freetown fred wrote:'ve been burning for 5 seasons now--bulk nut--and I'm still trying to figure how all these massive amounts of coal dust get kicked up so that people would be breathing it. Even when my delivery guy comes to fill my bins---I don't see how this happens??? could someone enlighten me--YES, I've occasionaly used a few bags & still don't get it????
I think it is how well the coal is washed when being processed. The Reading coal I have used this year is covered with a fine layer of dust. Obviously the last rinse of water it went through was loaded with fines and when the coal dried all that dust still clings to the coal.. just like when your long johns come out gray from dirty rinse water.
The Blaschak coal is well rinsed so no dust. In bags it is still wet and even when dried it still is not dusty.