- Posts: 21784
- Joined: Wed. Nov. 23, 2005 9:17 pm
- Location: Ohio
- Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
- Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Anthracite Pea
- Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW), ComfortMax 75
What I've generally observed is that the most dense (I.E., weighs more in the bucket) anthracite causes more problems with keeping the fire lit. The lightest weight anthracite seems to also be the most high in volatiles, and therefore the "hottest". The old Harmony anthracite was the lightest weight, hottest burning, and easiest to keep burning coal I ever experienced. It weighed only on the order of about 37 Lbs. in my 5 gallon (which are actually more like 5.6 - 5.7 gallon) plastic pails. The most dense, and potentially thereby most pure and low in volatiles and ash and high in carbon coal I've seen is the Atlantic/Stocton at about 42 Lbs. in the same pails. BlaschaK has for me weighed in over the years at between 38 and 40 Lbs. per plastic 5 gallon pail. YMMV
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- Joined: Tue. Nov. 13, 2012 9:05 am
- Stoker Coal Boiler: 1948 International boiler, EFM S-20 stoker
- Coal Size/Type: Buck,
FF , A good track record says it all .
My buddy is a 3rd generation Blaschak dealer.
I started burning it last year, makes good heat in stoves and stokers. We burned 2 tt loads in 5 homes last year , very nice ppl to deal with at the office, great BTU out-put , no drama , good price. We will continue to use Blaschak.
- Rob R.
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- Posts: 15589
- Joined: Fri. Dec. 28, 2007 4:26 pm
- Location: Chazy, NY
- Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
- Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Jr
- Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
- Posts: 666
- Joined: Sat. Nov. 08, 2014 11:47 am
- Location: Quakertown, PA
- Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker '81 KA4 (online 1/16/17)
- Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
- Other Heating: EFM SPK600
Started burning B coal then due to availability and cost I tried Lehigh. Settings required on the boiler were different between the two. B coal was easy to light but seemed to burn faster and had more fluffy ash. Lehigh was harder to light but seemed to burn slower and gave a harder ash. I dont think you can go wrong with either of them. Consequently I dropped the feed rate using lehigh, perhaps the recovery time marginally slower? Ive been using lehigh the last few seasons. I use about 4-5tn/yr about 35-45#/day during the core heating season Nov-March
- Posts: 2794
- Joined: Tue. Jan. 08, 2008 9:51 pm
- Location: Malta N.Y.
- Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520, 700, Van Wert 800 GJ 61,53
- Baseburners & Antiques: Magic Stewart 16, times 2!
- Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck
- Other Heating: Slant Fin electric boiler backup
Both Blashchak and Lehigh are very good coal. Not many complaints from anybody. Lehigh is quite a bit cheaper per ton by the TT
- Posts: 2171
- Joined: Wed. May. 20, 2009 8:09 am
- Location: Wynantskill NY, 10 miles from Albany
- Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
- Coal Size/Type: Rice
- Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
I liked Jeddo in my old hand fed, and really like Lehigh in my newer stoker.