Giant coal pile fire!

Re: Giant coal pile fire!

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:13 am

Anthracite is really in no way competition for natural gas for heating. The number of homes and businesses heated by anthracite is a pimple on the rear end of a blue whale compared to natural gas.
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Giant coal pile fire!

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:20 am

I believe I heard recently that 2% of homes in the USA are heated exclusively with wood. My guess for coal as the exclusive heat source would be 2% of that 2%.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13 KW)

Re: Giant coal pile fire!

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:25 am

I seem to remember reading somewhere that about 200,000 homes use anthracite as a primary or supplemental heat source. Compared to the millions of homes heated with natural gas, coal isn't even a blip on the radar.
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace


Re: Giant coal pile fire!

PostBy: CoalisCoolxWarm On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:16 pm

"Coal refuse pile" ??? Slag, boney, whatever?

$2 MILLION of federal funds allocated and the cost is going up because of the time it is taking.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA6
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: old Sears rebuilt, bituminous
Coal Size/Type: Kittanning Seam, Stove size
Stove/Furnace Make: old handfired bituminous

Re: Giant coal pile fire!

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:30 pm

What I was trying to say is as follows. With fracking untold amounts of water is used. With our pimple on the back of a blue whale tail as it has been compared to, who cares if our 2% of 2% fuel used is depleted because of idiots, and carelessness, heaven forbid we should take serious efforts to keep another Centralia from happening. Now we can just burn oil because gas is not a choice, there is some joy :mad:
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent