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

 
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Post by lpirtle » Mon. Oct. 24, 2022 12:09 pm

vanguy wrote:
Thu. Mar. 24, 2022 10:05 pm
Last load of Bituminous for me this year! This should be enough to get me through "blackberry winter, "dogwood winter" and all those other "winters" this season. Bought from Sampson's Coal Co. in Owensboro, KY for $100 a ton picked up. Looked like they we close to the last of their coal pile for the season, but the guy who loaded me up shook the bucket rake pretty good and I got mostly lumps, with very few fines. Sweet! Thank you Sampson's guy!
I would like to ask.. how did you get a hold of Sampon's coal? When is he open? I've been trying to get a hold of him of a bit over a year with no success. I know I can go over to Louisville and get bituminous at Byrd coal yard, but that's quite a distance from me and would rather use a source more local to me if I can.


 
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Post by JMetz » Sun. Dec. 25, 2022 3:26 pm

Looking for bituminous stoker coal in western Maryland or southwestern pa. Used to use Feig out of Berlin Pa but they quit making stoker. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.

 
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Post by carlherrnstein » Sat. Oct. 07, 2023 1:53 pm

Bramhi in Wellston Ohio is selling stoker coal for $150 a ton. They will deliver. I hope they continue to sell coal because they are basically my only option here.

 
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Post by Smitty275 » Mon. Nov. 13, 2023 4:09 pm

Good afternoon all,
Now living in East Tennessee. Eastern Campbell County. On the borders of SE Kentucky and SW Virginia. Anyone know where I can buy coal at within an hour or two drive?
TIA

 
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Post by L&N K2A 152 » Mon. Nov. 13, 2023 7:24 pm

Hey Smitty 275,
The best I can do for you is the Byrd Coal Yard in beautiful downtown Sulphur, Kentucky, however if you’re in LaFollette that would be about 3-31/2 hours, as it’s between Louisville & Cincinnati right north of I-71. Great place to buy coal though!!

 
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Post by Smitty275 » Mon. Nov. 13, 2023 8:59 pm

Might have to. I called everything I could find listed within 100 miles and only one had a working number. They only have lump. I'm too old to be breaking it up like I used to. Thanks

 
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Post by wnycoalier » Tue. Nov. 21, 2023 12:28 pm

Just got my first load of Bit from a nice Family Operation just off the Barkeyville Exit of i-80
80 a ton for lump. Have a scale and loader. Sized mine run to stoker at various prices.


 
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Post by hank2 » Thu. Nov. 30, 2023 11:41 pm

I'm sure that some of the Bit yards may not be in the same area of the source mine(s). Here's a crude map of the Bit fields in PA. by volatiles. From long ago posts on here, the choice stuff was from some of the more eastern low-vol areas, but they are pretty much gone, supposedly.
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edit: Well, I thought that would display without having to download it. Sorry!

 
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Post by Dfmihm » Fri. Dec. 01, 2023 6:08 pm

Trying some new stuff after the Somerset washed nut didn’t work out. “Indiana Nut” from Indiana County, PA.

$145/ton. Sidman, PA

Got the first shovel full on tonight, curious to see how it does. Little bit bigger stuff but interested to see how it goes.
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Post by waytomany?s » Sat. Dec. 02, 2023 9:33 am

Dfmihm wrote:
Fri. Dec. 01, 2023 6:08 pm
Trying some new stuff after the Somerset washed nut didn’t work out. “Indiana Nut” from Indiana County, PA.

$145/ton. Sidman, PA

Got the first shovel full on tonight, curious to see how it does. Little bit bigger stuff but interested to see how it goes.

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How did it go?

 
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Post by Dfmihm » Sat. Dec. 02, 2023 11:47 am

Went really good actually, but it was also a warm night and now a really warm day. So hard to say how it will act but boiler is around 150 and house is 75 with radiant floor heat. Nice burn time and low ash so far. Smokey and the volatile burn off is pretty wicked. But I’m just glad it’s not oil heat!

 
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Post by Dfmihm » Sun. Dec. 31, 2023 7:08 pm

At the recommendation of my coal yard guy, got a ton of coal this week with a little mix. Now 3 of his skid loader buckets is a ton.

2 scoops of Indiana nut coal and 1 scoop of soft stoker in the middle. 145 for a ton.

Burns hot but working good so far!

 
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Post by Hoytman » Sat. Jan. 06, 2024 1:08 pm

Smitty275 wrote:
Mon. Nov. 13, 2023 4:09 pm
Good afternoon all,
Now living in East Tennessee. Eastern Campbell County. On the borders of SE Kentucky and SW Virginia. Anyone know where I can buy coal at within an hour or two drive?
TIA
There ought to be some available around Harlan, KY I would think or anywhere in a 50-75 mile radius around Harlan…some of the best bit coal on earth in that area, which should fit the criteria of a 1-2 hour drive.

I just don’t think you’ve got in touch with the right people who know where to get it around there yet. They haven’t completely shut all the mines around there yet…I don’t think.

 
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Post by Smitty275 » Sat. Jan. 06, 2024 5:50 pm

I started seriously searching in early December. Even went to mine supply businesses which werent of much help. From what I've found out is they just don't sell to the public anymore. Very few places that do. I found a place in Middlesboro, KY that has a wide array of sizing. Mostly stoker though. I bought 1/2 ton of nut/pea mix. It burns very clean and so far has been 9-10% ash by weight. There is also a place in Duff, TN that only handles stove coal. They say that it would contain sizes up to that of a football. Sounds more like run of mine. I'm going up there in a few weeks and see what they really have.


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