Anthracite Nut coal usage

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MountainJet1
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Post By: MountainJet1 » Wed. Dec. 05, 2018 2:00 pm

Been ordering 4 tons of nut from Susquehanna last few years. The quality is great.
Haven't ordered since last December, as I have some leftover.
I was wondering how the bagged coal stacks up? To me, it seems the loose coal is a higher quality.
Home Depot, Lowes, Tractor Supply etc are all charge an arm and leg to seliver the pallets.
Maybe slightly easier to manage as I don't have a coal bin. Last few years, I have tarp down, some wood stumps making a circular diameter enough to manage the 4 ton small mountain..lol
I will not construct a bin, as I rather not look at it throughout the year.

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Post By: LouNY » Wed. Dec. 05, 2018 4:15 pm

All that I have burnt is bagged coal, of the four brands available around here two seem better then the others.
We have been using the Lehigh the last two years and have been pleased with it, prior to that the Blashak was good coal for us.

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Post By: ratherbeflying » Thu. Dec. 06, 2018 11:43 am

ive noticed bagged from tractor supply has more fines then bulk, but besides that the quality is just as good.

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Post By: Spaceexplorer » Thu. Dec. 06, 2018 7:23 pm

I’ve been burning the tractor supply stuff and it’s been good ( still learning the coal) it’s has the typical fines in it but burns great.

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Post By: ratherbeflying » Thu. Dec. 06, 2018 8:34 pm

where are you located?

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Post By: MountainJet1 » Fri. Dec. 07, 2018 1:27 pm

Monroe County, PA, 10 miles from Mount Pocono

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Post By: ratherbeflying » Fri. Dec. 07, 2018 1:39 pm

ohhh lehigh should only be an hour or so away from you. they have the best quality and they should only be around 170/ton

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Post By: Shikellamy » Sat. Dec. 08, 2018 7:42 pm

I am happy with Blashak nut but noticed the pieces seem to be much bigger this year. I am getting 6” chunks. I like the bigger pieces but not sure if they are better than smaller pieces. Never tried Lehigh.

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Post By: Spacecadet » Sun. Dec. 09, 2018 11:01 am

When I got my first coal stove I bought a few bags of nut coal from tractor supply. The size was very inconsistent. It had everything from rice to 6" boulders and each bag was full of fines that would easily fill a coffee can. I purchased a ton of nut coal through Cornwall coal and it's consistent. I've just gotten to the bottom of the little bin and if I scrape the bottom I may get at most a half bucket of fines. Very happy with Cornwall Coal's coal.

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Post By: thegreatone » Sun. Dec. 09, 2018 8:13 pm

I pick up my nut coal at Lehigh in Tamaqua and have had many more fines in it this year than any other year. The fines really don’t bother me too much though. I use a charcoal starter to scoop it out of my bin and most of the fines fall out the bottom

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Post By: ratherbeflying » Sun. Dec. 09, 2018 9:10 pm

what an awesome idea!!! ill be using my charcoal starter from now on!

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