LEHIGH ANTHRACITE

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Re: LEHIGH ANTHRACITE

PostBy: Townsend On: Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:57 pm

I ordered a truck load and feel it's a great deal, especially to Connecticut. I spoke with Terry and he went out of his way to help me get lined up with a trucking firm. Very nice guy. Should be around 25 tons heading this way to the Axeman very soon!

A friend in the area just had delivered 24 tons of nut from American Premium. He says it seems to burn fine. I took a look at it but it appears to have an excessive amount of fines in it. He paid 20 dollars more a ton ($170) as well. Same delivery fee of $33.

I hope it burns well.
Townsend
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

Re: LEHIGH ANTHRACITE

PostBy: Townsend On: Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:51 am

Well, the coal was delivered on time and I met a great driver named Skip. He is not the owner but a driver for the company whom he said he enjoyed working for.

I did take a video but since it was still dark outside all you really see are the truck's lights.

Here is a picture of my pile and a close up of the coal.

The coal looks very consistent in sizing. I have yet to burn any. I just finished (good timing) the last of my bagged Blashack. I was paying the local rate of around $300 for a ton. It is definitely a substantial savings from getting it local.

300 X 22.4 = $6,720
183 X 22.4 = $4,100
Savings $2,620

It should also be stated that the price of $6,720 does not reflect any delivery charges had I chose to have the local coal delivered or the cost of me transporting pick up truck loads in terms of fuel/time or back muscles unloading bags. I am building a wooden chute to place in my basement window and chute it right into my basement coal bin using my tractor front loader.

I cleaned out my coal bin attached to the boiler so from here on I'll see how the Lehigh does.

I want to also say again that Lehigh was extremely professional and courteous with me. Terry really was on the ball with getting back to me and arranging delivery. Thanks Terry!
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Townsend
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

Re: LEHIGH ANTHRACITE

PostBy: oilman On: Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:38 pm

Back in the 90's I considered this coal the best you could get. I have been told they have the best fields in the State.
oilman
 

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Re: LEHIGH ANTHRACITE

PostBy: Pacowy On: Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:45 pm

I just took delivery on a triaxle load of Lehigh and am quite happy with it so far.

Mike
Pacowy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: H.B. Smith 350 Mills boiler/EFM 85R stoker
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/anthracite

Re: LEHIGH ANTHRACITE

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:16 am

Townsend, how is the Lehigh working for you in the AA260?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: LEHIGH ANTHRACITE

PostBy: Townsend On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:43 pm

The Lehigh is really nice stuff, considering the limited amount of time I have had it. That said, I can already tell the ash is much less. I had bought several hundred pounds of 'Premium Coal' from a friend who had a delivery. Man!, was I ever carrying out ash tubs. But this Lehigh is like a reverse of that. Only two tubs since I fired the Lehigh. I will take a picture of the next tub.

And the heat load comes up very fast. We had a few cold days here in Connecticut early on and I was surprised how fast the TT was satisfied. Now that it is warmed up it seems to be idling fine even though I have yet to get my timer installed so the Axeman is maintaining a fire fine without calls for heat. It went off on a call for hot water but that was it. Sometimes, when I remember (which is seldom), I bump up the TT for a couple minutes to fire her but it generally manages on its own. Especially comforting after 16+ hour work days. Gotta love the Axe!!!!

I am still in the process of getting 12 ton in the basement. With Hurricane Sandy I am working double shifts and can't get stuff done. Just hope my tarps hold till it's through with blowing.
Last edited by Townsend on Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Townsend
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

Re: LEHIGH ANTHRACITE

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:45 pm

Low ash is a good thing! Will Lehigh oil their coal to keep dust down? How is the dust in general for Lehigh pea?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: LEHIGH ANTHRACITE

PostBy: Townsend On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:49 pm

I can't say enough good Isayre, I mean it. It is really clean stuff without many fines at all. And the dust is low. Even after manually dumping hods of coal into my oil tank bin there is little dust. After this storm I will take more pics.
Townsend
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

Re: LEHIGH ANTHRACITE

PostBy: grobinson2 On: Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:31 pm

Would you guys say this coal is about the same as UAE or better?

Thanks,
Glenn
grobinson2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: (2) EFM 520's
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Coalbrookdale Darby, Hitzer 354 Custom
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Nut
Other Heating: Vermont Castings Defiant 1927 2in1

Re: LEHIGH ANTHRACITE

PostBy: LEHIGHANTHRACITE On: Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:34 am

Lehigh Anthracite is proud to announce that we are now serving our customers who are looking to purchase coal in amounts LESS THAN TRUCKLOADS. Due to overwhelming demand from those of you looking to pick up coal for your homes, you can now do so from the retail site at 901 E. Broad Street in Tamaqua. The retail site will be open on Saturday, 12/29/12 from 8 am through noon. Please visit our website at http://lehighanthracite.com/ to schedule a pick up or contact us at 570.668.9060 for more information. We appreciate your continued support and we look forward to meeting all of your coal needs in the upcoming year.
LEHIGHANTHRACITE
 

Re: LEHIGH ANTHRACITE

PostBy: Wiz On: Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:11 pm

Lehigh Anthracite is proud to announce that we are now serving our customers who are looking to purchase coal in amounts LESS THAN TRUCKLOADS.
:dancing: :up: Good news
Wiz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(

Re: LEHIGH ANTHRACITE

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:21 pm

great...see ya in the spring...will call first and get all the details...
buffalo bob
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

Re: LEHIGH ANTHRACITE

PostBy: tinmanKC10 On: Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:08 pm

Those of you that are burning Lehigh does anyone burn buck? I have only burned rice as of now with good results but would like to step up the buck size assuming it is ok to use in my Keystoker. Im just trying to decide what size to buy because I will be stcuk with 20+ tons of the stuff if it doesnt work, haha.. Any suggestions would be helpful Thanks
tinmanKC10
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KC10
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KC-10 Keystoker

Re: LEHIGH ANTHRACITE

PostBy: Pacowy On: Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:09 pm

I bought a TL of their buck and it has burned fine in an EFM.

Mike
Pacowy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: H.B. Smith 350 Mills boiler/EFM 85R stoker
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/anthracite

Re: LEHIGH ANTHRACITE

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:46 am

tinmanKC10 wrote:Those of you that are burning Lehigh does anyone burn buck? I have only burned rice as of now with good results but would like to step up the buck size assuming it is ok to use in my Keystoker. Im just trying to decide what size to buy because I will be stcuk with 20+ tons of the stuff if it doesnt work, haha.. Any suggestions would be helpful Thanks


Keystokers do fine with buck. The older units had more problems with outfires when running buck in warm weather, but the newer units with a secondary fan should do fine.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

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