Fisher Stoves: Bituminous coal only?

Fisher Stoves: Bituminous coal only?

PostBy: rhkramer On: Thu Dec 29, 2005 8:09 pm

First, thanks for this site!

2nd, sorry, I won't buy coal from you unless you start delivering to Bethlehem (Pa.)--I noticed another post that said you don't.

I've seen Fisher stoves on Ebay that say they burn coal or wood, but based on the design (flat bottom, no grate), I assume they can only burn bituminous coal? (In which case, I'm not interested.)

But, out of curiosity, is bituminous coal sold in this area (for home heating)? Are prices competitive with anthracite? (or maybe even cheaper?)

Randy Kramer
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Re: Fisher Stoves: Bituminous coal only?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Dec 29, 2005 8:32 pm

rhkramer wrote:But, out of curiosity, is bituminous coal sold in this area (for home heating)? Are prices competitive with anthracite? (or maybe even cheaper?)


It's not available in the Wyoming Valley, I'd imagine if it was the price would be about the same since it would have to shipped here.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

PostBy: rhkramer On: Sun Jan 01, 2006 8:59 pm

Oops, meant to include a smiley after " 2nd, sorry, I won't buy coal from you unless you start delivering to Bethlehem (Pa.)--I noticed another post that said you don't."--seems rather rude without it.

Randy Kramer
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PostBy: Berlin On: Sun Apr 16, 2006 11:45 pm

Fisher stoves, or any stove with a flat bottom will not burn coal bituminous or anthricite worth a darn. furthermore, a stove that is not designed to burn bituminous (which a fisher is not) will not burn it in such a way that it will be an effective heater should it burn it at all.

Bituminous coal is generally from $30-$60/ton picked up, but can run higher if delivered. even with shipping it will generally be less $$ than anthricite, HOWEVER, many prefer anthricite for being more uniform in its characteristics (bituminous coals vary widely in quality), as well as burning cleanly and the wide range of purpose built anthricite residential heating equiptment redily available.
Berlin
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal