14 pallet load I got in '11. It was a test of my patience, I can tell you that - I think I set blood pressure records the last 2 seasons! :x My ol' man had bought coal around the same time from the same place, and he too had his grates jam open several times before we ran through that crappy batch. Before that, it was fantastic - that's why I dropped the coin on the truckload. After those 4 crap pallets here, everything was good. The ash wasn't as fine/powdery as before, and was a bit darker grey in color, but still threw heat out and gave easy 24 hour burns.

So far this season, I've burned over 4.1 tons of bagged rice. Other than some bags having a gallon of water in them, and just a few pieces of nut & stove coal mixed into a few bags in one pallet, it's been great too. Using less coal during the coldest winter in years - I can't bitch. ;)
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Blaschak Coal Quality Issues This Year?

PostBy: half-pint On: Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:01 am

I've burned two tons of Blaschak Stove sized this year and one ton of Nut sized. I had no problems at all size wise. I did notice a little more smell and a bit more smoke vs. last year, but it's not a issue for me.
half-pint
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: US Stove / Wondercoal
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 Baseburner
Coal Size/Type: Stove sized Anthracite / WV Bituminous

Re: Blaschak Coal Quality Issues This Year?

PostBy: ricoman2737 On: Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:07 am

I've burned approximately 7.5 tons of bulk Blaschak coal this heating season. I'm happy with the coal so far. There has been some small pieces of wood mixed in the coal, but not big enough to interfere with the auger operation. This is my first year burning this brand of coal. At this point I would use it again. John
ricoman2737
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat
Other Heating: Lennox Fuel Oil boiler as a backup
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

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