Kimmel's Problems

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Re: Kimmel's Problems

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:33 pm

All my coal came from unopened pallets. It was all still damp or soaking wet.

Then add the occasional flood in the basement ...
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Re: Kimmel's Problems

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:36 pm

Interesting. I'm going on what I was told about how Blaschak is bagged. We have had this discussion before. How 'bout how it is transported, probably on a flatbed trailer. What happens when it is transported through bad weather? Just wondering how it gets so wet.
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Re: Kimmel's Problems

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:43 pm

I think it's just the temperature & humidity differentials it goes through from the source to the buyer ... plus however long it sits in the elements. Once you get a little bit of condensation on the 40 lbs of cool coal in there, no amount of sunlight will allow it to escape. I think the plastic actually IS the reason for it. Moisture gets in little by little, but can never get out.
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Re: Kimmel's Problems

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:34 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:Interesting. I'm going on what I was told about how Blaschak is bagged. We have had this discussion before. How 'bout how it is transported, probably on a flatbed trailer. What happens when it is transported through bad weather? Just wondering how it gets so wet.

Enclosed trailers and open flat trailers The bags have air holes in them so they do not blow apart when the machine loads them with coal The robot picks them up and loads them on pallet then then to the shrink wrap machine
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Re: Kimmel's Problems

PostBy: wlape3 On: Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:45 pm

SMITTY wrote:All my coal came from unopened pallets. It was all still damp or soaking wet.

Then add the occasional flood in the basement ...


I had the same experience Smitty. The coal was wet UNDER the shrink wrap. Nothing like a giant coal ice cube.
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Re: Kimmel's Problems

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Dec 25, 2010 11:36 pm

I've been through the Blaschak bagging plant. The coal is DRY when it is bagged.. I was in the warehouse next to the bagging machine,, and there wasn't a drop of water on the floor.. bone dry.. so any water in the bags gets there after it is bagged..

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