coal prices

PostBy: blue83camaro On: Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:26 pm

coalburner wrote:83 camaro
I see what your saying about the truck, if you can do that then it may be worth your time and effort. Is the 90 a ton for bag or loose.


The $90 a ton would be loose.
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PostBy: beaverman On: Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:31 pm

Just checked and the current price around here is 170 for pickup. Wish I lived a little closer to northeast PA.
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PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jan 16, 2006 6:00 pm

All of you are lucky you don't live in Massachusetts. $275/ton here, bagged!! You pick up, too!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:

I'm looking forward to the day that I can move the hell out of this place and never look back!!!
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PostBy: beaverman On: Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:33 pm

At $275/ton I would almost be better off with my gas boiler. I picked up a load on Friday at 170/ton. I bought three ton back in november at 165/ton delivered and the coal came from a guy in the coal region. The feed mill that I bought the coal from on Friday is only 28 miles away. They want 185/ton delivered plus a $35 charge per load.
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PostBy: Oo-v-oO On: Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:48 pm

$299.60/ton, bagged, in NH. You pick up.

100# heated my house for about a day and a half, but it was down to 0° at night.

I'm looking for another source.
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Jan 17, 2006 12:20 pm

SMITTY wrote:All of you are lucky you don't live in Massachusetts. $275/ton here, bagged!! You pick up, too!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:


That's about in line with bagged prices here, bagged is always expensive.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
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PostBy: AL-53 On: Tue Jan 17, 2006 5:52 pm

buying coal now is like buying an air conditioner during a heat wave....or a sump pump during the rainy season.....best time to buy your coal is in May ...June ..July ..August....after that you start paying premiums or may be limited to what you can get..as cold weather approaches..prices go up...

...I have already ordered 10 tons for this spring....just going to wait till then to find out price..was told it will a lot cheaper than prices now....currently 220 a ton bagged....I will get bulk come spring....

Al
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PostBy: coalburner On: Tue Jan 17, 2006 6:48 pm

220 a ton for bagged seem to be a fair price anywhere, from what I see here they pay that in Pa. where it is bagged.
Has anuone found it for less than 220 a ton bagged?
I buy 1 & 1/4 ton for 265 . That is one pallet bagged and wrapped in plastic.
Anyone know what it cost at the breaker bagged?
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PostBy: AL-53 On: Tue Jan 17, 2006 7:24 pm

yes..it is not a bad price...I believe he gets in in by the rail car..and also by truck loads...and he has a bagging machine using polybags....he is not selling to any new customers now...just caring for his steady ones...in spring he may take on new ones...

he told me it was Polish coal...lol....from Pennsy...so it may be from here...lol....he would not tell his supplier...plus he gets from another mine also...

Al
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PostBy: lime4x4 On: Tue Jan 17, 2006 8:31 pm

now in my area coal prices stay the same year round..meaning if i'm paying 120 a ton now in summer it's still 120 a ton..As long as there isn't a price increase
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:27 am

lime4x4 wrote:now in my area coal prices stay the same year round..meaning if i'm paying 120 a ton now in summer it's still 120 a ton..As long as there isn't a price increase


It usaully goes down, just not that much. Generally you see a $5-$10 fluctuation locally. This year I don't know.... It went up so much it may be worth it to buy in the summer. I know many of my customers saved a bundle this year by getting before September.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
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PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:55 pm

Yeah, I bought coal at the worst possible time. I bought the stove in September, so last summer, coal wasn't in the picture. I won't make the same mistake this summer!!
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PostBy: ktm rider On: Thu Jan 19, 2006 11:53 pm

I just bought a ton of nut coal today, actually it was a little more than a ton. I paid $65.00. But, we have plenty of coal mines here in Western Md. I went right to the mine and they loaded my truck with a front end loader.
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:58 am

ktm rider wrote:I just bought a ton of nut coal today, actually it was a little more than a ton. I paid $65.00.


That's not anthracite though, there's a huge difference. Depending on the quality of the soft coal you purchased anthracite could be as much as double the BTU's per ton. Additionally it also a much cleaner burning product, it's nearly pure carbon.

from the Wikipedia:

Anthracite (Greek Ανθρακίτης, literally "a form of coal", from Anthrax [Άνθραξ], coal) is a hard, compact variety of mineral coal that has a high luster. It has the highest carbon count and contains the fewest impurities of all coals, despite its lower caloric content. Anthracite coal is the highest of the metamorphic rank, in which the carbon content is between 92% and 98%. The term is applied to those varieties of coal which do not give off tarry or other hydrocarbon vapours when heated below their point of ignition. Anthracite ignites with difficulty and burns with a short blue flame, without smoke.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthracite
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PostBy: ktm rider On: Fri Jan 20, 2006 1:48 am

I didn't say it was anthracite coal. Maybe we call it something else in our area. We call anthracite just what it is , anthracite. I think maybe you guys call anhtracite by its size and everyone knows that you are referring to anthracite automatically.
We refer to soft coal as house coal, big vein, bituminous (sp?) or by the size of the soft coal, nut, pea..etc... It is all considered soft coal to our area.
I bought my boiler specifically to burn soft coal because the price is so low and anthracite prices are a tad higher and not in much demand around here. My boiler burns great with this soft coal. I have good burn times 12 hours+ and it seems to do well.
But, it is buyer beware. Sometimes you will get a crappy load that does not burn well. It usually goes by word of mouth. If someone gets a bad load from a certain coal company we will go else where until the copal at that particular mine gets better. But for $45 a ton for house coal it isn't that big of a deal.... I would say 4 in 10 house in my area burn coal.
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