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Post Tue. Mar. 25, 2014 12:25 pm

I got a TT load of rice from Gale mining that was supposed to last more than 2 years and yes you guessed it I will need another load this summer :( . Gale is good hot coal and it was a good choice but there is a lot of ash and fly ash. So I have narrowed it down to

Gale (still a possibility)
any other brands that get rated.

Are there any illuminati that would like to discuss relative merits????
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Post Tue. Mar. 25, 2014 7:03 pm

I've burned Jeddo a few years and was pleased with it. Can't speak for the others.
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Post Tue. Mar. 25, 2014 7:43 pm

cn check your pm box jack
Jack from Lehigh Valley

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Post Tue. Mar. 25, 2014 8:43 pm

I just started burning Direnzo (only1/4 ton so far) and I like it.Has red ash and burns hot,little ash(don't know the ash content)

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Post Wed. Mar. 26, 2014 8:31 am

Gents I lv live 35 to 45 minutes from all the Major breakers in other words smack dab in theCoal regions .Family using coal since 1940s .Hand fired boilers an 520s an Losch stokers .I have a beer with 4 coal delivery men so heres a honest opinion .Panther Valley to HazletonJeddo an Lehigh were always rated number 1 .I am from Coaldale that says it all .Geologically Lehigh University did a studt study on Anthracite an ranked L C N An Jeddo as the hardest coal in Penna .There comments as you move west of Panther Valley an Hazleton the coal is More Free Burning .Disclaimer im not a coal salesman .jack
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Post Wed. Mar. 26, 2014 5:48 pm

I have been burning nothing but DiRenzo nut in a handicapped box stove. Ever since changing from stove size, to nut (per Dcranes advice) I have not have any issues. Still running in the one match club this year too.

I burn about one and a half tons per year. My coal stove is my only heating source. 1200sq ft. Raised ranch, central masonry chimney. Bla, bla, bla.

I don't think you could go wrong with them.

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Post Wed. Mar. 26, 2014 7:46 pm

From my experience stay away from Casey Kassa, horrible coal. I switch over to Jeddo with huge difference. Jeddo burns hotter, ash is 50% less and lighter. I now don't have to empty a full ash tub every 10-12 hrs. I'm now emptying 24 hrs with only half full tub,
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Post Wed. Mar. 26, 2014 7:54 pm

Superior Coal! Use to work at Jeddo, burned it one winter. Never again! A lot of dirt, but the #8 breaker is made for wholesale distribution. Not really set up for direct sale, hence the extra fines. Thats what you get when loaded by a loader, and stock piles stacked by a loader. Coal is broken up when handled, so after it is prepared it shouldn't be constantly turned by a machine.

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Post Sat. Mar. 29, 2014 11:53 am

My first load was Gale, and the second Direnzo. The Direnzo creates much less ash, and makes the same amount of heat. I'd rate Direnzo equal to the old Harmony stuff I burned last winter.

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Post Sun. Mar. 30, 2014 9:52 am

I got a load of Gale this year and I agree with others a lot more ash,gonna give Direnzo a try next year.

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