Berlin wrote:The first one depends on the coal; some coals will have greater percentages of fines and small sizes because of the nature of the coal and method of mining and initial handling/crushing. it could be anywhere from 15% to 50% fines for a load of ROM depending on those factors. If you are screening anything smaller than one inch yourself, you might want to screen out the "fines" (less than 3/8") and sell it on craigslist as "pea stoker" for combustioneers etc. rather than throwing it away; that size coal is getting harder to find and you will have a ready market for it.
The second one would be poorly screened "nut" or "egg" sized coal.
if I lived in Ky id deffenatly come n get em lolStephen in Soky wrote:Well, I don't know where my response went......
I'm just dumping it in the woods. I threw out a like amount of stoker size from last year as well yesterday. I may be the only person in my entire county heating with coal so I doubt there's much market. I may well start saving the stoker size since there's no shortage of dry storage here. Believe me, I'd give someone the fines if they'd move them!