Mike Wilson wrote:One concern... the bags will be outside. Assuming they're covered, and the coal is not soaking wet all winter long (likely won't be), will this stuff freeze together at all? If so, will a nice 8lb sledge resolve the problem?
Hi Mike, You may want to cover the bags with a tarp, if you store them outside, that'll keep out excess water. The water in the coal when you got it, will probably drain out thru the bottom of those bads, a good thing. Yes, any frozen lumps of DAMP coal will EASILY break apart, sometimes just squeezing them with your hand breaks them apart. If the coal is WET, SOAKING WET, you'll never be able to break it apart, as it will be as hard as a block of ice.
My main concern with storing those bags outside is, Rodents. If you live in an area similar to my area (Woods, farms, fields) then expect those bags to be chewed apart by mice, rats, squirrels, etc.....