just when i decide to switch to coal wham!

Re: just when i decide to switch to coal wham!

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:18 pm

nuthcuntrynut wrote:now that's good news, of course if anthracite is better, wonder if power plants wouldn't try and use it, driving anthracite thru the roof for homeowners. but that is good news either way


Not going to happen...

A)It's double the cost.
B)No where near enough supply.
C)As I understand it not suitable for steam anyway at least compared to soft coal.


Anthracite seams may only be a few feet thick, it's hard to compete with this:

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Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: just when i decide to switch to coal wham!

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:42 pm

Richard S. wrote:
nuthcuntrynut wrote:now that's good news, of course if anthracite is better, wonder if power plants wouldn't try and use it, driving anthracite thru the roof for homeowners. but that is good news either way


Not going to happen...

A)It's double the cost.
B)No where near enough supply.
C)As I understand it not suitable for steam anyway at least compared to soft coal.


Anthracite seams may only be a few feet thick, it's hard to compete with this:

Image

Richard, Is that mine on rt. 39 in Estavan, Saskatchewan?
Duengeon master
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite pea and nut mix. Bituminous lump