brown bagging fines

Re: brown bagging fines

PostBy: rberq On: Wed May 25, 2011 3:46 pm

Berlin wrote:apparently; farmers buy fines from coalyards throughout the country to spread on their fields

Farmers generally have enough to keep them busy, so I imagine if they are using their time to spread coal fines there must be a real benefit. I wonder if carbon neutralizes acid rain. Where's my old high school chemistry book?
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Re: brown bagging fines

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed May 25, 2011 6:06 pm

I could try & help you, but, they didn't even have science as a seperate subject when I was in high school :clap: I think it intermingled with gym ;)
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Re: brown bagging fines

PostBy: whistlenut On: Wed May 25, 2011 8:08 pm

Grits..save them for a weekend 'Chuck Norris' is in town. Stoker Scott loves them with 'scrabble'.....
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Re: brown bagging fines

PostBy: fyrewerks On: Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:28 pm

Following an internet tip, I tried mixing the fines with water & corn starch. It kinda worked, kinda made a mess. I poured it into a plastic tub where it took over a week to dry into a block that broke in 2. I'll try burning it this winter.
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