Where do you get your Bituminous coal and a going price?

Re: Where do you get your Bituminous coal and a going price?

PostBy: Berlin On: Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:17 am

Bituminous coals have more variability so one is not like another. In addition, it burns differently than anthracite and there is a learning curve associated with that. If you have close neighbors, hand firing bituminous coal is not a good option.
Berlin
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal


Re: Where do you get your Bituminous coal and a going price?

PostBy: McGiever On: Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:02 am

davidmcbeth3 wrote:
McGiever wrote:The differences with Bituminous are a lot more than $$$$$


u saying its cheaper to burn antracite v. bit? Please explain if so..


Saying there are a few more differences than just the price you pay.

*Berlin* highlighted the big differences above.
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Where do you get your Bituminous coal and a going price?

PostBy: mr.t On: Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:01 pm

Does anyone know where I can get bituminous in north east pa
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: clayton 1600

Re: Where do you get your Bituminous coal and a going price?

PostBy: wnycoalier On: Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:04 pm

There is an ad oh Craigslist for coal near Jamestown ny, I've PM'd Berlin to no luck. I'd like to try some in my wood boiler for giggles, but prefer somewhere near or just south of Buffalo.
wnycoalier
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: axeman anderson 260
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: channing III (retired)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: russo cw2 (backup)
Coal Size/Type: rice chesnut nut

Re: Where do you get your Bituminous coal and a going price?

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Wed Sep 30, 2015 1:18 pm

Pittsburgh Nut Coal from Stardust Coal in Smithfield, Pa. 85.00 picked up, 103.00 delivered. 10 dollar bill there for size comparison.
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace

Re: Where do you get your Bituminous coal and a going price?

PostBy: Stoker6268 On: Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:59 pm

Wow thats big! Looks more like stove size to me. Not sure if anthracite and bituminous are sized the same though.
Stoker6268
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Where do you get your Bituminous coal and a going price?

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:24 pm

Yes, some of it fairly large lumps. Some is a lot smaller. Burns real well and throws lots of heat.
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace

Re: Where do you get your Bituminous coal and a going price?

PostBy: bksaun On: Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:02 pm

Berlin is giving excellent advise, everyone should listen to him!

I burn Bit because I live in KY and can get it much cheaper than anthracite due to shipping cost. I have burned both extensively for over 10 years and if I lived in PA I would burn anthracite hands down over BIT and I have some of the finest BIT available.

Bk
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62


Re: Where do you get your Bituminous coal and a going price?

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:04 pm

bksaun wrote:Berlin is giving excellent advise, everyone should listen to him!

I burn Bit because I live in KY and can get it much cheaper than anthracite due to shipping cost. I have burned both extensively for over 10 years and if I lived in PA I would burn anthracite hands down over BIT and I have some of the finest BIT available.

Bk


We do what we can afford. I've been disabled since Dec. 29th 2014.

My Bituminous coal is $85 per ton, Anthracite is 300 at TSC, $360 every where else. I will use 7 tons of coal, whether it be Bituminous or Anthracite as they have the same BTU output. These prices are without delivery/pickup.

I ran some numbers...........................

I had 5 tons of Bituminous delivered....$525 (I have 1 ton in my basement now). I still need 1 more ton minimum.
Anthracite at TSC is 300 per ton, it costs me 20 dollars per ton to haul (as they don't deliver) 320 X 5 = $1600.......That's a 1,075 dollar difference on 5 tons.

I have a small tractor with a front end loader. I can scoop up the 'bulk Bituminous, and pour it into the basement via my coal chute. Bags must be carried, due to my coal room design.

I just thank God my son is around to help with the shoveling of the coal, and ash removal.
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace

Re: Where do you get your Bituminous coal and a going price?

PostBy: Smitty275 On: Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:42 pm

Bituminous Lump at Thompson Brothers in New Springfield, Ohio was $128/ton on Labor Day weekend. Nice manageable sizes right out of the tipple. Basketball size was about the biggest, with smallest about a softball and lots in between.

I got 2800lbs and only had about half a 5 gallon bucket of fines to sweep out of the truck bed.
Smitty275
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Hot Blast 1321
Coal Size/Type: Egg & Lump
Other Heating: natural gas

Re: Where do you get your Bituminous coal and a going price?

PostBy: Berlin On: Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:12 pm

People tend to like their Ohio bit in hand-fired appliances.

They offer a lot of different sizes and there'll be few companies that are nicer to buy from.
Berlin
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal

Re: Where do you get your Bituminous coal and a going price?

PostBy: Smitty275 On: Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:18 pm

Berlin wrote:People tend to like their Ohio bit in hand-fired appliances.

They offer a lot of different sizes and there'll be few companies that are nicer to buy from.


You've got that right. Very nice people. Last two times I've been there the owner has came out to talk with me. I've been getting an education on coal.
He said they've gotten into some very good Ohio coal and are mixing it with their standard Ohio coal and its working out really good. I got a ton of that mix yesterday to top off my bin for the year. Price is still $128/ton. Tax takes it to $138.
Explained the difference in the Ky. coal for me too. Said it has a different binder in it which burns at about 2700 degrees. It'll also burn about 11/2 times as long as the Ohio coal because of its make up. Price is $238/ton + tax.
Fella after me had a ton of the Ky. lump loaded. While I was tarpping mine we got to talking and visually the Ky. coal is darker, less "grayish" I guess would be a way to describe it. He hand fires for a house about twice the size of mine and goes through about same tonnage per year. I told him about the forum. Hopefully he joins in.
Smitty275
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Hot Blast 1321
Coal Size/Type: Egg & Lump
Other Heating: natural gas

Re: Where do you get your Bituminous coal and a going price?

PostBy: Smitty275 On: Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:11 pm

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Loaded with 1 ton of Ohio Lump
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Smitty275
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Hot Blast 1321
Coal Size/Type: Egg & Lump
Other Heating: natural gas

Re: Where do you get your Bituminous coal and a going price?

PostBy: Smitty275 On: Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:08 pm

I have about a ton of that Thompson Brothers bituminous lump coal I'd like to get rid of. I'm moving and doubt new owners will be interested in burning coal. Louisville, Ohio. $75 easy access to load it up.
Smitty275
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Hot Blast 1321
Coal Size/Type: Egg & Lump
Other Heating: natural gas

Re: Where do you get your Bituminous coal and a going price?

PostBy: corey On: Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:03 pm

Picked up 1.25 ton today in Norton Virginia for $100. Came from Kentucky
corey
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: USS Ashley coal stove
Coal Size/Type: Eastern KY bituminous