Kimmels Coal Corportion

Kimmels Coal Corportion

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:46 am

Dear Kimmels Coal Corporation,

Due to the attached photo taken when the outside temperature was -10 degrees, I would like to personally thank you for the bag of coal your miners obtained that was used to heat my house recently. That $9.50 bag of stove coal was able to heat my house for the day to a higher temperature range at half the cost of what #2 fuel oil would be, and I am pretty sure that you and your miners pay US Taxes and do not regularly engage in flag burning demonstrations of our sacred US Flag, much less fire their weapons routinely at US Soldiers. At the same time, this bag of coal produced no mess, no soot and no creosote while it was stored and burned which cannot be said if my home was heated via firewood. Furthermore, the bag of coal allowed me to sleep all night without tending the fire. It also did not consume vast amounts of wood waste that was formerly used by farmers as bedding for their livestock and used in the production of pellets causing my local dairy farmers bedding bills to quadruple in recent years. I, as well as they, appreciate that fact.

Yes, clean, comfortable, cost effective coal.

NoSmoke (a username given for a reason).

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NoSmoke
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: New Yoker WC90
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vogelzang Pot Bellied Stove
Coal Size/Type: Stove/Nut/Pea Anthracite
Other Heating: Munchkin LP Boiler (Back-up)

Re: Kimmels Coal Corportion

PostBy: Dennis On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:01 am

It must be brutal going outside with temp differences at 100 degrees from inside :up:
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: Kimmels Coal Corportion

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:37 am

That's on top of being REAL unhealthy over-all--I don't care HOW pregnant Momma is---I'm hoping the rest of the house is much lower for the sake of them kids. :(
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix


Re: Kimmels Coal Corportion

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:39 am

Is that thermometer right over the stove? :eek2:
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Kimmels Coal Corportion

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:02 pm

I can't get my house that warm on a 75° day! :lol:
SMITTY
 
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

Re: Kimmels Coal Corportion

PostBy: sterling40man On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:21 pm

NoSmoke wrote:That $9.50 bag of stove coal


That's $380 per ton. :shock: Must be a typo?
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Kimmels Coal Corportion

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:01 pm

sterling40man wrote:
NoSmoke wrote:That $9.50 bag of stove coal


That's $380 per ton. :shock: Must be a typo?


No.

Actually there are two local places I can get Stove Coal (this being the size and not a general statement). I gave the lower price which is $9.50 for a 50 pound bag (nut, and pea cola around here come in only 40 pound bags) though the second place I can get it, is even more expensive at $9.75 per bag for 50 pounds.

1st Place is Winslow Agway in Winslow, Maine
2nd place is Paris Farmers Union in Newport, Maine

When a local hardware store found out I burned coal, they said it was cheaper by the pallet and said I could get it for $425 which a pallet is 1.25 tons.
NoSmoke
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: New Yoker WC90
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vogelzang Pot Bellied Stove
Coal Size/Type: Stove/Nut/Pea Anthracite
Other Heating: Munchkin LP Boiler (Back-up)

Re: Kimmels Coal Corportion

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:02 pm

Rob R. wrote:Is that thermometer right over the stove? :eek2:


It is about 10 feet away.
NoSmoke
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: New Yoker WC90
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vogelzang Pot Bellied Stove
Coal Size/Type: Stove/Nut/Pea Anthracite
Other Heating: Munchkin LP Boiler (Back-up)

Re: Kimmels Coal Corportion

PostBy: crazy4coal On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:15 pm

I sell Kimmels coal for 290.00 a ton and have had customers that came to me because the coal they bought from the other guys would not burn or was to much money. Just unloaded my 5th TT load of the season. They just keep coming back for more.
crazy4coal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: buderus
Stove/Furnace Model: logana

Re: Kimmels Coal Corportion

PostBy: rberq On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:04 pm

crazy4coal wrote:I sell Kimmels coal for 290.00 a ton

It is $40 to $50 a ton more here. Higher transportation costs, probably??? But I agree, most of the Kimmels I have burned has been good stuff.
rberq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
Coal Size/Type: Nut -- Kimmel/Blaschak/Reading
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: Kimmels Coal Corportion

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:33 am

I like it too, though from pallet to pallet the size is inconsistent. I had some last time that was more of Egg Coal then stove coal, but it burned fine, it was just huge in size. Once piece for instance was the size of a 5 pound bag of sugar or so! The bags I bought this time had much more smaller pieces, still stove coal sized, but smaller.

In a perfect world I would buy multiple tons of the stuff, but I do have a sad confession; when it is on the warm side, and during Spring and Fall, I burn a lot of firewood just because I have access to it. I am not saying it is free because it is not, but the cost is kind of minimized when it is your own woodlot. So I buy bags of it when I need it and not in huge volumes like I should. That would change the consistency of the coal size I am sure.
NoSmoke
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: New Yoker WC90
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vogelzang Pot Bellied Stove
Coal Size/Type: Stove/Nut/Pea Anthracite
Other Heating: Munchkin LP Boiler (Back-up)

Re: Kimmels Coal Corportion

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:02 am

Amen, NoSmoke.

I burn Kimmel's too and I get it from Crazy4Coal. Speaking of which, I'm coming to visit you hopefully this weekend if work doesn't get in the way.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Kimmels Coal Corportion

PostBy: crazy4coal On: Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:21 pm

ok, maybe out on deliveries. Hope dad wants to watch the store.
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Stove/Furnace Make: buderus
Stove/Furnace Model: logana

Re: Kimmels Coal Corportion

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:44 pm

crazy4coal wrote:ok, maybe out on deliveries. Hope dad wants to watch the store.

I'll call first. Probably be Sunday.
I'm On Fire
 
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Re: Kimmels Coal Corportion

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:24 pm

freetown fred wrote:That's on top of being REAL unhealthy over-all--I don't care HOW pregnant Momma is---I'm hoping the rest of the house is much lower for the sake of them kids. :(


It is. The temperature in our house is different depending on where you go, and at what time of day.

Our thermostat in our bedrooms is set at 68 degrees which turns on the propane boiler which heats just the bedrooms. The wood/coal stove has no thermostat at all and can only get the Great Room to a temperature of 82 degrees if I am burning Stove Coal or firewood, but can get up to 92 degrees if I burn Nut Coal.

Now getting the heat to the other end of the house is a different story. My house is T-shaped, so to get the heat down the hallway is problematic. Usually in the morning the boiler comes on because my rooms are less than 68 degrees, but by 8 Am the boiler shuts off because I have got the wood stove/coal stove going and enough heat drifts down into the back bedrooms to bring the temperature over the set temp of 68 degrees. As I write this though, at 6 PM, the farthest bedroom from the stove, is a comfortable 73 degrees and won't climb higher then that.

The problem with us is; we have just been acclimated to 80 degrees. This is no joke, when the temp hits 72 degrees in the Great Room, we feel chilled and will fire up the wood stove. We just have gotten used to living in 80 degree temperatures. Some of it too is just because "we are keeping the wood stove going". It is a pain to keep starting fires and is just much easier to toss sticks of wood in throughout the day and keep the thing going. Unless it gets really cold though, we do let it go out at night.

One thing I did for our stove though, is add a lot of thermal mass. I hauled in about a ton of rocks and placed them behind the stove; partly to protect the wall from the radiant heat, but also to help absorb that heat when the stove is going. After 8 PM, when I let the stove go out (unless it is super cold out), those rocks radiate the heat back out into the room all night long. When I get up at 4 AM or so, the house is still a comfortable 75 degrees or so and the rocks are still warm to the touch.

Another thing I did in this house to control temps, is insulate all my inside walls. Not only does this deaden sounds, but anytime I want to heat or cool a room, I can do so by opening or closing doors. Lets say I want to keep my bedrooms at an even 68 degrees, all I would have to do is keep the doors to them always shut. Because the thermostats are in the rooms, the heat from the woodstove would never go in there. Because of that, the propane boiler would control when the heat went on and off and so the room would be an even temp all the time.

I do not do that. Whenever I can keep my propane boiler from coming on, that keeps me from burning expensive propane. That is why I am so surprised I have burned 100 gallons of propane so far this year. It means my bedrooms get below 68 degree too much. I need a coal/wood boiler to circulate through my radiant floors and stop the propane non-sense.
NoSmoke
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: New Yoker WC90
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vogelzang Pot Bellied Stove
Coal Size/Type: Stove/Nut/Pea Anthracite
Other Heating: Munchkin LP Boiler (Back-up)