Red coal?

Red coal?

PostBy: djackman On: Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:59 am

Found what might be red-painted coal in this weekend's haul from my friend's coal "mine"

Thought it was rust at first but definitly some kind of orange/red coating.

The range of coal in this bin is interesting, everything from nut down to rice mixed together like it was delivered that way.
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djackman
 
Stove/Furnace Make: 1980 vintage Tarm
Stove/Furnace Model: FT22 (aka 202) installed!

Re: Red coal?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:06 am

djackman wrote:
The range of coal in this bin is interesting, everything from nut down to rice mixed together like it was delivered that way.


Nut and pea is commonly mixed which is called "range", most of my customers that ever tried it stuck with it. I even had customers that would get like 4 ton of nut/range and a ton of rice on the side. They'd use the rice for dampening the fire overnight, with all the controls and how well a modern stove works this really isn't needed now but the range could certainly be useful.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Red coal?

PostBy: acesover On: Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:32 am

I use 75% pea 25% nut, a little cold in the morning use more nut....works great.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Baker
Stove/Furnace Model: insert, modified


Re: Red coal?

PostBy: djackman On: Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:24 pm

Interestingly it has the softest ash I've seen (in a whole month of burning coal...) , no clinkers or hard chunks. Almost a pure grey ash , like wood stove ash.

It doesn't crackle like Blaschak when loading in but it lights right off.
djackman
 
Stove/Furnace Make: 1980 vintage Tarm
Stove/Furnace Model: FT22 (aka 202) installed!