coalrunner wrote:oh, my name is Brock too, don't hear that name often
My parents claim they got my name from a soap opera, but I don't know what one. I was born in 1983 and would like to know what soap my name was used on.
coalrunner wrote:I made three trips in my pontiac sunfire today to harmony mine. When I called this morning the lady told me they didnt have any pea coal. Well what do ya know I get there and drive by the bins before I go to the scale and see they do have about 2 ton
ain't that something about that woman up there? did they have a good supply of nut when you were up there? oh, my name is Brock too, don't hear that name often
The nut bin looked to be completely full. Well I guess it is nut. It was the last bin to the right if you are facing the piles of coal. I think it goes from left to right ... rice, buck, pea, nut if im not mistaken. Rice was completely full buck maybe half or less pea almost empty and nut if thats right was almost completely full as well. I always call before I go. I think its a good idea to do so. Although the information you get (as I found out) can be wrong. There are other breakers in the area if they are out of what you want. Im sure coalburner could give you the information on the other local breakers.
coalrunner wrote:you are definitely dedicated my brother!!! never thought id see the day the sunfire would hold more than my toyota! oh, toyota is back up and running so im planing another run God willin
I look at it this way. I had approx 700 extra pounds evenly distributed throughout my car. trunk to the back seat to the front passenger seat. My car can hold five passengers and has five seat belts. Ao if you assume I am carrying 4 extra passengers (and I have before) they only need to weigh 175 each to equal the amount of coal I was carrying. I don't think it is anything my car cant handle. I would put more weight in it if I could fit more. I would think your truck should be able to hold at least 1,000 pounds. I wish to god I could afford a truck and a trailer. It sucks having to make three trips just to pickup a little over a ton of coal. But I do what is necessary for my family. Those three trips only cost me about 12-13 dollars in gas for all three plus my time, but since im laid off I have lots of free time so that doest matter right now. I would love to be able to get 2 - 3 ton on a trailer and only make 4-6 trips a year depending on the trailer, but for 150 a ton you cant go wrong. the trip takes me about 33 minutes one way on avg. I could get coal delivered, but id have to pay about 190 a ton. We don't have much money so I do what I can and with those 3 trips I only pay about 163 a ton with gas money figured in. so to me it is worth it. Not to mention that the coal from harmony is so much better then the *censored* my local place has.
Hambden Bob wrote:Brckwlt,you are the Harmony Animal !! The only thing missing in the pics was the Pennsy State Trooper after he pulled you over for a 10 degree list to starboard. And to think you lipped off and told him it was "crack" for stoves ! You 'da man
I passed about 4 cops during my three trips from the breaker. not to mention that I pass the state police station each way when I go to mt carmel for the coal. The cops never gave me a second look. Nor should they. I am not overloaded. I could carry more coal if I had the room. If I did get pulled over I would probably tell them to suck a nut, as its no different then having 3-4 passengers in my car.