Yes, I do get some granular coal, but not a lot. As far as waste goes, I am able to pick up most the coal pieces with the granular coal included. So during that time my channing would burn a mix of mostly rice with buck, barley, and very little granular coal. The burn wasn't as good compared to having a hopper with 99.9% rice, but it was close.
It's a shame that some people will offer their coal for free, and that I really won't be able to take advantage. Most of the times those who are offering coal just to get rid of it are offering the larger size pieces.
Richard S. wrote:
This is really fruitless effort because you're never going to be able to consistently crush it into rice coal sized pieces. Supposing you were able to crush it down to rice you're going to have a significant amount of waste.
I don't believe rice is crushed to size by intent but by being the scrap from larger sizes
Exactly, the breakers are set so it will crush down to the maximum size they want which is going to be nut or stove. The smaller sizes are by product of this. You're also going to have significant amount of rice and smaller sizes in the raw product.