spc wrote:The hand fired guys are going to love this, how about spraying a little Pam veggie oil in the hopper once in a while.
Are you feeding a stoker or baking muffins?
The stoker manufacturers should take wet coal into account and manufacture the hoppers out of stainless steel. I know this would add to the cost of the stove, but in the long run it would be worth it.
I use the sprayer method when filling my coal scuttle, every few shovel fulls I add a few sprays of water.
The Blaschak coal on the top of the pile in the bin seems very clean, even after having been in the bin and drying out, as opposed to some other coal which I got dry, a lot more dust and fines.