BIG BEAM wrote:Just burned my first load of UAE last night and wanted to post my findings.It does have a lot of fines in it but that doesn't seem to effect the way it burns.It's about 90% or 95% of the heat that Superior has,that puts it 2nd in the heat category for all the coals I've burned and over the past few years that's about 10 coals!It lights up fast,like Superior BUT it is the first true low ash coal I've burned.Last night I put in 3 coal buckets(about 75 lbs.) and this morning got 1 ash pan of ash.All of the other coals I've burned made 1.5 or 2 ash pans of ash with the same load.Also no clinkers,shake down was EZ.It burned to a granular dust and with a USS furnace shake down is a major concern.All in all this is my new favorite coal.I was surprised that a coal with that much red ash didn't make clinkers.
I have a question for All of you UAE burners out there.Is this coal consistent from year to year?
One other thing,Thanks J.C. for all your posts over the years.All of your analysis of coal have been spot on and I now see why you burn this coal in the spring and fall.
Been burning it all winter since Dec 8th The coal will be more consistent then other's because they only mine in one vein of coal Lykens # 2 The ash content does and can change a little from 04 to 08 it was always 6 To 7% Now it will be 7.5% up to 10.6% It does have fines it is not a true wet breaker more of a dry breaker It will clinker up if to much air is given
Like with all red ash coal. It does not have the high Iron content in it as Superior coal has so the clinkers will be softer
they break up easy in hand It will always burn up into a powder in a Hand fed stove The btu's are 13.500 per lb give or take a hundred per lb Superior runs between 13.600 to 13.800 per lb Sometimes more or less enjoy the warmth & ease of using it