Bit Coal in Latrobe PA

Bit Coal in Latrobe PA

PostBy: BlackBetty06 On: Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:22 pm

Does anybody know of any coal yards in or close to Latrobe Pa? I'm making a trip out there this weekend and would like to pick up a load of Bit to burn in my fireplace basket.
BlackBetty06
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Nut
Other Heating: Wood, oil, dual fuel heat pump/condensing propane furnace
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93


Re: Bit Coal in Latrobe PA

PostBy: Logs On: Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:26 pm

Kingston supply

Rt. 30 east
Latrobe Pa
724-532- 1000

Haven't bought bit in a few years , but this place used to have it. Maybe a phone call , if they don't have it. I'm sure they could tell you who does. Hope that helps :)
Logs
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby
Coal Size/Type: Nut anthracite
Other Heating: Fireplace and wood burner

Re: Bit Coal in Latrobe PA

PostBy: BlackBetty06 On: Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:27 am

Ok thanks I'll call them up. I'll post back what I find out....
BlackBetty06
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Nut
Other Heating: Wood, oil, dual fuel heat pump/condensing propane furnace
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

Re: Bit Coal in Latrobe PA

PostBy: BlackBetty06 On: Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:30 am

They still have it. 135 a ton for nut lump mix
BlackBetty06
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Nut
Other Heating: Wood, oil, dual fuel heat pump/condensing propane furnace
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

Re: Bit Coal in Latrobe PA

PostBy: BlackBetty06 On: Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:19 am

Logs how did that coal burn? High volatiles?
BlackBetty06
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Nut
Other Heating: Wood, oil, dual fuel heat pump/condensing propane furnace
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

Re: Bit Coal in Latrobe PA

PostBy: Logs On: Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:00 am

I got it at least 5 years ago, I would mixed little in with wood. In my garage. Never burned a lot of bit. What I bought , I had no problems with. That's not much of a recommendation, best I could give ya. Hope it helps. They have been selling for years :)

Dave
Logs
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby
Coal Size/Type: Nut anthracite
Other Heating: Fireplace and wood burner

Re: Bit Coal in Latrobe PA

PostBy: BlackBetty06 On: Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:34 pm

Ok well unlike most i hope it is loaded with volatiles for nice flames with open fireplace viewing. I'm going to pick up a half ton as it is within a mile of where I'm going to pick up a piece of equipment. :D
BlackBetty06
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Nut
Other Heating: Wood, oil, dual fuel heat pump/condensing propane furnace
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

Re: Bit Coal in Latrobe PA

PostBy: BlackBetty06 On: Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:33 pm

Here is what the coal looks like at Kingstons today. My bi-fold wallet is for comparison. The pile was called "Pitt Lump". It was a good mix of golf ball to softball size coal with some larger pieces mixed in. 37 bucks for 550 pounds.
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BlackBetty06
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Nut
Other Heating: Wood, oil, dual fuel heat pump/condensing propane furnace
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93


Re: Bit Coal in Latrobe PA

PostBy: Logs On: Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:11 pm

So did you get a chance to try that coal yet? If it's good I may go pick up a half ton to have for next year. :)
Logs
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby
Coal Size/Type: Nut anthracite
Other Heating: Fireplace and wood burner

Re: Bit Coal in Latrobe PA

PostBy: BlackBetty06 On: Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:49 pm

I threw 3 softballs in on my anthracite fire. Haven't open burned it yet. It swelled up and fused together but as I understand it that is normal. It seemed to burn long and hot. I whacked it into pieces with my poker. According to the guys at Kingston it has a low sulfur content and people have been happy with it. He says bit is getting harder to find because it's easier for the mines to sell direct to the power plants rather than screen it out for people like us.
BlackBetty06
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Nut
Other Heating: Wood, oil, dual fuel heat pump/condensing propane furnace
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93