DO NOT BUY TRACTOR SUPPLY RICE COAL

 
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Post by robb » Tue. Feb. 12, 2019 8:06 am

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Mon. Feb. 11, 2019 10:45 pm
That’s all I’ve really used for the last 20 years!!!! I burned a ton of the TSC coal last year and it seemed to do ok, but the Santa coal is cheaper than the TSC coal!!!!
yeah I always have great luck with the wash system they use as I get next to no fines.....My girls thought it was delivered by Santa when they were younger....They used to ask why was I so bad....HA HA

 
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Post by BostonBob » Tue. Feb. 12, 2019 10:02 am

:lol: that’s funny!!!!! I tell them now they can always give me coal for Christmas!!! Now the great grand kids I tease them about getting coal for Christmas

 
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Post by captcaper » Fri. Feb. 15, 2019 2:43 am

I'm still on TSC for the top Coal for my Super Mag. No fines,just damp enough so no dust,burns flawless. Much better the the Santa's Coal I used in the past. Again I've been burning 24/7 since Oct 1st. Got down to -25 deg so far this winter. Northern NH's winter and burning TSC will last until April probably as it has every year for the 14 yrs I've been here.

 
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Post by north jersey » Mon. Feb. 18, 2019 11:21 am

I picked up a few bags of rice at TSC in Sussex, NJ, and it seemed to be closer to buckwheat size.

 
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Post by captcaper » Wed. Feb. 27, 2019 3:50 am

I don't what Buckwheat is never had it but TSC Rice has burnt so nice since Oct 1st. here in Northern NH. At least in my Harman Super Mag. I'm amazed no fines ever. Must of been cleaned good. Also still no water in and just damp enough for no dust.

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Post by 2004 zo6 » Tue. Dec. 10, 2019 5:17 am

I have a antique glenwood hand fired and I bought a ton of nut from tsc and it seems to work good but want to try the rice will I get the same heat out put

 
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Post by Rob R. » Tue. Dec. 10, 2019 6:05 am

2004 zo6 wrote:
Tue. Dec. 10, 2019 5:17 am
I have a antique glenwood hand fired and I bought a ton of nut from tsc and it seems to work good but want to try the rice will I get the same heat out put
Rice in the Glenwood? No, you will not get the same output. Much of the rice coal would drop through the grates.

 
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Post by 2004 zo6 » Tue. Dec. 10, 2019 6:19 am

Roger that that’s what I thought

 
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Post by CoalisCoolxWarm » Tue. Dec. 10, 2019 3:10 pm

Rob R. wrote:
Tue. Dec. 10, 2019 6:05 am
Rice in the Glenwood? No, you will not get the same output. Much of the rice coal would drop through the grates.
Good catch! I really like the lack of "trial and error" needed due to everyone sharing info... :yes:

 
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Post by 2004 zo6 » Tue. Dec. 10, 2019 3:47 pm

It sure does make things a lot easier

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Post by Lightning » Tue. Dec. 10, 2019 7:39 pm

Yup, stick with the nut size for your Glen. Other than that, you could experiment with pea or stove size. Generally speaking, pea size will burn slower, longer and cooler. Stove size will burn faster, shorter and hotter.

 
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Post by Keepaeyeonit » Tue. Dec. 10, 2019 8:51 pm

Welcome to the forum :) . I would not run anything smaller then nut in a Glenwood, I run range ( 50/50 mix of nut and stove) works very well for me, I can get the heat when I need it and I can idle it around 200° when I need too.

 
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Post by keegs » Sat. Dec. 14, 2019 6:15 am

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Sat. Feb. 09, 2019 8:44 pm
I think that is the problem with putting a fuse in line is that it won’t react fast enough b4 the gears are broken, I wish Alaska put something in to protect that motor (expensive)
didn't read the entire thread but would it be possible to fashion and attach a kind of concave screen at/over the top of the hopper to catch the big pieces before they get down into the gears? .. . maybe the manufacturer could offer this as an add on?

 
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Post by BostonBob » Fri. Jan. 10, 2020 9:29 am

keegs wrote:
Sat. Dec. 14, 2019 6:15 am
didn't read the entire thread but would it be possible to fashion and attach a kind of concave screen at/over the top of the hopper to catch the big pieces before they get down into the gears? .. . maybe the manufacturer could offer this as an add on?
talked to the Manufacturer and they won’t put the $$$$ into it ! They may buy or use an idea if we come up with a solution but they would lose sales on the parts !!!!

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