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Chuck_Steak
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Post Mon. Dec. 27, 2010 9:48 pm

I've been burning Blaschak nut (bagged) so far this year, just to see any differences
between it and Kimmel's that we have been using.
Honestly, my stuff is dry as a bone...
Now we installed a stoker for someone last week, and brought
some Blaschak rice... it was WET...
We spread some out on the foor to dry it out,
and opened about a half dozen bags to help them dry a bit.

Haven't seen much difference yet, other than the Blaschak seems to be smaller.
But more uniform.
By that I mean, the pieces seem to be a lot closer in size than the Kimmies.
Seem to have more fine stuff in the Kimmies as well.

As for dealers of Kimmels, McManus fuels in Barrington NH has it, ($289)
but that is about 80 miles from you...

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Post Mon. Dec. 27, 2010 10:37 pm

Klem's in Spencer, MA has it too. Still a hike for you though.

They went way up in price compared to a couple years back. I had poor burning characteristics with their stuff, as well as lots of rocks & other trash ... soooo .... :|

Last time I checked they were about $292 a ton.
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Post Tue. Dec. 28, 2010 6:44 am

Man it seems everyone away from me has coal cheaper then what I can get down the street! :mad:

That's it were moving!!! :P
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Post Wed. Dec. 29, 2010 10:15 pm

It's going up.... again.....
2nd time in a few months.... :mad:
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Post Thu. Dec. 30, 2010 9:24 am

Where can I buy Blashack coal coal in western pa? 15068 Thanks.

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Post Thu. Dec. 30, 2010 10:23 am

I have been reading a lot of good reports on the Blaschak, so this year
i bought 2 pallets and am finding it similar to the Reading coal I used to
bag myself at another local place. I would'nt say the ash is much less,
heat output seems similar, hard to really tell, we have had a very cold
december. It is more $$, but comes bagged so a little less hassle loading.
But, I do have to dispose of a bunch of plastic bags now!
As far as water, my pallets were inside since I bought them in November,
so some may have a touch of moisture in the coal, but for the most part
no water, in the NUT coal I have. My distributor had it under cover also.
currently running a Channing III in our basement,
feeding into cold air return and circulated with
forced air furnace.
love the even warm heat!
upstate NY, near Syracuse.

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Post Thu. Dec. 30, 2010 4:35 pm

Hey dutchI suspect if you were bagging the reading it was at Dennis coal, I used theirs last year and had very good luck with it. Bought Blashik this year bulk and find the same things you did between the two, one problem I have with the blashik is the fines and this isn't them it is the shipping and then running up the elevator into my bin, tons of fines. Going back to the reading after I finish this load, I can haul 2 ton at a time so three trips would do it for the winter. Plus I like the bags they have and the system for filling them.
This is only my two cents
and sometimes it is not worth that

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Post Thu. Dec. 30, 2010 4:45 pm

Come on George, you just like visiting with the happy kid that mans the desk :lol:
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Post Thu. Dec. 30, 2010 5:17 pm

jmbabl81 wrote:Where can I buy Blashack coal coal in western pa? 15068 Thanks.
Chip's Stove shop in apollo pa. I found them today and paid $7 per bag. They want $330 per pallet with 2400lbs. or $275 per ton.

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Post Thu. Dec. 30, 2010 11:37 pm

Fred that is the only part I don't like but this might cure his problem. :chop:
This is only my two cents
and sometimes it is not worth that

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Post Fri. Dec. 31, 2010 7:58 pm

yea, bagged there for 5 years, just thought i'd try the blaschack, but I can't say for sure
that it's worth the extra $$$
i will only need about 1-1.5 more ton, so maybe i'll bag the rest I need of the Reading.
fastcat wrote:Hey dutchI suspect if you were bagging the reading it was at Dennis coal, I used theirs last year and had very good luck with it. Bought Blashik this year bulk and find the same things you did between the two, one problem I have with the blashik is the fines and this isn't them it is the shipping and then running up the elevator into my bin, tons of fines. Going back to the reading after I finish this load, I can haul 2 ton at a time so three trips would do it for the winter. Plus I like the bags they have and the system for filling them.
currently running a Channing III in our basement,
feeding into cold air return and circulated with
forced air furnace.
love the even warm heat!
upstate NY, near Syracuse.

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Post Mon. Jan. 10, 2011 3:19 pm

I picked up 2.5 tons of Rice on 12/30. Super wet. I've been squeeging the water out of my garage since. I was burning Jeddo coal before this load. With the Jeddo I was emptying my ash pan on Monday mornings and Thursday evenings. With the Blaschak I cant go that long. I'm not very happy with it. I should have made the trip to Harmony instead.

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Post Thu. Jan. 13, 2011 8:53 am

UpDate: It seems the wet coal burns different then dry coal. The first few buckets of Blaschak were wet and were giving me some problems. Now that I'm filling the hopper with dry rice my ash dump times are the same as I had when burning the Jeddo. Same settings on the Coal-trol as I had with the Jeddo. House is just as warm with either brand. Will only have to dump ash twice a week which makes it nice.

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Post Sun. Jan. 16, 2011 10:15 pm

Huh...all the Blaschak rice I've burned this year has been slightly damp, but hardly soaking wet like many of you describe. Weird?
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Post Mon. Jan. 17, 2011 12:23 pm

av8r wrote:Huh...all the Blaschak rice I've burned this year has been slightly damp, but hardly soaking wet like many of you describe. Weird?
Not really. The worst of the wetness problems seem to be associated with storing the stuff outside. If you store yours inside and your dealer does too that can make a big difference. My dealer stores his outside and so do I. All it takes is a little rain. Even pallets which were stretch wrapped from the bagging plant were still very wet when I opened them. The woven bags breath better and do not build up as much water.
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