What Brand of Coal Does Leisureline Recommend?

Got Coal? You can make dealer inquiries here for both anthracite and bituminous coal. Co-op information for those looking to purchase in bulk as a group. Reviews on different brands and dealers.
Post Reply
User avatar
catdog
Member
Posts: 45
Joined: Mon. May. 05, 2008 6:56 pm
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisureline
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth (the best)
Location: Waterboro,Maine

Post Wed. Oct. 22, 2008 11:49 am

For use in Hearth model stoker? does it matter at all, I have heard all over the general forum there are better brands than others, but I want to ask deally specificaly with leasureline hearth model ...BEFORE I BUY 4 TONS OF COAL THAT CAUSES ME PROBLEMS W/ MY ONLY HEAT SOURCE!
THANKS ;)

GO OBAMA!!

User avatar
ntp71
Member
Posts: 278
Joined: Sat. May. 17, 2008 9:14 am
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Reading Foundry Water Heater
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Old Mill Mini Stoker with Keystoker Feed System
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Gibraltar SCR
Baseburners & Antiques: Caloric UltraMatic Coal-Gas Range
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut
Location: Nanticoke, PA

Post Wed. Oct. 22, 2008 12:10 pm

From what I have seen at their showroom they sell Reading Anthracite. Not sure if you get that up there. However, if I were you I would find out what is available in your area and ask around as to what is the best. Where I live any coal from Reading Anthracite (Shulykill County) is by far the highest quality around. Also Coal from Hazleton, Pa such as Hazleton Shaft, or Jeddo Coal (Pagnotti) have a pretty good product too. From asking around I have heard that coal that comes out of the Wilkes Barre area really lacks in quality and to stay away from it. But you are all the way up there in Maine, so this info probably won't help.

Just my $.02

Neal

User avatar
catdog
Member
Posts: 45
Joined: Mon. May. 05, 2008 6:56 pm
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisureline
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth (the best)
Location: Waterboro,Maine

Post Wed. Oct. 22, 2008 12:55 pm

thanks, I do have access to reading anthracite, but have heard great stuff about blashek coal which I also have access to but have to rent a truck to get, it seems to me that in a stoker brand wouldn't matter but I have no experience so is why I asking.

Visit Lehigh Anthracite

User avatar
smith10210
Member
Posts: 114
Joined: Mon. Nov. 26, 2007 9:13 pm
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93
Location: Near Buffalo, NY

Post Wed. Oct. 22, 2008 6:27 pm

I used Blashek coal last season now im buring a mixture of Buckwheat and Rice .

Jerry & Karen
Member
Posts: 381
Joined: Mon. Jan. 23, 2006 7:30 pm
Location: Berwick, pa
Contact:

Post Wed. Oct. 22, 2008 8:21 pm

We do not have a preference. Just try and get good rice coal.
Jer

User avatar
av8r
Member
Posts: 1163
Joined: Thu. Dec. 06, 2007 12:07 pm
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Hearth with twin turbos (sounds like it)
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth model with twin turbos
Location: Near Owego, NY

Post Wed. Oct. 22, 2008 8:33 pm

I've burned Reading and Blaschak in my Hearth. I like the lower ash of the Blaschak, but the reading made heat too.
"Fools you are. To say you learn by your experience. I prefer to profit by others' mistakes and avoid the price of my own."

- Otto von Bismarck

Visit Lehigh Anthracite

User avatar
Adamiscold
Member
Posts: 1117
Joined: Fri. Feb. 29, 2008 7:09 am
Stove/Furnace Make: Chubby Sr. Old School
Location: Winchendon,Ma

Post Thu. Oct. 23, 2008 8:44 am

smith10210 wrote:I used Blaschak coal last season now I'm burning a mixture of Buckwheat and Rice .
Have you noticed any difference in heat output while burning Buckwheat mixed in with your rice coal?
Adam

http://www.homepower.com <-- Great magazine.

User avatar
smith10210
Member
Posts: 114
Joined: Mon. Nov. 26, 2007 9:13 pm
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93
Location: Near Buffalo, NY

Post Thu. Oct. 23, 2008 10:36 pm

I hadn't notice a difference yet my stove has been somewhat idling during the day. I just started it up this past Sunday. I had it cranking on the initial start to almost 750* on the front face above the door it took about 3 hours to heat my house from 56* to 70*. The guy I get my coal from is selling only a mix now because he has had such a great response and when people try it they like it better than just the rice. To early in the season needs to get colder out I'll report back..
Last edited by smith10210 on Thu. Oct. 23, 2008 10:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Adamiscold
Member
Posts: 1117
Joined: Fri. Feb. 29, 2008 7:09 am
Stove/Furnace Make: Chubby Sr. Old School
Location: Winchendon,Ma

Post Fri. Oct. 24, 2008 9:10 am

Cool, thanks smith.
Adam

http://www.homepower.com <-- Great magazine.

User avatar
LsFarm
Member
Posts: 7385
Joined: Sun. Nov. 20, 2005 8:02 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland
Location: Michigan

Post Sun. Oct. 26, 2008 10:50 am

Try a bag or two of each,, you may form your own preference..

Reading bagged coal often has more variation in size, and the ocassional piece of wood, or oversize pieces of coal.. these can jam the stoker.. so be aware of this when loading the hopper.. Blaschak is more uniform in size..

Greg L.
Burning Pea/Buckwheat through an antique stoker [semi retired SSboiler],
Running an Axeman-Anderson 260M boiler burning Pea, About 150-250#per day
Farming, Fixing, Fabricating and Flying: 'spare time' what's that?

Post Reply

Return to “Coal Prices & Quality, Coal Dealer Inquiries & Reviews”