Coal Dummy.....

Re: Coal Dummy.....

PostBy: Shellie_wnj On: Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:10 pm

Devil505 wrote:It sounds like you are burning bituminous coal??? (do you know if it's Bit coal..soft...or hard coal...Anthracite?)
If it's bituminous, there's a forum just for Bit coal & allot of us no very little about it. I'd recommend burning Anthracite in that stove.
Do you know which type of coal it is?


If I post a pic, will that help? It's bigger than pea coal, and it's shiny and mishapen. That's about all I know about it...
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Re: Coal Dummy.....

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:24 pm

Pics help. Tap it with a hammer, if it is anthracite it will fracture cleanly with shards, wear eye protection!
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Re: Coal Dummy.....

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:24 pm

Shellie_wnj wrote:
Devil505 wrote:It sounds like you are burning bituminous coal??? (do you know if it's Bit coal..soft...or hard coal...Anthracite?)
If it's bituminous, there's a forum just for Bit coal & allot of us no very little about it. I'd recommend burning Anthracite in that stove.
Do you know which type of coal it is?


If I post a pic, will that help? It's bigger than pea coal, and it's shiny and mishapen. That's about all I know about it...

Open the link below and tell us what size does it look like the most that will help us to help you . Welcome Shellie

http://www.readinganthracite.com/images ... 0front.pdf
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Re: Coal Dummy.....

PostBy: Pete69 On: Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:26 pm

Sounds like anthracite to me. It's been several years since I used bit coal but I don't think it is shiny.
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Re: Coal Dummy.....

PostBy: tvb On: Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:45 pm

Given her location, it would be pretty unusual to even be able to find bit coal.
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Re: Coal Dummy.....

PostBy: Shellie_wnj On: Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:39 pm

Looking at those pictures, it's probably stove or chestnut - more than likely stove.
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Re: Coal Dummy.....

PostBy: Pete69 On: Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:42 pm

Get that stove cooking yet?
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Re: Coal Dummy.....

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:50 pm

tvb wrote:Given her location, it would be pretty unusual to even be able to find bit coal.
Kresge's coal in Saylorsburg sells bit. but you need to ask for it specifically. It's in the back away from the anthracite.
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Re: Coal Dummy.....

PostBy: Shellie_wnj On: Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:08 pm

Pete69 wrote:Get that stove cooking yet?


I cant even try until all the little ones are safe in their beds. I tried earlier and it was chaos.
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Re: Coal Dummy.....

PostBy: tvb On: Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:18 pm

Kresge's coal in Saylorsburg sells bit.


Interesting. I wonder who buys it and why.
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Re: Coal Dummy.....

PostBy: Shellie_wnj On: Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:45 pm

And we have heat!!! Thank you guys for all your help!!! It took 2 tries, but I got it started :-) Now just to keep it going....
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Re: Coal Dummy.....

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:53 pm

Just keep adding a few shovels at a time so the coal bed does not need a large batch all at once.
Once you get some burn time under your belt you can wait longer between adding coal.
It does not hurt to add often and creates more even heat and less chance for a fire outage!
Give it a little shake every 4 hours or so if you are there, every 8-12 hours is the norm, but you are still in learning mode and it is better to be overly cautious untill you get the 'hang' of it!
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Re: Coal Dummy.....

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:55 am

She's in the Pocono's. I can't see having Bit in the pocono's.

errr disregard that
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Re: Coal Dummy.....

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:29 am

You know what they say about assumptions!
Even if it seemed like the only logical coal type seemed to be hard coal there is always the possibility that it might have been soft coal.
Much like the famous 'too stupid to own a computer' story getting to the root of the problem is key to the solution!

http://www.snopes.com/humor/business/wordperfect.asp
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Re: Coal Dummy.....

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:31 am

I must have just read the first page. :oops:

Didn't notice what everyone else said about bit coal.
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