So here is a newbie question

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So here is a newbie question

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:32 am

Barley (3/16" x 3/32")

Buckwheat #4 (3/32" x 3/64")

Buckwheat #5 (3/64" x 100M)

Who uses these coals and for what?
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Re: So here is a newbie question

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:28 am

Losch stokers could burn barely...you will find some of them still operating in commercial settings and a few scattered homes.

I was told the smaller sizes are usually sold to industrial users...water filtration, etc.
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Re: So here is a newbie question

PostBy: McGiever On: Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:35 am

And only to add to what *Rob R.* already wrote, some of those same sizes may still be burned for fuel as another new product discussed here in this thread... :) New Coal Product
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Re: So here is a newbie question

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:12 pm

OMG, cabin fever has seriously set in on my good friend cn :P
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Re: So here is a newbie question

PostBy: windago On: Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:54 pm

there is a place in halzeton that does water filtration from coal. when i talked to the guy he said that there selling 50 lbs for 150 to 300 depending on size. he said that most of it was going over seas.

on another note ive been using this coal for my fish tanks for years. i get it for helping him out from time to time. i think its buckwheat # 5 there are no fines in this and its all the same size. works great for the fish tanks and the water is clear and tests good enough to drink and that's with the fish in it. side bet after one month no filter cleaning.

tank is 150 gallons fresh water with a wet dry bio filter.
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