Closest bituminous to Northwest New Jersey?

Closest bituminous to Northwest New Jersey?

PostBy: Badfish740 On: Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:50 am

What would be the closest breaker/dealer of bituminous to Northwest New Jersey? I am considering buying an Englander add-on wood furnace to supplement my oil heat because I have a line on one cheap, and the manufacturer suggests that about 10lbs of soft coal can be added to the firebox after the wood has passed the char stage to extend burn times. Where would be the closest place to pick up a ton or two of bituminous coal to the Warren County/Northwest Hunterdon County area?
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Re: Closest bituminous to Northwest New Jersey?

PostBy: Berlin On: Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:08 pm

i would doubt that there are too many coalyards in NW NJ that would carry bit. coal, as you are in anthracite country. Personally i would look around and see if any businesses use coal in the area, powerplants, industry that uses it etc. they may let you buy a ton or so from them. otherwise you will probably have to drive out to western pa to find any.
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Re: Closest bituminous to Northwest New Jersey?

PostBy: coal berner On: Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:42 pm

Badfish740 wrote:What would be the closest breaker/dealer of bituminous to Northwest New Jersey? I am considering buying an Englander add-on wood furnace to supplement my oil heat because I have a line on one cheap, and the manufacturer suggests that about 10lbs of soft coal can be added to the firebox after the wood has passed the char stage to extend burn times. Where would be the closest place to pick up a ton or two of bituminous coal to the Warren County/Northwest Hunterdon County area?

Kimmel's coal bags and sells Bit coal from W.V
http://www.appaltree.net/aba/coal.htm
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.

Direnzo coal co.also use to sell Bit coal call them aswell second link
Blaschak coal also sells bit coal call them third link below





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Re: Closest bituminous to Northwest New Jersey?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:27 pm

Hope you don't have any neighbors close by.

On the other hand, how much worse could it be then wood? When I heated mainly with 2 wood burners on a still day there would be a smokey cloud hanging over my house.
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Re: Closest bituminous to Northwest New Jersey?

PostBy: Badfish740 On: Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:27 am

I don't think it would be that bad since I'm only talking about adding 10lbs at a clip on top of a hot wood coals. As long as the stove is burning hot and the chimney has a good draft going it shouldn't be an issue. My chimney will also be well above mine and my neighbor's roofline.
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Re: Closest bituminous to Northwest New Jersey?

PostBy: LsFarm On: Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:29 pm

You haven't been downwind of a fresh load of Bituminous coal.. Yet..

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Re: Closest bituminous to Northwest New Jersey?

PostBy: gambler On: Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:02 pm

Badfish740 wrote:I don't think it would be that bad since I'm only talking about adding 10lbs at a clip on top of a hot wood coals. As long as the stove is burning hot and the chimney has a good draft going it shouldn't be an issue. My chimney will also be well above mine and my neighbor's roofline.


Well I hope your bit coal is of the less smoky variety than the stuff we have in western Pa. I live outside of a very small town and the local hardware store still heats with bit coal. On very still mornings he literally makes a large cloud of smoke that floats over top of the entire town. My nearst neighbor is 1000 feet away and when the wind is blowing in my direction I can smell his bit coal boiler.
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Re: Closest bituminous to Northwest New Jersey?

PostBy: ScubaSteve On: Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:27 pm

I was told burning bit. is illegal in nj, by more than 1 source
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Re: Closest bituminous to Northwest New Jersey?

PostBy: Berlin On: Sat Oct 18, 2008 3:46 pm

no, burning coal w/ over 1% sulfur is illegal. which would include most eastern bituminous coal. the intent of the law was to force powerplants to switch to lower sulfur western coals regardless of what scrubbing devices they had already installed that were required by the epa, so it was an easy way for the legislature to circumvent the NJDEP and USEPA and make things more stringent. It also helps to put pennsylvania and west virginia coal miners out of work, and make individuals not want to heat with bituminous; of course i would ignore the law for home heating purposes but that's just my opinion and i'm not recomending anyone think or do things as i would ;)
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