Coal Sources - Northcentral Ohio

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Coal Sources - Northcentral Ohio

PostBy: sopcopotoptop On: Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:20 am

Hello!
I am new to this forum and I was wondering if anyone in the northcentral region of Ohio (center of Cleveland, Toledo, Columbus triangle) could tell me of sources of nut or stove sized bituminous coal for my "Buckeye" cast iron fireplace? I have a source of lump and stoker coal 20 minutes from me and I have been buying coal from them by the bucket, hand picking lump sizes that aren't too big, but next fall I'd like to purchase a ton or two of bulk coal in the size that works best.
I appreciate any information that you can send my way.
Thanks!
Scott.
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Coal Size/Type: Nut-Stove/Bituminous
Other Heating: Antique "Buckeye" Cast Iron Fireplace Insert

Re: Coal Sources - Northcentral Ohio

PostBy: lsayre On: Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:06 pm

My first guess is that you are somewhere near Mansfield. If you go eastward across 30 to 250 and take 250 to Apple Creek, OH, you will find 'Coalway' there.
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Re: Coal Sources - Northcentral Ohio

PostBy: sopcopotoptop On: Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:37 pm

Thanks Larry. Yes, I'm about 40 minutes NW of Mansfield. I sort of thought the Apple Creek, Kidron, Berlin, Charm etc. area might hold the best possibilities.
Scott.
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Other Heating: Antique "Buckeye" Cast Iron Fireplace Insert

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Re: Coal Sources - Northcentral Ohio

PostBy: McGiever On: Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:30 pm

Thought I seen a bit coal, even Kentucky Bit Coal dealer near around Bucyrus...was on Craig's List at one time.
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Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
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Re: Coal Sources - Northcentral Ohio

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:58 am

Sop,Greetings and Welcome to 'Der Coal Board ! If it's Coal,it's here! Go to our Ohio Section of the Board. Start reviewing the previous posts(some fairly long-running) on Coal Sourcing in Ohio. I've got to run out the door to get some things taken care of prior to this Storm coming at us. Otherwise,I'd post a couple of links for you. Start digging in. A lot of what was found in the past seemed to be South-Central & East of you. A lot of guys in the past were interested in the Kentucky Bit due to it's Burn Characteristics. Here on The Board,a Gent named "Berlin" has done extensive Sourcing and Burning of many Bit coals. Let us know,and Thanx for joining! It's nice to see the Ohio Guys coming Onboard and helping each other out. That kind of spreads to our surrounding States, Take Good Care! :up:
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Re: Coal Sources - Northcentral Ohio

PostBy: sopcopotoptop On: Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:35 pm

Thanks Hambden Bob for the post. I've been reading the Ohio portion and there's lot of great info but I'm finding very little on open fireplace burning. The antique "Buckeye" that I have is designed to but bit coal and it works great. Puts a lot of radiant heat in the room using the "Rumford" design. Anthacite just does not work well in this situation. I purchased six 40 pound bags from Coalway in Apple Creek today (nut size) and it just doesn't throw the heat. What I am really looking for is ideally nut or better yet stove sized bit coal. It doesn't even have to come from an Ohio dealer. I am about three hours from Kentucky and would be willing to drive down there for pick-up loads of either nut or stove sized coal. Can't seem to find anything within two to three hours of here that's not lump coal. I do have source of Kentucky coal just 20 mins. away but they only carry stoker and lump. I suppose I could buy the lump and just break it down with a hammer.
Boy, any leads on nut or stove bit coal would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks for the fine welcome to the site!
Scott.
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Coal Size/Type: Nut-Stove/Bituminous
Other Heating: Antique "Buckeye" Cast Iron Fireplace Insert

Re: Coal Sources - Northcentral Ohio

PostBy: olpanrider On: Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:20 pm

http://kentonfeedandgrain.com/


never dealt with them but they advertise localy
Last edited by olpanrider on Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:22 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Coal Sources - Northcentral Ohio

PostBy: Berlin On: Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:21 pm

Why is lump a problem? lump coal usually burns best in a fireplace. I've built small and large rumford fireplaces specifically for coal burning and lump is what is used.
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Re: Coal Sources - Northcentral Ohio

PostBy: sopcopotoptop On: Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:34 pm

Berlin, you are probably right. Maybe I'm making a big deal of it. I just thought I could get a larger load of smaller pieces of coal than large pieces.
Thanks for the advice.
If you'd like to see my fireplace in action go to the following YouTube video I just uploaded:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ARc3kYJ5Xg.
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Coal Size/Type: Nut-Stove/Bituminous
Other Heating: Antique "Buckeye" Cast Iron Fireplace Insert

Re: Coal Sources - Northcentral Ohio

PostBy: Berlin On: Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:15 am

Very nice! Thanks for the great video.
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Re: Coal Sources - Northcentral Ohio

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:39 am

Now that I think of it,you may want to use our PM Message feature and shoot Willis a note detailing your needs and wants. If my Pre-Alzheimer's riddled memory serves me right,he's operating a Bit Yard down in Belmont County. He's a Good Guy who's helped Members and he's a Wildman when it comes to Bit Adventures. Keep Us Posted! :up:
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Re: Coal Sources - Northcentral Ohio

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:21 pm

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Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
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Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
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Re: Coal Sources - Northcentral Ohio

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:37 am

The coal they have at oxford reclamation near New Lexington Ohio is very good. They sell run of mine coal for $75/ton its dust to bolder size but, they will let you hand pick your coal. Then there is the hardware store in Obetz there price is crazy high over $200/ton.
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Re: Coal Sources - Northcentral Ohio

PostBy: sopcopotoptop On: Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:25 pm

Thanks again to all that have pointed me in the right direction. I want to try Thompson Bros most likely later towards fall as I'd like to purchase coal in bulk.
sopcopotoptop
 
Coal Size/Type: Nut-Stove/Bituminous
Other Heating: Antique "Buckeye" Cast Iron Fireplace Insert

Re: Coal Sources - Northcentral Ohio

PostBy: rockwood On: Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:46 pm

sopcopotoptop wrote:If you'd like to see my fireplace in action go to the following YouTube video I just uploaded:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ARc3kYJ5Xg.


I can almost feel the heat from that fire all the way out here 8-)
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