LEHIGH Anthracite Review

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Post Tue. Dec. 16, 2014 2:14 pm

Just like to update. Have been using my Lehigh for a month. Have gotten pretty good mileage out of a ton. The coal I started out with last year gave me about a month out of a ton. I was expecting quite a bit more. Today, since it was a month, I opened up my bin and was pleased to find a considerable amount was still there. It was even better to find that my stoker wasn't tuned properly and was throwing quite a bit of unburned coal into the ashes. This coal is a deal for the burn/price.

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Post Wed. Dec. 17, 2014 11:52 pm

lsayre wrote:What are the ash and volatility characteristics of Lehigh anthracite? Is it red or white ash? Low in ash (both by weight and by volume)? Compared to Blaschak, is it higher or lower in volatility? Does it clinker a lot?
I can update you better on this as time goes on, as in my AA130 I went from Blaschak right to this Lehigh. So far the ash is reddish, less ash in general, more completely burned. But its only started it's path up the auger Sunday.

I believe I had the Blaschak burning pretty good. Though there was some unburnt in the ash. My neighbor seemed to think it was blackjack. Time will tell. Very pleased with the price.

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Post Thu. Dec. 25, 2014 12:36 am

CasualObserver wrote:Just got a T/T load from Lehigh delivered this morning. 22.5 tons.
i would love to see 20+ tons in my driveway. Even more so I would love to have a truck that could pull that load.

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Post Thu. Dec. 25, 2014 6:36 am

The license fee for that truck alone would buy a lot of coal ,8+ tons of coal.

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Post Sun. Mar. 01, 2015 11:20 am

Lehigh sells by the bag as well. 50lb bags. 1-10 = $8.00/bag, 11-20 7= $7.50/bag, 21-30 $7.00/bag, 31-40 $6.50/bag :D

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Post Mon. Mar. 09, 2015 11:15 am

I live in Harrisburg area. Know anyone that will deliver about 3 ton of Lehigh nut coal to me? Bin is in my garage, so chute is needed.

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Post Sun. Oct. 29, 2017 11:13 am

I'd like to add to this thread. I'm using Lehigh stove size that was delivered in bulk. Sizing is just right and consistent, I only saw minimal fines at delivery. I had 5 tons delivered.

I'm burning Lehigh for the first time. I'm almost a full week into it. Preliminary observations so far, ash is white/gray - no red hue at all. It's also very powdery and wants to fly when I dump the pan. Grate shaking is very smooth so far.

As for burning, no problems revving it up and getting the fresh load ignited. It seems very low volatiles, no puff back issues. Heat output is great, looking forward to trying it in colder weather. I love the smell of it. Heat output is steady as a rock, only a few degrees of variance over the last 12 hours. 208 over the load door, 133 two feet up the pipe before the baro. It's idling with 41 degrees outside.

I'll do some coal/ash comparisons once we get into the thick of it :)

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Post Thu. Nov. 30, 2017 4:33 pm

Today I did an ash test of the Lehigh coal. In 13 days I used 637 pounds of coal in my furnace that yielded 89 pounds of ash for 13.97%. Keep in mind these aren't lab conditions, I lose some unburned coal thru the grates at shake down. 13.97% is 2 to 4% LOWER than anything I've burned in the past. No smoke and mirrors here fellas, this is the real deal. Good stuff! :ugeek:

Edit - average coal usage for that time period was 49 pounds per day.
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Post Thu. Nov. 30, 2017 4:42 pm

Lee, how do you weigh your ash? Just curious.

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Post Thu. Nov. 30, 2017 4:52 pm

With a luggage scale.

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Post Thu. Nov. 30, 2017 5:01 pm

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Post Thu. Nov. 30, 2017 6:22 pm

I don’t weigh ash , but if that’s you thing have at it. I will say though , I have been burning kimmels this year, trying to use up bags from 2 years ago. What a pile of ash that stuff gives you. Back to Lehigh now and glad of it. No more bags of any kind. Got a triaxel load of Lehigh 2 years ago and using a little over a ton a year . If I live to be 83 , I won’t need coal till I’m 84 .i didn’t weigh my ash but can tell you kimmels is twice as much ash.

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