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PostBy: Yanche On: Sun Dec 24, 2006 2:21 pm

Greg, What do you do with the big pile of ash? I'm think of using mine for soil cement. While the anthracite ash is not as good as bituminous ash for this purpose it looks like it might work. For those of you not fimiliar with soil cement it's a way of making a poor strengh concrete. Spread the ashes on the earth, spread portland cement, rototill it all together. The cement absorbs moisture from the earth and hardens. Anyone have experience doing this? The quality of the final hardened product is highly dependend on local soil conditions and the mix percentages. It must be topped with real concrete or asphalt for long life.

Yanche
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Dec 24, 2006 2:53 pm

I will dump the ash in the ruts and pot-holes in my farm roads. It seems to set-up pretty hard.

I may try the cement mixing, but I have some fairly heavy equipment on my roads, and I fear they will just crumble the weaker cement.

Take care, Greg L

Merry Christmas !
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

PostBy: mjwood0 On: Sun Dec 24, 2006 2:54 pm

LsFarm wrote:I
I used to cringe when family came over for Thanksgiving or Chirstmas because I could just hear the propane burner in the house's boiler roaring to keep the house at 68*. This year I may have to TURN DOWN the thermostats 'cause the house may be too warm!! WHAT A LAUGH!


We're in the process of that right now. With the coal stoker going, the oven on baking and three people in the house (my mom is visiting for the holidays), not to mention the 40 degree weather, I'm opening windows and airing out the house. The stoker hasn't done more than idle all day! I'm so happy! :) :lol:

Normally, I'm the guy going around and turning down the thermostat -- just imagining the oil burner firing up and cringing at the dollars going down the drain. 'Tis the season and 'tis a much better season with coal!
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Econo


PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Dec 24, 2006 2:57 pm

I like that!

'tis the season and a much better season with coal'

Perfect!!

Merry Christmas

Greg L
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

PostBy: mjwood0 On: Sun Dec 24, 2006 2:59 pm

Merry Christmas to you and everyone else here!

Mark
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Econo