Pros and Cons Reading Rice Vs Blackshack Rice

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Post Wed. Jan. 18, 2012 8:16 pm

So I must admit I under estimated what I was going to burn this winter. ( You see I have a cold start boiler and was basing my coal usage on its' oil usage ). So anyway ordered more and it was delivered today, Centralia is the brand. I hadn't heard of them before, of course there is alot I haven't heard of.... but anyway, what is everyones thoughts on these guys. Dealer said they were a premium coal and actually charge more for it.

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Post Wed. Jan. 18, 2012 8:22 pm

They are a coal broker, look them up online:

They sell a lot of coal and I've heard they are good to deal with. Let us know how you like their product.

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Post Thu. Feb. 23, 2012 4:07 pm

This will be my second winter burning coal in my Keystoker A-80 forced air furnace. I burned Reading last year, and this year have been using Blaschak. I really haven't seen any difference at all between the two--both seem to do the job, same amount of ash, and basically the same consumption. I may go back to Reading next year, as it's cheaper.

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Post Fri. Mar. 02, 2012 8:04 pm

Have used both and READING is the bottom of the barrel IMHO.
Coal is producing 50% of our energy without dependence on foreign oil and creating millions of jobs....
Let's tell our government that we don't want this industry bankrupted!
...Instead, how about we spend a few billion researching technology to burn it even cleaner!

Burning nut the 30-95, cord wood in the 30-NC and wood scraps in the potbelly.
Currently restoring a Chubby and dreaming of a Leisure Line Pocono Top Vent

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