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Where to find coal
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Brandon    Posted 02-11-2003 at 15:28:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have been reading stonebrooks message about burning coal along with all the follow ups. I am wondering where I would be able to get some coal. I am located in central MN. Just wondering if anyone in the area knew where to get some. Thanks! Brandon

kraig WY    Posted 02-11-2003 at 17:06:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Come to Wyoming and start digging. The whole state is setting on coal. Couple years ago they upgraded the ammount of coal around her (Powder River Basin) from a 500 to 1000 year supply. If you want to haul it you can get it for nothing. Its that sulpher free (clean burning) stuff.

bob    Posted 02-12-2003 at 04:48:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kraig we burned coal freom your area all the time. company used to own mine. Went out theirand drove around. Hope they are putting land back in better condition than they found it as was the case then. Goverment reg s made company sell mine so now just get coal. sad part we were getting a lot of your real estate every car load,frieght costs more than coal. I burnt chunks in my stove for years but hard coal would have been better. needs a lot of air.

Red Dave    Posted 02-11-2003 at 16:56:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
There are coal suppliers around here where we can buy several brands, grades and sizes. We are near anthracite (hard coal) country, not sure if that is available if you get very far from the east coast. I don't know if there is such a thing as a soft coal (bituminous) stove.

Ludwig - sure    Posted 02-12-2003 at 07:27:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
It'll burn in any stove that can give it top air "over air".
Dad had to go on a trip to PA one time and got some of it to bring back and try. Much smokier and smelley.

stonebroke    Posted 02-11-2003 at 16:50:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I can't give you a source for MN. But here's how I found my source. Even though I live in PA (home of coal) the phone book was no help. I had to ask at my local hardware store. They had the answer. I suggest you try em. Let me know how you make out. Was over your way (beautiful country) to attend the International Special Olympics not too many years ago. A sight (6,000 athletes and god only knows how many well wishers) and feeling I'll never forget.

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