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AL-53
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Location: Massachusetts

Post Sat. Aug. 26, 2006 5:30 pm

I paid 229.00 a ton bagged last month...thats up from 189.00 last year...I know shipping costs have gone up also...it would be nice to find a way to start a coal co-op...but it by the trailer load...I live near Springfield Ma. myself...there use to be a coal dealer here that had a rail siding and he was very cheap..but he retired and sold out..and no more cheap coal....

I get 6 tons a year...just incase..and I have left over coal come spring...

Al

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SMITTY
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Joined: Sun. Dec. 11, 2005 12:43 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - (custom built by Jim Dorsey, Taunton MA - RIP 4/18/13)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler
Location: West-Central Mass

Post Sat. Aug. 26, 2006 6:41 pm

1st load (yup, had to make 2 trips...wouldn't fit!!)

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2nd load (3,000 #'s):

Motor had no prob. hauling the first load (5,000 #'s + 1,000 # trailer), but the suspension is another story..... :lol:
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bigdog
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Location: michigan

Post Sat. Aug. 26, 2006 7:22 pm

PRE BUYS FOR COAL IN THE MID MICHIGAN AREA HAVE BEEN $315.00 TO
$360.00 FOR A 2400 lb TO 2500 lb SKID. I KNOW THAT SOUNDS LIKE A LOT TO SOME OF YOU PEOPLE BUT WITH FUEL OIL $2.85 A GALLON AND HIGHER IT LOOKS QUITE A BIT BETTER :|

Motor Stoker
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Location: Williamsport, PA

Post Mon. Aug. 28, 2006 7:13 pm

I paid $102/ton at the mine for buckwheat. I bought 15 tons and was charged $200 to have it delivered with a triaxel. I do not know how long it will last since this is the first time I have ever burned coal. I am hoping it will last me 2 years but I won't know till spring.

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Richard S.
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Joined: Fri. Oct. 01, 2004 8:35 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite
Location: NEPA

Post Tue. Aug. 29, 2006 4:03 am

Motor Stoker wrote: I do not know how long it will last since this is the first time I have ever burned coal.
Depends, 2000 sq. foot house with good insualtion and windows will go about 4-5 tons a year. If you have teenagers forget it. :lol:
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."

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Oil Region
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Stove/Furnace Model: Harman DVC-500

Post Tue. Aug. 29, 2006 9:23 am

I just picked up almost 6 tons at the mine for $102 - bulk rice coal. Fuel cost about $100 for the 400 mile round trip. The local bagged price is $215 per ton, but will go up next week I am told. So not considering my personal time (about 10 hours with stops and unloading), I saved over $600 picking the coal up.

The long trip back to the Oil Region of PA went smoothly. I used a Dodge 3500 1 ton pickup w/ dual's and extended cab, plus a dump trailer. It had power to spare. The kids helped me funnel the coal into the basement window. The chute I made is not quite steep enough for the coal to slide by itself, so they push it down the chute with a shovel. The hardest part was emptying the pickup bed since it doesn't dump by itself. We all looked like coal miners when we were done.

Troy

Ed
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska Kast Console
Location: Wapwallopen, Pa.

Post Thu. Aug. 31, 2006 8:30 pm

Does anyone live in the Mt. Carmel area? I was told that some of the best coal around is from there. I called my regular guy and he was still 100.00 a ton picked up.

crmoores
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Location: Elmira NY

Post Sat. Sep. 02, 2006 8:33 pm

In Elmira NY area it's $173/ton bulk, and $220/ton bagged.
Price rises $5/ton next week.
My first full season, I had 3 tons of bagged coal delivered today for my Keystoker K6, will build a box next year.

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tjv
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Post Sat. Sep. 09, 2006 1:10 pm

Smitty
Please let us know how much your repairs to your pick up were from your coal hauling adventure.
If you were caught by NY State DOT with 8000 lbs. overload (on a truck capable of handling it) your combined fines could be in excess of $8000.00 if they wanted to write you up to the max.
Good thing is you wont even get out of the driveway with 4 tons on a 1/2 ton pick up. And if you did you blow your tires before you got to the highway

bugize
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark3
Location: Oakland,Maine
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Post Sun. Sep. 10, 2006 2:15 pm

getting ready to get my first load this week,my supplier is about 1 mile from my house.267 per pallet(2400lbs) for bagged nut here in central maine.i had my oil tank topped off friday..178 gallons cost me 459 bucks :evil: . I needed this so I could have hot water and also heat on slightly chilly nights,in fact I tweaked it on this morning when I got home from work.this tank will last me all year(i hope) as I will heat primarily with coal. the price and the constant heat and the fact I will have heat during power outages is why I am goin to coal.would cost me 1200-1400 bucks for oil compared to 500-600 for coal.at this rate new stove will be paid for after next year.maybe sooner if you take into account the satisfaction of flipping the finger at opec each night when you load up the stove :P , = PRICLESS! have a good day ya all! :shock:

beaverman
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Location: CENTRAL PA

Post Sun. Sep. 10, 2006 3:56 pm

I just had three tons delivered this afternoon. I paid $175/ ton for rice coal plus a $15 delivery charge.

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bobkat
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93
Location: Mays Landing,N.J.
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Post Sun. Sep. 10, 2006 9:58 pm

I paid $180 a ton for bulk nut, picked up in Woodstown N.J. area. Only bulk yard in the area I have found so far. I don't have enough bins built or a trailer large enough YET to make a trip to coal country for a winters supply.

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SMITTY
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Joined: Sun. Dec. 11, 2005 12:43 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - (custom built by Jim Dorsey, Taunton MA - RIP 4/18/13)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler
Location: West-Central Mass

Post Sat. Sep. 23, 2006 11:10 am

Good thing is you wont even get out of the driveway with 4 tons on a 1/2 ton pick up. And if you did you blow your tires before you got to the highway
I was half joking. I was going to throw 2 tons in the back, if it would fit.

I would have like to fit it all in one shot, but after watching the suspension bend with just 2500#'s on board, I decided against it! :lol:
There isn't much room in a short bed!

Check out the pics of my truck a few posts back. It wasn't very happy! (neither was my trailer -- tires rubbed on metal fenders & melted bags!!) :lol:

Motor Stoker
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Location: Williamsport, PA

Post Sun. Sep. 24, 2006 10:26 pm

Smitty,
This one is for you. I saw this on the Internet several years ago. I still get a big laugh everytime I see it.

http://www.swapmeetdave.com/Humor/Workshop/Overload.htm

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Richard S.
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Posts: 12712
Joined: Fri. Oct. 01, 2004 8:35 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite
Location: NEPA

Post Mon. Sep. 25, 2006 4:12 am

That has to be a joke. If it's true the guy should have been fined on the spot and never allowed to drive the car away as the page states. Looks like the damn frame on the car is bending, look at how the drivers door lines up. That's besides the fact that load isn't even close to being properly secured.
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