again with the wet coal

again with the wet coal

PostBy: noknokman On: Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:50 am

Just curious...if I were to buy my next year's coal supply this spring (bagged Blaschak), would it dry out some by next winter? Anyone have any experience?
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Re: again with the wet coal

PostBy: Linc On: Sun Jan 27, 2008 4:12 am

Being in bags I imagine it would take a very long time. Maybe with the bags cut open they would probably dry in a few weeks. I have wet bulk coal that I had shoveled into buckets and they seem to dry in about 2 - 3 weeks.
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Re: again with the wet coal

PostBy: Ed.A On: Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:45 am

noknokman wrote:Just curious...if I were to buy my next year's coal supply this spring (bagged Blaschak), would it dry out some by next winter? Anyone have any experience?


The Blashack bags have small holes in them from the factory. The coal hasn't dryed out yet but it's not soaking wet either. I personally like it just fine the way it is, wet coal seems to burn great for me.
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Re: again with the wet coal

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:00 am

I'm sure that if you cut a 2"-3" slit in each bag it would breath enough that over the summer the coal would be dry, But be aware that the coal dust will be more noticable when you empty the bags next heating season.

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Re: again with the wet coal

PostBy: europachris On: Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:09 am

I bought 500# of Blaschak last weekend from a fresh truckload at my dealer. Most of the bags were frozen stiff like a board making it easy to load. But, a few weren't quite frozen and one of them leaked a big puddle of black water all over the back of my Jetta wagon. Obviously just a LITTLE more than :drool: just damp. :drool:

The last load of coal had been sitting there since last winter (he goes through a LOT more nut than rice right now) and the bags were still nice and damp. I do like it because it makes for dust free loading.
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Re: again with the wet coal

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:34 am

Same here, the 10 tyvek bags were frozen solid, I will put in 40# cat little buckets to keep the water from flowing all over the garage floor and to help dry it out a bit. :)
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