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I just seen a coal source for bituminous coal from Illinois being sold by Central Wisconsin Coal Sales in Neskoro, Wi.  Has anyone had any experience with this vendor or Illinois Bituminous coal?

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Rustyfinn

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Following , interested . 

I just looked them up on Google maps .  It looks real. They have two pics linked and there looks like a sweet large pile of coal.  They are about 137 miles from me.  Hmmm, road trip?

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With as many trees as you have back there, what about charcoal? Even in Las Vegas I can get all of the free scrap wood I could ever use. 

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Yes, I went there and picked up a ton of bituminous in my pickup truck. The coal has a size that goes from large marbles to walnut size.   I tried it out, and it worked well in my opinion.  Good heat and very little clinker.   I was able to get it to coke up on the edges and worked about 3 hours with 1/4 " to 5/8" rod and some 1" square stock.  The day I was there, 2 different guys were loading up trucks and trailers.  One took 5 ton and the other took 7 ton.  They were using it for outdoor furnaces to "tide them over for the night."  The fellow told me he expected around 10 guys to load up that day.  He picks up coal in southern Illinois as a haul back load on his semi during the summer.  He had several large sheds full of coal.  If he can load your truck with his bobcat skid loader, the price is cheaper than if you load up containers etc.

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