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Post Thu. Jan. 23, 2014 8:07 pm

Just got done with the last of my Reading coal. The coal was awesome, the ash content was minimal.
My supplier ran out of it, now I'm burning Claus coal (bagged rice) and the unburned coal is ridiculous. Very disappointed. Just to mention the Reading people have new bags, no leaks, has a handle which helps a lot, dealer selling bagged 40 lb rice for 6.00 bucks, and and the Claus coal for 6.50 go figure. Any cheaper prices out their for bagged rice near Middletown NY.
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Post Thu. Jan. 23, 2014 8:24 pm

You might have to adjust the air settings. Different coals burn differently.
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Post Thu. Jan. 23, 2014 8:28 pm

claus coal? do you mean Blaschak or is their some other coal Santa Clause bags around? weird because ive used both reading & blaschak this year and though reading is indeed good... it was not as good as blaschak (but if I had to pick a second best after trying 5 brands this year...it would be reading)

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Post Thu. Jan. 23, 2014 9:15 pm

Can't complain at all about Blaschak after 6 seasons of usage. If you are forced to do bagged, my suggestion would be, no matter which brand, buy early & buy enough. I think C12 hit the nail on the head--different coal, different stove settings. Hmmm, a handle on the bags huh?? :)
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Post Sat. Jan. 25, 2014 12:50 am

It's a stoker there is no different stove setting, the combustion air is the same, the proof is in the ash. There's no air setting the same size coal. And yeh the handle on the bag (plastics handle incorporated in the bag. What am I talking greek,

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Post Sat. Jan. 25, 2014 1:13 am

I never liked Blaschak rice due to chronic issues of excessive water, but I recently burned a couple of pallets of their buck and was very impressed. If wet coal is interfering with good combustion you might try draining/drying ahead of time.

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Post Sat. Jan. 25, 2014 3:37 am

maurizziot wrote:What am I talking greek,
You mean the handle is "attached to the bag," ???? as in if I grab the handle, the bag will come with it?? Oh.. So what you mean is the bag HAS a handle then....

:funny: toothy

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Post Sat. Jan. 25, 2014 6:11 am

Ohhhhhhh, that kinda handle :roll: :clap: toothy Again, buy early & buy enough!
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Post Sat. Jan. 25, 2014 6:29 am

Local coal dealers in Middletown NY do not understand coal, the only exception is Cornwall coal. I bought three tons so of nut (bulk) from a Bullville dealer and that is absolute complete cr ap. The other two "dealers" in the area, one is a failed hot tub sales person who is diversifying and the other is a wood stove seller who knows nothing about coal and could care less. I pickup 1.5 tons of nut at a time in my dually at Cornwall coal and that stuff is OK. My big loads are TT bulk loads of rice that come straight from Gods country (NEPA). Cornwall coal loads (Jeddo although they deny it but it's Hazleton area coal anyway) are OK and my latest attempt was Gale mining and that stuff is good too. It's lean pickings out here. Yes, I have the Pioneers big brother the Pocono (and others) and there is some adjustments to the inlet air that may help but at high burn rates there is a little unburned coal in the ash. However, bad coal is bad coal LOL.
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Post Sat. Jan. 25, 2014 6:48 am

Is the handle on the top..or bottom of the bag ???
....'Rigar

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Post Sat. Jan. 25, 2014 6:51 am

Is the handle on the top..or bottom of the bag ???
Of course, that is the problem, he is burning it upsidedown, it will never work like that ......... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I slay myself.
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Post Sat. Jan. 25, 2014 6:52 am

dcrane wrote:claus coal? do you mean Blaschak or is their some other coal Santa Clause bags around? weird because ive used both reading & blaschak this year and though reading is indeed good... it was not as good as blaschak (but if I had to pick a second best after trying 5 brands this year...it would be reading)
Me, too. I've burned both and thought I was getting "burned" with the Reading. If fact, since I have to drive 90 mins to get any coal, I'd chose to drive further not to have to get Reading. Just my opinion, Lisa
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Post Sat. Jan. 25, 2014 6:56 am

coalnewbie wrote:
Is the handle on the top..or bottom of the bag ???
Of course, that is the problem, he is burning it upsidedown, it will never work like that ......... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I slay myself.
That's explains why my stove's heat flows down and not up ...

Anyway the OP is complaining about a lot of coal he got ... who hasn't at one time or another.

I burned Reading before ... I liked it. Heat flowed up.
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Post Sat. Jan. 25, 2014 6:56 am

coalnewbie wrote:
Is the handle on the top..or bottom of the bag ???
Of course, that is the problem, he is burning it upsidedown, it will never work like that ......... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I slay myself.

:lol: :D :clap: :clap:
....'Rigar

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Post Tue. Jan. 28, 2014 9:13 pm

coalnewbie wrote:Local coal dealers in Middletown NY do not understand coal, the only exception is Cornwall coal. I bought three tons so of nut (bulk) from a Bullville dealer and that is absolute complete cr ap. The other two "dealers" in the area, one is a failed hot tub sales person who is diversifying and the other is a wood stove seller who knows nothing about coal and could care less. I pickup 1.5 tons of nut at a time in my dually at Cornwall coal and that stuff is OK. My big loads are TT bulk loads of rice that come straight from Gods country (NEPA). Cornwall coal loads (Jeddo although they deny it but it's Hazleton area coal anyway) are OK and my latest attempt was Gale mining and that stuff is good too. It's lean pickings out here. Yes, I have the Pioneers big brother the Pocono (and others) and there is some adjustments to the inlet air that may help but at high burn rates there is a little unburned coal in the ash. However, bad coal is bad coal LOL.
Finally someone local who knows what I'm dealing with around here. The the guy in bullvile
Said he loaded me with a ton and a half but when I got the rice in the spackle buckets and weight each of them it came out to be 1800lbs. I called him out on it but didn't get anywhere. Also the coal was the worst I have ever burned

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