Thank You for the info....I owe you a meal. Blaschak has a dealer close to me....basically they are not interested. Reading
has a dealer close, but they do not do bagged or rice, so they are sending me some info. I will call the other bagged place
in the AM. Seems that in my area pea,nut and rice coal are it. Rice for the newer stoves, pea and nut for the older models.
I am thinking that bagged is the way to start. Not many people here are set up for bulk delivery. Mostly stove use, not
so much boilers etc. I suspect that will change soon. Interestingly enough, many older homes still have coal bins, just not
I think for my own use, I will install stoker stoves, burning rice.Take my oil burner down a nozzle size, keep it on the hot water. If all goes well, with what I save, I will spring for a boiler.
I have a 200 +year old colonial with many flues. I have lined them with ss 6" liners for the wood stoves. The chimneys are healthy,
but with lime stone mortar, I did not want issues. They are rated for coal use. If all goes reasonably well, boilers for the
Now the quality standards. Ash content etc. More to learn. Red ash, white ash......a few more nights here! Again,
thanks for the info.....absolutely priceless.