Quality unknown?

Quality unknown?

PostBy: oppirs On: Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:19 am

CL has someone offering Bit... free coal. I have to travel 80 miles to see it and if I like it shovel in the truck. Is it worth it? Quality unknown?
oppirs
 
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Re: Quality unknown?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:21 am

Let's see???? you don't post the amount of coal --hmmmmm--my response would have to be--wait for it----do YOU think it's worth it?
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Re: Quality unknown?

PostBy: oppirs On: Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:59 am

Opps should of added the CL post (pics added a few times), here's an older post w/pix. Ad said a few tons.

http://carbondale.craigslist.org/zip/3236875073.html
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


Would I use it? Hmmmm I don't know thats why I asked. Kinda looks like mulch.
oppirs
 
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Re: Quality unknown?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:05 am

I'm not a bit expert, but it looks pretty crappy to me also--might be an Illinois thing :clap: toothy but hey, would it be a good deal mulch wise. ;)
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Re: Quality unknown?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:35 am

I'd pass. Looks like dirt.
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Re: Quality unknown?

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:07 pm

I would call them and ask if its like that all the way through it might be covered with broken down leaves from the two trees it in between. another thing to ask would be whats the size of most of the pieces of coal you will have a lot of trouble with coal smaller than a computer mouse.

If you want to try bituminous coal you would be far better off buying "new" coal from a dealer or mine, bituminous coal flakes apart if it sits outside for years.
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Re: Quality unknown?

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:41 pm

Looks more like an ash pile than coal, with the price of gas it's hard to say if it would be worth the time & trouble, plus the # of trips.
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Re: Quality unknown?

PostBy: Berlin On: Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:33 am

looks like garbage, don't waste your time.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
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Re: Quality unknown?

PostBy: oppirs On: Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:58 pm

Berlin wrote:looks like garbage, don't waste your time.


Thx Berlin. I really like your honest opinion.
oppirs
 
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