Rick t wrote:Thanks for all your responses, mineral oil at 14.99 a gallon from TS has got it. I am figuring a gallon for 4 ton spraying with a garden sprayer as it comes down the shoot any left I'll spray it on top not enough I will get more and spray it on top of the bin. Or should I just spray the top of the bin and let it leach down thru it all summer. I get my coal in early summer (throwback form wood burning days) Any comments?
Based on what I have read, people oil at the rate of 1/2 to 1 gal of oil per ton of coal. Also, don't forget you never get that last few ounces out of the bottom of the sprayer.
Figure on spraying the coal as it is deployed down the chute. That will be the most effective. There will not be enough oil to coat the dust by draining down through the coal. I spray my coal with water before I move it. I am amazed how much water it takes for dust control and how dry the coal is under the first layer.