Bit usage compared to Anthracite

Bit usage compared to Anthracite

PostBy: cntbill On: Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:47 pm

I know from my reading here that there seems to be quite a quality difference of various bit along with the size as well. So maybe too vague of a question?

But my question is comparing same size bit and Anthracite, I.E. nut, is if I used in the past 3 tons of Anthracite, would I expect to us approximately the same amount of bit?

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Re: Bit usage compared to Anthracite

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:22 pm

You would use more bit because that smoke not burned is good fuel.

Both fuels if air starved produce CO, so that is probably a draw.

If you burn it in the Florence it depends on how clean it burns.
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Re: Bit usage compared to Anthracite

PostBy: cntbill On: Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:50 pm

franco b wrote:You would use more bit because that smoke not burned is good fuel.

Both fuels if air starved produce CO, so that is probably a draw.

If you burn it in the Florence it depends on how clean it burns.


So really even if you go by btu's per lb. there is just too many variables to make a good guess...

Thanks !
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