how's the supply in your area ?

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Re: how's the supply in your area ?

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:36 am

Richard S. wrote:
Sunny Boy wrote:Another reason for not ordering last year, it's been seven years since I've seen the bottom of the bin. Thought it's time to run the bin level down to clean out any fines buildup.


If you can try and work your way to one side of the bin, alternate which side every year.


Richard,

Yes, . . . if I could. In hind site. I should have made the bin wider and not as tall. Then I could do as you recommend. With the way I built it - a tall, narrow-ish bin centered on the window - the coal shute ends over the middle of the bin and that's where almost all the fines where - right smack in the middle of the bin ! :oops:

Or, as I've seen recommended after I built it, :roll: build two bins, side-by-side, on either side of the window, with a diverter panel at the window to fill one bin, or the other. Then I could run a bin empty and clean the fines out, while I work off the other bin.

The good news was that after 7 years, there was no where near the amount of fines I expected to see. My dealer does a better job of washing the coal then I thought. :)

Paul
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Re: how's the supply in your area ?

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:43 am

As for saving money to buy coal, I set up a reloadable debit card from my credit union that automatically set's aside money every week. I never have to use my checking or savings account to buy coal.
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Re: how's the supply in your area ?

PostBy: chester On: Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:00 pm

I burn about 4 to 4-1/2 tons a year,had a ton left over from last year and i was able to buy 7 tons this year. With this cold spell it sure is a warm feeling to know i have way more than i need,( I hope).gonna buy more than I need again This summer if I can swing it.Easier to get in the summer than now. :rambo2:
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Re: how's the supply in your area ?

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:06 pm

Since this is my first winter with my stoker, I'm waiting to see how much I burn. I currently have gone through 3 tons and just got a 2 ton delivery. May need another delivery later. Or I'll just get some bags, depending on when the bulk runs low. Whatever my total is for this brutal winter, I'll order the same over the summer. That way I should have some left over after a normal winter. Theoretically.
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Re: how's the supply in your area ?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:18 pm

Lightning wrote:Right now I'm digging in towards the back left side under my coal chute door. I'm seeing an accumulation of fines there.


Anywhere the end of chute is will have the most fines. The flat pieces and the fines stay in the middle, the rounder more desirable pieces roll off the edges. This is why it's important to give the loader guy a $50 bottle of whiskey every Christmas because then he'll make sure you get the coal on the edges even if he has to accidentally push a little off to the side and load others with the middle. :P
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Re: how's the supply in your area ?

PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:40 pm

Hey excellent idea Richard!!

:up:
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Re: how's the supply in your area ?

PostBy: Scottaw On: Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:04 pm

I just grabbed a bunch today, their bin was as empty as I've seen it, but they get resupplied every two weeks or so, people were just reloading after that snap.

I find a 6 pack keep the coal crew happy, I drop one off every couple visits and they're always taking care of me.
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Re: how's the supply in your area ?

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:41 pm

went and got 2 scoops today 2260lbs. he is really getting low. says more coming monday 2-3..reading,sure looks nice and shiny ..back and sholders got a work out after a winter of watching fox news..lol..
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Re: how's the supply in your area ?

PostBy: KingCoal On: Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:04 pm

buffalo bob wrote:went and got 2 scoops today 2260lbs. he is really getting low. says more coming monday 2-3..reading,sure looks nice and shiny ..back and sholders got a work out after a winter of watching fox news..lol..


Reading is a little diff. than the bulk stuff that gets sold around here, i realized it when i opened the first bag yesterday. not quite as diamond hard and shiney as the Lehigh i used to be able to score around here but more so than this other.

the Reading however gave me my first puff back in the DSM 1400 this evening at refill. i was really surprised by the speed and volume of gas the Reading started releasing.
Last edited by KingCoal on Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: how's the supply in your area ?

PostBy: BPatrick On: Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:53 am

King Coal, Otto's Coal Yard always has coal and reloads every couple of weeks. He's a great supplier and located by the new Rise n Roll location.
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Re: how's the supply in your area ?

PostBy: KingCoal On: Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:04 pm

thanks BP, i wasn't aware of that operation.

what is being sold there and what about pricing ?
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Re: how's the supply in your area ?

PostBy: themcd1998 On: Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:53 pm

No shortage here. Getting a delivery tomorrow (weather permitting) from Carl's:
http://carlspoolandstove.net/Anthracite_Coal.html

My problem was finding a dealer that would deliver to me in Blakeslee. That's been an ongoing issue even in the off season though since I don't use large amounts. We can get through winter with 3-4 tons. Found a guy (Austin) last fall who was able to deliver right to my bin, which isn't easy to get to. But he's out of town for a few weeks and Carl's didn't come up on any internet searches, so I didn't know they existed. I only found them because they PM'd me in response to a request for bagged coal in my area. Then I saw on their site they do bulk too.
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Re: how's the supply in your area ?

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:01 pm

I think Austin posted he has moved on to greener and warmer pastures. I believe he said he's done delivering coal. Check with him to be sure.
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Re: how's the supply in your area ?

PostBy: kennydinmich On: Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:11 am

Since i just started burning coal about a month ago ( Love the Chubby!) i was under the false impression that i could get coal anytime. The place i bought it, Storey Stone and Fireplace in Jackson had what seemed like a zillion pallets of the stuff.

Not so fast my friend!!

I went there last week to grab another 30 or 40 bags of nut and surprise!! No nut left....only pea...and they only had less than 2 pallets of that. They said their supplier has told them it will be May before they get anymore.

I found a guy in Ohio who had plenty of bags of nut and i went down there (65 miles away, 130 miles round trip) and got my coal. 25 bags of 50 pounds each for $231.

Mabe its just me and my lack of knowing what the hell i am doing yet...but this coal seems harder to get to light off. Likely just me.

I will be spending the spring and summer scouring the tri-state area for coal and be well stocked before next November rolls around.
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Re: how's the supply in your area ?

PostBy: joeq On: Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:29 pm

"I can't get Coal Contractors coal, up here in New England anymore!" And the salesman from their Co. basically said..."Oh well." Too bad. I liked the stuff, ,but guess there's not enuff demand anymore.
I'm searching for something other than Kimmel, or Blaschac. :cry:
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