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Post Sun. Jan. 09, 2011 10:01 pm

Hey, a few of my co workers were talking and wanted to know what kind of oil they use to put on coal if you ask for it. Thanks in advance. Dan

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Post Mon. Jan. 10, 2011 6:07 am

I think its a very light mineral oil..I always get mine oiled. It's like $5-10/ton extra, but worth it, no dust.

here's one thread...I know it's been talked about a couple times.

How Do You Oil Coal in Your Bin as You Fill the Bin?
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Post Mon. Jan. 10, 2011 10:43 am

I've got roughly 50 gallons of used motor oil if you need it. ;) :D
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Post Mon. Jan. 10, 2011 7:17 pm

well all kidding aside ive thought of sprayin my drain oil on as I filled my bin, just not sure what would happen when it went in the stove????

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Post Mon. Jan. 10, 2011 7:20 pm

I watched a delivery driver oil his load at the braker once. he poured light oil from a gal jug all over the top of the mound of oil in the truck. Seemed like a gimmick but maybe other guys use a gun a spray it evenly.
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Post Wed. Jan. 12, 2011 3:23 pm

I get coal from uae harmony mine they do not sell oiled coal , they will sell you the oil $8.00 per gallon they said it is a mineral oil, the oil has no smell until you burn it. I use about half gallon per ton, spray oil on with garden sprayer as they load you
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Post Wed. Jan. 12, 2011 3:36 pm

Cap wrote:I watched a delivery driver oil his load at the braker once. he poured light oil from a gal jug all over the top of the mound of oil in the truck. Seemed like a gimmick but maybe other guys use a gun a spray it evenly.
Actually that should work pretty good. When I took range (nut and pea mixed) I loaded nut on the bottom and pea on the top. It would mix as it exited the truck. The same thing would happen with the oil, you'd get a mixing action coating a lot of it. Seems like one gallon wouldn't go that far though.
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Post Sun. Feb. 06, 2011 1:55 pm

I am pretty sure that the oil used is mineral oil. If you use something like motor oil, and you use too much, the stoker mechanism can get jammed. I have a hand sprayer filled with water and I water down my coal every week to keep the dust down.

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Post Sun. Feb. 06, 2011 2:02 pm

My neighbor has a drip line set up on his wood stove that feeds used motor oil to the fire.
I know when he's using it because it freakin' stinks!

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