Better Coal Scoop?

Modern and vintage hand fired coal stove are similar to a wood stove and in some cases can burn either. They need to be regulated and fed by hand usually every 12 to 24 hours depending on your usage. They require no power to operate making them ideal for rural settings with long power outages.
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Post Fri. Nov. 26, 2010 6:48 pm

The scoop AA130FIREMAN refers to can be found in restaurant supply stores, like Mainesource in Wilkes Barre, for beaucoup less.

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Post Fri. Nov. 26, 2010 6:53 pm

$220 for a scoop?!??!?!

Where am I? What the hell happened??? I must've passed out! :eek2: :fear: :wacko: :gee:
The laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are
neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. ...Such laws make things worse
for the assaulted and better for the assailants, they serve rather to
encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with
greater confidence than an armed man."

- Thomas Jefferson, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in "On
Crimes and Punishment."

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Post Fri. Nov. 26, 2010 7:11 pm

SMITTY wrote:$220 for a scoop?!??!?!

Where am I? What the hell happened??? I must've passed out! :eek2: :fear: :wacko: :gee:
That is a non sparking scoop, that might have something to do with the price. I never managed to shovel fast enough to create a :blowup:

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Post Fri. Nov. 26, 2010 8:40 pm

AA130FIREMAN wrote:
SMITTY wrote:$220 for a scoop?!??!?!

Where am I? What the hell happened??? I must've passed out! :eek2: :fear: :wacko: :gee:
That is a non sparking scoop, that might have something to do with the price. I never managed to shovel fast enough to create a :blowup:
My question is, what in the hell are you doing working with a metal scoop in an environment where it requires the use of a "non-sparking" scoop?

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Post Fri. Nov. 26, 2010 8:49 pm

Flower dust, powdered dairy creamer dust can :blowup: I know it has happened at the mills, Never here of that down at the general store :lol: I knew some guys that worked at the old Atlis gun powder plant, all there shovels were wood.

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Post Fri. Nov. 26, 2010 9:00 pm

Yeah, after I typed that up I hit Google to find out what a non-sparking scoop is used for and yup, the majority is food service.

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Post Fri. Nov. 26, 2010 10:46 pm

WOW,
I guess I am not the only one that gets frustrated by chasing coal round the floor!
let me check on my supply of rolled steel....looks like I need to make round 8 of them.
Will get back to ya all next week.
later,
Tim

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Post Fri. Nov. 26, 2010 10:47 pm

cool! :)
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Post Sat. Nov. 27, 2010 1:26 am

Yeah, cool! Freddy just sent me the new ashpan he made me. Perfectly constructed I might add without the benefit of pictures. Now the potential of getting a new coal scoop. Wow, I must be living right! Lisa
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Post Sat. Nov. 27, 2010 7:36 am

Did you whack someone in the lip yesterday near your home? Just wondering...... :shock: :roll:
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Post Sat. Nov. 27, 2010 12:58 pm

Very nice craftsmanship. Here are some links for you all that can not wait until Tim is able to turn them out and distribute them. I have used this company for years and I have always had good service from them. I personally like the aluminum scoops the best. Good luck.
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Post Sat. Nov. 27, 2010 3:17 pm

Awesome thanks, Tim!

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Post Sat. Nov. 27, 2010 8:25 pm

That's right ... I remember that huge fire at the sugar plant in GA a few years ago. Up until that point I never knew sugar dust was explosive! I knew it burned, but never really gave it much thought. I see the value in having a non-sparker in that environment now. That was one hell of a fire!!
The laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are
neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. ...Such laws make things worse
for the assaulted and better for the assailants, they serve rather to
encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with
greater confidence than an armed man."

- Thomas Jefferson, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in "On
Crimes and Punishment."

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Post Sat. Nov. 27, 2010 10:54 pm

Baby Powder...
That burns up too...
Shoot some in the air and give it a flame...
Grain elevators...
Just about anything you can get in a dust cloud can go up in flames...
I am not an engineer, train or otherwise!
I stay at a Holiday Inn at least once a year!
Most of all I do have common sense and a practical application of logic.
Oh, add humor, on the dry side, along with a wee bit 'o sarcasm.

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Post Sat. Nov. 27, 2010 11:18 pm

This one I would like to try at home,far away from my home :stretcher:

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