Western states-what kind of coal in CO or WY?

Western states-what kind of coal in CO or WY?

PostBy: Cherokee Park On: Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:02 pm

I have a source for lump (3-9") coal relatively close to us in Greeley, Colorado. I believe it comes from Wyoming and would like to know which type of coal this is and what insert type stoves will burn it best and still do a decent job with wood. I've looked at the Harman, a poor choice I'm now hearing, Hitzer 983 and the Baker insert. I'd like some opinions and experiences of and with these stoves and any others that would be of good value. I've ordered a Margin cook stove and would like to install an insert as well in the log cabin in the foothills of northern Colorado.
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Re: Western states-what kind of coal in CO or WY?

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:40 pm

Hello, and welcome.. Co and Wy coal is bituminous. It burns different than anthracite.. I'd lean towards the Hitzer stoves,, give Hitzer a call direct, they are very helpfull people .

Greg L.
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Re: Western states-what kind of coal in CO or WY?

PostBy: Cherokee Park On: Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:52 pm

I assumed it was bituminous from my experiences this past winter. We bought this property last May which consists of 35 acres, a seasonal stream, some board and batten sided out buildings and the cabin which was built by hand some 20 plus years ago out of standing dead timber from accross the border in Wyoming. The cabin came with a 1891 cook stove that burned both wood and this lump coal. This device is authentic and in good shape but is not at all air tight and holds a fire for 4-5 hours if someone is there to watch it. The improvement in efficiency of modern stoves is amazing after living with this one for a while. The family Thanksgiving dinner was easily done with this old stove and will be easier this year with the new Margin.
The Hitzer 983 is actually less expensive than the others I know of and I think your well rounded experience is sufficient to offer good advice. Thanks for your response!
I am going to get one ton of "hard coal" from a guy close by in Wyoming which is from a mine in Utah. Does Utah have "hard coal"? If so how should I use the two types?
Cherokee Park
 


Re: Western states-what kind of coal in CO or WY?

PostBy: charlie On: Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:13 pm

I used to have an old Monarch cook stove that I burned wood and lump coal in. I used the lump at night. I got a ton of lump one year, and by the time I was half way through it, it had crumbled into stoker sized pieces. This was bituminous from Montana. Coal qualities vary greatly not only from mine to mine, but even from pit to pit in the same mine. You can always ask the guy what mine in Utah the coal is coming from, and call those folks to get more specifics about their retail coal. I have no experience with anthracite.
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Re: Western states-what kind of coal in CO or WY?

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:00 pm

Cherokee Park wrote:I assumed it was bituminous from my experiences this past winter. We bought this property last May which consists of 35 acres, a seasonal stream, some board and batten sided out buildings and the cabin which was built by hand some 20 plus years ago out of standing dead timber from accross the border in Wyoming. The cabin came with a 1891 cook stove that burned both wood and this lump coal. This device is authentic and in good shape but is not at all air tight and holds a fire for 4-5 hours if someone is there to watch it. The improvement in efficiency of modern stoves is amazing after living with this one for a while. The family Thanksgiving dinner was easily done with this old stove and will be easier this year with the new Margin.
The Hitzer 983 is actually less expensive than the others I know of and I think your well rounded experience is sufficient to offer good advice. Thanks for your response!
I am going to get one ton of "hard coal" from a guy close by in Wyoming which is from a mine in Utah. Does Utah have "hard coal"? If so how should I use the two types?

The coal from Utah is Bit soft coal the only Place you will Find Anthracite coal Hard coal is here in NEPA Nowhere else
in the US. Tuff Choice Between The Stove Both Are Very well built stoves Both have been in business for a very long time
I know the Baker is a very heavy 570lbs not sure what the weight is on The Hitzer I guess it would come down to Price
and Availability good luck on getting one

http://www.bakerstoves.com/stoves5.htm

http://www.hitzer.com/model983.html
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