Dave 1234 wrote:My coal barrel is a blue 55 gallon like most. After a full load, I'll see fines in the amount that would cover a tea cup saucer. I burned close to a TT load of rice (in one year) in the first year started. Switched to buck, I wanted cleaner material but it cut my consumtion by almost half. And less fines.
Dave, I expect the difference in consumption you observed was due to something other than the change in coal size. Either the coal itself was better, or something else you did made a big difference (didn't you change the boiler head?). I bought a TT load of buck one year and did not observe any difference in consumption in 3 EFM's burning it. To your point about it being cleaner, I agree - there was less fines.