Central VA coal source?

Re: Central VA coal source?

PostBy: coal1 On: Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:58 am

New supplier of coal in Richmond. See Posting for Coal1
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PostBy: coal1 On: Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:28 pm

http://www.MartinCoal.com
804-932-8340
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Re: Central VA coal source?

PostBy: turbine On: Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:20 am

I called a place named Agri- Service has bagged Blaschak, only size they have left this season is rice.
Stafford, Va. 22556. 540-752-5039
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Re: Central VA coal source?

PostBy: turbine On: Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:51 am

I got 3600 lbs. at J.E. Rice in August. Just about same price as last time. 125 miles each way is a drag. :shock:
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Re: Central VA coal source?

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:00 am

Julie did yo have luck with your coal this season? I am in Richmond as well. I usually hit up wood stoves unlimited for my bagged anthracite but for Bit I use Martin coal it's good stuff.
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PostBy: Smokeyja On: Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:27 pm

Hey Turbine , I happened to be in the area so I picked up a pallet of nut from J E Rice . Nice guy cool little hardware store . They are a little bit pricier than a place about 1.5 hours father south "woodstoves unlimited " usually I buy from them but I had a flat bed truck and I was just a few minutes away from J e rice and was heading back to Richmond so picked the load up . Seems like more places are stopping to sell coal... Very disappointing .
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 baseheater
Coal Size/Type: Nut / Anthracite

Re: Central VA coal source?

PostBy: Bob C On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:17 am

I live in Roanoke and unbelievably am having trouble finding a distributor of anthracite coal chunks. There is a place in Cambrian outside of Christiansburg that sells bagged rice and small nugget size anthracite coal but it's small size would fall thru the openings in the grates that are built in within my 1900s home fireplaces. Any advice of somewhere nearby that sells anthracite rocks (the size of one's fist or larger) would be appreciated! Thanks in advance.
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Re: Central VA coal source?

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:36 am

I get pop-ups for a company called Dixiegas out of Lexington and Verona. Their webpage indicates they have coal but I don't know the brand or type. Check them out at Dixiegas.com. Lisa
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Re: Central VA coal source?

PostBy: titleist1 On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:28 am

bobc...i am thinking you dont want anthracite for burning in your fireplace grates, you want bituminous. can you take a pic of this grate set up in your fireplace for us to look at?
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Re: Central VA coal source?

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:24 am

Geez... I completely missed the part of the coal baskets. There is a current post running about burning in coal baskets - check it out, Coal Fireplace Basket Suggestions/Comments. I wouldn't think you'd have a problem finding Bit coal in South Central Va. Lisa
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Re: Central VA coal source?

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:44 am

Bob C, welcome to the forum. Those original victorian fireplaces were designed to burn Bituminous coal. I don't think you would have much, if any luck with anthracite. I didn't. Alot of good information in the current thread that lowfog01 mentioned. How about some pictures of those lovely fireplaces. Matt
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Re: Central VA coal source?

PostBy: Bob C On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:22 pm

Hmmmm...... Reading the posts I remember when I burned anthracite in a Loth stove it would pop off smaller pieces but it was soooooo clean....smoked very little...and was clean to handle. Bought some really crappy bagged bit coal here in Roanoke to burn in my fireplaces that were designed to burn coal....will try to post some photos tomorrow.....the coal burned extremely smokey....left clinkers.....and smelled horrendous ...... Which was leaning me to anthracite. I read the posts on the other pages and rather than have grates that have legs and sit in the firebox, the ones I have are 'L' shaped and attach to the walls on each side of the firebox
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Re: Central VA coal source?

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:00 pm

Hey Bob look up woodstoves unlimited . They have stove coal which is the size you want .
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 baseheater
Coal Size/Type: Nut / Anthracite

Re: Central VA coal source?

PostBy: Legendsingray On: Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:24 pm

Edwards and Sons
6541 Edward Lane
Port Republic, VA. 24471
540-249-4241

They sell bagged coal of all standard sizes and I believe they sell bulk now as well.
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Re: Central VA coal source?

PostBy: Legendsingray On: Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:31 pm

Although I'm not a fan of Reading coal.
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