Wylde32

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Has anyone on this site that is from North Carolina got coal from Kentucky Cumberland Coal Co. If so how good is the coal and how much do they charge.

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I googled: Cumberland Coal site:iforgeiron and got 47 hits. As for price you really need to call them up and ask as prices tend to change over time and buying coal is usually rather sporadic.

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Hey Cumberland coal only sells to big businesses and tractor supply isn't selling coal right now. So if any one knows where I can get some coal in Lawndale NC  I would be grateful if you could message me with details. 

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What did they say when you asked the Foothills of the Carolinas Blacksmith guild?   Located in North Carolina and probably more up on reasonably close sources than all our folks in Australia, Iceland, Finland, the UK, South Africa, Israel,...

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I know this is an older thread but there's a place called Cumberland Elkhorn coal and coke that sells retail amounts of bituminous coal. It's located in Louisville KY. There may be other locations.

Pnut

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I'm not sure. I haven't made any purchases from them because I built a forge optimized for charcoal. I talked to them on the phone about six months ago. I don't know if I can post their phone number or if that would violate the TOS. They're on Swan St. In Louisville. If you search Cumberland Elkhorn coal and coke on Google or Bing their number shows up.

Pnut

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Mr. Wylde 32,

Tractor Supply Co.  sells anthracite coal.  Their main clientele are folks that heat their houses with that coal.

Therefor, 

Most of their stores,  usually, do not stock the fuel in the summer months.

I suggest that you give them a call and enquire when they will stock it, for this coming autumn and winter,  (space heating)  months.

I try to buy up their remaining stock at the end of the heating season, for a discounted price.

Good luck with that lead.

SLAG.

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The two TSC's nearest to me do not carry anthracite and will only order it for me if I want to buy a whole pallet, but since I have nowhere to store it I may be out of luck. They told me there's not enough demand for it during the heating season and they got stuck with most of what they ordered for 2017-2018 and won't be carrying it again. So I have been trying to persuade them to order a pallet by asking a different person about it every time I visit and also over the phone. I've even had other people call and ask about it. I doubt it will make any difference but I figure It doesn't hurt to try. 

Pnut

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Foothills of the Carolinas Blacksmith guild in Mill Spring NC has a meeting Aug17  Sat 9:00 AM EDT. It is close to your location so you may want to attend and ask about the coal.

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Grace Fuels in Asheville , NC sells bulk. I'm just getting started (or I should say re-started) forging. I had a little coal I'd purchased from a hardware store in Carencro, La. about 40 years ago. I never was able to weld with it. It made huge clinker quickly. I got this batch from Grace fuels and made my first forge weld ever on my third try with it. It is metallurgical grade bituminous that comes from Kentucky. I'm not real experienced, but this seems to be good stuff.

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