Buying Coal for the First Time Need Help on Where to Go...

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Post Fri. Sep. 11, 2009 1:24 pm

this will be my first year buying in bulk. I got my stove set up mid last winter. I will go pick it up but I don't know where to go. I live in limerick PA and I don't mind driving to get it. shamokin , pottsville , tremont , tower city they are all about 1.5 hours to 2 hours from me. of coarse I am looking for the cheapest place....

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Post Fri. Sep. 11, 2009 2:28 pm

scarecrow wrote:this will be my first year buying in bulk. I got my stove set up mid last winter. I will go pick it up but I don't know where to go. I live in limerick PA and I don't mind driving to get it. shamokin , pottsville , tremont , tower city they are all about 1.5 hours to 2 hours from me. of coarse I am looking for the cheapest place....
In order Lowest to the highest per ton picked up

140 a ton pick up

145 a ton pick up

150 or 160 a ton picked up

http://www.ibegin.com/directory/us/pennsylvania/l ... h-town-rd/
155 a ton picked up

160 a ton pick up

160 or 170 a ton picked up

170 a ton Picked up

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Post Fri. Sep. 11, 2009 4:03 pm

Scarecrow,

I'm just north of you in Douglassville. I've loaded my own coal
from the breakers for years. I get about 3 tons per load. My
coal for this year is from Superior Coal in Hegins. Years before
I alway went to Meadowbrook Coal in Lykins.
The coal is pretty much the same no matter where you decide.
If you don't mind a longer drive, pick the cheapest and go.
I always enjoy the trip to the breakers. Start early, get breakfast,
enjoy the scenery. No better way to spend a day.

Tom

Visit Lehigh Anthracite

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Post Fri. Sep. 11, 2009 4:06 pm

DiRenzo Coal Co.
"Quality Anthracite Since 1930"
Pottsville, PA
800-676-4743
http://www.direnzocoal.com

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Post Fri. Sep. 11, 2009 4:08 pm

TSB, what kind of vehicle do you use to haul 3 tons at a time? Thanks

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Post Fri. Sep. 11, 2009 4:29 pm

I use the shop flat bed truck with a grain bin chained to it.
It runs a little top heavy, but it unloads nice.
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