This seems like a good time to buy coal.

This seems like a good time to buy coal.

PostBy: jubileejerry On: Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:36 pm

Since I only have one real source to buy coal in this area, Tractor Supply, I don't have the luxury of shopping around for the best deals like a lot of you in the east have. I saw an e-mail come through from them for a 20% coupon on closeout items so I called the closest store to see if coal was included. That manager said it wasn't included, but he thought they had 9 bags of nut in back and said the best he could do would be $5/bag for nut but the rice was $4.49. I said I would buy the nut anyway because the normal cost is $5.99 with %5 off if I buy pallets and when they went to find it they discovered the inventory was incorrect and they had none at all. I had to work at a big Farm Show in Omaha this week so Wednesday I called the Omaha TSC and found out they had 62 bags left. The lady said it would be $4.49/bag so I told her I'd be over after the farm show and pay for it. I asked if it was Kimmels and they didn't even know what I was asking, so I wanted to go into the back and look at it. It was all piled up on one stack and the top bags were Kimmels so I was satisfied. I went back up front to pay for it and told them I'd be back Thursday with my truck to get it. When the cashier handed me the credit card receipt to sign it had a lower price than I had figured out and I told him he made a mistake, it wasn't enough money. He said, "No, that's right, $4.49 a bag, but since you're taking it all we took another %5 off." $4.27 a bag!!! I sure wasn't going to argue with that! Yesterday when we loaded it I found out only 12 bags were Kimmels and the unbroken pallet was Lehigh. I've never had any of that but a lot of you have said it's good coal so I guess I'll find out! Anyway, I have a great start on next year's supply at a pretty good price I think!
jubileejerry
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Wehrle Acme Sunburst 112, Hot Blast wood/coal burner
Stove/Furnace Make: Wehrle
Stove/Furnace Model: 112 Sunburst


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PostBy: hank2 On: Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:47 am

Jerry, congrats on the great deal! If I did the math correctly, you paid the equivalent of $213.50 a ton. For bagged Anthracite coal in
Nebraska! For comparison, last Fall I paid $210. per ton for delivered bulk nut in Pa. Getting a whole skid of Lehigh was the icing on the cake. It's great that Tractor Supply has made coal accessible to many, far from the US Anthracite fields.
hank2
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1400 WH ciculator; 1880's small cannon in reserve
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: small New Yorker oil fired boiler; mostly used for domestic HW

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PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:52 am

I to got a price of $4.49 last spring. My store said they would not put it on sale and then did. They are saying the same this year no sale price. I stop weekly to see when they will change their mind. About 2 weeks ago before the thaw the said they had six tons frozen in. I am sure it thawed out, but we are do for a large March storm middle of next week which might delay their "no sale \ onsale price" :shock:
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: This seems like a good time to buy coal.

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:52 am

I to got a price of $4.49 last spring. My store said they would not put it on sale and then did. They are saying the same this year no sale price. I stop weekly to see when they will change their mind. About 2 weeks ago before the thaw the said they had six tons frozen in. I am sure it thawed out, but we are do for a large March storm middle of next week which might delay their "no sale \ onsale price" :shock:
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

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PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:03 am

Great deal Jerry.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

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PostBy: jrouse84 On: Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:08 am

I saw Lehigh rice coal at my TSC for 1.99 per bag. They are ready to move it bad. Shame I don't have a stoker stove. Lol. I don't believe mine would like that rice.
jrouse84
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: D.S. Circluator
Coal Size/Type: Nut

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PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:41 am

jrouse84 wrote:I saw Lehigh rice coal at my TSC for 1.99 per bag. They are ready to move it bad. Shame I don't have a stoker stove. Lol. I don't believe mine would like that rice.


No address in your profile yet.. :shock:

No address of the TSC you mentioned,it would be helpful for other members to look at your profile address & then decide if they would like to go get that rice coal from your TSC. :)
windyhill4.2
 
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

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PostBy: coalfan On: Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:52 am

yuo guys got me ah thinkn so i just goy off the phone with family farm and home whome carriis reading chestnut and pea and i ask them what was left they told etc and i got it for 4.50 a bag and had 21 bags of pea sey aside dam am happy !!! and to as some are doing going into stockpile wooo hoo thanx guys for bringing that up !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
coalfan
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: handfed coal stove
Coal Size/Type: nut/ pea ant.some bit.
Stove/Furnace Model: ds circulator/1500 sl/wh.


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PostBy: joeq On: Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:04 am

Are you guys saying there are some TSC that are selling LA coal? 1st it was Kimmel, then Reading, and now Lehigh? That's pretty diverse. Wonder how that works. :gee:
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: G111, Southard Robertson
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermopride
Stove/Furnace Model: oil fired

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PostBy: hunterseat On: Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:07 pm

We buy from TSC - some stores sell out, some don't even carry it. The bag is generic with dist by tsc on it. Nut coal. $4.99.

We have a nearby feed store that has another brand, better, I forgot the name of it. They wash it. that's all I remember. But I spoke to the man about it - it costs more. He really discouraged me saying to be sure I want it before I buy it because he couldn't take it back. Then he said it's stove coal, not nut coal. He said it's a lot bigger and my stove might not handle it. He said it's about the size of the biggest piece of nut coal that we'd get in a bag. That seemed strange because the stove handles the big pieces of nut coal. Anyway, in a pinch it would be nice to have a nearby seller.
hunterseat
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: LEDA K6-14 Verdin
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite (I've been told)
Other Heating: Electric
Stove/Furnace Make: Rheems

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PostBy: jubileejerry On: Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:10 pm

I was worried it would be Miner's Choice. I heard some stores had that too. No one seems to know what that really is.
jubileejerry
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Wehrle Acme Sunburst 112, Hot Blast wood/coal burner
Stove/Furnace Make: Wehrle
Stove/Furnace Model: 112 Sunburst