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

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Post Wed. Dec. 02, 2009 1:22 am

Hi,I get my bit stoker at Bramhi inc.(740-384-6212) in Wellston,Ohio. 85.00/ton at yard. They do a lot of deliveries,too.Their stoker is No. 6 (Middle Kit) and does great in my stove. They have about 500 ton stockpiled inside a storage building.


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Post Mon. Dec. 07, 2009 9:24 pm

Hey guys,
I am in Lancaster, PA and looking for bit coal that I can burn in my fire place. Have a cousin in Westminster, MD and he is looking for the same. We don't need that much at first (just want to try it) so where is the closest place I can go to pick some of this up in pieces that are large enough that I can burn in an open fire?

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Post Tue. Dec. 08, 2009 2:05 am

Ideally you'd try to get some kentucky coal (low coke button), it's a "free-burning" coal that will burn very well in open fireplaces. Also you want the largest size possible. Maryland coal, while good quality, does not have desireable features for home-heating or open fires. Look for the closest location that carries large sizes of western PA bituminous coal (or kentucky, but that's unlikely in PA). More than likely, you'll have to drive to western PA to find any and at the best prices too; shipping is expensive.

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Post Tue. Dec. 08, 2009 7:20 pm

grobinson2 wrote:Hey guys,
I am in Lancaster, PA and looking for bit coal that I can burn in my fire place. Have a cousin in Westminster, MD and he is looking for the same. We don't need that much at first (just want to try it) so where is the closest place I can go to pick some of this up in pieces that are large enough that I can burn in an open fire?

Thanks,
Glenn
Hi Glenn, the closest place to you that I know of is Wertz's coal yard in Mechanicsburg Pa. just west of Harrisburg. They sell bit and Cannel coal. Rich

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Post Thu. Jan. 14, 2010 9:21 am

i need some contacts for bit coal in ky if anybody can help out
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Post Thu. Jan. 21, 2010 7:22 pm

Bituminous $55/ton picked up about 10mi east of Grove City PA, BEN-HAL MINING

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Post Thu. Jan. 21, 2010 10:39 pm

lumpocoal wrote:Bituminous $55/ton picked up about 10mi east of Grove City PA, BEN-HAL MINING
that's a good price! Is that for nut or run-of-mine? how good is their coal? do you know how it burns; any clinkers, or does the coal "melt" and "bridge" badly?

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lumpocoal wrote:Bituminous $55/ton picked up, BEN-HAL MINING
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Half way would be the village of Nectarine if your com'n from Barkeyville make a right at the church I cant remember the name of the road, but you only go about 2/10 of a mile and entrance is on left.


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Post Tue. Jan. 26, 2010 4:36 pm

Antelope Coal In Powder River Basin 22.50 a ton self load.
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Post Wed. Jan. 27, 2010 5:22 pm

I like those lumps, doesn't PRB coal disintegrate quickly? 22.50 a ton I'll take two please. ;)

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Post Thu. Jan. 28, 2010 11:01 am

yes it does, I have had it crumble in as little as a week or two, faster when it freezes and thaws several times. Doesn't last that long with the stoker

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Post Tue. Feb. 02, 2010 7:07 pm

hi guys, I was wondering if any body would know were I could get some Kentucky lump or softball size coal? I am in Ohio 1 hour south of columbus.

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Post Tue. Feb. 02, 2010 8:26 pm

http://hoskinsonspropertyservices.com/home

they sell lump coal, i'm not sure if it's kentucky or ohio lump. If you try it you'll know because a good kentucky lump will have light pink to white ash and will not "melt" or bridge in the firebox - it's a free-burning coal. Some southern ohio coal can be very good too, but usually has a higher tendency to clinker - this can be delt with by filling the firebox more full and slowing down the underfire air with the firebox draft control.

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Post Wed. Feb. 10, 2010 10:42 pm

wyowa wrote:Antelope Coal In Powder River Basin 22.50 a ton self load.
i did some work for a mine in the powder river basin (rio cordero mine) and was told there that the coal only had 9500 BTU but was low sulphur.do yuo get good heat out of that coal? oh rio is in Gillette Wy......oh sorry I get good bit when needed from clise coal 55 ton in frostburg

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Post Sun. Feb. 14, 2010 8:21 pm

Hi I guess its still the same seam. I am burning about a wheelbarrow full a day. But as yet I am pulling unheated air from the garage to stove then into the house and have not ducted into house ducts. Blows in to basement then I have small fan to blowing up stairwell. So I really could do better but time and cash are sorely lacking .


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