Blaschak Rice -Does your have "fines" ?

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Blaschak Rice -Does your have "fines" ?

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:33 am

Just opened my 2nd bag of 4 tons rice to start the stoker, saw very small coal particles that could be seived thru better half's cooking collander with these particles not dust size. Had two different local bulks that were looked at same way, absolutely clean with no fines passing thru mesh.

Concern is combustion hole plugging. To look at the coal I take a random handful and spread it across a white paper towel, the particle sizes show up really well.

Is my Blashak unique with these fines? Are you guys/gals that run Blashak rice finding the same small particles in rice ?

Thanks
Uglysquirrel
 
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Re: Blaschak Rice -Does your have "fines" ?

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:12 am

I am burning the Blaschak bagged coal. I have some fines, I contribute them to hauling and handling. Nothing to much. This years bagged has a lil more than last year but the coal is much better this year. Burning hotter and less ash. And the ash is white compared to the red of last.
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Re: Blaschak Rice -Does your have "fines" ?

PostBy: CoaLen On: Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:26 am

I see some fine peices in my Blaschak bagged Rice, but I wouldn't call it excessive. I think the fines reach the grate and burn up pretty quick because they're so small.
When I cleaned out under my grate last Spring, I found only about a cup of fines had made it through the grate. I suspect the combustion air flow keeps most of the small pieces suspended over the holes until they're burned to ash.
I'm happy with the Blaschak coal.
-Len
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Re: Blaschak Rice -Does your have "fines" ?

PostBy: bksaun On: Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:14 pm

mine has some too, no big deal.

bk
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Re: Blaschak Rice -Does your have "fines" ?

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:10 pm

Thanks, Gentlemen

The hand fed is older for me compared to this new fangled stoker :>, looks like I'm the same as the rest of you as far as these fines and thanks for the assurance they won't do harm....and my conversation with the stove guy said the same thing, 2-3 times a season, lift the grate and vacumm the fines out.. Thanks again, Brucer.
Uglysquirrel
 
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Re: Blaschak Rice -Does your have "fines" ?

PostBy: CoaLen On: Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:24 pm

Uglysquirrel wrote: ...2-3 times a season, lift the grate and vacumm the fines out.

I only know for sure about a Koker, but when I take the grates out of mine, it's not an incidental job. First of all, they're cemented in there and are difficult to get out. They don't "lift out". Then to reinstall them, they need to be cleaned off, and recemented in place. I can't have any air leaks in the joints or I will end up will hot coals where I don't want them. On the Koker, removing and reinstalling the grates is a once a year job and I suspect it's the same way with your stoker.
However, the good news is, you shouldn't need to remove them during the cold season.
-Len
CoaLen
 
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Re: Blaschak Rice -Does your have "fines" ?

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:39 pm

I can say that all bagged coal has fines due to shipping and handling issues, but strangely a 24 ton TT load is pristeen.
I've seen one or two loads over the past few moons, and always to same. Not unlike log length picker loads, vs cut ,split and delivered wood. The smaller the pieces and the more times they are handled, the more 'residuals' there will be.

It is not a perfect world, and sometimes when there is a change in winds, we must learn to be able to adjust our sails.....

If your breakfast cereal came in a box, I'll bet you a DF 520 that there will be some smaller pieces in the bottom of the box.
Live on a farm? Every hear of hat chaff? Itchy stuff....do I need to go on here? It's life, we must deal with it.
Henry Winkler even had a TV series for those who couldn't separate the hay from the chaff: McGiver...the think quick guys liked it, other just couldn't get past the hay and chaff issues. Nuff said.....snowing hard here.
Body shops and wrecker drivers are rubbing their hands together rapidly.....job security.
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Re: Blaschak Rice -Does your have "fines" ?

PostBy: wlape3 On: Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:43 pm

All bagged coal has fines. Some more than others. On my furnace I have a clean out plate on the bottom of the burner that I remove every month or so to get the fines out. If they build up too much your air flow will be restricted and you won't get a full burn. Mine can be done while the stove is running.
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Re: Blaschak Rice -Does your have "fines" ?

PostBy: jim d On: Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:03 pm

fines appear to be about the same as last year but the moisture content is much much greater ,quite wet,
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