Help finding 40 to 50 lbs bags to store my coal

Help finding 40 to 50 lbs bags to store my coal

PostBy: easterman On: Wed May 28, 2008 8:32 pm

Does anyone know where I can get small plastic bags to store coal in?

Thanks,

Bob
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Re: Help finding 40 to 50 lbs bags to store my coal

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Wed May 28, 2008 9:12 pm

Here's the number for a guy that sells bags in bulk. He's in Georgia I think. My feed guy uses him and says he's the most reasonable 1-800-662-7756. :) Scott
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Re: Help finding 40 to 50 lbs bags to store my coal

PostBy: LsFarm On: Wed May 28, 2008 9:58 pm

Hi Bob,, I get my bags from a local horse stable.. they get horse feed in the bags, then discard the bags.. I get them for free.. So check out some local stables.. maybe you can get them for free !!

Greg L

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Re: Help finding 40 to 50 lbs bags to store my coal

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Wed May 28, 2008 10:06 pm

You will need 8-900 to bag 24 ton. Don't let them sit in the sun or you will have a big mess. That's if you load them with 50 lbs. If you fill with 40 lbs you will need over 1000 bags :) Scott
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Re: Help finding 40 to 50 lbs bags to store my coal

PostBy: beatle78 On: Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:13 am

how do you reseal the bags? I would think you have to seal them in order to stack them or it's gonna get messy!
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Re: Help finding 40 to 50 lbs bags to store my coal

PostBy: gambler On: Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:30 am

beatle78 wrote:how do you reseal the bags? I would think you have to seal them in order to stack them or it's gonna get messy!


You tie them shut with a short piece of bailing twine and a millers knot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHg7lY5ZFTs
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Re: Help finding 40 to 50 lbs bags to store my coal

PostBy: Steve.N On: Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:24 pm

Order a bundle of wire ties and a twister from McMaster Carr I use 6 inch ties and the 3 dollar twister


http://www.mcmaster.com/ Page 1532 at bottom
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Re: Help finding 40 to 50 lbs bags to store my coal

PostBy: WNY On: Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:05 pm

I have seen heavy wire twisty ties and plastic zip ties to re-seal the bags.
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Re: Help finding 40 to 50 lbs bags to store my coal

PostBy: beatle78 On: Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:23 pm

that Miller's knot seems pretty slick!
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Re: Help finding 40 to 50 lbs bags to store my coal

PostBy: gambler On: Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:17 pm

beatle78 wrote:that Miller's knot seems pretty slick!


Used it all of the time when I was a corn burner!
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Re: Help finding 40 to 50 lbs bags to store my coal

PostBy: e.alleg On: Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:21 pm

PM me if you still need bags. I have a pile of them, each bag stuffed full like a big pillow holds about 30 bags. I need some for holding my onions and potatoes and stuff but I'll give you some if you want to come get them.
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