Rice coal size

PostBy: bobmac On: Wed Feb 23, 2005 4:41 pm

I have use a Keystocker for 7 years,upto last year i never had and problems with coal gas. It started with the first load of coal I recieved early in that heating season.I found some of the year before coal in the corner of the bin,it didnt give off a gas. The coal this year is doing the same, my wife is ready to hang me. Taking a look at the current coal it appears to have been run thru a larger screen. If I pack it down by using a shovel, it does seem to eliminate most of the problem. What is the upper limit of RICE COAL? My local dealer doesnt know. THank you
bobmac
 

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:48 pm

Rice coal should be 3/16th's to 5/16th's, about the size of an eraser on a pencil generally. It may just be the screens were wore out and nearing the end of their life if the coal was larger than normal. Sulfur gas should not be a problem because of the size. It may have a high sulfur content or you could possibly have a faulty stove. If you don't have a CO detector I would recommend getting one.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

rice coal

PostBy: bobmac On: Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:21 am

You information on rice coal was a big help. switched dealer. HAVENT HAD ANY PROBLEM SINCE.

Thanks
bobmac
 


PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Mar 06, 2005 6:14 pm

Should have switched to me. :lol: You'r lucky to be getting rice coal at all. Some places are a little short right now.

http://news.google.com/news?q=anthracite
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite