Surprise!!!!!!

Surprise!!!!!!

PostBy: heartofcoal On: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:25 pm

I thought it would be interesting to hear about the things people have found in bagged coal
It's a lot like a box of Cracker jacks really. OK, so what's the prize? A piece of wood? A chunk of rubber?
Maybe a knee cap from a mob hit! Ya just never know. That's what makes this whole coal burning business so exciting!
My greatest find to date was a dead snake. I know it's not much. But I still have a lot of bags to open!!!!!
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Stove/Furnace Make: Russo
Stove/Furnace Model: C-80

Re: Surprise!!!!!!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:45 pm

I found a ball of mud ... chuck full of rocks too. :lol: That was in a bag of Kimmel's. Had to weigh at least 10 lbs.

I've found wire, partial stumps, plain boulders ( a 5 pounder ), chunks of plastic, & pieces of some rusted, ferrous metal. Kimmel's was a Crackerjack box! :o
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Surprise!!!!!!

PostBy: heartofcoal On: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:51 pm

So the boulders are OK right? They really hold the heat!!!
And wire is a very useful product. See, Kimmels saved you a trip to the hardware store.
Obviously a very thoughtful company.
heartofcoal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Russo
Stove/Furnace Model: C-80


Re: Surprise!!!!!!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:03 pm

:lol: Yeah, I use the boulder now to break up the salt bridges in my water softener. :idea: :D
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Surprise!!!!!!

PostBy: bksaun On: Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:08 pm

Found part of a blasting cap in my last load of bulk Bit :shock:

Bk
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62

Re: Surprise!!!!!!

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:08 pm

I've seen a lot of objects watching thousands of tons pour into my trucks but the most notable one was unexploded blasting cap. :shock:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Surprise!!!!!!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:11 pm

:lol: That would've been better than the story of my wifey's stove explosion! :shock: :lol:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Surprise!!!!!!

PostBy: heartofcoal On: Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:38 am

Imagine
What are you doin' honey?
I'm loadin' more coal in the BOOOOOOOOOM!!!! :blowup:
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Stove/Furnace Make: Russo
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Re: Surprise!!!!!!

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:03 am

I've got basement coal that sat around for decades. Interesting that this ink bottle survived. That was in the coal I got from a private exclusive girl's school after advertising 'coal wanted' on craigs. The maintenance guy there provided me with four workers to get the coal out of an old scholhouse boiler room basement on the big modern campus. I gotta tell ya it was a little bizarre carrying spackle buckets of coal past groups of young jail bait going from class to class. :) The other place was a great find, beautiful 1800's country house. There I found oil furnace nozzle containers, old wire pieces, blue coal, red coal, nasty pipe insulation, wood pieces that might be from the mine shorring or ties, nails, screws, mouse fur. The other day I had a nosebleed and I'm thinking, oh no, my cache is laced with warfarin and I'm gonna die like a rat in this place :D
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Re: Surprise!!!!!!

PostBy: heartofcoal On: Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:20 pm

That's a cool find.
Does it have a name or date on it?

I know this has nothing to do with what we're talking about, but I just shoveled a four foot snow drift off my shop roof.
We have rain and wet snow coming in for Tuesday. That makes for one hell of a snow load! Might wanna have a look around.

Ray
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Stove/Furnace Make: Russo
Stove/Furnace Model: C-80

Re: Surprise!!!!!!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:44 pm

Dann757 wrote: ....... private exclusive girl's school ........

I think I saw that one before .... :D
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler