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Post By: Hillbilly » Mon. Nov. 12, 2018 12:43 pm

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I'm late getting Coal this year here In Southwest Virginia. Little over 1 3/4 ton of Eastern Kentucky lump. 2 more loads should do.
Tony

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Post By: warminmn » Mon. Nov. 12, 2018 2:01 pm

I'd love to get my hands on some of that! Nice size.

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Post By: corey » Mon. Nov. 19, 2018 10:08 pm

where did you get it?

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Post By: Hillbilly » Tue. Nov. 20, 2018 10:06 am

Hills Trucking ; Galax Va.


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Post By: corey » Tue. Nov. 20, 2018 6:28 pm

Hillbilly wrote:
Tue. Nov. 20, 2018 10:06 am
Hills Trucking ; Galax Va.
I still get mine From Norton VA.

Nice load.

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Post By: jsplott » Tue. Dec. 04, 2018 9:51 pm

Do you have an analysis on this coal? I like the size. I've been buying mine in Kentucky but galax va is roughly thesame distance away. May I ask what the price per ton is?

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Post By: Hillbilly » Wed. Dec. 05, 2018 5:14 am

This load has some rock in it. It seems to be hit or miss with the quality. Last year i got 4 ton that was awesome with very little smoke and burned blue, never seen bit burn like that. I pay $125 a ton but, its only 30 min off my route after work. Closer to the Kentucky line it will be cheaper. I could go in to West Va about an hour and half drive and get bit $75 a ton.
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Post By: jsplott » Wed. Dec. 05, 2018 8:46 pm

Thanks..I bought my last load from a place in middlesboro ky... 100/ton. The smaller size burned pretty well but i liked the stove better on the bigger stuff. Stove size I think is what they called it. Gassed off little slower which was good since I had a 6" chimney (too small) ..puff backs can really catch your attention. Lol. The stove size had a lot of streaks of something in it and burned a little cooler but was fine.


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Post By: Deathless_Forge » Sun. Feb. 17, 2019 8:46 pm

Hey guys, I'm new here. I'm from southeastern kentucky, hindman kentucky to be exact and I'm needing a supplier of bituminous coal for my blacksmithing business. I have mostly heard blacksmiths refer to it as metallurgical coal, but I'm no expert on anything coal related!! Is there anything within an hour or two of me that would sell me a pickup truck bed full at a time? Or even deliver? Thanks so much.

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Post By: Hillbilly » Mon. Feb. 18, 2019 9:51 am

Go to marketplace on Facebook or craigslist in your area and search for Coal. You're in Eastern Ky and bit country you should be able to find Bit Coal easy.
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Post By: Deathless_Forge » Mon. Feb. 18, 2019 11:17 pm

Hillbilly wrote:
Mon. Feb. 18, 2019 9:51 am
Go to marketplace on Facebook or craigslist in your area and search for Coal. You're in Eastern Ky and bit country you should be able to find Bit Coal easy.
Tony
I thought so too until I started asking around. People say we only have steam coal or house coal. Idk what either is, but I know it's not metallurgical coal because I tried some of it last week and it was terrible for blacksmithing work. Didnt coke up, and wouldnt bring my metal up to welding temps :(

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Post By: Ky Speedracer » Tue. Feb. 19, 2019 7:57 am

I don’t have any experience using a forge but I know a couple of guys here that do. Both buy their coal in bags at TSC. They use anthracite in their forge.
I do have experience with burning KY lump. Seems to me anthracite would be a better option. But again, I have no experience in that process...

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