How many layers of bagged coal can I stack?

Re: How many layers of bagged coal can I stack?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:29 pm

Just use the Coal Drier 3000...
or open the plastic bag a day beforehand...
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Re: How many layers of bagged coal can I stack?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:38 pm

Or just build a bin. If you've got room for all the bags/pallets, do a bin with some 5 gall. pails & a coal shovel. I know my dealers conveyers are about 30' long as far as getting the coal to where it needs to go. Enclosed find one pix of an old coal shovel for reference. (but, you knew that didn't you Richard) ;)
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Re: How many layers of bagged coal can I stack?

PostBy: warminmn On: Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:37 pm

Ive got 2 rows 3 wide and 15 high in my house and I guarantee the back stack and front bottom rows were soaking wet in July when I stacked them. In about a month and a half I can tell you if they are still wet. I hardly care if they are as I'll just dry them. I doubt you'd ever split them open.
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Re: How many layers of bagged coal can I stack?

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:36 pm

I stack them 18 high no pallet, on concrete. I poke holes in the bag and use the older ones first they seem to dry out in a month or so.
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Re: How many layers of bagged coal can I stack?

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:45 am

I am now measuring water before adding to my coal in hods meant for pellets. I add a half a cup of water to each prior to pouring into the Keystoker hopper in the house. All the dust filling the hod is outside before the stove hod is filled, we are fussy about keeping the house clean. I stack my bagged coal bout 9 feet high in the " Coal Barn"
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Re: How many layers of bagged coal can I stack?

PostBy: whistlenut On: Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:21 am

Only one thing to remember: the bags do degrade with UV light, so if you have a "Grow Room" in the Cheech and Chong Man Cave, then the potential for spillage is increased......I could tell you to go get a moisture meter from the local wood pellet dealer and record levels every hr, 24/7, graph it, and make a 'predictable catastrophe sensor'...but WTF...where did the common sense convoy crash before it got to your neighborhood? You HAVE to enjoy a sense of humor here, or it will KILL YOU!
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Re: How many layers of bagged coal can I stack?

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:41 am

whistlenut wrote:'...WTF...where did the common sense convoy crash before it got to your neighborhood?
/quote]

Whistlenut, do you realize that because of your post that "common sense convoy" will now be integrated into the lives of hundreds if not thousands of Fortune 500 employees just like the word "vet" was ? Who TF uses "vet" in their regular conversations ? though it showed up instead of the word "acceptable". Vets are for dogs. Yah :yes:

It's time for "CSC" to enter the corporate world...today :D

Opppess..back to coal and how did wet coal enter this posts...Hummmm, we need to "vet" these messages....yes.....
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Re: How many layers of bagged coal can I stack?

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:41 am

whistlenut wrote:'...WTF...where did the common sense convoy crash before it got to your neighborhood?
/quote]

Whistlenut, do you realize that because of your post that "common sense convoy" will now be integrated into the lives of hundreds if not thousands of Fortune 500 employees just like the word "vet" was ? Who TF uses "vet" in their regular conversations ? though it showed up instead of the word "acceptable". Vets are for dogs. Yah :yes:

It's time for "CSC" to enter the corporate world...today :D

Opppess..back to coal and how did wet coal enter this posts...Hummmm, we need to "vet" these messages....yes.....
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Re: How many layers of bagged coal can I stack?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:57 am

That would of been ME--- :clap: toothy Also based on the common sense theory. ;)
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Re: How many layers of bagged coal can I stack?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:42 am

The 'Santa' bags degrade slower than the 'grain' type bags...
If I am using LED grow lights do I have much UV to worry about... :?
Poking some larger holes in the 'Santa' bags will allow them to breathe and dry better...
Too many holes and you will be leaving Coal Trails all about your delivery route...
I carry my moisture meter all the time... ;)
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Re: How many layers of bagged coal can I stack?

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:06 pm

CapeCoaler wrote:The 'Santa' bags degrade slower than the 'grain' type bags...
If I am using LED grow lights do I have much UV to worry about... :?
Poking some larger holes in the 'Santa' bags will allow them to breathe and dry better...
Too many holes and you will be leaving Coal Trails all about your delivery route...
I carry my moisture meter all the time... ;)


My coal dealer was telling me back a dozen years or so they had lots of trouble with blakshak bags breaking down outside due to uv. Now they are a newer more uv resistant plastic.
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Re: How many layers of bagged coal can I stack?

PostBy: rberq On: Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:39 pm

ValterBorges wrote:I stack them 18 high no pallet, on concrete. I poke holes in the bag and use the older ones first ...

Hmmmm. Seems the oldest ones would be those on the bottom of the stack. Do you just slip a hand in between the layers, lift the 17 on top, and slide out the bottom one? :lol:

Seriously, be careful about standing on tippee toes, reaching way up, arching your back, and taking on the weight of a bag or two. That is the path to chiropractic care.
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Re: How many layers of bagged coal can I stack?

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:28 pm

rberq wrote:
ValterBorges wrote:I stack them 18 high no pallet, on concrete. I poke holes in the bag and use the older ones first ...

Hmmmm. Seems the oldest ones would be those on the bottom of the stack. Do you just slip a hand in between the layers, lift the 17 on top, and slide out the bottom one? :lol:

Seriously, be careful about standing on tippee toes, reaching way up, arching your back, and taking on the weight of a bag or two. That is the path to chiropractic care.


Oldest? lol. i bought and stacked them all in the late summer.

On the front i leave two bags high on the floor and start on the next row using the prior row as a step.
18 high is only about 6 ft.
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Re: How many layers of bagged coal can I stack?

PostBy: rberq On: Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:20 am

ValterBorges wrote:On the front i leave two bags high on the floor and start on the next row using the prior row as a step.
18 high is only about 6 ft.

Oops. Short circuit in my brain. I was picturing 18 feet high, not 18 bags. :lol:
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Re: How many layers of bagged coal can I stack?

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:26 am

That would be one tall basement :P
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