48lbs of rice coal in 50lb bag

48lbs of rice coal in 50lb bag

PostBy: daluds On: Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:42 pm

Hello,

Just dug into a new pallet of rice coal, and finding 48lbs in the 50lb bags. Is this typical?

Thanks,

Dave
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Re: 48lbs of rice coal in 50lb bag

PostBy: whistlenut On: Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:49 pm

What kind of scale are you using? I've not seen any shortages in anything shipped to me in 32 years. Make sure you can count on your measuring device, or check it against a calibrated know weight. It could be a hand bagged sample, because I don't think anyone wants the State on their butt for shortage complains.
Did someone take a coffee can full for grits? Stranger things have happened!
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Re: 48lbs of rice coal in 50lb bag

PostBy: bksaun On: Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:49 pm

Probably was 50 lb when they put it in wet, it has dried out some. Pour a quart of water on it and it will be 50lbs again! :D

Bk
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Re: 48lbs of rice coal in 50lb bag

PostBy: daluds On: Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:09 pm

I'll take more data since I have 9 tons of it. :-) I'll calibrate the scale too.

Thanks,

Dave
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Re: 48lbs of rice coal in 50lb bag

PostBy: e.alleg On: Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:24 pm

well...if it's the sealed plastic bags like Blaschak or Reading your scale is wrong, too much liability for the savings. If it's dealer bagged coal you'll find some variations but chances are you got 52lbs in some and 48lbs in some other ones.
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Re: 48lbs of rice coal in 50lb bag

PostBy: whistlenut On: Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:28 pm

I concur! If it is dealer bagged, I'll bet it more than equals the full measure when measured by the ton. Not one person wants the Bureau of Weights and Measures pulling up to the shop door. Good luck, and hope this works itself out. Weigh it on a rainy day......
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Re: 48lbs of rice coal in 50lb bag

PostBy: daluds On: Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:40 pm

Okay - I went out in the pouring rain to look at the label on the 1.5 ton pallets. The rice coal is from Gauley Mining Co.

Dave
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Re: 48lbs of rice coal in 50lb bag

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:16 am

What kind of scale is it? Bathroom scales are notoriously inaccurate by as much as +/- 5 pounds. You need a beam scale that can be zeroed, preferably one that has been tested against a known weight or certified recently.
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Re: 48lbs of rice coal in 50lb bag

PostBy: Yanche On: Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:54 am

Are you using the bathroom scale that your wife calibrated? Tune it down a bit to make her look better :-) :-)
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Re: 48lbs of rice coal in 50lb bag

PostBy: daluds On: Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:28 pm

It is a bathroom scale, and will check the calibration of it. I doubt my wife turned it down since she already looks hot! :-)
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Re: 48lbs of rice coal in 50lb bag

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:44 pm

Balance it at 50 pounds with 50 pounds on it, that's about the only way you're going to get close with bathroom scale.
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Re: 48lbs of rice coal in 50lb bag

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:03 pm

Richard S. wrote:Balance it at 50 pounds with 50 pounds on it, that's about the only way you're going to get close with bathroom scale.

Balance it with another bag of coal. unlikely another one would be short too.
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Re: 48lbs of rice coal in 50lb bag

PostBy: Treeman On: Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:28 pm

Hand bagged coal will defineatly vary bag to bag. I found that in a day and a night a bag of coal that doesnt seem too wet will lose 1 to 2 cups of water when stored in a warm dry place. That could account for a lb or so. Also a dealers scale is checked by weights an measures and it defineatly would not be in thier interest to intentionaly short you. Your home scale would not have to be off by much, and again, if bagged by hand and sold by the ton, you may have to weigh every bag and account for some water loss.
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