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Post Fri. Jan. 22, 2010 4:56 pm

Whoever said its just enuf coal to heat the rock was right
This last 1/2 ton has more wood in it and has to be burned fast with a lot of draft to stay lit and put out heat.

Should have some Superior by end of Jan. Can't wait to compare them.
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Post Fri. Jan. 22, 2010 6:33 pm

Where did you buy it? I've had great results with Reading. I get my Reading Anthracite from Russel Bros. in Washington, Pa.http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res& ... xUjBrXQBAA Here is another link to Heet, Inc. http://www.heetinc.com

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Post Fri. Jan. 22, 2010 8:05 pm

DOUG wrote:Where did you buy it? I've had great results with Reading. I get my Reading Anthracite from Russel Bros. in Washington, Pa.http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res& ... xUjBrXQBAA Here is another link to Heet, Inc. http://www.heetinc.com
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Post Sat. Jan. 23, 2010 2:26 am

I've had good results with Reading Nut also. I do find the occasional piece of wood or other debris in it but as a hand fed stpve burner for the most part I just look at it as fuel. I can see where it could mess up a stoker though. Lisa
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Post Sat. Jan. 23, 2010 6:01 am

smokeyCityTeacher wrote:This last 1/2 ton has more wood in it and has to be burned fast with a lot of draft
Another vote for "Reading coal is hit & miss.....try Superior or Blaskchak".
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Post Sat. Jan. 23, 2010 7:54 am

I can buy Reading locally and save lots of time and wear and tear on my truck, instead I choose to take the road trip out for the "good stuff". 'Nuff said.
Look on this list under "Refuse Reprocessing":
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Post Sat. Jan. 23, 2010 8:04 am

Wood'nCoal, I checked your link.I don't live near coal country, and have no idea what that means. "refuse" could be a noun or verb. If it is a noun, does that mean they are processing garbage?
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Post Sat. Jan. 23, 2010 8:14 am

Refuse reprocessing:
Most of the mining currently involves reclaiming coal from slag heaps (waste piles from past coal mining) nearby closed mines.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthracite

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Post Sat. Jan. 23, 2010 3:26 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:I can buy Reading locally and save lots of time and wear and tear on my truck, instead I choose to take the road trip out for the "good stuff". 'Nuff said.
Look on this list under "Refuse Reprocessing":
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... not to mention the local stuff is 46% more expensive per ton, before gas and "sundry" expenses :cheers:

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Post Sat. Jan. 23, 2010 9:11 pm

Now I feel bad, Dave, 'cause I remember when my truck was apart and twice you brought me some Reading to keep the stoker going...looking back it wasn't the best but it didn't burn all that bad.... :bang:
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Post Sat. Jan. 23, 2010 10:23 pm

Hey -you helped me out first - now don't get all mushy on me here! :D :lol: Don't forget the good stuff from Shwenksville Road that you and you-know-who helped me get. (hi there!) :up: :clap:

I'd like to get the consistency you get with the coal from the mines. It's just that Ritter's is so close - and expensive - and I don't have much free time to make the run west. Did I tell you the Reading nut I have this year is decent stuff. The first 1.5 ton of nut I got in December had 5 or 6 handfuls of wood chunks in it. This stuff burns as hot as the Superior nut - this is a first in 8 years of burning mostly Reading pea. I'm getting a little less ash volume too, 10 -20% less. It's not as nice to use as Superior's because it shakes down harder. Superior's sandy red ash fell easily but the Reading has that beige granola thing going on that makes it harder to shake. I don't have a clinkering problem with either brand and I run the Vigilant nearly full-out most of the time. I think Reading is such a big corporation that there's a lot of variability laying around in those old refuse piles.
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Post Sat. Jan. 23, 2010 10:33 pm

I think Reading is such a big corporation that there's a lot of variability laying around in those old refuse piles.
Exactly.
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