Oiling Coal

Oiling Coal

PostBy: pete8116 On: Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:42 pm

I have a new Leisure Line Pioneer and have been reading about oiled coal.
My coal dealer doesn't sell it. I have an old cement mixer and
was thinking of lightly spraying small batches with Mystery Oil.
Your thoughts/suggestions?
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Re: Oiling Coal

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:00 pm

I would not use mystery oil just my .02$ Last year I stored some coal in my basement so to combat the black dust from dumping and scooping out I used a old washed out weedkiller pump jug and some mineral oil/water mix. Very very fine mist job prior on top layer of coal in my main bin then hauled it to basement storage. No black dust to be found. Now the fine ash dust, Im still workin on that. My basement doesnt have a door so i have to open a window and dump out, then spend a good hour on clean up every week or 2.
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Re: Oiling Coal

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:50 pm

Been there done that. Peanut oil. Click below.

How do you oil coal in your bin as you fill the bin?
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Re: Oiling Coal

PostBy: pete8116 On: Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:46 pm

Anthony, what is the ratio of mineral oil to water?
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Re: Oiling Coal

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:57 pm

pete8116 wrote:Anthony, what is the ratio of mineral oil to water?


Oh im guessing i used maybe a 75/25 more mineral. I shook it up several times during application, like a good cheap italian dressing its gonna separate.
Pete check your PM's
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Re: Oiling Coal

PostBy: dcrane On: Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:14 am

yeeeesh... that can get pretty expensive using mystery oil :shock:... job lot for whatever jug of cheap oil you can find on sale. We have made a few threads about this on the forum already so I wont get into all the ideas and products that we've found best and how to apply them and at what time is best to apply (upon delivery down the shoot into your bin OR as a top coat after bin is full, etc.)... search some of these old threads and you will get lots of idea's! ;)
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Re: Oiling Coal

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:00 am

It's not inexpensive, but I've concluded that due to its high "flash point" peanut oil might be the best choice from a safety perspective.
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Re: Oiling Coal

PostBy: dcrane On: Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:01 am

lsayre wrote:It's not inexpensive, but I've concluded that due to its high "flash point" peanut oil might be the best choice from a safety perspective.


yeps... I used peanut oil for many years with wonderful success!
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Re: Oiling Coal

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:41 pm

My fear with a organic oil is the long sit and possibility of turning rancid.
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Re: Oiling Coal

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:45 pm

I've tried used motor oil but it stunk. Made the basement smell like an auto garage and made the furnace smell like an auto garage that was on fire. I'm thinking mineral oil would work best. I don't oil my coal. I found handling with finesse is sufficient.
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Re: Oiling Coal

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:03 pm

http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/i ... ight-1-gal works awesome, water it down a little bit and it goes further.
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Re: Oiling Coal

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:47 pm

Yep, mineral oil is the answer--had a buddy up the road use peanut oil & YES it did get rancid & the meeses, country rats, coons & whatever else came down the road loved the odor. Them lil crittters can get into anything & then usually die there--pleasant odor :clap: toothy
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