Whats the weirdest thing you ever found in your coal ?

Forum rules
ATTN Coal Dealers: To advertise your company you're allowed to start one new topic in "Coal Prices, Coal Quality, Coal Dealer Inquiries and Reviews". You may also respond to other topics started by others where your company has been mentioned and are encouraged to do so. Any other posts just for advertising here or anywhere else on nepacrossroads.com will be considered spam and removed. Repeated violations will result in a permanent ban.

Whats the weirdest thing you ever found in your coal ?

PostBy: bbrroowwnn On: Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:54 am

I think we all found some wood in our coal at some point or another....Thats common....We want to know about other, off the wall items you found in your delivery.....Why can't there ever be a case of beer hiding between those black nuggets....LOL!


:shots: :cheers:
bbrroowwnn
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Other Heating: Quadra-fire 2100-I Wood fireplace insert

Re: Whats the weirdest thing you ever found in your coal ?

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Fri Jan 01, 2010 3:58 am

got a spent shotgun shell in a load of nut coal once
lincolnmania
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: efm af-150 1982
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: alaska kodiak stoker 1986
Hand Fed Coal Stove: warm morning 1980 kenmore

Re: Whats the weirdest thing you ever found in your coal ?

PostBy: New Hope Engineer On: Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:17 am

fools gold in a load of bit coal ;)
New Hope Engineer
 
Stove/Furnace Make: RUSSO
Stove/Furnace Model: CW-2

Visit Lehigh Anthracite

Re: Whats the weirdest thing you ever found in your coal ?

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:21 am

This last Spring when I cleaned out the Axeman Anderson I found a bunch of nails...maybe a dozen, all welded together. I know they didn't come from ME. My pet peeve in life is lost nails. When we do a construction job each and every nail is accounted for. If you come on my property I promise you will never step on a nail or a board with a nail sticking out of it.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Whats the weirdest thing you ever found in your coal ?

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:15 am

I found a squished up soda can and just yesterday I found a larger washer "welded" to two pieces of Reading nut coal. I don't know if the rust was holding it together but I couldn't break it apart.
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: Whats the weirdest thing you ever found in your coal ?

PostBy: Hollyfeld On: Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:30 am

I believe it's a ball bearing. I found it on top of the ash pan.

ball.jpg
(232.63 KiB) Viewed 20 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
[nepathumb]17569[/nepathumb]
Hollyfeld
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Whats the weirdest thing you ever found in your coal ?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:40 am

ASHPAN.JPG
(124.44 KiB) Viewed 33 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
[nepathumb]17570[/nepathumb]
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Whats the weirdest thing you ever found in your coal ?

PostBy: whistlenut On: Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:24 am

I found Chuck Norris deep in a 24 ton load of Buck last year. He was not so calm when the loader took a 3 ton pass out of his hiding place. He's ,OK, just not too happy!

His Texas Ranger Badge was lightly tarnished from the ride, but still serviceable.
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Whats the weirdest thing you ever found in your coal ?

PostBy: wlape3 On: Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:32 am

Found everything from the normal wood bits to large rocks and oversize hunks of coal. Never found any metal or other unnatural debris. Some of the rocks were pretty impressive though. From pea size (like coal) all the way to baseball sized.

Once found a herkimer diamond in my driveway...does that count? :D
Used to find a lot of mica chips and some fools gold when I lived in Reading area.
wlape3
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: 140 auger, forced hot air

Re: Whats the weirdest thing you ever found in your coal ?

PostBy: envisage On: Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:18 am

I get a lot of free coal from Craig's List, so I often find the dead skeletal remains of rats, bats and squirrels!!! :-O
envisage
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Werner Foundry 350a
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Warm Morning 400, Fire Boss Wood/Coal Hyrbrid
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat, Pea, Chestnut and Stove

Re: Whats the weirdest thing you ever found in your coal ?

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:27 am

envisage wrote:I get a lot of free coal from Craig's List, so I often find the dead skeletal remains of rats, bats and squirrels!!! :-O
I found a dead rat from craigslist coal Just threw the rat away. The coal burns suprisingly good.
Duengeon master
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite pea and nut mix. Bituminous lump

Re: Whats the weirdest thing you ever found in your coal ?

PostBy: rberq On: Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:36 am

Wire, mostly short pieces 4 to 8 inches. Usually small-gauge bell wire with deteriorated cloth-like insulation.
rberq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
Coal Size/Type: Nut -- Kimmel/Blaschak/Reading
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: Whats the weirdest thing you ever found in your coal ?

PostBy: cokehead On: Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:39 am

You know dried out rats should burn well. Heat is heat. I heard at on time they fueled rail road steam engines in Egypt with mummys. :D (Think about that New Hope Engineer) Dead rodents in "old basement coal" sounds common. I've seen it too.
cokehead
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Locke, Godin, Tarm in da works
Stove/Furnace Model: Warm Morning 617-A, 3721, 502

Re: Whats the weirdest thing you ever found in your coal ?

PostBy: hophead On: Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:55 pm

In my friends house in the 50s his dad couldn't get any coal up the worm. Upon digging it out he found a pineapple hand grenade up against the end of the worm. I wouldn't believe this unless I actually saw it which I did. I'm not sure what he did with it.
hophead
 
Stove/Furnace Make: efm520

Re: Whats the weirdest thing you ever found in your coal ?

PostBy: rberq On: Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:32 pm

hophead wrote:... he found a pineapple hand grenade up against the end of the worm ...

That would give a new meaning to "puff back".
rberq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
Coal Size/Type: Nut -- Kimmel/Blaschak/Reading
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Visit Lehigh Anthracite