Fly Ash is radioactive?

Re: Fly Ash is radioactive?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:40 pm

I've quit all the bad stuff except alcohol and tobacco. Once I stop them I'm sure I will either be struck by lightning while installing the lightning rods on the roof or a meteor will crash through the roof of the house and strike me dead while I am writing a post on this forum. :bang:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Fly Ash is radioactive?

PostBy: Rex On: Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:17 pm

I like what the first article says from Scientific America Magazine regarding the radioactive ash.

"individuals living near coal-fired installations are exposed to a maximum of 1.9 millirems of fly ash radiation yearly."

"the average person encounters 360 millirems of annual "background radiation" from natural and man-made sources, including substances in Earth's crust, cosmic rays, residue from nuclear tests and smoke detectors."

""Other risks like being hit by lightning," he adds, "are three or four times greater than radiation-induced health effects from coal plants."

Its good to know I can sleep at night while my nuclear powered coal stove is running.
Rex
 
Stove/Furnace Make: D.S. Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: Circulator 1500

Re: Fly Ash is radioactive?

PostBy: U235a4 On: Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:05 pm

Rex wrote:Its good to know I can sleep at night while my nuclear powered coal stove is running.


It's funny you say this because last year when I was having a lot of temperature control problems on my AA my parents dubbed it the Nuclear reactor and it has stuck since. One time talking to them they asked how the boiler did that night and I replied "well the boiler had a nuclear meltdown again and went to steam" of course those problems are long since gone now but they weren't funny then either.
U235a4
 
Stove/Furnace Make: 1958 Axeman-Anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 260M


Re: Fly Ash is radioactive?

PostBy: europachris On: Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:54 pm

U235a4 wrote:It's funny you say this because last year when I was having a lot of temperature control problems on my AA my parents dubbed it the Nuclear reactor and it has stuck since. One time talking to them they asked how the boiler did that night and I replied "well the boiler had a nuclear meltdown again and went to steam" of course those problems are long since gone now but they weren't funny then either.


Hence your user name for the forum here?
europachris
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
Stove/Furnace Model: Custom bituminous burner

Re: Fly Ash is radioactive?

PostBy: Matthaus On: Fri Dec 21, 2007 5:00 pm

europachris wrote: Hence your user name for the forum here?


My guess is # 235 advanced group riding a Honda F4?
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

Re: Fly Ash is radioactive?

PostBy: spc On: Fri Dec 21, 2007 5:08 pm

Just watched Dirty Jobs, charcoal making epasode. Mike Rowe said it was his dirtiest job of 2005. I know it charcoal. Below is a clip.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9-vd8u_7wI
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: Fly Ash is radioactive?

PostBy: av8r On: Fri Dec 21, 2007 5:10 pm

A buddy who lost his battle with prostate cancer this past year. A racer...pretty good one too from what I'm told.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Hearth with twin turbos (sounds like it)
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth model with twin turbos

Re: Fly Ash is radioactive?

PostBy: Rex On: Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:30 pm

Rex
 
Stove/Furnace Make: D.S. Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: Circulator 1500

Re: Fly Ash is radioactive?

PostBy: U235a4 On: Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:41 pm

Matthaus wrote:
europachris wrote: Hence your user name for the forum here?


My guess is # 235 advanced group riding a Honda F4?



your both right, in my early internet day of BBS and IRC U235a4 was for Uranium 235 Alpha 4, then when I started bike racing the 235 carried over, BTW the bikes are a 04 zx6r and a 04 honda 1000rr which I'm going to make a bike thread later.
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Stove/Furnace Make: 1958 Axeman-Anderson
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Re: Fly Ash is radioactive?

PostBy: europachris On: Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:57 pm

Dang, Matt, we're good, eh?

Now if we could only get rich......somehow rebuilding stokers isn't going to be our retirement nest egg......
europachris
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
Stove/Furnace Model: Custom bituminous burner

Re: Fly Ash is radioactive?

PostBy: e.alleg On: Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:30 pm

Rex wrote:Time to put this subject to rest.

http://greenwood.cr.usgs.gov/energy/fac ... 63-97.html


can't argue with that!

You know, kind of off topic, but they use windmills to generate electricity in my neck of the woods. People complain. Signs say "NO WIND". They complain about hydroelectric, they complain about coal, they complain about nuclear. The same people don't wear leather because it is "cruel" I guess they would rather see the carcass wasted. How much oil does it take to make synthetic clothes. It's just sensationalism which probably originated as a news story. News is a profitable item, and stories that contain a smidgen of truth are drummed up into a moral panic to sell, sell, sell. Ok I'm done
e.alleg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: Fly Ash is radioactive?

PostBy: Matthaus On: Sat Dec 22, 2007 12:13 am

europachris wrote:Dang, Matt, we're good, eh?

Now if we could only get rich......somehow rebuilding stokers isn't going to be our retirement nest egg......


You were actually the more correct sir. :lol: On the rebuilding stokers thing, well I guess if I don't go broke I should consider myself lucky! :P :roll:
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite