Price Check...What's the Going Price in Your Area? 2007-08

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Price you pay per ton?

$120 or less
5
2%
$120 to $130
16
6%
$130 to $140
14
5%
$140 to $150
4
1%
$150 to $165
10
4%
$165 to $185
31
11%
$185 to $210
65
24%
$210 to $250
70
26%
$250 or More
57
21%
 
Total votes: 272

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Matthaus
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Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite
Location: Wilkes Barre, PA

Post Thu. Apr. 10, 2008 4:48 pm

One time good deal for one ton. :lol: Kinda like getting free coal, not really sure what you're getting, but for the price and the cost of fuel may or may not be a good deal. :P
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Scottscoaled
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Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck
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Location: Malta N.Y.

Post Thu. Apr. 10, 2008 9:51 pm

What's really kind of funny is that I don't burn nut/pea. I picked it up to go along with a stove that's being sold. Looks great sitting there in the great big bag. It was shiny and hard :) Scott
I think a man does what he can, untill his destiny is revealed. Right now that is trying to sell my EFM plate boilers in 520 and 700 sizes.

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coal berner
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Location: Pottsville PA. Schuylkill County PA. The Hart Of Anthracite Coal Country.

Post Thu. Apr. 10, 2008 10:34 pm

Well it better be hard because if it is soft It is not Anthracite coal Shiny is good because you can't Polish a turd :lol:
J.C.

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Post Sat. Apr. 12, 2008 7:52 pm

Does anyone know where the best prices for bagged coal is off I81 in PA I travel through there from 84 all the way to 76 and I have a van so I need bagged coal. I can't bring a truck down there so I need it bagged. Any Ideas?

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Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite
Location: Wilkes Barre, PA

Post Sun. Apr. 13, 2008 7:40 am

rrob311 wrote:Does anyone know where the best prices for bagged coal is off I81 in PA I travel through there from 84 all the way to 76 and I have a van so I need bagged coal. I can't bring a truck down there so I need it bagged. Any Ideas?
Hi rrob, welcome to the forum. :)

I see you are still deciding which stove to purchase so you aren't sure what size of coal you will need. Just be aware rice is the most popular with the home burning crowd so it can be the hardest to come by in the middle of winter, although most stoves that burn rice will burn buckwheat or a mixture of buck and rice. You asked about the best price and didn't mention quality, I will say that quality matters. I didn't know the difference when I first started burning coal and was happy with Agel coal in Scranton, they are only $4.50 a 50# bag. But that coal is strip mined coal with a fair amount of non burnable shale and bone and is around 20% ash. The best coal is deep mined coal, and if you do some reading on here you will see the opinions rendered on that subject. :lol: If you want quality deep mined coal, it is not available in bags. From what I have read on here most think the Blashak bagged coal is the best, and you could probably buy that at the same cost at a source near where you live when considering the fuel costs to actually get off 81 and go directly to the source.

So having said all that here is another idea. Can you fit a couple (or even one) 55 gallon drum or other container in the back of the van? If so you could go to any of the breakers you see talked about and either shovel it in or if you go to Calvin Lenig you can make a shute and use the overhead hopper to load it right in. UAE is exit 124, Superior is exit 112 and Lenig is kinda out of the way but you would get off exit 116 depending your preference for roads. At Superior you would need to call a head and make sure they had a pile outside with the size you need since they feed from overhead shutes inside a building.

Not sure if any of this helps, but there are other threads on this forum regarding where to get coal, you should give them a read. Best of luck in figuring out what to do. :)
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Post Mon. Apr. 14, 2008 12:03 am

rrob311 wrote:Does anyone know where the best prices for bagged coal is off I81 in PA I travel through there from 84 all the way to 76 and I have a van so I need bagged coal. I can't bring a truck down there so I need it bagged. Any Ideas?
Take Exit 124 off of I-81 it would be the Frackville exit go threw Frackville to Blaschack Breaker they will tell you
where there bagging Plant is The plant is up the road from the breaker a few miles But I do not know if they will sell only
a few bags you should call first here is there address and a Map that shows you where to go from I-81 Good luck Oh as it
was stated in the Post above The best coal would be Deep mine from any of the Places metioned however using a drum
in a van would not work very well because you would have to tack it out to fill it then put it back in the van full witch is about 500lbs I don't know to many People that can lift a 55 gal drum full of anything I would stick with the bags ;)
One more thing Blaschack is only 3 to 4 miles from I-81 exit 124

Here is the map
J.C.

Heating house & water with a 1986 electric furnace man DF520 using buckwheat Anthracite coal

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Post Tue. Apr. 22, 2008 10:59 pm

Thanks Matthaus for the info I got an older Russo #2(smaller) coal/wood combo stove I think the stove is designed for nut but can burn stove and pea coal. I hope this is easier to come by. I may just haul a trailer behind the van and do it that way.

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Post Tue. Apr. 29, 2008 9:48 am

Just heard on the radio this AM that coal price will be going up approx. 15% before the end of the year due to demand in China & elsewhere. Might as well send them our coal - we send them everything else. I guess that's what you do when your afraid of somebody - make them your best friend after being their enemy for 80+ years. Funny how they're kicking our ass now without a single shot being fired. Don't worry though, our goverment truly cares about us..............

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Richard S.
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Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite
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Post Tue. Apr. 29, 2008 10:05 am

I believe China is net exporter as far as coal is concerned. There is three biggies for coal production the U.S. China, Russia... India I believe if you want to include them in that list but I'm stating that from memory. Look at this way.... with more than 25% of the worlds known reserves if coal becomes the big thing its the U.S. that holds all the cards.

The world market for coal shouldn't have a great effect on the cost of anthracite, its already at a premium and the demand for it will not rise like that of Bit. ... but I could be wrong.

Then again I'm not helping things, should I shut the forum down? :lol:
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Post Tue. Apr. 29, 2008 12:56 pm

China puts two new coal burning electric plants on line every week. That shows you how big their demand is.

I would not worry too much about China in the long run. With there restrictive laws about one child per couple except for farmers, they will start seeing a reduction in workforce in about 20 years. In forty years, every worker will be supporting two parents and possibly as many as four grandparents as they have no social security or retirement programs. They are on a very rapid spiral to nowhere fast. Add the fact that there average birth rate is skewed because of their laws most likely. With 119 boys born to every 100 girls, they have big trouble coming soon.
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Post Wed. Apr. 30, 2008 3:15 pm

coaledsweat you,re right about the one child thing and that policy has been in effect for decades.Maybe with the shrinking workforce over there we will be working for them soon.I just hope it,s not as slaves! :?

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Post Wed. Apr. 30, 2008 6:56 pm

The thing they will need the most is women, I wonder how that is going to work out. :roll:
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Post Sat. May. 17, 2008 11:18 pm

280.00 / ton
John
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Post Sun. May. 18, 2008 3:53 pm

I just got my delivery on Friday, picked it up at my local dealer. My buddy owns a tri-axle, so shipping was free :D 23 [email protected] $185.0/ton, should be enough for about 6 years. The tarp it's on is 20' x 40' and I still needed to drop some at the end of the driveway, the waters is from the rain on Friday night. Now, if only my boiler ( K-6 ) would get here :(
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Post Sun. May. 18, 2008 4:20 pm

just paid 130.00 ton for rice at Hudson coal last friday

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