oil coated coal?

oil coated coal?

PostBy: ridgeracing On: Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:59 pm

I have heard that some coal deliveries offer oil coating for like $5. per ton to lessen dust. Can I use this coal in my hand fired gravity coal stove?
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Re: oil coated coal?

PostBy: tikigeorge On: Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:41 pm

Why not, I use it in my KA-6 Boiler.
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Re: oil coated coal?

PostBy: dcrane On: Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:42 pm

answer is yes, its no problem and actually could slightly increase your heating value of the coal as well (so that $5 will come back to you in the end) ;)
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Re: oil coated coal?

PostBy: LDPosse On: Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:51 pm

I'd like to know what kind of oil they use, so I can put some on my dusty UAE coal...
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Re: oil coated coal?

PostBy: dcrane On: Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:06 pm

LDPosse wrote:I'd like to know what kind of oil they use, so I can put some on my dusty UAE coal...


I seriously cant believe you guys have not done this, i just posted in that other thread about dusk control methods. Oil has always been used for dust reduction on coal... it does not matter what kind you use! animal, petro, veggie, used, new, etc... anything you can get for cheap or free will work fine! I might as well state the obvious as well... the dryer your coal the better to spray with oil, the lighter the oil the easier to get coverage. We used to stand in the basement as the coal is being dumped slowly and spray the stream of coal as it comes into the bin with an old auto sprayer can (my dad would ask it to be dumped slow enough for me to keep up). We always used peanut oil because dad got it free i think, Dad had always told me this actually increases the heat value of the coal as well as keeps dust down and oil will last a year as water lasts a day.
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Re: oil coated coal?

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:13 pm

Here is my solution.
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Re: oil coated coal?

PostBy: dcrane On: Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:16 pm

LOL.... times have changed, now we have wagners, i had to use some ole rusty metal can sprayer that took me 10 min to click into top :lol: Where do you get your oil big value outlet?
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Re: oil coated coal?

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:19 pm

Bj's, Sam's club also carries it.
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PostBy: dcrane On: Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:21 pm

Glad to see someone has heard of this method... were not even from PA ! us Yankees still have a trick or two up our sleeves (those boys down PA be spraying water on their coal :lol: talk about contradictions! :cry:
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Re: oil coated coal?

PostBy: Op4_camper On: Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:49 pm

The joys of being single.

what dust?
or wear black socks.
problem solved.
lol
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Re: oil coated coal?

PostBy: Beeman On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:43 am

Oiled coal is definitely helpful in keeping down dust; however, be careful not to get too much oil on the coal. This creates something like a mini volatile gas puffing phenomenon that is alittle concerning. See video on my previous post at Mini-Puffbacks: Consult Please. My distributor had applied too much oil and I had problems. He figured this out for the following year's delivery and--voila--no more puffing. Throttle back that Wagner....
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Re: oil coated coal?

PostBy: Storm On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:45 am

When I was a kid, I remember the coal being delivered with a banana oil scent. That was 55 years ago in Chicago, il. My dad shoveled coal into a large container with a conveyer to move the coal to the gravity boiler. I was only 10 years old, but I thought it was a neat thing to observed. And today still using coal to heat. George
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Re: oil coated coal?

PostBy: MarkV On: Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:51 am

The coal yard I used to use in Mechanicsburg has offered coal oiling for many years (at least 20 or more). Last order I got there I think it was $8 a ton. Not sure what type of oil they use--I asked a number of years ago but I forget what they said.

I never noticed any odor to the oil when delivered, or after sitting in my bin. Even after the oil dried some through the winter, it had soaked into the dust, making it thicker and heavier. It was easier to clean up the empty part of the bin in the spring without raising a cloud of dust.

The only occasional problem I noticed withthe oiled coal was when filling the hopper on my old Franco-Belge. Sometimes, I had a partial bucket of coal sitting there and dumped that in, then closed the filler door and shoveled more into the bucket. When I opened the filler door to dump the rest of the coal, a large puff of black oily smoke would roll out. Obviously the oil on the first partial load had heated enough by that time to start smoking.

I might have to try the peanut oil method...the Blaschak nut I got in bulk this year wasn't oiled, and is very dusty.
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