Another Lost Harmony Customer!

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SheepDog
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Post Mon. Jul. 07, 2014 11:43 am

That is going to have to find another good source for fuel.

Ok so I am luckier than most and still have some left, but the wife is happier with a big pile of coal she can admire everyday with the knowledge that the house will be warm for the next couple seasons.

Since making her happier usually reflex positively on my happiness when she requested I look into another truck load ordered this summer I decided now was as good as any to start looking.

So with my old source dried up I came back to the place I learned so much about coal at and thought I would ask anyone who cared to trot out your top 3 places you would go if you had to buy a whole truckload sight unseen? (Oh and a list of folks you would not deal with again if anyone feels strongly in that direction!)

SD

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windyhill4.2
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Post Mon. Jul. 07, 2014 11:51 am

This coming winter will be our first to burn coal full time,but based on so many reviews,i will attempt to purchase coal from Direnzo. Never heard anything bad about their coal,everything I read has been positive.

Anthracite Ed
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Post Mon. Jul. 07, 2014 11:59 am

I would agree, Direnzo would be my first choice, Clean uniformly sized product, The Buck coal $20 cheaper then other sizes

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SheepDog
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Post Tue. Jul. 08, 2014 9:11 am

I ran across that name a few times while researching over the weekend. Any others I should look at?

SD

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Post Tue. Jul. 08, 2014 9:16 am

Gale Mining might need checked into, I sure would. ;)

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Post Tue. Jul. 08, 2014 10:15 am

Gale gives a lot of heat but I had trouble with ash.

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Post Tue. Jul. 08, 2014 10:52 am

Gents im half hour from Lehigh Blaschak Reading Jeddo coal companys .Im 69 an I will say Lehigh an Jeddo are rated as Top Notch coalAround here .S .Tamaqua number 3 an Gale very high ash .As always try all of them .This is my experience from my family working in the mines an using the above coal .P M me an I will answer any questions . jack

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Post Tue. Jul. 08, 2014 5:19 pm

call Superior Coal in Hegins

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SheepDog
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Post Wed. Jul. 09, 2014 11:37 am

No one seems to be mentioning the new guys at Harmony are they off the list?

SD

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Post Wed. Jul. 09, 2014 12:59 pm

SheepDog wrote:No one seems to be mentioning the new guys at Harmony are they off the list?

SD
The coal is no longer mined from the former UAE Harmony Mine that was into the Lyken No. 2 vein. Several threads have discussed the timeline and current and past product provided at the old UAE breaker. Here are a few links so you can catch up:

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Post Fri. Jul. 11, 2014 9:37 am

Direnzo coal is now $190/ton loaded there for rice and 180/ton loaded there for buckwheat, as of this a.m. Mike

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Post Tue. Sep. 02, 2014 1:26 pm

Den034071 wrote:Gents im half hour from Lehigh Blaschak Reading Jeddo coal companys .Im 69 an I will say Lehigh an Jeddo are rated as Top Notch coalAround here .S .Tamaqua number 3 an Gale very high ash .As always try all of them .This is my experience from my family working in the mines an using the above coal .P M me an I will answer any questions . jack
So out of the two Jeddo and Leigh which do you think is the best? Been burning Jeddo last 2 yrs haven't used Lehigh since the 90's when it was still Old Company Lehigh.

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Post Fri. Sep. 05, 2014 11:28 am

SheepDog wrote:No one seems to be mentioning the new guys at Harmony are they off the list?

SD
I have been using them and have not any any issues. I don't have too much ash. The coal is clean. The new guys are nice and friendly. Definitely worth checking out if you are on the hunt for a new coal company.

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Post Fri. Sep. 05, 2014 11:50 am

I stopped by there yesterday and looked at the coal. Pretty uniform size and not a lot of wood, trash or fines that I could see. I haven't tried any yet this year. I'll probably stop by and get a few bucket fulls to try out in my bucket a day water heater. It's not fussy. It seems to burn anything with a BTU value!!

It's too early to start up the VC2310 so I can't comment about how it would do in a stove. I shut off the Oil Boiler and fired up the little R2D2 (Bucket a Day) today to flush out the water tank and make sure it will gravity circulate still through the plate type heat exchanger for DHW . I named him R2D2 because it is shaped just like him only smaller. By opening and closing valves I can heat the Oil Boiler water or the DHW using the plate heat exchanger or both at the same time. No problems getting HOT water to the second floor bathroom radiator via gravity flow.

Rev. Larry
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Ashland Pa.

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SheepDog
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Post Thu. Sep. 11, 2014 11:21 am

Ended up sending my business to Lehigh and bought a truckload of nut.

I paid for more than was delivered so we will see how long it takes to make that right.

Delivery went well except I think the contracted driver forgot he had his trailer brakes on and ripped the end off of my new 30'x40' tarp. He seemed to think it funny which was aggravating. Will not really affect coal storage, but is not ideal.

Coal looks good, but only burning in the Kodiak will tell the tale!

SD

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