Bit coal around Huron county Ohio

 
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Post by Hoytman » Sat. Jan. 06, 2024 1:14 pm

waytomany?s wrote:
Sat. May. 06, 2023 8:13 am
Why was TSC so much? They were 9.99/bag.
Went to $12.99 at TSC here.

Even at the high prices mentioned anthracite is still cheaper than fuel oil here.

Fuel oil…electric…cheaper or not…neither are as warm as a hand fed stove…coal or wood.

 
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Post by Hoytman » Sat. Jan. 06, 2024 1:19 pm

waytomany?s wrote:
Sat. May. 06, 2023 8:12 am
Gotcha. I saw where you asked about Sherman coal, so I wasn't sure if you had preference. Member Hoytman is in Ohio, somewhere. Pm him for where he gets his. I know he uses blashak. That's about all I can suggest.
I’m burning some leftover Lehigh nut (1000 lbs.) that was delivered here…180 miles one-way and hand unloaded into my garage for super cheap…

…but yes, I have a ton of nut Blashak on my trailer that I bought from Hitzer … $500/ton…and I drove one-way an 1hr 45m to get it.

You won’t get the Lehigh as cheap as I did. Don’t ask where I got it. My lips are sealed. I will just say it was a very generous person.

 
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Post by Greenleaf » Sun. Jan. 14, 2024 11:18 am

You haven't tried the coal dealer in Ashland?

 
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Post by Hoytman » Wed. Jan. 17, 2024 11:31 pm

No. I think that is further away from me than my current supplier. Hadn’t really checked to see how far it is though.


 
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Post by archangel_cpj » Mon. Feb. 12, 2024 6:46 pm

Hoytman wrote:
Wed. Jan. 17, 2024 11:31 pm
No. I think that is further away from me than my current supplier. Hadn’t really checked to see how far it is though.
Im in Medina cty he has some low sulfur WV bitty my main stove may like he will deliver a tandem axel load for 150 a ton looks like hes around 200ish a ton picked up... Ive heard that WV low sulfur bitty is as close to anthracite as bitty gets fairly clean??? I tried some Ohio coal a friend's long dead dad had laying around FULL OF SULFUR AND VOLITILES!!! Like stringy tarry soot and if you throw one lump in the size of a baseball the thing is hotter than heck but soots up everything up the chimney... even with tons of overfire air... I could use it if pushed but wouldn't like it... Even free was too much unless I was freezing...

He's asking 13 for a 50lb bad which is steep for coal in general but it's worth me trying it so see if my stove likes it Id go buy a ton or so for next year to supplement my anthracite... (burn it when I dont need a 14 hr unattended burn)

 
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Post by Hoytman » Mon. Feb. 12, 2024 8:06 pm

Eastern Kentucky lump bituminous is fabulous stuff if you can locate any. Some of the best bituminous on earth.

 
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Post by carlherrnstein » Mon. Feb. 12, 2024 9:22 pm

archangel_cpj wrote:
Mon. Feb. 12, 2024 6:46 pm
I tried some Ohio coal a friend's long dead dad had laying around FULL OF SULFUR AND VOLITILES!!! Like stringy tarry soot and if you throw one lump in the size of a baseball the thing is hotter than heck but soots up everything up the chimney... even with tons of overfire air... I could use it if pushed but wouldn't like it... Even free was too much unless I was freezing...
All bit coal is highly variable, even if it comes from the same mine. This is because there are many different seems and the same seem varies from one spot to another.

That being said the WV coal and Eastern KY coal and PA coal Ohio coal is really similar because it was all the same swamp millions of years ago. Coal in some places is better than others but, it's all is very similar. I have burned 30 ton of Ohio coal in my combustioneer stove and I've never noticed a huge difference in heat output, it's just little things like the smell of it burning, slightly different coking characteristics, some lights easier, some holds fire better. One year I got KY coal and it did burn hotter, it would make parts of the stove turn red and I had to turn down the feed rate but I still burned the same amount in that season as I always did so I'm not convinced that it had more heat value.

Years ago dad got a load of coal that ended up being mostly "bone coal" it was a mix of black rocks and some coal that had virtually no heat value. It would sorta burn for a while but looked like gravel when it wouldn't burn any more.

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