My own breaker operation

My own breaker operation

PostBy: dtzackus On: Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:29 pm

I got about a ton and a half of free coal over the summer, the only bad part is the free coal was a mixure of rice, pea, nut and stove sized coal plus wood and other junk (nails, carpet, etc...)

Here is how I seperated the coal.... Enjoy...

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This is the free coal that I got for free, notice how it is all different sizes and fines...
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Step 1, put coal on sheet metal with 7/8 holes....
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A wheel barrow full of pea and smaller size coal, this was only after filling 5 - 5 gallon buckets
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Step 2, place the wheelbarrow coal onto the crate and shake, thus giving you pea sized coal and the rest is what I consider fines, I put license plates on each side of the crate...
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As you can see, the amount of pea coal I can save is a lot, plus the coal fines is what I am making the fine bricks from...
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dtzackus
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Gibraltar LCC
Stove/Furnace Make: Gibraltar
Stove/Furnace Model: LCC

Re: My own breaker operation

PostBy: DJ54 On: Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:17 pm

I'd like to see how you make your coal bricks. I saw a few videos on youtube making one's out of sawdust and newspapers to bond them together. And there was one using coal dust, along with paper pulp to bond. It just looked like a lot of nasty coal dust water to deal with. I guess you could catch/contain the water, and let it evaporate off though. Take the micro fines, and wrap in newspaper, or in a bag, and burn.
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Re: My own breaker operation

PostBy: dtzackus On: Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:21 pm

There is another subject on the Hand Fired Coal Stoves called "what do you do with all your fines."

Someone had posted a youtube video, showing how they did their fine bricks.

I used the same way, 6 meatloaf pans of fines, 1 meatloaf pan of sawdust, 1/4 meatloaf pan of cement and mixed very well, then added a little water to just make the mixture crumble.

Then place back in the meatloaf pans and flip over and let dry. I made 3 batches yesterday and they are still drying, of course the cold weather isn't helping much.

Dan
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Re: My own breaker operation

PostBy: Bruce M On: Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:11 pm

what do you do with these bricks, just curious.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1627 basement stove

Re: My own breaker operation

PostBy: dtzackus On: Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:33 pm

I was planning on burning them in the hand fired.... :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Gibraltar LCC
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Stove/Furnace Model: LCC

Re: My own breaker operation

PostBy: Bruce M On: Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:00 pm

I'll go read on how well they burn in the other thread rather than hijacking this one, thanks.
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