How long?

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How long?

PostBy: jkabdoors On: Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:08 pm

How long can bagged coal be kept before it has to be used?
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Re: How long?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:11 pm

As a practical matter, Indefinitely. There is people that have used coal they have found in cellars that was easily 50 years old. You could probably let it sit there for thousands if not millions of years.
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Re: How long?

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:27 pm

Coal doesn't absorb moisture or breakdown too much, so as Richard said, quite a while. Coal been in the ground for ? Millions of years? what a few more.
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Re: How long?

PostBy: jkabdoors On: Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:32 pm

thought it was a long time, was not sure. Thanks
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Re: How long?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:28 pm

Keep the bags out of the sun. The bags themselves deteriorate quickly if left outside without cover.
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Re: How long?

PostBy: smokeyCityTeacher On: Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:59 pm

jkabdoors wrote:How long can bagged coal be kept before it has to be used?


Have to check the expiration date on the bag.
j/k of course. It doesnt go bad.
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Re: How long?

PostBy: saragnac On: Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:13 pm

Anthracite is approximately 300,000,000 years old so chances are you should be good. But if you stack it just right you may run into the trouble of some of it turning into diamonds in a couple hundred million years....
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Re: How long?

PostBy: Chuck_Steak On: Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:59 pm

Rob R. wrote:Keep the bags out of the sun. The bags themselves deteriorate quickly if left outside without cover.


yup...
+1
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Re: How long?

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:47 am

It was in the ground for about 300 million years. However once mined and exposed to the air, it will deteriorate rapidly. My guess is it will not last more than 1-2 hundred million years. :lol: :P :oops: Couldn't help myself.
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Re: How long?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:52 am

I needed a grin this AM. ;)
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Re: How long?

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:57 am

Fred I sent you a couple notes to cheer you up, but that 'dial-up' must be delayed by the bandits who cut the telegraph lines....Are you aware that the Civil war is over out there in the hills? Saddle up 'Silver' and check out the 'Ponderosa'!

Big Hoss is down in Ft Lauderdale at some all night buffet...poppin' 80's so we know where he is, Gingrich is in Alabama and Mississippi, along with the other boys. I'd head due north to get some 'clean air' ! NHRA is in Gainesville, don't know where the circle guys are this weekend....watch out for high speed skiers.....not a good time to go crusin'......keep ole silver between the stone walls and fenced areas.....
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Re: How long?

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:00 pm

If you have outdated coal and need hydrocarbon remediationremoval,


figure how many tons , let me know, and I wont charge you too much to take that old stuff out of there..... 8-)

P.S. maybe you could find a neighbor kid you could throw a few bucks to to load it for me too.....back sore :roll:
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Re: How long?

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Fri May 11, 2012 8:59 am

dont worry about how long coal will last, you will deteriate long before the coal will
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Re: How long?

PostBy: Lightning On: Sat May 12, 2012 9:44 am

When I told my 9 year old daughter the coal in the basement was 300 million years old, her eyes got wide and she said, "wow that must be worth alot of money, you shouldn't waste it by burning it in the furnace!!!" :D
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