Short Bus wrote:
I've tried to use the fines left over from the Alaska Subituminous "Coal", it is a pain, putting fines on hot fires trying to use them up and still have a hot fire to stay warm with.
They have mountains of those fines in Healy, I sort of want to get the machine to make those coal logs in the picture, I understand Korea uses alot of those.
I also have seen home owner grade wood pellet machines that I would like to run the fines though to make coal pellets, this size coal is almost free in Healy, I understand somtimes they haul it back to the seam and use it for backfill.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MtfWIoq ... ure=fvwrel
I'll bet those pellets would burn great in a EFM 520.
Since last night, I've been having a bit of luck.
I transfer the coal from hod to the top loading door of the stove with a 40oz ice scoop.
If I put a nice layer of sticks/wood bits between every two scoops, I'm getting a fairly complete burn.
It's not an ideal situation, but it's working so far - it's giving me hell with clinkers though.
I really wish someone had called me from the depot before filling a truck full of this stuff - they're usually really good over there.
Still, I'm glad they sell to us.
Dude, if you get a pellet machine to work and can get free fines, you may just have a great little small business you can get started.