Superior Coal Co.

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Post Thu. Mar. 20, 2008 10:33 pm

i going to build a coal bin and buy bulk this summer. my buddy got bulk from local supplier and it was superior rice. the coal was all the same size. well i'm almost out and I called him and asked him to bring a 5 gal bucket over and try it out. we cleaned what was left out the hopper to the push bar and dumped it in. in a couple hours or so I lost 5 degrees in the house. the coal burned real nice and low ash , but no heat from it. the blue flames were barely 4 to 5 inches high. usally with the blaschak , the flames are dancing off the top of the stove. they have diff size coal in their rice bags. was not impressed at all.


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Post Thu. Mar. 20, 2008 10:43 pm

Hey Ken,
I'm buying Superior Buck size for my stoker, it burned really well, no complaints. Maybe that would work better for you as well.

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Post Thu. Mar. 20, 2008 10:53 pm

Ken,,,, low ash? Superior? :? Scott

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Post Thu. Mar. 20, 2008 11:08 pm

stokerscot wrote:Ken,,,, low ash? Superior? :? Scott
Good point. The Superior I have really isn't "low ash". As Coal Berner has said, coal too low in ash really won't burn well. If it's too low in ash production the processors have to "dirty" it up a little bit. Maybe what Ken has isn't really Superior coal.

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Post Fri. Mar. 21, 2008 1:25 am

had less then the blaschak. I will call the guy he got it from and find out who's coal he's selling.

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Post Fri. Mar. 21, 2008 1:54 am

ken wrote:had less then the blaschak. I will call the guy he got it from and find out who's coal he's selling.
No Need to call the guy call Superior and talk to Roger coal 1-800-780-2625 and find out if they even ship out there And ash content is not low 12.4 to 14% BTU's Run From 13.500 to 13.800 Per lb I have been burning Superior since 1997 My stove pipe temp inside with a probe Thermomenter is right now 665F Above the heat reclamer below the baro The other probe is right at the flue coming out of the stove that is 1055F and climbing I will bet you a ton of coal that it is not Superior coal and I am not kidding about the ton either The only Problem is the the ton of coal will have to come from down here because I only burn coal from 4 breaker and no where else And by the way Blaschak breaker is 6 miles one way from my house and Superior is 23 miles one there is a reason why I drive a a extra 34 miles to get coal I also have one breaker 1.5 miles from me and another one 2.5 miles that should tell you something about Superior coal Also was it Red ash or White ash are you sure the guy did not say Summit that is lower ash 9 to 9.5 % and they are 4.5 miles up the road from Superior Give me the Name of the Supplier that as the coal I will call Roger and find out ;) One more thing I have taken over 65 Members on this Forum to buy coal and I have not had one Complaint Yet about any off the coal breaker I have taken them two and you know if it was bad coal it would be all over this forum I really can't say that for any of the other coal companies that are talked about on here and I don't make a dime from anybody for doing it except for a few members and I do not expected it either I do it so people can Buy good Quality coal and nothing else and no free coal I pay the same as everyone else and you talking a few Hundred Ton's of coal that I help to sell for the breaker's And I am sure when they read this they will chime in and tell you the samething that I just Stated

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Post Fri. Mar. 21, 2008 6:06 am

yea superior is the best I have burned yet......puts out alot of heat, nice red ash......about half the ash of hegins coal btw.........i get twice the mileage out of superior than hegins.........coal_berner has me convinced.....and the hegins breaker is next door and 5 bucks a ton cheaper......but the sh1t don't burn right

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Post Fri. Mar. 21, 2008 1:08 pm

you guys were right :D , it's not superior. he's selling stockton. he said it has ash of 8 to 10%. rice coal only , no buck. I will call superior and hopefully they have somebody in the area selling rice and buck.


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Post Fri. Mar. 21, 2008 2:09 pm

ken wrote:you guys were right :D , it's not superior. he's selling stockton. he said it has ash of 8 to 10%. rice coal only , no buck. I will call superior and hopefully they have somebody in the area selling rice and buck.
I'm a long time user of Blaschak Coal and recently tried a batch of Superior pea, the Superior in my opinion produced more heat, burned slower and produced less ash than the Blaschak I used this season . It seems to like a bit more air after shake down to get going then can be cut back quite a bit to maintain a hot long burn it also seemed to produce a good bit more fly ash than the Blaschak but it's hard to confirm since I haven't opened the door on the stove since Oct when I lit it and I'm just going by whats piling up on the sill in front of the glass and there could be other factors involved other than the coal.

I'm not sure Superior is the type of operation that you can just call and get a list of retailers in your area like you do with Blaschak, they are a smaller regional supplier that deals in bulk only this is prolly a good thing as they are also priced $25 less per ton than Blaschak.

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Post Fri. Mar. 21, 2008 2:31 pm

so who and what is stockton coal ? lol

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Post Fri. Mar. 21, 2008 3:21 pm

ken wrote:so who and what is stockton coal ? lol
A reseller more than likely buying thru a broker in bulk and distributing it to folks like yourself.

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Post Fri. Mar. 21, 2008 9:30 pm

coalstoves wrote:
ken wrote:you guys were right :D , it's not superior. he's selling stockton. he said it has ash of 8 to 10%. rice coal only , no buck. I will call superior and hopefully they have somebody in the area selling rice and buck.
I'm a long time user of Blaschak Coal and recently tried a batch of Superior pea, the Superior in my opinion produced more heat, burned slower and produced less ash than the Blaschak I used this season . It seems to like a bit more air after shake down to get going then can be cut back quite a bit to maintain a hot long burn it also seemed to produce a good bit more fly ash than the Blaschak but it's hard to confirm since I haven't opened the door on the stove since Oct when I lit it and I'm just going by whats piling up on the sill in front of the glass and there could be other factors involved other than the coal.

I'm not sure Superior is the type of operation that you can just call and get a list of retailers in your area like you do with Blaschak, they are a smaller regional supplier that deals in bulk only this is prolly a good thing as they are also priced $25 less per ton than Blaschak.
Hey coalstoves Just me you can call Roger and ask him anything and he will give you the answer He will tell you were they and who they sell there coal to not a problem as you know I know them guy's very well
They are a great Bunch of Guy's Also Roger only as One week of work left then he is Dunn he is Retiring :( Next Friday

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Post Fri. Mar. 21, 2008 9:35 pm

ken wrote:so who and what is stockton coal ? lol
I agree with coalstoves Probably a coal broker Give me a little time I will find out for you who they are and who's coal they are buying ;)

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Post Fri. Mar. 21, 2008 10:20 pm


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Here's some info about Stockton Coal. It's breaker is located outside of Hazleton. I'd imagine they are getting their coal through Pagnotti.

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Post Fri. Mar. 21, 2008 10:59 pm

They should take superior, summit and harmony and mix it all together. You'd have high Heat low ash. Coal whoopa$$ by the ton! :D Scott


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