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Chuck_Steak
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Coal Size/Type: mostly nut, sometimes stove, Santa brand
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark III
Location: New Hampster

Post Fri. Oct. 28, 2011 10:11 pm

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Cap
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator
Coal Size/Type: Nut and Stove
Other Heating: Heat Pumps
Location: Lehigh Twp, PA
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Post Fri. Oct. 28, 2011 10:16 pm

What makes you say this?

Sometimes I wonder why we create our own fear on this forum. I saw it last year too. The only time I ever had trouble buying coal was when I showed up two Saturdays too early. :lol:
Cap
Lehigh Twp.
Northampton Co., PA

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SMITTY
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - (custom built by Jim Dorsey, Taunton MA - RIP 4/18/13)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler
Location: West-Central Mass

Post Fri. Oct. 28, 2011 10:18 pm

I grabbed a 3 year supply this summer with the cash I got for my El Camino. Mostly because I have a rough idea of what my finances will be like next season ... and it isn't pretty. Figured I'd better do it now .. or not be able to. Wish I could've bought more.
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freetown fred
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut
Location: Freetown,NY 13803

Post Fri. Oct. 28, 2011 10:59 pm

Smart move my young friend--come on cap, we're a crises oriented society. :clap: toothy I had mine put up in july sometime. ;)
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no74falcon
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: 2) Leisure Line Pioneers, 1) Keystoker
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: 1) Hitzer 82FA, 1) Newmac WG100
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer, Newmac, LL, Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: 82FA, WG100, Pioneer, 90
Location: Erieville, N.Y.

Post Sat. Oct. 29, 2011 1:46 am

First year with my Alaska and first year burning coal in this house. Ordered 4 pallets (9600 lbs) but then sold the woodstove we used last winter and ordered another pallet before the original order was delivered so they brought us an even 6 ton. Hoping we will use 4 this winter, then will order another 6 in the spring and will be set for next winter, and the following. We'll see but not happy with the Alaska so far. Maybe I expect more than it's capable of though.
Allen Clark
Erieville N.Y.
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BeerMonley
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Lesiure Line
Coal Size/Type: rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Lesiure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono
Location: Lake Winola PA

Post Sat. Oct. 29, 2011 6:45 am

I have no idea, first year with the Pocono, I only have about 3 tons, I found out the hard way that rice seems to take up more space than nut does and my old bin is full, ill be building a new "mega" bin over the summer MMUUUHHHHHAAAAAAAAAA!!!! I plan on getting one more load and just keeping it in the trailer next to my bin (which is under my deck) Worst case is I run out and have to buy bagged

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Darren L
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer LE Back Vent
Location: Douglassville,Pa
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Post Sat. Oct. 29, 2011 7:20 am

First year with my Pioneer I got 3 tons a coupke weeks from UAE and few bags. :)

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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy
Location: Chazy, NY

Post Sat. Oct. 29, 2011 8:58 am

Yes, I ordered a TT load in September. All summer the guys at the breakers were asking folks to buy early and not wait until now.

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Chuck_Steak
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Coal Size/Type: mostly nut, sometimes stove, Santa brand
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark III
Location: New Hampster

Post Sat. Oct. 29, 2011 2:17 pm

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Stove/Furnace Make: buderus
Stove/Furnace Model: logana
Location: Sussex County N.J.

Post Sat. Oct. 29, 2011 3:01 pm

I'am a Kimmel's dealer and I waited a week to get a confirmed order. Now if the snow would stop I can have the truck go get it. I may place another order just so I have a spot open at the plant. Most of my cust. have their coal, the snow got the others to call today to make sure I had what they need and the answer is YES!
Owner of American Coal LLC. Sussex County N.J. (Bagged only)

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6
Location: Northern Maine

Post Sat. Oct. 29, 2011 3:16 pm

Chuck_Steak wrote:Everything has gone up a LOT more than in the past.
How much? I bought 5 pallets and already got 3......no more room. I'll go get the other 2 and possibly buy another pallet in January.
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freetown fred
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut
Location: Freetown,NY 13803

Post Sat. Oct. 29, 2011 3:20 pm

Prices have NOT gone up anymore then could be expected with fuel where it is. None of the reputable dealers that I'm familiar with in this area are backed up order wise nor are we patrons--of course the dealers project what the market (coal users) numbers will be & make their purchases accordingly & for the most part, people have had their bins full for quite some time. My Uncle Sal always used to say--"you gotta be smarter then what you're workin with"--every season, I find, is a learning process inclusive of stove performance, and coal knowledge--the where's, the what's & the who's. Kinda like selling pot back in the 60's--it was a lot of fun, people wise & then every schmuck that had even a bathroom scale, got into it for the BUCKS & the fun experiance, quality of product & customer service pretty much went to hell in a handbasket. :( This FORUM is amazing as far as coal burning knowledge goes, but, I won't depend on it to give me info on matters just because I'm to lazy or BUSY :lol: to do my own leg work.Yes, I take many suggestions from here--BUT--bottom line, it's still on me. ;)
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grizzly2
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.
Location: Whippleville, NY

Post Sat. Oct. 29, 2011 5:00 pm

I do now.

I took delivery of the 4 tons of nut had had requested from Rockhill Coal in Malone,NY three days ago. The coal was $275/ton plus delivery $40. plus 2% tax = $1162. Since it was dumped on top of the 2 tons I had left, I am burning the new coal right now. It is probably too early to know for sure, but it seams to be burning just fine with a normal amount of ash. I won't know until I start running the stove hotter if it forms clinkers or not.

The delivery was commical in a way. Mr. Rockhill is a real nice guy. His equipment is realy tired, but he knows how to operate it and we got the 4 tons through my small cellar window just fine. I had a stack of sheet metal roofing next to the house so he couldn't get as close as he would have liked. He had two rather short chutes, but we made it work :) .

The coal truck was an old Ford, I would say from about 1980. It has a high lift box. I had never seen one of those work before. It was prety interested in the operation of it. It would not stay up unless he left the engine running, which was OK except it smelled and smoked like an engine running with the choke closed. Durn near choked me at times :sick: . The bottom of the box had a few welded patches on it which didn't help the coal slide out any. I didn't stand too close to the side of the truck with the box lifted because the scissor action lift parts and the frame of the truck appeared to have some very heavy rust on them.

I would Definitely buy from Mr. Rockhill (good name for a coal dealer huh?) again, even if he wasn't the only bulk delivery dealer in the area. :up:
The only redeeming value of winter is that I can have a fire in my stove.

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steamup
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130, Keystoker K-6
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: HS Tarm 502 Wood/Coal/Oil
Coal Size/Type: pea, buck, rice
Location: Napoli, NY

Post Mon. Oct. 31, 2011 8:01 am

I went with a TT load for a variety of reasons:
(kinda like a top ten list)

1. The price of coal is rising faster than the interest rate in my bank account.
2. I was able to scrape together enough cash for a TT load.
3. I had the space to store it.
4. Nearest bulk coal dealer is 50 miles away. Those nearer to me handle only bagged coal in rice or nut. No buck or pea.
5. First year heating without wood. Not sure how much I will use. Last year was brutal. Best be prepared.
6. I will never get caught without a supply of fuel on hand again. When I get down to 1 years supply, I will reorder.
7. I expect to burn about 8 tons +/- a year. Won't take to long to go through a TT load.
8. I have the equipment to handle bulk coal.
9. I will use any excuse to use my tractor.
10. Kinda like playing with a sand pile when you were a kid, only a little dirtier.
Steamup

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freetown fred
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut
Location: Freetown,NY 13803

Post Mon. Oct. 31, 2011 8:47 am

I think you just covered the 10 commandments of coal burning my friend. Good to see it written out. It don't get much clearer then that ;) --tractor optional. :lol:
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