Where Do You Get Your Bituminous Coal and a Going Price?

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Post by ron138 » Fri. Nov. 29, 2019 11:52 am

Picked up 3/4 ton of slightly larger than stoker sized washed and sorted coal from Knight Hawk Coal’s Prairie Eagle Mine. $80 / ton Looks great so far, burning well, they'll even provide you a spec sheet of the coal coming out of the ground that day!

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Post by oros35 » Thu. Dec. 05, 2019 1:23 pm

Picked up 5 ton from Vailer coal yard last week. $100/ ton. Got Lump size.

It's a nice place, coal sorted very well, very clean. Loaded me within 20lb of what I asked for. Lump coal was on the small side from what I've got other places but impressively evenly sized. And next to no fines.

Been burning since Monday. Outdoor boiler. It's burning quite clean IMO. Strong smell but little smoke compared to some I've used. Still learning the best loading procedure for it. I feel like I'm burning more than typical for these temps but I still need to get the loading procedure down and see how it goes. Also make some tweaks to the boiler controls. I think I need to shorten up the temp band so it fires more often for shorter durations.

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