Superior Coal Size and Consistency

A Coal stoker furnace or stove controls most operations including automatically feeding the coal. They are quite similar to any conventional oil and gas units and easily operated for extended periods of time. They commonly use rice coal but may use larger sizes like buckwheat. They can be used as primary heat, supplementary heat or have a dual set up with your existing oil/gas furnace.
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budd
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Post Mon. Jun. 16, 2008 12:06 pm

I'm thinking of getting 24 ton of rice coal from Superior. How is the size and consistency of their rice coal? Do you get alot of fines in a bulk load?
Thanks everyone for great forum.

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Post Mon. Jun. 16, 2008 12:36 pm

It's the best coal available,, that is my opinion,, but backed by trying many other sources.. UAE is also very good, but has more fines..

Just to let you know,, I back my opinions with action... :) I brought home 5.5 tons on the Meet&Greet weekend,, and paid for 24tons while I was there at the breaker.. I'm now compleating the 'addtion' to my coal bin, and will be getting the 24 tons delivered in a few weeks.. So I am buying what I believe to be the best..

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Burning Pea/Buckwheat through an antique stoker [semi retired SSboiler],
Running an Axeman-Anderson 260M boiler burning Pea, About 150-250#per day
Farming, Fixing, Fabricating and Flying: 'spare time' what's that?

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Post Mon. Jun. 16, 2008 6:18 pm

Budd have you called them because the breaker is shut down for a few weeks due to repairs you might not be able to buy a
Tri-Axel load for a few weeks yet I would call Lori or Roger
J.C.

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Post Mon. Jun. 16, 2008 6:27 pm

LsFarm wrote:It's the best coal available,, that is my opinion,, but backed by trying many other sources.. UAE is also very good, but has more fines..

Just to let you know,, I back my opinions with action... :) I brought home 5.5 tons on the Meet&Greet weekend,, and paid for 24tons while I was there at the breaker.. I'm now compleating the 'addtion' to my coal bin, and will be getting the 24 tons delivered in a few weeks.. So I am buying what I believe to be the best..

Greg L

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You can forget about UAE Harmony Mine for Now MSHA will Probably Shut them down Read the story
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Post Mon. Jun. 16, 2008 10:32 pm

I take it from this post Pea will be the correct size now ????

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Post Tue. Jun. 17, 2008 2:05 am

U235a4 There coal is and was always the correct standard Anthracite sizing barley is 3/16 to 3/32 Rice is 5/16 to 3/16
Buckwheat is 9/16 to 5/16 Pea is 13/16 to 9/16 Chestnut is 1 5/8 to 13/16 Stove is 2 7/16 to 1 5/8 As long as the coal is in between the two Number's it is the correct size for Anthracite coal If you look you will see that the big size & the smaller size of the scale will fall in to the next size so you will see big Buck being the same size has small Pea & big Pea
being the same size as small Nut & Big Nut Being the same size as small stove same goes for big barley being the same size as small Rice Here is a good chart to look at http://www.readinganthracite.com/mining_sizes.html
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Post Tue. Jun. 17, 2008 5:45 am

The pea size coal in the past was on the small side of the range of measurements..very close to buckwheat.. it now is near the middle of the measurment range.. UAE is still larger,, you can see it if you put a bucket of each next to each other for comparrison. But the difference is much less than in the past.

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Farming, Fixing, Fabricating and Flying: 'spare time' what's that?

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Post Tue. Jun. 17, 2008 6:37 am

I just got a 24 ton load of Superior pea size. It sure seems very consistent.
Orrington, Maine
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Post Thu. Jul. 03, 2008 1:01 am

LsFarm wrote:The pea size coal in the past was on the small side of the range of measurements..very close to buckwheat.. it now is near the middle of the measurment range.. UAE is still larger,, you can see it if you put a bucket of each next to each other for comparrison. But the difference is much less than in the past.

Greg L
Superior is 9/16 to 13/16 Pea size There buck is 9/16 to 5/16 so there Pea will be more to 9/16 in size there buck is more to 9/16 in size the same as the Pea now the Pea in the past few weeks is
closer to 13/16 in size
UAE Pea is 13/16 to 9/16 there coal is more to 13/16 in size
Superior Nut is 13/16 to 1 5/8
UAE Nut is more to 1 5/8 in size
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Post Thu. Jul. 03, 2008 9:12 am

coal berner wrote:You can forget about UAE Harmony Mine for Now MSHA will Probably Shut them down Read the story
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I take it they resumed last Monday?

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Post Thu. Jul. 03, 2008 1:43 pm

UAE Reopen last Wednesday No Tri Axel loads only small Pick up & small trailers very low on coal
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Post Fri. Jul. 04, 2008 8:22 am

I went there on the thursday the day after they opened. I asked the man that was loading my truck how everyone was doing with the accident and it was terrible. The guy started telling me that it was his best friend and he got him the job and they were real close and he saw the whole thing. It was really sad. I felt so sorry for the guy. The rest of the people were real down also. Wish there was something to do to help them. :( :( Scott
I think a man does what he can, untill his destiny is revealed. Right now that is trying to sell my EFM plate boilers in 520 and 700 sizes.

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