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blrman07
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.
Location: Girardville Pa.

Post Sun. Aug. 11, 2013 9:43 am

I'm close enough to three coal yards that I don't have to truck it in. I can load up my Subaru with 5 gallon buckets and buy it as I need it. The engine doesn't even get up to temp by the time I get to two of the yards. We do not have a coal bunker and I can back the car right up to the basement door. I do make sure that I have enough to last two weeks at a time which is usually about 12 buckets worth when it's really cold out.

It's great to live in the Southern Coal Region!!!

Rev. Larry
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Ashland Pa.

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lsayre
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)
Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post Sun. Aug. 11, 2013 9:48 am

Living the dream! Everyone should be so lucky. Wish I could! I know of only 4 sources in Ohio within a roughly 80 mile radius of where I live, and the closest of these is ~25 miles out (and is now the only one who will deliver to me). The rest are all closer to hitting the perimeter of the 80 mile circle.
-Larry

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coalnewbie
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Invader 2
Baseburners & Antiques: Wings Best, Glenwood #8(x2) Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice,
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22
Location: Chester, NY

Post Sun. Aug. 11, 2013 9:55 am

It's great to live in the Southern Coal Region!!!
That is it why don't you rub it in some more. My neighbors Beemer I could not give a damn about but you have hit the sore spot.
Posted by an unreasonable adult.

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wsherrick
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size
Location: High In The Poconos

Post Tue. Aug. 13, 2013 3:35 am

No not yet, but; in a few weeks. I will get 8 tons. 4 of nut and 4 of stove.

Dave
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaskan
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Location: Lebanon, PA

Post Tue. Aug. 13, 2013 9:08 am

Working on it now..also taking orders from friends that use the bags too..hopefully, the more I buy, the cheaper
Calling around Central PA for best pricing..

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e.alleg
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520
Location: western ny

Post Wed. Aug. 21, 2013 6:19 pm

15 tons stacked in my basement should be good for a little bit. I don't like scrambling through the snow to load coal.
Burning coal is definitely worth the extra work involved.
"Good enough" is not good enough.

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Rob R.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy
Location: Chazy, NY

Post Wed. Aug. 28, 2013 6:18 am

My load arrived yesterday. Rice this time, looks very clean. Test burn in progress...still working its way up the auger.

Dirty Steve
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Oil- Off line
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6
Location: Finger Lakes Region, NYS

Post Wed. Aug. 28, 2013 8:28 am

7.5 tons in the bin plus what was left over last year. Got the itch to fire the boiler. Maybe after this warm spell. ;)


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Billg
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Key Stoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker
Location: Carbon County Pa.

Post Wed. Aug. 28, 2013 3:05 pm

ordered 4 tons of rice and received it today @ $225 a ton delivered.

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Wiz
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Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(
Location: Tannersville Pa

Post Wed. Aug. 28, 2013 6:50 pm

Rob R. wrote:My load arrived yesterday. Rice this time, looks very clean. Test burn in progress...still working its way up the auger.
Any reason switching back to rice Rob? I'm planning on switching to rice for dhw during summer.
Randy
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Rob R.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy
Location: Chazy, NY

Post Wed. Aug. 28, 2013 7:34 pm

It is less fussy in warm weather, and my dad prefers the silent operation of rice in the auger tube. I was able to get rice for the same cost as buck, so I switched. Also, I got significantly more fly ash in the smoke pipe with buck. Not sure if it was the coal itself, or the increased air velocity through the fire carrying the flash.

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davidmcbeth3
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Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

Post Sat. Sep. 07, 2013 12:19 am

ordered and received my coal for the season Captain!

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DennisH
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Yukon-Eagle Klondike IV
Other Heating: Propane
Location: Escanaba, MI

Post Mon. Sep. 09, 2013 6:43 am

9 x 2400# skids outside, 2.5 skids in the basement. All set for the next couple of years!! :D

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NWBuilder
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite
Location: Norfolk, CT

Post Mon. Sep. 09, 2013 7:41 am

Not yet,
I'm letting it "Season" some more!!

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MudFlapLip
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: D.S. Machine Stoves, DS1600WH Circulator
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite
Location: Just south of Tunkhannock, Wyoming County PA

Post Mon. Sep. 09, 2013 8:36 am

5 ton of nut delivered in the last week of August. 1 ton leftover from last year so 6 on site should do me well. :yes:
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