Berlin wrote:It looks like a high btu, low/mid vol bituminous coal. the issue you may have with it in that size is the tendency of your particular coal to agglomerate; looks like it's a high coke button coal. You may have to hit it with the poker halfway through the burn. I'd give it a shot, it's decent coal except for the size and coking tendency. Unfortunately with rare exception eastern and Appalachain coals will not have all the characteristics one wants for hand firing: you get high volatile coal with mid/low coke button or low/mid volatile coal with high coke button.
Thanks for the reply ! "agglomerate" had to look that one up...lol, I've been reading a lot on forum trying to get a better idea / understanding of bit coal. Since you say " give it a shot" that's good enough for me.
The thing is I got like over 6 tons of this and have about 2 more to go. Other than having to hit it with the poker do you think this will be ok in the EFM WCB ? I know it will be quite a experience for me but really would like to save some heating expense by using this coal... hmmm maybe another Topic on the EFM, but then which part of the Forum, Using Bit, Hand Fired, or E-F-M ?