Kinda sorta clueless on coal

 
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Post by DENNIS BAUER » Wed. Jan. 08, 2020 12:36 pm

Loki npa wrote:
Wed. Jan. 08, 2020 2:48 am
Springwater..... that is hilarious. I went to school in Honeoye. My buddy used to live on 37 in Springwater. This was in the late 80s early 90s. Wasn't a coal shop there then. Wasn't much there as I recall lol. My kinda place! Might have to take a trip if they stock
He stocks a lot of stoves all the time and is always getting more and more in.
Since you know the area, he's on 15A just outside of town headed towards Hemlock. Back in the day it was the Hog Barn Harley shop next door.

Also I live on a road off of 37.

 
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Post by ohabanero » Sun. Mar. 08, 2020 7:42 pm

Loki did you buy a stove yet? I'd say go for the Hitzer these guys mentioned if you can find one but there are a lot of great stoves like it available used for cheap on Craigslist and Facebook marketplace. Guys here can assess them with good internal photos. Hitzer Russo Gibraltar Harman DS machine glacier bay just to name a few of the many great heaters. Get yourself a decent looking fire bricked stove with a blower. By decent I meant architecture. Rust can always be painted. A good quality grate system is important. You can google those brands in images and find out what some look like in the grate department and go from there. Certainly new is nice but you can find a super unit used and with a little TLC the savings will buy you tons (Literally) of coal.

 
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Post by freetown fred » Sun. Mar. 08, 2020 7:55 pm

Very well put O!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

 
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Post by bambooboy » Mon. Mar. 09, 2020 2:37 pm

Loki npa wrote:
Sun. Jan. 05, 2020 10:56 pm
Hello folks. Glad I found this place as I am pretty clueless on heating with coal. I will be moving to north/central Pennsylvania area in a couple months and would like to start using coal. I am very familiar with a woodstove, but....
It will be about 1,200 square feet and the insulation is unknown. I have no problem feeding it by hand. About how many tons of anthracite would I need? Any good stove recommendations? Local coal suppliers? Links so I can learn more? A good kick in the arse would be much appreciated. I think I may have hit the point simple google searches and eyeballing the forums won't cut it
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Post by freetown fred » Mon. Mar. 09, 2020 3:19 pm

See that, you guys scared him off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
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Post by CRAZYBOBDS » Tue. Mar. 10, 2020 7:36 am

I have a hitzer 503 insert and love it. Have used it as my only source of heat in a 2200 sq ft house for 6 years. I burn about 3 tons a year. The hopper really helps. When it’s above 40f I only need to touch the stove once a day. Anything under that I need to shake it down twice a day. Burns between 40 and 80 lbs a day.

I have gone away for weekends, damped it all the way down and come back 2 days later. Open the ash door and the stove lights right back up. It’s pretty impressive.

 
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Post by CRAZYBOBDS » Tue. Mar. 10, 2020 7:41 am

My most recent supply

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Post by ohabanero » Thu. Mar. 12, 2020 8:17 pm

freetown fred wrote:
Mon. Mar. 09, 2020 3:19 pm
See that, you guys scared him off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hope not. This place is great . He's probably just busy moving all the crap he had no idea he owned to the new place. Last time I moved I vowed never again ... Unless the state helps :?

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Post by ohabanero » Thu. Mar. 12, 2020 8:37 pm

CRAZYBOBDS wrote:
Tue. Mar. 10, 2020 7:41 am
My most recent supply
Bob just curious what are you paying for coal packaged like that by the ton? I get mine loose scooped onto the pickup and then have to shovel it all off into 55 gallon drums which is agin' my nature and why I'm burning coal in the first place... Laziness! :lol:
My local dealer sells blaschak and they will sell bagged by the 40lb but it's 320 a ton vs 220 loose so no contest. But I'd love to get what you have there for my pea coal. The stove coal is easy to shovel up so I don't mind it but the pea sticks in my bed liner... and my craw!

 
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Post by ohabanero » Sat. Mar. 14, 2020 12:36 am

freetown fred wrote:
Sun. Mar. 08, 2020 7:55 pm
Very well put O!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
Speaking of....
https://york.craigslist.org/for/d/freeland-coal-s ... 24788.html

Thats no giveaway but still not new price which is probably 2500 by now. I wouldn't want to pay that much though. I'd rather find one for 400 cuz I'm a chchchcheapskate

Loki said they didn't really care for the look of these though.

I can understand that. Most modern burners are not furniture grade like back in the day

The good lookin stoves seem to be a pain in the rear though compared to the heat machines... And nowhere near as powerful (usually). Although they'll hold their own in the right setting.
My philosophy is buy a fancy lookin radiant stove for your comfort space and get the heat machine stashed in an out of the way spot that counts then you can enjoy emptying two ash pans!

 
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Post by CRAZYBOBDS » Mon. Mar. 23, 2020 2:14 am

Ouch. I didn’t realize loose was so much cheaper. I am paying 320 a ton in 40 lb bags. I really don’t want to have to go outside to get the coal and I dunno if the 100 is worth the shoveling loose into containers. I’d have to weigh that time spent. Takes me long enough to get the bags off the truck. Lol

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