Mallard Contracting CO.INC the new UAE.

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Re: Mallard Contracting CO.INC the new UAE.

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:47 am

Nice post Steve. I also like your signature line about buying your supply early.

I am not a fussy eater, and I don't get cranked up over ashes either. One of the most important characteristics for me is the sizing of the coal. I don't want it full of fines, and I don't want oversize coal or junk that will shear a pin in my auger.
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Re: Mallard Contracting CO.INC the new UAE.

PostBy: grobinson2 On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:50 am

OMG! Someone finally got it. We don't really care about ash content we are just afraid of work. Thank you!! Here all this time I thought I was looking for one of the most efficient, cleanest burning sources of local fuel but in reality I am just lazy. Now I see everything in life differently.

Glenn
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Re: Mallard Contracting CO.INC the new UAE.

PostBy: steveyrock On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:16 am

Hey Glenn I will admit I am lazy because I ran to Superior last week (-closer to me than Mallard-) for a ton that I am pulling off a trailer in 5 gallon buckets to load my hopper. The Superior is producing A LOT of ash too with less BTU'S but I am glad I got it verses oil,electric, or gas.I see value even in less than desirable coal and am glad for the savings compared to other fuels.


Coal is a pain in my arsh because I am lazy but the money saved is the motivator and I am glad to get any that does the job.

I don't want you pissed off at me so I apologies for sounding offensive and hope you accept.My intentions were to remind others what the high cost options are in comparison and why the work involved with higher ash does not necessarily mean there is no substantial value.

Now as Rob stated if there is excessive fines or rocks or anything else that would cause a breakage of equipment or put the unit down for repair then that is unexceptable.That being said,I got my coal from Mallard in July and it is clean rice coal with no fines or cross contamination of another size.The quality sounds like it took a dive since I got mine and I don't blame anyone for looking elsewhere.
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Re: Mallard Contracting CO.INC the new UAE.

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:22 am

I have had some coal that barely burned, at that point it is a waste of money and time.
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Re: Mallard Contracting CO.INC the new UAE.

PostBy: jaygem28 On: Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:28 pm

Blasack coal yard.... is this the one with the address of Delano road? What is the price per ton (nut)? And do they have saturday hours? Thanks guys. "Frustrated mallard customer"
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Re: Mallard Contracting CO.INC the new UAE.

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:46 pm

Losing the Quality that The Original Harmony was is a real Pain In The Collective Coal Burning Ash ! Now that we've broken You DiRenzo Officianados,even Guys as far away as Smitty will be crawling the PA Hills to try that stuff out! toothy :punk:
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Re: Mallard Contracting CO.INC the new UAE.

PostBy: NEastUnlmtd On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:34 am

I tend to think keeping a fire is for those that gravitate towards work. Then the smart ones away from Mallard. The heat creation can be seen as a hobby in my house and nasty coal takes the fun out of it. If I did.nt live in the middle of the ACR I would probably be satisfied with anything that burns too.
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Re: Mallard Contracting CO.INC the new UAE.

PostBy: rrob311 On: Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:34 pm

I spoke with someone at Glen Burn a couple weeks ago and they claimed that the coal was around 8% ash. From what I am reading the ash content is much higher than the old UAE product. Does anyone have any current ash measurements of this coal?
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Re: Mallard Contracting CO.INC the new UAE.

PostBy: NEastUnlmtd On: Thu Oct 09, 2014 2:03 pm

Any more recent Mallard RICE purchase reviews ?


Thanks!
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Re: Mallard Contracting CO.INC the new UAE.

PostBy: Doby On: Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:15 pm

I too used the old harmany and have used mallard since they bought the place but have not experianced the horror stories described here. I think this maybe because I stock pile my coal in summer when sales and demand arn't as hectic. The coal is a bit dirty as far as dust,about the same as harmony was but dose not contain many fines. I did have problems with harmony with clinkering and cracking grates in my alaska.
With malard I have not had these problems, it burns fine and keeps the house just as warm if not warmer. I do get about 25% more ash

My guess is there prosses/quality took a hit during peak demand
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Re: Mallard Contracting CO.INC the new UAE.

PostBy: Bustedmp On: Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:41 pm

I bought 3 1/2 tons from the old Harmony site before the cold weather set in and have been burning my stove for at solid 2 months and have never given thought to how it burns, at least until I was at my dads the other day. We both have the same stove, same draft readings, the only difference being the coal source. I tried a few hundred pounds of the coal my dad is using, and I had to really back the feed stroke down to keep from pushing hot coals off. Not sure if I'd be willing to drive to Turbotville from Shamokin to get coal though, but if I coud back off my feed like that, I'm going to assume I'd save a good bit of coal over what I am currently burning. I get good heat from what I am using now, but I know when I need to get more coal, I'm going to try somewhere else.
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Re: Mallard Contracting CO.INC the new UAE.

PostBy: Doby On: Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:15 pm

Bustedmp , I from elysburg so turbitville would not be much further, if the coal is better I would give it a try,where did your dad get it?

Is it red or white ash?
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Re: Mallard Contracting CO.INC the new UAE.

PostBy: Bustedmp On: Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:03 am

The place he got it from is near rt 54 and Susquehanna Trail outside Turbotville. I'm pretty sure he paid $205/ton for it.
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Re: Mallard Contracting CO.INC the new UAE.

PostBy: smokerdude On: Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:02 am

hey busted, the next time your dad gets coal from that guy have him ask where it comes from. I got good coal from him before and at the time he said it was from Hazleton.
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Re: Mallard Contracting CO.INC the new UAE.

PostBy: Bustedmp On: Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:52 am

That's what he told my dad too. He didn't say from whom, just that it was from Hazelton.
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