Willis wrote:where did you end up getting your coal? How is it doing?
I got my coal in Holloway Oh,
I think you posted the contact info for this place in one of the 'Where do you get coal' threads (Thanks!). These guys get their coal from a mine in Cadiz and seem concerned about future supply.They used to get it from New Lexington, they only sell trainloads now, as seems the case with most Ohio mines.
Paid $100 per ton, could only haul 1.5 tons. Looking to charter a dumptruck for a multiple year supply.
So far I am absolutley thrilled with burning coal, the dust does not seem to be an issue, I load it in paper bags to keep the mess out of the house, less mess and work than wood. We are getting some backpuffing/smell in the house when loading, I have posted about this in the venting/chimney section. I don't think this is a coal issue but either a chimney problem or operator error. The outside does look like and smell like a steam locomotive when its first loaded, this does'nt bother me (I would like to send a picture to Al Gore/Obama) but if I were having company over I would time my stove loadings, fortunatley this only needs done once per day in our current temps.
I would like to hear how it is working for you also and stay up on our Ohio supply.