New Day another Question: topic, BAG COAL

Re: New Day another Question: topic, BAG COAL

PostBy: skobydog On: Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:07 pm

StokerDon wrote:There is one nice thing about bagged coal, you don't have to shovel it!

-Don


I'm cheap, I don't mind shoveling for the price difference. :D
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Re: New Day another Question: topic, BAG COAL

PostBy: Paulie On: Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:29 pm

The coal is the same, bagged is easier to take delivery and store, pallets are neater and can move, where as the bulk pile...will move SLOWLY. Bags get wet when the water trickles through the pallet. I have never seen dry bagged coal. But then I have never seen dust when loading the stove either. If you have the space, bulk is the way to go price wise.
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Re: New Day another Question: topic, BAG COAL

PostBy: rberq On: Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:57 pm

Paulie wrote:I have never seen dry bagged coal. But then I have never seen dust when loading the stove either.

I am now burning a pallet of very dry bagged Blaschak, dry because it was unwrapped a year ago. I much prefer it damp to keep the dust down.
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Re: New Day another Question: topic, BAG COAL

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:21 am

Paulie wrote:The coal is the same, bagged is easier to take delivery and store, pallets are neater and can move, where as the bulk pile...will move SLOWLY. Bags get wet when the water trickles through the pallet. I have never seen dry bagged coal. But then I have never seen dust when loading the stove either. If you have the space, bulk is the way to go price wise.


It is possible to move bulk the same as to move bagged.

I use 275 gallon IBC's and a pallet jack...others do it w/ super sacks...moves the same or better than bagged.
No piles to move or shovels...the AA boiler's auger then loads the coal as the aquastat requires.:)

Still scheming a way to move and dump ashes, though. ;)
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Re: New Day another Question: topic, BAG COAL

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:36 am

How do you get the coal out of the IBC?
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Re: New Day another Question: topic, BAG COAL

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:42 am

Rob R. wrote:How do you get the coal out of the IBC?


Each IBC has a "dog House" built in w/ a slide gate for open and close...AA's auger then fits into the "dog house" and a 2 piece split plastic seal is added to hold back the coal before slide gate gets opened.
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Re: New Day another Question: topic, BAG COAL

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:50 am

Mr McGeiver, sir, that right there requires a picture!!

:up:
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Re: New Day another Question: topic, BAG COAL

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:53 am

Here's the pics posted before in another thread:

coal bin designs

Matter of fact...I am switching the currently empty one now for my last full one for the season today. :D
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Re: New Day another Question: topic, BAG COAL

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:02 am

Nice!! Is there a lot of effort getting the coal to the auger when the level gets low or does it flow that direction?

I like WannaBee's process in a later post of loading his tote into his F350 and driving to the breaker to get it filled! Although I think he got lost on the way home because he said he would post a pic when he got home and that was last July and there is still no pic. :)
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Re: New Day another Question: topic, BAG COAL

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:24 am

titleist1 wrote:Nice!! Is there a lot of effort getting the coal to the auger when the level gets low or does it flow that direction?


Actually I am looking to refine/ build the "dog house" into a semi-fixed base instead of having it in the IBC and then just land the filled IBC on that base to dispense most of the coal and then when the coal level gets low enough and light enough, I'll then mechanically raise the rear of the IBC to allow all the remaining coal to gravity towards the auger. :)

I use just a pallet-jack, a loader would be needed to unload a 1 ton IBC of coal from a truck bed elevation. ;)
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