buying coal

buying coal

PostBy: AlmostThere On: Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:16 pm

Question on Hard Coal.
I have two local suppliers that are charging the same rate for hard coal. One supplier leaves it exposed which means snow and rain hits this coal. The other supplier has it covered. Does the coal that is exposed to the elements hold water, which inreturn will give me less coal per ton?

Just curious - still learning my friends.
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Re: buying coal

PostBy: Dennis On: Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:29 pm

I'm sure it will hold water,but it's not like a sponge and hold much water only slight moisture.And look at it another way, the wet and uncovered coal is having the dust washed off :confused: :gee: the wet coal won't hurt a thing
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Re: buying coal

PostBy: oros35 On: Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:41 pm

One place I went weighed how much coal you got, then reduced it by a percentage for "water", was about 5.8%. I have no idea where that % came from. Was about $9-10/ton.

They are not a big heating coal supplier, mostly comerical sales, but was good quality coal. And $10 is $10
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Re: buying coal

PostBy: Jaeger On: Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:25 pm

My supplier doesn't cover his stock either and I still get some dust, but would prefer it to be rinsed by the rain. Never got a load soaking wet, but it's going to dry in the bin anyway..

I've put coal in the boiler that was wet and it burn the same, smells a little bit but it's not going to hurt either way.

If the price is the same see who you like, seem to get along with better and go from there. My supplier is the nicest guy and real accommodating with delivery and never leaves any mess.

Let us know how you make out!
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Re: buying coal

PostBy: joeq On: Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:17 pm

So I'm assuming you can still buy coal by the truck, and not bags? wonder if it's cheaper that way. not sure if it's available in my area of CT, but I'll bet you can buy it that way in PA.
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Re: buying coal

PostBy: jjs777_fzr On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:27 am

Yep in MA you can buy by the truck load or bagged.
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