Haven't heard much about Jeddo anthracite here lately

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Haven't heard much about Jeddo anthracite here lately

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:34 am

The Jeddo burning guys and gals on this forum are either the happiest campers in the world of anthracite (with so much going right for them that there is little left to talk about), or they are few and far between. Whats the real story? Wake up and let us know your opinions of Jeddo coal. Things like ash color, ash quantity, heat output, ease of ignition, ease of tending, level of volatiles, ease of purchasing from the breaker, cost by comparison to the others, junk wood and shale or bone content, size uniformity, etc...
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
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Re: Haven't heard much about Jeddo anthracite here lately

PostBy: ntp71 On: Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:26 am

Geez Larry you sure are asking for a lot of information.

My family always burned from Jeddo when I was a younger man. A few years ago when I bought my house and added my coal stove I first started with Hudson Coal, however I was not happy with the product. I felt it was burning way too fast. So I then switched to Jeddo Coal. After looking into a local supplier, he advertised on his website that he gets his coal from Hazleton and claimed a very low ash content. So since I know of three mining operations in Hazleton, I decided to look at their websites and both Jeddo and Atlantic (Stockton) claimed the same ash content that the local supplier was claiming. So I decided to take my little pickup truck for a ride to Jeddo and fill it up.

My first year of burning Jeddo was last winter. I was very happy with the difference I saw from Hudson. The Jeddo Coal burns much slower than the other and I had virtually no slate in the ash pan. This year however I have had some issues that are not coal quality related. I have more unburnt coal in my ash pan than last year. At first I thought there was a lot of slate, but if I break apart the unburnts it is pure coal. I believe I may need to replace the combustion blower to alleviate the problem. I think the original is still on the stove from the 80's.

So, I can't really give you a good description of the ash this year because of problems I am having with my stove this year. I can tell you that when I went to the breaker in November I paid $160 for a ton. It is very easy to load up there. You simply drive onto the scale, get weighed, move over to the area where the coal is and start shoveling. If you ask they will send a small loader over to fill it up for you. My truck is so small though it doesn't take long to fill it up. I believe you can also go directly to the breaker to be loaded up as I have seen coal trucks headed that way after being weighed. My truck can just about fit 3/4 of a ton so I have no need to do that.

As far as heat output, again Jeddo coal burns slow and the heat output seems quite sufficient. I always use a handful of match light charcoal and a propane torch to get is started and simply add a few scoops of coal to it to start my fire so I never have a problem lighting it. I have looked around for different prices. I have found that Casey Kassa was selling for $145 a ton, however I read that they are reclaiming spoil piles and not actually mining. I could be wrong, but I know that Jeddo is on a Mammoth seam and all of the coal is very shiny..almost like glass. There was a smaller operation near Tamaqua I considered getting coal from, but their cost was $185 a ton and a longer drive so I decided to stick with Jeddo.

I do not see much junk wood at all. A small piece here and there no bigger than a match. The uniformity is consistent. Jeddo has a newer processing plant built about 20 years ago.

Hope this helps.

Neal
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Re: Haven't heard much about Jeddo anthracite here lately

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:49 am

Many thanks Neil. Loads of good info there! Who is the third of the three that you mentioned in that area?
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Re: Haven't heard much about Jeddo anthracite here lately

PostBy: ntp71 On: Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:18 pm

lsayre wrote: Who is the third of the three that you mentioned in that area?


Blashak has an operation in the Lattimer area. This is the same area that I use to pick coal off of the spoil banks when I was younger. I am not sure if they process it there, and I didnt want to drive to Mahanoy City to get it.
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Re: Haven't heard much about Jeddo anthracite here lately

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:46 pm

Is Hazelton Shaft Corp. in that area also, and is it still active?
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Re: Haven't heard much about Jeddo anthracite here lately

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:02 pm

lsayre wrote:Is Hazelton Shaft Corp. in that area also, and is it still active?


Yes. Hazelton Shaft, Coal Contractors (Stockton Anthracite), and Jeddo.
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Re: Haven't heard much about Jeddo anthracite here lately

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:12 pm

I went to Jeddo #8 in Hazelton (I think it is actually in Ebervale) a few years back with my dump truck and got about five and a half tons. It was outstanding coal.
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Re: Haven't heard much about Jeddo anthracite here lately

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:14 pm

Within the last 3 years or so I haven't heard anything but positive reviews on their coal.
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Re: Haven't heard much about Jeddo anthracite here lately

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:28 pm

Is anyone in N/E Ohio selling Jeddo pea coal? I have enough Blaschak in stock now to get me to May or June, but I'm always planning ahead.
lsayre
 
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Re: Haven't heard much about Jeddo anthracite here lately

PostBy: Berlin On: Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:52 pm

Thompson bros. is using Jeddo now (they were buying blaschak, I suggested they try jeddo and, so far their customers love it) but I'm not sure if they have pea size. Give them a call: 330 549-3979
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Re: Haven't heard much about Jeddo anthracite here lately

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:09 pm

Berlin wrote:Thompson bros. is using Jeddo now (they were buying blaschak, I suggested they try jeddo and, so far their customers love it) but I'm not sure if they have pea size. Give them a call: 330 549-3979


They are closed for the day, but I left them a message and I'm waiting on a return call.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Haven't heard much about Jeddo anthracite here lately

PostBy: McGiever On: Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:27 pm

lsayre wrote:
Berlin wrote:Thompson bros. is using Jeddo now (they were buying blaschak, I suggested they try jeddo and, so far their customers love it) but I'm not sure if they have pea size. Give them a call: 330 549-3979


They are closed for the day, but I left them a message and I'm waiting on a return call.


NO PEA @ Thompson's...never have it...rice & nut only...a few miles further and you get your coal TAX FREE in PA. :D
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Re: Haven't heard much about Jeddo anthracite here lately

PostBy: stingray On: Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:01 pm

Go to coal comparison on this form. There is more Jeddo info.
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Re: Haven't heard much about Jeddo anthracite here lately

PostBy: dcrane On: Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:21 pm

lsayre wrote:The Jeddo burning guys and gals on this forum are either the happiest campers in the world of anthracite (with so much going right for them that there is little left to talk about), or they are few and far between. Whats the real story? Wake up and let us know your opinions of Jeddo coal. Things like ash color, ash quantity, heat output, ease of ignition, ease of tending, level of volatiles, ease of purchasing from the breaker, cost by comparison to the others, junk wood and shale or bone content, size uniformity, etc...


they are trying to keep it a big secret to keep others from infiltrating their stockpiles :mad:
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Re: Haven't heard much about Jeddo anthracite here lately

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:32 pm

McGiever wrote:NO PEA @ Thompson's...never have it...rice & nut only...a few miles further and you get your coal TAX FREE in PA. :D


They called and spoke with my wife today while I was at work. You are correct. They do not sell pea sized anthracite. Strange!!!
lsayre
 
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