Where can you get coal for fireplace

Discussion in 'Energy' started by Matthew, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Matthew
    Online

    Matthew Blue dog all the way!

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2010
    Messages:
    27,397
    Likes Received:
    1,787
    Trophy Points:
    140
    Location:
    Portland Oregon
    Ratings:
    +2,017 / 96 / -0
    Where can you get cheap coal to burn in a fireplace to warm the house.

    1# Cheap
    2# A few tons to keep the house warm this winter
    Hopefully it will be cheaper then what I currently pay to keep warm.:eusa_whistle: Electric power cost to damn much. Normally, I try to use wood, but that can get to be a bitch.

    [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2011
  2. syrenn
    Offline

    syrenn BANNED

    Joined:
    May 10, 2010
    Messages:
    47,839
    Likes Received:
    10,365
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +10,366 / 0 / -0
    check google
  3. Mr. H.
    Offline

    Mr. H. Gold Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009
    Messages:
    32,273
    Likes Received:
    6,211
    Trophy Points:
    170
    Location:
    A warm place with no memory.
    Ratings:
    +6,308 / 26 / -0
    You're living in Oregon, land of plentiful abundant green and clean renewable energy.
    Ask Old Rocks- I'm sure he can hook you up.
  4. Matthew
    Online

    Matthew Blue dog all the way!

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2010
    Messages:
    27,397
    Likes Received:
    1,787
    Trophy Points:
    140
    Location:
    Portland Oregon
    Ratings:
    +2,017 / 96 / -0
    I'lll ask Old rocks for his advise :eusa_whistle:
  5. Mr. H.
    Offline

    Mr. H. Gold Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009
    Messages:
    32,273
    Likes Received:
    6,211
    Trophy Points:
    170
    Location:
    A warm place with no memory.
    Ratings:
    +6,308 / 26 / -0
    Wouldn't it be easier to find a tree to chop up and burn?
  6. Warrior102
    Offline

    Warrior102 VIP Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2011
    Messages:
    16,557
    Likes Received:
    4,011
    Trophy Points:
    88
    Location:
    Virginia
    Ratings:
    +4,016 / 2 / -0
    Any slag heap in West Virginia. They're all over the place.
  7. Douger
    Offline

    Douger BANNED

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    Messages:
    12,324
    Likes Received:
    914
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Not fucking there !
    Ratings:
    +914 / 0 / -0
    Sorry. Your masters send the excess to China. Highest bidder !!! Kaptalizm for ya.
  8. Mr. H.
    Offline

    Mr. H. Gold Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009
    Messages:
    32,273
    Likes Received:
    6,211
    Trophy Points:
    170
    Location:
    A warm place with no memory.
    Ratings:
    +6,308 / 26 / -0
    Maybe you can give him the coal from your Christmas stocking.
  9. Care4all
    Offline

    Care4all Warrior Princess Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2007
    Messages:
    22,704
    Likes Received:
    3,879
    Trophy Points:
    88
    Location:
    Maine
    Ratings:
    +3,896 / 0 / -0
    buy a wood pellet metal bucket....they are made to put in your wood stove or fireplace to burn....the pellets seem like they would be easier to handle than coal or wood. you can find the pellet delivers in the yellow pages or buy by the 40 lb bag at places like Sam's club.
  10. Mr. H.
    Offline

    Mr. H. Gold Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009
    Messages:
    32,273
    Likes Received:
    6,211
    Trophy Points:
    170
    Location:
    A warm place with no memory.
    Ratings:
    +6,308 / 26 / -0
  11. HUGGY
    Online

    HUGGY VIP Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Messages:
    26,557
    Likes Received:
    2,991
    Trophy Points:
    88
    Location:
    Seattle, in a run down motel
    Ratings:
    +3,004 / 4 / -0
    There is a reason why people don't burn coal in fireplaces moron. Burning coal emits extremely toxic byproducts. On the other hand...Go for it. If you can find enough paint chips to eat as well you will hardly notice the effects.
    • Like Like x 1
  12. Cuyo
    Offline

    Cuyo Training a Guineapig army

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2010
    Messages:
    5,681
    Likes Received:
    942
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Denver, PA
    Ratings:
    +942 / 0 / -0
    You can't burn coal in a fireplace amigo, you have to get a stove insert. Coal burns from the bottom up and the grates have to be shaken. Even if you could somehow find a way to manipulate it to keep it burning, it wouldn't give much heat as coal burns very hot and it would go right up the chimney.
  13. editec
    Offline

    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    41,427
    Likes Received:
    5,590
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Maine
    Ratings:
    +5,591 / 0 / -0
    Good idea if you wanna die from carbon monoxide poisoning.

    If you want to burn coal, get a STOVE and make damned sure it doesn't leak.

    I damned near died from a leaking coal fired furnace that leaked carbon monoxide in the ducts leading into my room when I was kid.

    I mean when the doctor first found me (doctors USED to come to people's homes, remember) , he told my mother that I was dead because he could find no pulse. AS my distraught mohter and doctor were rushing what they thought was my corpse to the hospital, my mother opened the window and the fresh air brought me back from near death.


    I spend like three weeks in the hospital under observation when I was 4.

    Yeah, it was THAT close.
    • Like Like x 1
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2011
  14. Sunshine
    Offline

    Sunshine Trust the pie. Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Messages:
    19,370
    Likes Received:
    3,028
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +3,031 / 1 / -0
    That's funny. My grandmother burned coal in her fireplaces for as long as she lived in her house. Her fireplaces were equipped for the burning of coal. It kept you REAL warm on the front side, but your butt about froze!
  15. Sunshine
    Offline

    Sunshine Trust the pie. Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Messages:
    19,370
    Likes Received:
    3,028
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +3,031 / 1 / -0
    Not just coal that does that.
  16. strollingbones
    Offline

    strollingbones Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2008
    Messages:
    44,444
    Likes Received:
    9,412
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Location:
    crazy train
    Ratings:
    +9,412 / 0 / -0
    did you spend a lot of time at her house inhaling fumes? that would explain a lot now wouldnt it.
    • Like Like x 1
  17. uscitizen
    Offline

    uscitizen Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    45,943
    Likes Received:
    4,783
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    My Shack
    Ratings:
    +4,790 / 0 / -0
    You think burning wood can be a problem? You will love the soot and smell from coal.

    And yes you can burn coal in a fireplace, but it must be a good concrete/brick type of fireplace you will burn down your house if you burn coal in a metal insert type of fireplace designed for wood.

    And the price for coal?
    Here in KY where we have plenty of coal decent house coal is around $150.00/ton.

    When I grew up it took about 7 tons to heat our home during a winter.
    You do the math.
    • Like Like x 1
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2011
  18. strollingbones
    Offline

    strollingbones Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2008
    Messages:
    44,444
    Likes Received:
    9,412
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Location:
    crazy train
    Ratings:
    +9,412 / 0 / -0
    you cant burn coal in a regular wood fireplace....why would you want to...what is the reason you prefer coal to wood? wood is damn near free....just some work....

    get a fireplace insert that will burn coal and wood
  19. strollingbones
    Offline

    strollingbones Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2008
    Messages:
    44,444
    Likes Received:
    9,412
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Location:
    crazy train
    Ratings:
    +9,412 / 0 / -0
    invest in chimney brushes......we purchased two....years ago....28 or so....they were about 20 bucks each...saved us money all year.....we clean the chimney a few times a winter....if a warm day come along where we can shut down the stove..we clean the chimney......
  20. Sunshine
    Offline

    Sunshine Trust the pie. Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Messages:
    19,370
    Likes Received:
    3,028
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +3,031 / 1 / -0
    Soot can be a big problem. Particularly if you hang your laundry outside. But the sulphur smell is biting. When I got off the plane in Beijing, I recognized the smell immediately. The air there is horribly dirty due to their use of coal. China is a very coal rich country. But because they use it the air is really bad.

Share This Page