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PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:28 pm

Bob, you must buy @ the same place I do. Be aware of the rocks & twigs...seems to be alot of them this year! I think 'Mr.Klem' may need to look at other suppliers!

Burns good, otherwise though.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

PostBy: st-bob On: Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:12 pm

Yup - same place. Twigs, pieces of timber, old chisels, a belt-buckle - you name it, I've found it. Seems like this one supplier is relcaiming an old mine or two. Possibly digging out the floors and ceilings or otherwise reclaiming areas which were left undisturbed as support structure for the mine.
Stove/Furnace Make: Saey
Stove/Furnace Model: Hanover I

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Feb 13, 2007 4:09 am

st-bob wrote: Twigs, pieces of timber,

That's possible, you get some runs where there is some wood in it. Only takes one small log to get to get splintered into a million pieces.. It's not uncommon to find a piece of wood or two in any load, if you go to any breaker you'll find a big stack of small pieces of wood next to nut and pea hoppers where they load the delivery trucks.

old chisels, a belt-buckle - .

That shouldn't make it through. They seperate the coal and rock by adding magnetite to water which changes the gravity of the water, the coal floats and the rock sinks as should any other heavy object.
Richard S.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

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PostBy: st-bob On: Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:34 am

Of course it shouldn't make it through - but it does from this particular breaker. Also, his nut coal had been rather large in the last 10 or 20 bags I've bought with pieces coming through 1 - 1 1/2 inches around and 2 - 4 inches long sometimes. Their pea coal, however, has been pretty consistent at 3/4 to 1 inch max in any dimension.

Must be a different source or crusher line.
Stove/Furnace Make: Saey
Stove/Furnace Model: Hanover I

PostBy: cf1 On: Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:01 pm

i can get anthrice coal $194.00 to salem, ohio. any place cheaper around beaver falls or new castle pa.?
Stove/Furnace Make: Gibraltar
Stove/Furnace Model: insert

PostBy: lime4x4 On: Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:28 am

155 a ton for rice coal in my neck of the woods and that's pick up price

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:45 pm

Last month, I had a rock jam my grates wide open (requiring a re-start) that was about 4" x 4" x 1" .... a boulder!!
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

PostBy: coaltender On: Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:02 pm

I'm in Maryland, East of Baltimore City, inside the Baltimore beltway.
I've been burning coal in my Heartland Oval kitchen stove for eight years, and this is my first heating season with my new AHS S130 Coal Gun boiler. I am currently trailering pea coal home from York, Pa. at $180.00 per ton, dropped into my trailer with a bobcat. As it's a small trailer that I pull with my Jeep Liberty CRD, one ton is about my limit per trip. It would be good to hear from anyone in my area that might want to send a PM with any suggestions regarding local sources for clean coal.
I currently have a 2 ton bin in my shed, but I plan on building a 4 to 5 ton bin in my basement when time permits. It's funny how your day job can get in the way sometimes.

PostBy: europachris On: Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:27 pm

coaltender wrote:As it's a small trailer that I pull with my Jeep Liberty CRD, one ton is about my limit per trip.

We have a CRD, also (an '05 for my wife). How do you like yours? Any major issues with yours? Ours has been pretty reliable, except for a few dumb issues.

Only thing I've towed was a roller for our yard, but it was one of those mini-pavement rollers, so it was about a 3000# load w/trailer. The CRD pulled it easily.

Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
Stove/Furnace Model: Custom bituminous burner

PostBy: badxmple On: Sun Feb 18, 2007 5:33 pm

About 11cents a pound u pickup bulk they have a loader so you only have to shovel it out that helps. 1 ton limit. $ 220 a ton Sidney NY

just bought last week

PostBy: tearrah On: Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:39 pm

I recently paid 210 a ton pick-up in cranston R.I. That's thier price for all types rice, nut, stove. I don"t know what bags go for, but I'm sure a lot more. ..Also came up with a neat little trick to keep dust down. I bought a quart of light weight motor oil and mixed it in my garden sprayer with very hot water and shook well. Then before unloading by hand I we :) t the top layer well, then shoveled and wet again etc. It doesn't smell in my basement, nor does it adversly effects the burning...MUCH LESS BLACK DUST THIS TIME! :)

PostBy: cheapheat On: Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:54 pm

Hey Everyone, here in central new york my local dealer is getting 285 for a pallet ofBlaschak/rice. Thats 237.50 per ton. I can get it cheaper about but when you figure in gas and bagging it myself its no real savings.
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska Channing 3
Stove/Furnace Model: Bagging my own rice coal

PostBy: coalkirk On: Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:48 am

I'm down to less than a ton so I checked the price this morning. It's $190.00/ton for bulk rice coal picked up, $264.00/ton for bagged (50#)
This is in northern Maryland, just south of the PA line. I think I'll wait and hope what I have left will last and buy my coal in summer. Maybe the price will be lower. I was thinking I might drive up to a breaker and pick it up my self. Anyone know what the nearest breaker is to Maryland that has quality coal?
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

PostBy: coal berner On: Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:07 am

Hello coalkirk Try put in coal brakers in the search then a zip code. It should show you all of them around you you might need a pa zip code. put in harrisburg pa 17101 let me know what you come up with HOPE this helps :?:
coal berner
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

PostBy: coal_kid On: Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:58 pm

$180 / ton in Williamsport, PA picked up. All sizes.

Just got 3225 lbs of nut, the 19th. Some snow feel off from under the truck when they were dumping the coal in the truck, so got a little more than 3225. That should do it, ~4.5 tons for the season if I burn all this.

I want to go closer to the source this summer at get it for around $100 / ton.

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