BIG BEAM wrote:First of all let me thank all the people here on giving such good advice on this fourm.
Well I got some superior coal(nut) late last week.I have a hotblast furnace(when you stop laughing at me you can read the rest of the post).Anyway I burned the furnace way down and loaded the beast up,75#s.The first thing I noticed was that it lit right up,then I noticed it made a LOT of heat.The next morning I pulled out the biggest clinkers I ever seen.Soft ball size or better.So I thought maybe it's from the old coal so I cleaned it out and started from scratch.This morning I shook it down and no clinkers,but a lot of ash,thats OK.This is what I see different about this coal.Lights up fast,makes a lot of heat and it seems to give you a lot of warning(3 or 4 hours) when it's going out.I don't know what type of coal I've been burning in the past because when I ask they give me a song and a dance answer.I know I've burned reading.hudson and blaschak,but most of it was unknown.Blaschak aint bad but I can't get it around here any more.I just found a guy who is starting to sell coal on the side so I told him about superior coal and he made a trip down there for me to try it.I'll post more when I know more but,it seems like great coal so far.
Hi Don the ash content for Superior coal for PEA Nut & Stove size is 14% There Barley Rice & Buck is
12.4 % The only thing's that I can tell you is it will be the hottest burning coal you will get down here in the area and the other is you will not need alot of air to keep it going you can cut your air back once you have the fire going good you will get a long burn time with alot of heat if you cut back on the air I have been burning Superior since 1997 By far it is my Favorite coal And I have burned coal from over 20 breaker's / mines over the years around my area witch is over a 40
mile Area One more thing you will be able to light it with cardbord and Paper you do not need any wood Most People laugh at me when I tell them that but it is true it will light easy I am sure you will like it and it will Probably become you favorite aswell Oh keep a eye on your hotblast when burning it you might have a meltdown