does coal lose anything if dumped on a pile

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does coal lose anything if dumped on a pile

PostBy: Whiteash On: Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:23 pm

If I had some extra money would rice coal lose anything if dumped on a pile in the open air?? Would it be better to put it under a tarp?? Is there any down side.
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Re: does coal lose anything if dumped on a pile

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:29 pm

Tarp it to keep the moisture out of it, otherwise it will always be frozen.
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Re: does coal lose anything if dumped on a pile

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:52 pm

Whiteash wrote:Would it be better to put it under a tarp?? Is there any down side.

Water will freeze so you definitely want to keep that out, but leaves, sticks, trash and an occasional cat poo are also things you may not want in your coal either. Tarp is good.
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Re: does coal lose anything if dumped on a pile

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:23 pm

coaledsweat wrote:
Whiteash wrote:Would it be better to put it under a tarp?? Is there any down side.

Water will freeze so you definitely want to keep that out, but leaves, sticks, trash and an occasional cat poo are also things you may not want in your coal either. Tarp is good.
I have a pile of Ohio #4 bit in a pile next to my anthracite bin. I have noticed cat *censored* in the pile. Does coal attract cats?
Last edited by Duengeon master on Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: does coal lose anything if dumped on a pile

PostBy: tvb On: Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:31 pm

Over time you'll probably notice your pile get smaller if it is parked on anything but an impervious surface. It will slowly become one with the dirt. Make sure you have a tarp or something underneath it if it is on dirt or gravel.
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Re: does coal lose anything if dumped on a pile

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:36 pm

Duengeon master wrote:I have noticed cat *censored* in the pile. Does coal attract cats?

Not sure about that, we'll have to ask the Cat Whisperer. The reason I mentioned it is that it has been posted more than a few times on the forum and I thought you guys might like to know that little detail. ;) The tarp is doing some serious multitasking here.
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