Reading vs blaschak

Reading vs blaschak

PostBy: D.lapan On: Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:40 am

I tried using the search box but didn't come up with much, but I have 40% reading stove coal and 60% blaschak nut, I typically mix 50/50 the stove and the nut, my blaschak supplier finally got a load of stove in and since i picked up a few bags and used them have noticed at least 50% less ash when shaking and a still burning hot fire when I get home in the evening, where as with the reading blaschak mix I would typically still have to "save" the almost dead fire. Has anyone else had issues with the reading coal besides being dirty or having a lot of fines, for the price difference I was ok with the fines I would burn them in my new Mac with wood however If this is normal then I guess ill gladly pay the extra few bucks a bag for the ease of keeping it going,

Dana
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Re: Reading vs blaschak

PostBy: D.lapan On: Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:12 am

Just called ts they finally got a load of kinmels nut so I'm gonna go buy 6 or 8 bags and see how that burns, this is the first time they have gotten any thing larger than pea in stock since they opened 2 years ago
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Re: Reading vs blaschak

PostBy: Gian4 On: Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:15 am

Hi Dana
I have not burned blaschak but this is my first year burning Reading and I am very happy with it. I'm burning nut that came preoiled from the breaker so it has minimal dust issues. It is a white ash coal that burns down to a nice fine ash with no clinkers. This is the best coal I've ever burned.
My 2 cents for what it's woth.
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Re: Reading vs blaschak

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:18 am

I have never used Reading bagged,but i have used lots of their bulk rice & nut. I like their coal very much,i have now switched to Gale coal for the rice & like it even better,i plan to switch over to Gale coal for nut soon too. I have used bagged Blashack nut ,did not like it,too many fines & powder, their bulk rice was very dusty.
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Re: Reading vs blaschak

PostBy: D.lapan On: Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:56 am

Unfortunately up here in New Hampshire there are no breakers that u am aware of anyways I can buy it bulk burnt have no place to keep it, maybe it was just a bad batch, I've been burning wood till a month ago started with the blaschak then started mixing and about 2 weeks ago noticed the abundance of ash after shaking and the lack of fire to work with
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Coal Size/Type: nut, stove

Re: Reading vs blaschak

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:39 am

D.lapan wrote:Just called ts they finally got a load of kinmels nut so I'm gonna go buy 6 or 8 bags and see how that burns, this is the first time they have gotten any thing larger than pea in stock since they opened 2 years ago


You should like the Kimmels nut for a fast-bring it back to life fire. I have used it for a yr and a half and now I'm getting use to stove size from Coal Contractors. The kimmels I can get from TSC is red ash, (more ash than other brands), and at times a few Klinkers from burning too hot...I guess.
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Re: Reading vs blaschak

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:38 pm

The talk around here for bagged coal is: Reading is a crap shoot. Some of it is good, some is fines, wood, shale, and too wet. It is never, ever, great coal, and too often it's just not good. Kimmel is always good...ohhhh, if you go through 100 bags you'll find one or two with some fines, but you'd never complain. Blaschak is always between good and great. If you manage to find a bad to complain about, it would be news. That being said....... any bagged coal that's stored outside long enough might get too wet. That's not the breakers fault, it's who ever stored it under a rain spouts fault.
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Re: Reading vs blaschak

PostBy: D.lapan On: Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:40 pm

So, they didn't have kinmels in nut but they had miners choice, anyone try this before
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Re: Reading vs blaschak

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:05 pm

Coal is like women I guess ... what one finds attractive another finds ugly.
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Re: Reading vs blaschak

PostBy: Pacowy On: Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:15 pm

windyhill4.2 wrote: I have used bagged Blashack nut ,did not like it,too many fines & powder, their bulk rice was very dusty.


You could eliminate the dust by breaking open a bag of Blaschak rice over it. :lol:

Mike
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Re: Reading vs blaschak

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:19 pm

davidmcbeth3 wrote:Coal is like women I guess ... what one finds attractive another finds ugly.



:D And lucky for us,..... many can be really hot !!! :D

Paul
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Re: Reading vs blaschak

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:22 pm

Pacowy wrote:
windyhill4.2 wrote: I have used bagged Blashack nut ,did not like it,too many fines & powder, their bulk rice was very dusty.


You could eliminate the dust by breaking open a bag of Blaschak rice over it. :lol:

Mike

So true, i despised the bagged Blashack,dripping wet,lots of wet fines, & that was the nut size,i can't begin to imagine what their rice would be likee.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Reading vs blaschak

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:25 pm

D.lapan wrote:So, they didn't have kinmels in nut but they had miners choice, anyone try this before

oops, i goofed
Last edited by SWPaDon on Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:52 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Reading vs blaschak

PostBy: D.lapan On: Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:39 pm

Just gave a shake and added some to the top, I cut the bottom of the bag sitting on my hod and first impression was it looked like pea size but that was only about a cup of "fines" nothing compared to what I was getting from the bagged reading. It looks shiny almost oiled not dull and dusty and very little crackling when put on a hot bed...
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Re: Reading vs blaschak

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:11 pm

D.lapan wrote:So, they didn't have kinmels in nut but they had miners choice, anyone try this before

Here's where I saw it discussed: Coal at Lowes
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