Pea or Nut in Harman II ?

Re: Pea or Nut in Harman II ?

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Tue May 13, 2008 5:14 am

Capecoaler, thanks fur another method of starting, I think they use the lump charcoal in those green egg things to cook, don't they?

Zipsaw, I called Phelps a couple weeks back, price was delivered price (~235 local), she did not like Blashak for some reason, also carries bags in 50#'s, not sure what mine it came from. I have 3 tons coming from BT's, Bristol in June.

It was interesting to see that the most people on this site was 58 on May 10,2008. What does that tell you?...like maybe kinda people are going coal, wood, pellets BIG TIME. Watch this site come October ! I'll offer new coal dealers will be popping up, the guy in Hebron East St said he'll be carrying Blaschak soon. Maybe us Central CT Coal weenies can buy bulk in the next couple years. PS, My wife does not know I'm thinking about a coal bin in the garage though that is another post maybe. Cheers to all, to work now, B
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Re: Pea or Nut in Harman II ?

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue May 13, 2008 10:57 am

Uglysquirrel wrote:Coal Berner, while I have not been on this forum too long, I've seen that a lot of people trust what you say. The great thing about trying new things (within the realm of safety) is that it's fun and lets not furget it's the middle of winter, it's Saturday night at 11 pm and nothing much else to do. Not to start a new topic here but the recent articles on starting a coal fire with match light and cardboard with a hole in it made me stop at a couple houses that were throwing out a lot of cardboard on trash day (I guess that shows how cheap I am). The reason why I noted that I'll try something that some one else did as long as it seems safe. Soo keep up the good sugggestions. I do have several more questions I'm planning to ask in the next week about special types of CO detectors and CO backdraft potential as the stove dies down. I'm gettin ready..
Paper & cardboard is all you need to start a coal fire with good Qaulity coal this is How I light my one and only fire for the season The most important thing when starting a coal fire is make sure you heat up the chimney first to get you draft going what I do is get Newspaper grumbled up in the fire box get the stack temp up to 125f or so then
get a few pieces of cardboard throw that on the fire then get a few little snack boxes like Pop tarts boxes or whatever
you have fill them up with coal make sure your fire is still going good with the pieces of cardboard if not put some more
on then put the boxes filled with coal in on top of the fire and wait a minutes or two until the boxes start burning make
sure that the loading door is shut and keeping your ash door open the whole time in a few minutes the fire will be burning hot and the coal will be burning I use three to four boes full of coal once they are burning good start filling up you stove with coal in about 10 min you will have a full coal bed fire make sure you always fill the fire box all the way up to top of the fire bricks with the coal you need a full fire box full of coal to keep the coal burning the more coal the longer it will burn always reload the stove to the top of bricks and remember to adjust you air flow once you have a good hot fire going always use a baro to control your draft
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Re: Pea or Nut in Harman II ?

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Fri May 23, 2008 4:24 pm

Zipsaw, went to Phelps in Vernon CT today and looked at the coal. He's now using Lenig coal. The pea is pretty consistent in size though he indicated the nut seems to be more of a mix between pea and nut, kind of like range. Bob seemed pretty honest and said it's not coal like Superior (he felt this was his best ever). I think he was trying to dissuade me from buying a lot of pea with a Mark II. Getting 2 tons pea, 1 ton nut though I still have time to modify this, thinking of 1.5 pea, 1.5 nut since the nut is kind like range. I still want to walk into this coming winter with another 2-3 for backup in bags. Cheers,,
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Re: Pea or Nut in Harman II ?

PostBy: coal berner On: Fri May 23, 2008 5:42 pm

Uglysquirrel wrote:Zipsaw, went to Phelps in Vernon CT today and looked at the coal. He's now using Lenig coal. The pea is pretty consistent in size though he indicated the nut seems to be more of a mix between pea and nut, kind of like range. Bob seemed pretty honest and said it's not coal like Superior (he felt this was his best ever). I think he was trying to dissuade me from buying a lot of pea with a Mark II. Getting 2 tons pea, 1 ton nut though I still have time to modify this, thinking of 1.5 pea, 1.5 nut since the nut is kind like range. I still want to walk into this coming winter with another 2-3 for backup in bags. Cheers,,

Qestion witch Lenig was if from they are three Lenig's as for it being mixed coal PEA & Nut most of the breakers have
that some mix but some of it is do to breakage from sizing the Nut As Far as it being better then Superior coal
the only thing that it would be better in would be the ASH content being lower 10% to 11% compare to 12.4 to 14 % But the BTU's Per lb Will Be higher with Superior coal then with Lenig Superior Will run between 13.500 to 13.600 BTU 's sometimes more Per lb For there PEA NUT & Stove size Lenig will run between 13.200 to 13.300 BTU's per lb for there PEA NUT & Stove size The Smaller size coal will be less for anyones coal Barley Rice & Buck will be less BTU's Per lb That also is true for ASH content different Veins of coal & the size of coal will change the ash content UAE Harmony Mine will be the less Ash Content 6% To 7% BTU's Per lb will be Between 13.300 to 13.400 But some might have Problems burning it do to being low ash high Fuzion coal I will also say that Superior coal will always be more Consistent in Qaulity then
Lenig's because Superior does not buy they coal from other sources they own the mines where the coal from Calin V Lenig does not own or have there own mine they buy from co. that do about 3 to 4 different mines I will always take Superior coal over Lenig or anyones else I do like UAE coal aswell and I buy it to Just my two cents on Superior & Lenig coal
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