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Dietrich Hoecht

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Location: United States Clayton, GA
Occupation: piddles in metal, roams the woods
Age: 78
#1   2014-10-15 08:26          
Folks,

I while ago I posted a note about Georgia Coal in Blairsville. I had bought a couple of 50 lb sacks from the fella for $12 each. He charges $11 if you buy a ton. I have now used a couple of buckets full. Up to now I had used GA Farrier supply as source and bought 1 bag from the Campbell School when I took a class. So that's what I compare.

First, the coal has a lot of volatile gases, but I got used to it. More ash is produced, which combines with the clinkers. It's not really much, and I keep up with loosening it, so I don't know if you forget to practice this, i.e. how badly it would cake up the works. Further, the fire does burn a bit wider than I am used to. Previously I could keep it confined and small when this was appropriate, and I never used water sprinkling. With the GA coal batch it was needed sometimes.

Overall, the coal is well worth its money. Georgia Coal's phone number is 706-400-8329. As I previously said, the owner has a cabinet shop in Blairsville and he uses coal to heat it, and he buys it by the truckload.

cal

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Location: United States Sharpsburg, GA
Occupation: Retired Programer
Age: 70
#2   2014-10-16 08:05          
In the past I have gotten my coal from Sidney Lee and JCCFS. Both of which are pretty good. The coal from Sidney Lee was $17/50pounds. The folk school coal is smaller and burns very cleanly with few clinkers. I don't know where they get it from. They let you buy 2 bags to take home when you take a class.
Cal Kohler

benbaker

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Location: United States Marietta, Georgia
Occupation: Conductor at Norfolk Southern
Age: 43
#3   2014-10-17 08:47          
I've used the one in Jasper, Georgia Farrier supply, and their coal was good, but the cheapest I've found by the ton was Buck's Ice and Coal in Columbus. $325 a ton, if you bag it yourself. 12.75 for a 50 lb bag with shipping (to Atlanta) I believe.

The bag it yourself is the newer stuff, and supposedly a better grade of metallurgical coal. It's a long drive, but for the equivalent of $8.13 every 50 lbs, it'd be worth some gas money in bulk. You can get anthracite up here for that, but I don't like forging on it.

cal

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Location: United States Sharpsburg, GA
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#4   2014-11-10 10:19          
Interstate Steel in Murphy now stocks the same coal that is used at the Folk School for $15/bag. In the past the bagged coal at school has been very good. Made up of small pieces and very little clinkers.
Cal Kohler

Torch Mullins

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Location: United States
Occupation: torch mullins
Age: 54
#5   2014-11-22 14:26          
If you are interested in coal from Interstate Steel, let me know and we will have some at the December meeting.

Is anyone interested in Interstate Steel coming to the meeting with some of their products?
Let me know that as well.
Torch Mullins
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