Ice Coal.

Ice Coal.

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Fri. Jul. 27, 2012 9:58 pm

What is ice coal?

Someone near me is offering free bags of ice coal. But, I have no idea what that means. Does "ice" refer to the size of the coal?

Thanks for any help!
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Re: Ice Coal.

PostBy: Pacowy On: Fri. Jul. 27, 2012 11:19 pm

Maybe they inadvertently left out an "r"?

Mike
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Re: Ice Coal.

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat. Jul. 28, 2012 6:27 am

Pacowy wrote:Maybe they inadvertently left out an "r"?

Mike


:D
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Re: Ice Coal.

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Sat. Jul. 28, 2012 6:56 am

Huh, I never thought about that! ;)

I was picturing coal the size of ice cubes which we refer to as "stove" coal.
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Re: Ice Coal.

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat. Jul. 28, 2012 9:20 am

Stove is about the size of baseball, ice cube size would be pea.

kb/anthracite#Common_Anthracite_Sizes

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Barley is like coarse sand. 3/16 X 3/32

Rice coal is the size of an eraser from a pencil. 5/16 X 3/16

Buckwheat (Buck) is the size of dime. 9/16 X 5/16

Pea coal is the size of a quarter or a little smaller. 13/16 X 9/16

Chestnut (Nut) is the size of golf ball or a little larger. 1-5/8 X 13/16

Stove is the size of baseball or a little larger. 2 7/16" X 1 5/8"

The exact sizes vary by breaker and will even change over time as the screens get worn out. ;)
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