How's the Supply in Your Area ?

Re: How's the Supply in Your Area ?

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sat. Feb. 22, 2014 10:04 am

How do supplies generally run in spring/early summer? Do they have bulk and bagged on hand or do you have to order for summer delivery?
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

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Re: How's the Supply in Your Area ?

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sat. Feb. 22, 2014 10:18 am

kennydinmich wrote: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!!

Just like any other fuel, a harsher winter with people burning more than they had in a few previous years causing their on hand supplies to run out and making a run on local suppliers. Pellet users are having the same issues. Propain users were having supply issues a few weeks back, don't know if that is still going on. Some even mentioned NG users saw issues as main supply line sizing wasn't up to demand.

This years usage should give a good baseline for people to plan for in the future. If you used 5 ton this year then plan to get at least that amount through the summer if you have storage room. If you don't have the storage room, then restock to that amount earlier in the season before the run on local suppliers happens.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite