Burning wet coal

Re: Burning wet coal

PostBy: dcrane On: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:22 pm

used motor oil is a NO NO! new motor oil is OK, but again... Ive always liked peanut oil for many decades because its thin and sprays nice, I never had issue with rodents but then again i dont leave any opening for them anyways so they would be hard pressed to get in my house :lol:
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Re: Burning wet coal

PostBy: coalrocks On: Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:19 am

I use water, bonus smells like fourth of July
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Re: Burning wet coal

PostBy: dcrane On: Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:20 pm

coalrocks wrote:I use water, bonus smells like fourth of July


coating your coal with water hurts not only the stove & pipe over the long haul, it hurts btu output and only keeps dust down for mear minutes. oil is a better, safer more long term solution that acually increases btu output. save the water to wash down that beautiful pure lilly white enamaling at the end of the season :P JKJK ;)
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Re: Burning wet coal

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:39 pm

For the record, I don't to anything to my coal. Just open the bag, and shovel it in. If I had bulk, I still wouldn't. The flyash makes more of a mess than coal dust ever could, IMO. I don't even notice that until visitors point that out. I tell them - you don't like, don't visit. Works for me. :D

BTW, tranny fluid is THE BEST used oil to burn. It's clean & burns really easy.

I've got probably 60 gallons of used oil out in the barn. Once I get a stoker furnace I have hooked up out there, I might install a drip system onto the burn plate. Might make a mess, but at least the barn will be warm when I need it to be.
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