Who has the hottest, cleanest burning anthracite?

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Post by lsayre » Sat. Mar. 13, 2021 6:14 am

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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Post by Dave 1234 » Sun. Mar. 14, 2021 8:56 am

freetown fred wrote:
Wed. Mar. 10, 2021 6:27 am
Facebook huh??????????????????? LOL Why not ask them?? It is the best, been using BLASCHAK for 10+ yrs with outstanding results. Yep, around 23 ton.
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.

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Post by Den034071 » Mon. Mar. 15, 2021 6:36 pm

Lehigh about 45 years pop and me jack Try it .Top notch coal

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Post by Rob R. » Mon. Mar. 15, 2021 6:38 pm

Den034071 wrote:
Mon. Mar. 15, 2021 6:36 pm
Lehigh about 45 years pop and me jack Try it .Top notch coal

10-4. Lehigh has been good to me. I bought my first load when they were still LC&N.

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Post by Qtown1835 » Tue. Mar. 16, 2021 2:36 pm

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

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Post by Scottscoaled » Tue. Mar. 16, 2021 3:03 pm

Both Blashchak and Lehigh are very good coal. Not many complaints from anybody. Lehigh is quite a bit cheaper per ton by the TT

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Post by CapeCoaler » Tue. Mar. 16, 2021 5:07 pm

Ya like $1.10 gal oil cheap...

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Post by 2001Sierra » Wed. Mar. 17, 2021 9:39 pm

I liked Jeddo in my old hand fed, and really like Lehigh in my newer stoker.

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