Jump to content
I Forge Iron

New Coal Forge - Any luck with 8" chimney pipe and half hood?


Recommended Posts

On 9/29/2020 at 11:24 AM, LemonAden said:

would be too large to fit inside of a propane forge.

You hit it on the head with this post for the benefits of coal over propane especially the loss that comes from it's running full on when at the forge.

Again, don't give up on bituminous until you gain fire management. The difference is like night and day.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 60
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

I sourced some bituminous out of PA and can get 50, 50LB bags on a pallet delivered to me for $800 (including LTL freight).  It comes out to a little more than double the amount of what I am paying for my anthracite but the good thing I can just sell it locally as you can't get it around here. It would take me a VERY long time to use a pallet! haha

Link to post
Share on other sites

Now you are thinking! Also, sometimes a day or overnight "vacation" in a truck or hauling a trailer means cheaper prices by a magnitude. Fall is a great time to do that. Lots of cor.

Also, check out your local blacksmith organization. They may have a good source for coal closer to home and less money.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Please make sure it's good smithing coal before sinking the money into it.  (Usually other smiths will have opinions on what sources are good).    There are bituminous coals that are terrible to work with and ones that are absolutely wonderful!

I may have to see what they will do on a pallet to NM if it's the good stuff!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Ask around, hmm multiple mentions of it on IFI back aways.

I had very good luck with Pocahontas #3 when I lived in Ohio; if they still are sourcing it at Penn Keystone.

Also Sewell Seam.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

For $16.00 U.S. per bag that's not a real bad price. I just checked Kayne & Sons Blacksmith supplies and they get $23.00 per 50 lb bag + shipping. I bought a bag from them a long time ago and if memory serves me it was $12.00 back then but it is very good coal.

From their site.

Quote

From the Pocahontas #3 seam, mined in SE West Virginia.  

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I asked them what coal it was and got the below response. Looks like I might be placing an order soon! What do you all think?

Pocy low vol Smithing coal, we've never got any complaints about quality and we have alots and lots of repeat customers.  The coal is very soft so it can have a lot of fines, maybe 20% with the Pea size, but that's the low vol nature of the coal that makes it almost smokeless.  It's high BTU, nearly 14000, low sulfur 0.6%, low ash approx 6-7%.

Link to post
Share on other sites

LemonAden, there is a place in Springwater, NY called The Coal Shop that is pretty close to me. I can't link to their site, but they sell what I am guessing is the same coal you're looking at out of PA for $10/50# bag, and they deliver. I'm not sure what the shipping would be, but I imagine it will still come out to less than $800.

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Frazer said:

LemonAden, there is a place in Springwater, NY called The Coal Shop that is pretty close to me. I can't link to their site, but they sell what I am guessing is the same coal you're looking at out of PA for $10/50# bag, and they deliver. I'm not sure what the shipping would be, but I imagine it will still come out to less than $800.

Dang I wish I saw this earlier! I already paid for a pallet from the place I mentioned above.  Next time I will call The Coal Shop and get one! 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Call the Coal Shop and request a data sheet on the coal they carry so you can compare, 'on paper," quality. Price isn't the only factor to consider. Hmmm?

Frosty The Lucky.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...