6 pounds ash/80 pounds of pea?

6 pounds ash/80 pounds of pea?

PostBy: 63roundbadge On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:57 pm

Is that possible? Somewhere lately I saw folks talking about ash percentage, so I thought I'd weigh both ends. I gotta say I'm happy with that! Oh btw-that's Blaschak's pea delivered by Roy Manbeck of Frackville, PA. I also have to say I've never really had a clinker in over 10 years of deliveries from Roy.
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Re: 6 pounds ash/80 pounds of pea?

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:21 pm

That sounds like really good coal!
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Re: 6 pounds ash/80 pounds of pea?

PostBy: oliver power On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:02 am

Funny you should mention that. For the shop, I've decided to try buying bags of coal. Same as you; Blaschak's pea size coal. I too noticed better burns, with less ash in my 30-95. I bought 18 more bags yesterday. Previously, I've always used chestnut size coal. The chestnut size coal burned great also. But, this pea size coal just seems to burn better, more even, with less ash. I'm not sure if it's the brand, pea size, or both.
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Re: 6 pounds ash/80 pounds of pea?

PostBy: 63roundbadge On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:48 am

I don't think you can go wrong w/Blaschak either way. Opposite of your situation, I get 3 tons pea delivered, and I'm buying bags of nut to burn overnight on the sub-20 nights. Quite a difference in output! I'm adjusting to the different burn rate of the nut, almost lost my fire a couple times due to the lesser amount in the hopper.

The pea is almost idiot-proof, burns 12+ hours at high rate for me, and when it's warmer outside, I can idle it for almost 24 hours.

In some other posts I understand Blaschak has 2 different breakers, mine comes from Tamaqua.
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Re: 6 pounds ash/80 pounds of pea?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:26 pm

You can mix the two, when I was delivering a lot of my customers used to get range which is pea and nut mixed.
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Re: 6 pounds ash/80 pounds of pea?

PostBy: 63roundbadge On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:27 pm

Richard S. wrote:You can mix the two, when I was delivering a lot of my customers used to get range which is pea and nut mixed.


I thought about this for next year. Is there any disadvantage to it? I was thinking I could rake out the nut and put it in buckets for colder nights, as the pea is perfect down to lows of 26, below that the nut works better.

Is Range coal pre-mixed or would I tell my guy to mix 1 ton pea/1ton nut?

Thanks.
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