Closest Bituminous to Northwest New Jersey?

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Post Mon. Oct. 06, 2008 11:50 am

What would be the closest breaker/dealer of bituminous to Northwest New Jersey? I am considering buying an Englander add-on wood furnace to supplement my oil heat because I have a line on one cheap, and the manufacturer suggests that about 10lbs of soft coal can be added to the firebox after the wood has passed the char stage to extend burn times. Where would be the closest place to pick up a ton or two of bituminous coal to the Warren County/Northwest Hunterdon County area?

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Post Mon. Oct. 06, 2008 2:08 pm

i would doubt that there are too many coalyards in NW NJ that would carry bit. coal, as you are in anthracite country. Personally I would look around and see if any businesses use coal in the area, powerplants, industry that uses it etc. they may let you buy a ton or so from them. otherwise you will probably have to drive out to western pa to find any.
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Post Mon. Oct. 06, 2008 2:42 pm

Badfish740 wrote:What would be the closest breaker/dealer of bituminous to Northwest New Jersey? I am considering buying an Englander add-on wood furnace to supplement my oil heat because I have a line on one cheap, and the manufacturer suggests that about 10lbs of soft coal can be added to the firebox after the wood has passed the char stage to extend burn times. Where would be the closest place to pick up a ton or two of bituminous coal to the Warren County/Northwest Hunterdon County area?
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Post Mon. Oct. 06, 2008 5:27 pm

Hope you don't have any neighbors close by.

On the other hand, how much worse could it be then wood? When I heated mainly with 2 wood burners on a still day there would be a smokey cloud hanging over my house.
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Post Wed. Oct. 08, 2008 8:27 am

I don't think it would be that bad since I'm only talking about adding 10lbs at a clip on top of a hot wood coals. As long as the stove is burning hot and the chimney has a good draft going it shouldn't be an issue. My chimney will also be well above mine and my neighbor's roofline.

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Post Wed. Oct. 08, 2008 6:29 pm

You haven't been downwind of a fresh load of Bituminous coal.. Yet..

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Post Wed. Oct. 08, 2008 8:02 pm

Badfish740 wrote:I don't think it would be that bad since I'm only talking about adding 10lbs at a clip on top of a hot wood coals. As long as the stove is burning hot and the chimney has a good draft going it shouldn't be an issue. My chimney will also be well above mine and my neighbor's roofline.
Well I hope your bit coal is of the less smoky variety than the stuff we have in western Pa. I live outside of a very small town and the local hardware store still heats with bit coal. On very still mornings he literally makes a large cloud of smoke that floats over top of the entire town. My nearst neighbor is 1000 feet away and when the wind is blowing in my direction I can smell his bit coal boiler.
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Post Fri. Oct. 17, 2008 11:27 pm

I was told burning bit. is illegal in nj, by more than 1 source

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Post Sat. Oct. 18, 2008 3:46 pm

no, burning coal w/ over 1% sulfur is illegal. which would include most eastern bituminous coal. the intent of the law was to force powerplants to switch to lower sulfur western coals regardless of what scrubbing devices they had already installed that were required by the epa, so it was an easy way for the legislature to circumvent the NJDEP and USEPA and make things more stringent. It also helps to put pennsylvania and west virginia coal miners out of work, and make individuals not want to heat with bituminous; of course I would ignore the law for home heating purposes but that's just my opinion and i'm not recomending anyone think or do things as I would ;)
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