raye321 wrote:I'm in the Johnstown , Pa area and would like to find where I can still get Somerset coal. I need a coal that will burn clean as I'm in an area where no one but me burns coal. Anyone know somewhere in my area that has it?
Country Coal and Energy Products carries Somerset coal in Nut and Run of Mine. Their number is (814)445-7255
So far, some of the nicest bit that I have burned in a hand fired stove is from Cobra Mining in Barton, MD. It's about 45 miles south of Somerset. The coal is very hard for a low vol bit, it doesn't turn to dust with a little bit of handling. It has a high FSI and it will bridge together, but it burns fine, with little smoke and soot, and not much ash. Their number is (301)697-3862.
I tried some low-vol bit (run of mine) out of the broad top field. It burns very clean, with just a little smoke when loading the stove. It will actually make any soot inside the stove peel off like anthracite does. The downside is that it seems to have a fairly high ash content, and while not as friable as the somerset coal, it doesn't like to be handled too much.