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Unread post by fll » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:27 am

For over 30 years we warmed the old farm house with the trusted Anthracite oven , but the last 2 years what a disaster , can you still buy proper anthracite anywhere around JHB ? All I been getting was fast burning coal blocking the oven and making dust , any help would be much appreciated
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Re: Anthracite

Unread post by cage » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:48 am

goodness, now there is a word i haven't heard in a long time.
We had one of those 40 years ago in my parents home growing up.
Didn't know they still existed :shock:
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Re: Anthracite

Unread post by Jean Crous » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:23 am

Cage, we have a brand new Rayburn stove/oven , that is connected to our solar geyser , warms the water when the sun does not in winter.This stove burns wood or anthracite or coal. One can buy these stoves from the UK, btw Rayburn and AGA are made in the same factory.
@fll, we can buy coal from our local Ko-op, maybe ask around where the smaller blacksmiths get their coal from.
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Unread post by thelsa » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:46 am

[quote . . . . blacksmiths get their coal from.
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To be politically correct, you can't use that word anymore in Souf Efrika. It's now called an Anvilsmacker
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Re: Anthracite

Unread post by Jean Crous » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:05 am

thelsa wrote:
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[quote . . . . blacksmiths get their coal from.
To be politically correct, you can't use that word anymore in Souf Efrika. It's now called an Anvilsmacker
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:lol: :lol: :lol: :D :D :? :? You ARE joking,....right ?
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Re: Anthracite

Unread post by fll » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:32 pm

Thanks , busy looking around, still hoping to find a honest source , as it's just a superior grade of coal and hard to evaluate so in today's world ordinary coal gets sold as the real thing , and then when you use it it burns smokes and makes a lot of dust in no time, instead of just glowing away on a 24 hour cycle
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Re: Anthracite

Unread post by Jean Crous » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:18 pm

fll wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:32 pm
Thanks , busy looking around, still hoping to find a honest source , as it's just a superior grade of coal and hard to evaluate so in today's world ordinary coal gets sold as the real thing , and then when you use it it burns smokes and makes a lot of dust in no time, instead of just glowing away on a 24 hour cycle
Yup , that is the real deal if it goes for 24h. At night before bedtime , I put in 2-3 pieces and the next morning there is hot water again after the previous night`s showering, and a nice warm stove :D
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Re: Anthracite

Unread post by Bearcat » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:30 pm

fll wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:27 am
For over 30 years we warmed the old farm house with the trusted Anthracite oven , but the last 2 years what a disaster , can you still buy proper anthracite anywhere around JHB ? All I been getting was fast burning coal blocking the oven and making dust , any help would be much appreciated
Not sure where you are located but I have about 2 tons of Anthracite at home. When I bought my house 20 years ago it was here and to an untrained eye it looks to be good quality. I have always considered bagging it off and selling it .. but its still here. What does Anthracite go for?
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Re: Anthracite

Unread post by Fransw » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:47 pm

Bearcat wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:30 pm
fll wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:27 am
For over 30 years we warmed the old farm house with the trusted Anthracite oven , but the last 2 years what a disaster , can you still buy proper anthracite anywhere around JHB ? All I been getting was fast burning coal blocking the oven and making dust , any help would be much appreciated
Not sure where you are located but I have about 2 tons of Anthracite at home. When I bought my house 20 years ago it was here and to an untrained eye it looks to be good quality. I have always considered bagging it off and selling it .. but its still here. What does Anthracite go for?
It will become diamonds in another 3 or 4 million years! :D
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Re: Anthracite

Unread post by Fransw » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:52 pm

Jean Crous wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:23 am
Cage, we have a brand new Rayburn stove/oven , that is connected to our solar geyser , warms the water when the sun does not in winter.This stove burns wood or anthracite or coal. One can buy these stoves from the UK, btw Rayburn and AGA are made in the same factory.
@fll, we can buy coal from our local Ko-op, maybe ask around where the smaller blacksmiths get their coal from.
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A very economical and effective way to heat the house. We also had one imported from Holland named 'Beckers’ . Easy to manage and maintain. Many still use it..

Interesting about the geyser! I didn't know that..

Edit: ..and its very cosy in the winter!
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Re: Anthracite

Unread post by Bearcat » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:38 pm

Fransw wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:47 pm
Bearcat wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:30 pm
fll wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:27 am
For over 30 years we warmed the old farm house with the trusted Anthracite oven , but the last 2 years what a disaster , can you still buy proper anthracite anywhere around JHB ? All I been getting was fast burning coal blocking the oven and making dust , any help would be much appreciated
Not sure where you are located but I have about 2 tons of Anthracite at home. When I bought my house 20 years ago it was here and to an untrained eye it looks to be good quality. I have always considered bagging it off and selling it .. but its still here. What does Anthracite go for?
It will become diamonds in another 3 or 4 million years! :D
Yippee ... I will be a billionaire then :) ... and will finely be able to buy a Bearcat :)
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Re: Anthracite

Unread post by Fransw » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:49 am

@Fll look here. Interesting option, but not as economical I think. Still effective and cosy! :D

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Re: Anthracite

Unread post by fll » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:45 am

@Fransw my son put this one in last year and seems to be very happy
@Bearcat thanks , will contact you directly maybe we can do something
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Re: Anthracite

Unread post by omarb » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:46 pm

You can try Casoojees in Nigel they deliver in Jhb etc. Couple buddies of mine buy a few tons for the winter every year and they seem happy with it.
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Re: Anthracite

Unread post by Skymaster » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:30 am

Try Macfail in Boksburg - I bought small anthracite nuts from the last year.
They will deliver but you need to order quite a few bags.

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