crazy4coal wrote:If you have rice coal, last year Kimmel's had a problem with 1.5 & 2" stone getting mixed with the coal. When the bucket loader was reloading from the stock yard he scraped up stone from the yard and put it in the bagging plant. I had about a half a dozen bags that had 1 rock in them. Thankfully my customers caught it before it did any damage to their stokers. Is it possable that what you have was bagged last year and was left over? One of my customers put a piece of 1/2" hardware cloth over the hopper and poured the coal thru it. If you dealer is any good he will replace any bags that you want to send back. That's what I would do. You got to keep the customer happy!
Where can I find hardware cloth? Is it like expanded steel?
Unfortunately, my auger died on the second or third rock this season. The gear box was stripped and I had to buy a new assembly for $130. So far, I've found about ten rocks in 1, 1.25 ton skid. Some were quite large and look like they came from a mine rather than from a parking lot/gravel cover. There were probably a lot more which were small enough to pass through the auger.
Yes, Fred, I'm talking bagged rice coal. Wish I had a barn to put my coal in then I would buy it in bulk. Maybe Santa will leave one under the Christmas tree this year?