Oiled Coal at Breaker

Oiled Coal at Breaker

PostBy: Roginsky On: Sun Jul 06, 2008 4:04 pm

Hi our Leisure Line Stove, Hi Fire II, works great. However, we get a lot of dust from coal. Thank God the unit is in the basement. We were told to look for Oiled Coal at Breaker. Does anyone know a coal distributor in the Bloomsburg, PA area that delivers "oiled coal" to cut down on dust. Also, is this a firehazard to store indoors? We have the coal bin in our basement. We never knew oiled coal existed and we are trying to gather information on where to purchase 3 ton.

We have right now about 1.5 ton left of regular rice coal....is there anything we can put on the coal that will keep down the dust?
Roginsky
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line Stove
Stove/Furnace Model: HiFire II

Re: Oiled Coal at Breaker

PostBy: gambler On: Sun Jul 06, 2008 4:08 pm

Roginsky wrote:is there anything we can put on the coal that will keep down the dust?


Dampen the coal down with water. I use a pump sprayer and keep my coal damp all winter long by spraying it down every couple of days.
gambler
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: Oiled Coal at Breaker

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Jul 06, 2008 5:01 pm

If you wany to go with the oil it's a really low grade vegetable that they use. I've only seen it in 55 gallon drums but I'm sure you can get it in 5 gallon drums. Not sure of any dealers that carry it, I think they generally charge about $10 extra a ton if you can find one.

If you find some oil like that get a garden type sprayer and spray it as its going down the chute into the bin. You can use a sprayer like that to put water on it too, you don't need much.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite


Re: Oiled Coal at Breaker

PostBy: Lanster On: Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:32 am

Balaschak coal corp in Mahanoy City will put oil on your coal if you request it. $180.00/ton for rice, $190.00 oiled. You will have to locate someone to haul it for you. I tried oiled coal for one season and felt it wasn`t worth the $10.00, just my opinion. Their phone # 773-2113, probably area code 570 but I`m not sure.
Lanster
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harmon Magmun Stoker

Re: Oiled Coal at Breaker

PostBy: SteelerCoal On: Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:04 pm

Richard S. wrote:If you wany to go with the oil it's a really low grade vegetable that they use. I've only seen it in 55 gallon drums but I'm sure you can get it in 5 gallon drums.


Does anyone know where you can purchase any low grade vegetable oil like they use to oil coal? Or can it be any grade vegetable oil that could be sprayed on. I had 6 ton of rice delivered, most of which I plan on bagging and storing in a shed. I'm thinking of oiling it before bagging it, to cut down on dust in the house when filling the hopper.

Thanks.
SteelerCoal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer Top Vent

Re: Oiled Coal at Breaker

PostBy: BIG BEAM On: Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:31 pm

If it only takes a little just buy some 1 gal.jugs at grocery store(cheapest you can find).
DON
BIG BEAM
 
Stove/Furnace Make: USS Hot blast
Stove/Furnace Model: 1557M

Re: Oiled Coal at Breaker

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:32 pm

Wouldn't vegetable oil attract bugs?
Adamiscold
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Chubby Sr. Old School

Re: Oiled Coal at Breaker

PostBy: SteelerCoal On: Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:18 pm

BIG BEAM wrote:If it only takes a little just buy some 1 gal.jugs at grocery store(cheapest you can find).
DON


That's kinda what I was thinking - as long as any vegetable oil will do the trick?
SteelerCoal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer Top Vent

Re: Oiled Coal at Breaker

PostBy: SAU On: Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:29 am

Why not used motor oil? I have a couple of gallons that need to be recycled, may as well use it on the coal unless there is a reason not to.
SAU
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Vermont Castings/Nordic Stove
Stove/Furnace Model: VIGILANT II 2310/Erik Jr. HH

Re: Oiled Coal at Breaker

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:15 am

SAU wrote:Why not used motor oil?


The smell! If you don't mind smelling like Gomer's Service Station, feel free, but veg oil won't smell to speak off. I've heard some use peanut oil and the coal smells like a peanut butter sandwich all year.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Oiled Coal at Breaker

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:12 am

Mmm PB&J sandwiches :up:
Adamiscold
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Chubby Sr. Old School

Re: Oiled Coal at Breaker

PostBy: firefightergray On: Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:04 am

this is really interesting.

does the water spray do the trick? if so i will use my lawn sprayer.

does anyone have any information (literature, websites, etc.) on using the veg oil? Anyone really tried it out?
firefightergray
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska Stove Company
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing III

Re: Oiled Coal at Breaker

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:23 pm

Water works fine, I dumped 6 tons in my cellar after watering it down.......... zero dust.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Oiled Coal at Breaker

PostBy: traderfjp On: Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:36 pm

If I use a 5 gallon bucket to load my stove's hopper I get lots of dust. However, when I use the bag that my coal comes in I get much less dust. I cut the top open and dump it in the stove wait a few seconds and then slowly remove the bag. Wetting your coal will work great too if u store the coal inside. Outside you won't want to deal with water when it's 20 degrees out and it will freeze the coal too.
traderfjp
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing 3

Re: Oiled Coal at Breaker

PostBy: SteelerCoal On: Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:42 pm

firefightergray wrote:this is really interesting.

does the water spray do the trick? if so i will use my lawn sprayer.

does anyone have any information (literature, websites, etc.) on using the veg oil? Anyone really tried it out?


I'll let you know. I have 6 ton in my outdoor bin that I plan on bagging by hand and storing in my garage. I'm going to give the vegetable oil a shot and see how it works. I gotta believe it will eliminate most, if not all, the dust from loading the coal into the hopper.
SteelerCoal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer Top Vent