finding empty coal bags

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finding empty coal bags

PostBy: unaslob On: Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:54 pm

i am looking for coal bags....just empty... I have about 6-8 tons of excess nut coal that I want to bag and get out of my coal bin so I can make room for stove coal. any suggestions or websites.... i thought that this would be easy but am finding out it is quite difficult searching this online. I tried calling some of the bagged coal dealers... but none of them actually bag coal... it is as if the coal is mined already bagged!!!
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Re: finding empty coal bags

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:00 am

Here's a previous posting from the archives.

woven bags for coal

There were a lot more; check out. Lisa
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Re: finding empty coal bags

PostBy: squigmond On: Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:09 pm

I have already bought sand bags on line from esandbags.com and they were pretty close to the same thing as coal bags. I used them for sand for a wet basement so I don't actually know if they are strong enough for coal. Just a thought.
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Re: finding empty coal bags

PostBy: cokehead On: Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:44 pm

If I were you I'd try and find someone who live's near you that buys bagged coal and ask them to save the bags. I know someone in CT that burns bagged rice coal. He bought a whole flatbed trailer load that was palletized and shrink wrapped. I bought his used woven bags from him last year. Put your town out there. Maybe someone will speak up.
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Re: finding empty coal bags

PostBy: dlj On: Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:43 pm

unaslob wrote:i am looking for coal bags....just empty... I have about 6-8 tons of excess nut coal that I want to bag and get out of my coal bin so I can make room for stove coal. any suggestions or websites.... i thought that this would be easy but am finding out it is quite difficult searching this online. I tried calling some of the bagged coal dealers... but none of them actually bag coal... it is as if the coal is mined already bagged!!!


I don't have 6 or 8 tons worth of empty bags, maybe a couple tons worth. If you want them and are willing to pay the shipping, I'd be happy to send them to you. Drop me an email and let me know.

dj
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Re: finding empty coal bags

PostBy: unaslob On: Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:50 am

thanks alot dj... check your pm

I am in the hazleton, pa area Luzerne County. would travel to pick up in area. sucks that I got soo much of the wrong coal.. I built a bin to hold about 8 to 10 tons and just ordered 8 tons without ever trying it first in my furnace....turns out I need stove coal. phil
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Re: finding empty coal bags

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:57 pm

You may want to see if there is anyone in your area that will pick up the bulk coal for a reasonable cost and save you the trouble of bagging it.
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Re: finding empty coal bags

PostBy: unaslob On: Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:05 pm

That's not a bad idea... the coal is nut..I think slightly smaller then the standard nut. It is from the jeddo #8 breaker. I might have about five tons.... anybody out there want to take it....coal is going
for about 160 a ton around here... I would probably sell it for 100 bucks a ton. Does that sound reasonable??? Any takers??? Am I posting this offer in the right area???
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Re: finding empty coal bags

PostBy: Yanche On: Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:45 pm

When I go to the breaker with my trailer I bag some of the coal to get some weight off the trailer and onto the pickup. The bags I use are used feed bags I got free by posting a "wanted" message on my local freecycle site. See: http://www.freecycle.org/ to find a group in your area.
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Re: finding empty coal bags

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:10 pm

I have a pile of them your welcome to, probably over 5 tons worth @ 50# per. Located in south/central CT.
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Re: finding empty coal bags

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:40 pm

Check with your local feed mill store.

Mine sells new bags but they may be able to tell you who buys a lot of feed and has some used ones to sell.




Rick
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Re: finding empty coal bags

PostBy: Wolverine On: Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:41 pm

I have a pile of woven bags I use to bag up heavy trash, if in Maine I got a few ton worth
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Re: finding empty coal bags

PostBy: irishmas On: Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:04 pm

You might want to try ULINE.COM They have every type of bag available and I've been using their poly bags for years. Many different sizes too. Good luck.
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