Susquehanna Anthracite is now open

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Re: Susquehanna Anthracite is now open

PostBy: Oldkingcoal On: Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:14 pm

Anyone have experience burning this new blend from SA? I know it's too early for 98% of us, but any additional feedback from you DHW guys would be welcome. I would like to stock up for the winter in a few weeks.

I have bought from the old Hudson in the past and loved the sizing and washed product, but did not care for the ash content. I would drive an extra 1:15 to buy from the old UAE instead. As reference, I would empty my ash pan once a day after two shake downs with UAE, with the old Hudson, about 3 full pans a day!
Oldkingcoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Castings Vig II 2310
Coal Size/Type: Nut or Pea Anthracite
Other Heating: Oil for DHW only

Re: Susquehanna Anthracite is now open

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:56 pm

That's what I do with the Blaschak nut (bulk) I burn--empty ash once a day after 2 shake downs
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Susquehanna Anthracite is now open

PostBy: SAnthracite On: Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:27 pm

We dropped the gravity down to 1.50 from Hudsons old gravity 1.65, running nothing but premium stripping coal from Glen Lyon. Come down and try a bucket.
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Re: Susquehanna Anthracite is now open

PostBy: SAnthracite On: Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:28 pm

Sizing did not change
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Re: Susquehanna Anthracite is now open

PostBy: Oldkingcoal On: Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:41 pm

Glad the sizing is the same. I found the nut to be on the large size, which my stove likes. I have bought nut at other breakers that was almost 50% pea in my opinion.

Chances are if I drive over, I'm going to try a single axle worth lol.
Oldkingcoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Castings Vig II 2310
Coal Size/Type: Nut or Pea Anthracite
Other Heating: Oil for DHW only

Re: Susquehanna Anthracite is now open

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:02 am

If there is one thing that was always consistent with Hudson it was the sizing. You won't find undersized pieces, try comparing their rice to somewhere else and you'll find a lot of barley in the other product.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Susquehanna Anthracite is now open

PostBy: Oldkingcoal On: Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:20 am

Are you talking about heavy media process? As in a lower specific gravity for the liquid media? Or is this a centrifugal force type of "gravity" that has been reduced? Anyway, it sounds like a very interesting process, I'm going to have to go on a breaker tour some day. 8-)
Thanks for helping out!
Oldkingcoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Castings Vig II 2310
Coal Size/Type: Nut or Pea Anthracite
Other Heating: Oil for DHW only

Re: Susquehanna Anthracite is now open

PostBy: SAnthracite On: Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:58 pm

Heavy Media
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Re: Susquehanna Anthracite is now open

PostBy: NEPA_Coal_Buyer On: Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:01 am

This place is incredibly unreliable. They are usually out of at least one type of coal (rice, pea or nut). I have been trying to get nut or rice for two weeks and they have none. First I was told it was a problem with a screen, and then I was told the breakers down. I tried calling this morning and the phone is apparently disconnected. I can't see this place being open long as they can't provide coal ... that's pretty important in the coal business. I do have to say ... it's pretty good coal when they do have it! It was an ok deal when I needed some bagged coal ...$6/bag. A month later they raised it to $7/bag.
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Re: Susquehanna Anthracite is now open

PostBy: McGiever On: Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:18 am

Sorry it's not to your likeing.

Breakers do schedule their shut-downs/mainteance for when it's too cold and water easily freezes and they would be forced down anyways.
Only realiable way for one to insure their own coal supply it to buy early and stockpile more than one exspects to need for one season. :idea:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Susquehanna Anthracite is now open

PostBy: Vangellis On: Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:59 pm

I just finished putting the last of my nut coal from here in my Olix. I was very pleased with how the coal burned.
At first I thought the ash content was high, but after measuring by weight on a house scale I got from 11 to 12%.
Approximately 52 lbs of coal per day average which I consider the norm. I always say my stove is a wood stove first that
can burn coal.
Sizing varied at times but overall was good for me. Fines were minimal and burn right up in my stove anyway.
Plus the coal was clean to start with. So again, this burning season went well. I'd buy it again.

Now I'll transition to wood to finish off the season.

So Spanky gives it the thumbs up.

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Kevin
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Olix Air Flo
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Stove/Furnace Model: Hudson Wood/Coal Burning

Re: Susquehanna Anthracite is now open

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:07 pm

Sounds like you've had a good winter so far V :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Susquehanna Anthracite is now open

PostBy: Vangellis On: Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:24 pm

freetown fred wrote:Sounds like you've had a good winter so far V :)


Not too bad. It really wasn't too bad up until the last six weeks I'd say. I think only three days
I had to turn the baseboard electric heat on for a bit to take the edge off in the morning.

I'm sure it was a little chillier up your way.


Kevin
Vangellis
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Olix Air Flo
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Stove/Furnace Model: Hudson Wood/Coal Burning

Re: Susquehanna Anthracite is now open

PostBy: Doby On: Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:47 pm

yea I think the last 6 weeks around here have been what the upstate NY guys see in a easy winter
Doby
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Kast console and Alaska Channing III
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: oil but not much

Re: Susquehanna Anthracite is now open

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:11 pm

NEPA_Coal_Buyer wrote:This place is incredibly unreliable. They are usually out of at least one type of coal (rice, pea or nut). I have been trying to get nut or rice for two weeks and they have none. First I was told it was a problem with a screen, and then I was told the breakers down. I tried calling this morning and the phone is apparently disconnected. I can't see this place being open long as they can't provide coal ... that's pretty important in the coal business. I do have to say ... it's pretty good coal when they do have it! It was an ok deal when I needed some bagged coal ...$6/bag. A month later they raised it to $7/bag.


Sorry I missed this before but a short term shortage of coal at this time of the year is hardly abnormal especially considering the weather through March of this year. In addition to the weather it's through the latter part of January and March people will be getting a second load. I'm not specifically speaking for them but they are going to take care of their contracts first followed by the dealers and or their own residential customers getting deliveries. You the consumer coming in off the street are at the bottom the list.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

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