Bulk tt coal handling

Bulk tt coal handling

PostBy: Dave 1234 On: Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:45 pm

Gents and Ladys,

This is my first year burning coal. I love the way a boiler and coal heats the house ! Because none of my friends use coal it was a huge leap of faith to plumb in a boiler. ( thank God I had this forum and all of you helping )

One piece of the unknown to me was handling the coal from a large stock pile in very cold temps. I looked for a bit on nepa cr but just could not find a thread on this subject.

I had Leigh bring a tt load this summer and spot it between 3 old phone poles lined with a 20'x30' bill board tarp and then covered the pile with the same. So far every time I've needed coal this winter its been drama free. No freezing up or clumps. I have the pile on a hill, so it doesn't pool up water if we get a lot of rain or snow. 8-)

Just a little FYI , in case someone is thinking about a tt load next year.

Dave
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Re: Bulk tt coal handling

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:02 pm

Thanx for the info Dave :)
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Re: Bulk tt coal handling

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:55 pm

[quote="Dave 1234"]Gents and Ladys,

So far every time I've needed coal this winter its been drama free. No freezing up or clumps. I have the pile on a hill, so it doesn't pool up water if we get a lot of rain or snow. 8-)

Just a little FYI , in case someone is thinking about a tt load next year.

Somebody's thinking :idea:
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Re: Bulk tt coal handling

PostBy: top top On: Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:00 pm

Same here. My first year with coal and I bought a TT load of chestnut coal. I used PT lumber to build a three sided enclosure, covered the ground with a tarp and stapled it to the sides of the pen. After delivery I used my loader to pile the coal up in the back of the pen. I also ran some cables across the top to keep the walls from spreading over time. I thought about covering it with a tarp, but didn't. No problems to speak of. Just take a couple shovels of snow off the top and fill the buckets. My coal is not oiled but I still don't get any dust. I'm wondering if the rain and snow is doing a pretty good job of washing the coal near the top of the pile?????
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