steveyrock wrote:Hello everyone
I decided to get a ton of UAE rice coal this morning and am not impressed.My load contains globs of coal mud all the way up to several chestnut size chuncks do to cross contamination at the bins from the way they load.This stuff is that fine in size it would not slide down my metal coal chute.
This is what happend to me and others may have no issues but the Buckwheat they had looked more like the Rice coal I am used to getting at two other well known breakers.
Anthracite Barley 3/16 x 3/32
Anthracite Rice size 5/16 x 3/16
Anthracite Buckwheat 9/16 x 5/16
Anthracite Pea 13/16 x 9/16
Anthracite Chestnut 1-5/8 x 13/16
Anthracite Stove 2-7/16 x 1-5/8
Anthracite Egg 2 x 5
The reason why the coal is not as cleaned as the other two breakers you go to is UAE Harmony Mine is not a breaker / Coal Processing Plant . It is a Deep mine that Pulls the raw coal out of the Ground and uses a crusher to break and sizes the coal on screen tables / shaker table they do run water over it But it is not like a true coal breaker / Processing plant
were the coal is crushed floated to separate the rock from the coal sized and washed a few times before it goes into breaker bins or outside on the stock pile . UAE Just take it out of the ground breaks it up sizes it and sells it .
Also How do you know that the other two breaker are not selling over sized coal Mixing the sizes together to get rid of one size or to stretch out another size. Bottom line with their coal it won't matter if you have some fines in it the btu value and low ash content will make up for the fines in it especially when you realize you don't have to take out the ash pan for several days.