LsFarm wrote:Take a look in my ash pan. I shoveled most of what you see out of the firebox because it was too big to fall through the grate. Some of the clinkers you see are baseball sized.
They look like assorted rocks bonded together.
Those ash looks like they could pass for metorites.
When I was a kid growing up in NC my pops hand fired stoval coal stove burned lumps of coal as big as footballs. That coal left large ash rocks and poured black sute all over the place. When it would snow it would be speckeled with the stuff and the women in the nieghborhood could never leave laundry hanging out ovenight or it would be turned black by the flyash from all the coal stoves in the nieghbohood. Most people burned coal there in the 50's and early 60's . I think the cost was about $10 a ton back then, Not really cheap if you consider most folks made about $1.00 an hour back then..