Where is your favorable source of coal. Bagged or Bulk

Re: Where is your favorable source of coal. Bagged or Bulk

PostBy: KPcoalman On: Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:49 pm

There is always J&D Coal Heating in Ft. Plain, NY. We carry Blaschak coal (and keep it inside) in rice, pea, chestnut and stove in 40# bags. We also have rice and chestnut in bulk
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Re: Where is your favorable source of coal. Bagged or Bulk

PostBy: newbie in ny On: Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:41 am

B&B wood pellet in Perryville. $300 pallet 60-40 lb bags Blashak. $15 delivery fee .They take it off the truck with a forklift and put it close to the house for easy loading into my basement. Sure saved the back, no self bagging, no loading. Very nice people as well
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Re: Where is your favorable source of coal. Bagged or Bulk

PostBy: hovak222 On: Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:01 am

I'm new and in the Clinton - Utica area and I see Buell Fuels has got Blaschak & Reading in bag and bulk. They deliver too so I will give them a try will let you know how it goes.
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Re: Where is your favorable source of coal. Bagged or Bulk

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:44 pm

hovak222 wrote:I'm new and in the Clinton - Utica area and I see Buell Fuels has got Blaschak & Reading in bag and bulk. They deliver too so I will give them a try will let you know how it goes.


Welcome to the forum. Either Blaschak or Reading will be fine, but do yourself a favor and find something that will hold a few bags worth of loose coal and allow it to drain. The plastic bags have a habit of retaining water, and soaking wet coal will corrode the hopper and retard combustion. My dad has a large plastic tub that is pitched with a drain on one end, it holds a few hundred pounds and serves as a "staging area" for the coal.
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Re: Where is your favorable source of coal. Bagged or Bulk

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:32 pm

How about Staleens in Madison NY?
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Re: Where is your favorable source of coal. Bagged or Bulk

PostBy: lsayre On: Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:51 pm

Who are the root sources that actually offer bagged anthracite coal. I'm aware of only the following short list:

Blaschak
Reading
Kimmel's
Penn Keystone (perhaps private labeled Kimmel's?)
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Re: Where is your favorable source of coal. Bagged or Bulk

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:16 pm

Staleens privately bags their own, rumour has it is Jeddo.
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Re: Where is your favorable source of coal. Bagged or Bulk

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:44 am

lsayre wrote:Who are the root sources that actually offer bagged anthracite coal. I'm aware of only the following short list:

Blaschak
Reading
Kimmel's
Penn Keystone (perhaps private labeled Kimmel's?)


Centralia bags a fair amount of coal, and there are some guys that aren't as well known.

I just got a load of bagged buck from Kimmels. I haven't burned any yet, but they did a great job bagging & shrink wrapping.
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Re: Where is your favorable source of coal. Bagged or Bulk

PostBy: adirondacklady On: Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:26 am

My first two years I had oiled coal. Kept the dust down a lot. My stove is in my living room. Well the company closed and I had to go with a private dealer. Got 5 ton bagged anthracite last year. I hated this past winter because the dust was unreal! My living room was covered in black dust by spring. I had to hook up a vacuum hose to hopper when I poured it in. I also had to wear a filtered face mask and goggles and made sure my kids weren't around when I poured it in. I am looking to find oiled coal around. Most people are selling "wet coal" but I am afraid it will rust out my hopper. I do pour the bags into a calf trough that has drain holes so I was also thinking of soaking down the coal and letting it drain a day before bringing up to the stove but still worried about rusting out the hopper. Does anyone have any suggestions or know of a company in upstate ny that has bagged oiled coal and if so how much? Thanks,

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Re: Where is your favorable source of coal. Bagged or Bulk

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:40 am

Some bulk dealers will offer to spray oil on the coal as it is unloaded, but if you are stuck with bagged coal you will have to do it yourself.
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PostBy: modell79 On: Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:50 pm

I purchase my coal from conesus coal and landscape in springwater ny. They have been great going on third year burning rice and nut. 240 ton best deal i found in this area.
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Re: Where is your favorable source of coal. Bagged or Bulk

PostBy: SteveZee On: Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:53 pm

Rob R. wrote:
lsayre wrote:Who are the root sources that actually offer bagged anthracite coal. I'm aware of only the following short list:

Blaschak
Reading
Kimmel's
Penn Keystone (perhaps private labeled Kimmel's?)


Centralia bags a fair amount of coal, and there are some guys that aren't as well known.

I just got a load of bagged buck from Kimmels. I haven't burned any yet, but they did a great job bagging & shrink wrapping.


Centralia is some nice coal. At least the Centralia stove size that I tried last season towards the end of the year. Well bagged in "burlapped" style bags, very uniform sized with low fines and lower ash than the blaschack I had been using. It was white ash coal.
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Re: Where is your favorable source of coal. Bagged or Bulk

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:31 pm

adirondacklady wrote:My first two years I had oiled coal. Kept the dust down a lot. My stove is in my living room. Well the company closed and I had to go with a private dealer. Got 5 ton bagged anthracite last year. I hated this past winter because the dust was unreal! My living room was covered in black dust by spring. I had to hook up a vacuum hose to hopper when I poured it in. I also had to wear a filtered face mask and goggles and made sure my kids weren't around when I poured it in. I am looking to find oiled coal around. Most people are selling "wet coal" but I am afraid it will rust out my hopper. I do pour the bags into a calf trough that has drain holes so I was also thinking of soaking down the coal and letting it drain a day before bringing up to the stove but still worried about rusting out the hopper. Does anyone have any suggestions or know of a company in upstate ny that has bagged oiled coal and if so how much? Thanks,

adirondacklady

Re: How do you oil coal in your bin as you fill the bin?
By: 2001Sierra On: Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:36 pm

I think I have finally figured it out. I purchased a Wagner Power Painter Plus which has a weighted pickup allowing it to spray in many directions. I am now using Peanut oil purchased at BJ's. Attached are photos of my outdoor hopper, and me spraying it as I add bags of coal. The coal is later poured into the coal hods with a blast gate in the bottom at one end of the hopper. With todays addition of 550 lbs of coal, a gallon should last well over one ton of coal.Attachments

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Re: Where is your favorable source of coal. Bagged or Bulk

PostBy: SteveZee On: Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:00 am

Some of you might remember that I was complaining about my 6 ton bulk load this year. The 4 tons of stove was fine the 2 tons of nut was small and lots of fines. I'm about half way into the pile and run into this. :shock: That's what I mean. See the "pockets" of crap and fines. :mad:
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PostBy: mikey55 On: Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:50 am

First two years bought it from Dennis coal. Thats where I bought my KA-6. Had no problems, I think it is Reading. Last two years I got it from B and B Wood. Its 40 lb bagged Blaschak. I have had no problems seems to burn the same as the Reading. Maybe I got lucky, but both times I got the Blaschak it did not seem overly wet. I am lucky to be able to stack all 6 pallets in basement right next to boiler. No wet spots. B and B are great people to deal with.
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