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Old 11-28-2013, 08:11 PM   #11
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Coal is still very common around my neck of the woods (or coal mines). Most of my neighbors use wood to heat, except for one who uses coal. I can always tell when Pat has his stove fired up. (P-U)!

Stick with wood or propane.

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Old 11-29-2013, 11:15 AM   #12
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We were able to buy coal some years back and used it in the home fireplace instead of wood. You only get the smoke and smell for about 10 minutes every time you first light the fire and for just a few minutes when you put more coal on the already burning fire. It came in useful several winters when we had power outages lasting a day or two.

I personally find the continual smoke from wood fires to be a lot more annoying than the short time a coal fire smokes. Also, with coal, you're not having to continually rearrange the fuel to keep it burning. I have't tried to find any coal in the 14 years we've been in Anacortes, as we have a gas-log fireplace in this house, with a furnace-style vent in place of a "real" chimney.

At $1 a log from the camp hosts, we don't have a campfire very often.

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Old 11-29-2013, 01:47 PM   #13
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I have never, and will never, ever pay a buck per log. We'll bring from home, scavenge for wood in the area, or we won't have a fire!

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