My first coal is in the bin! Picked up 8.19 tons of coal. Split off 2500 lbs to another guy. It's Rice coal coming out of Jeddo Coal. The Coal company says it been tested at 8% ash. Now.... I'm a complete rookie. Could not tell you if it's white or red ash.
Size- seemed plenty small to me. The other guy I shared with has bought from this dealer for number of years and said this looks to be the smallest he has ever gotten also.
Water/wettness. I'll say. No idea what normal is but this stuff was wet.
Volume- The over all volume is less than I perceived it would be. My bin is 82 inches (with some internal chains and the door slats being on the inside surface of the bin I round the width down to 80 inches or 6.66 ft) wide by 8 feet long. I unloaded my coal first. I stopped and leveled the bin at an average of 4.75 ft. My math says the volume I have should be 6.3 tons or 12666.66lbs. Total weight received was 16380-12666.66= 3713.34. When I went to my buddies house to dump rest- weighed on a DIFFERENT set of scales first to determine how much was left. I told him it did not even look like a ton left in the truck- came to 2500 lbs. He uses blue barrels to store his coal and he felt by volume he got at least 2400 lbs.
Again- I'm a new guy here and to coal. I grew up on a grain farm and understand moisture changes to grain as far as weight goes. I'm not going to bash the coal company scales. The second set of scales is more questionable but that was all was available. I'm just really surprised that figures were not closer. The coal was a smaller than usual size- may be a factor. The other guy said the coal is usually that wet.
So what I got was 16380-2500=13880lbs or 6.94 tons. At 40 cubic feet per ton that should over 5 feet of coal- right?
This is just a new guys take on what he got for coal. Take it for what its worth. I hope it burns well and I hope it lasts me the winter.