Oops I Think I Got to Big of Chunks

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Post Tue. Jan. 01, 2013 10:35 am

So when I went to get more coal I told them the last yard the lump was too small and I ended up with a lot of shake so I told them I wanted bigger pieces maybe I shouldn't have said that. Btw that's a 24 inch level for size comparison. And that's not the biggest piece
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Post Tue. Jan. 01, 2013 10:42 am

well can't say you didn't get what you wanted.They are some huge pieces.Someone here splits their larger sizes with a axe

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Post Tue. Jan. 01, 2013 10:53 am

Someone suggested using a air chisel

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Post Tue. Jan. 01, 2013 11:32 am

Wow, those are some good ones 8-)
I just use a regular chisel.
What's the Best Way to Break up Large Pieces of Bit Coal?
Never thought of using an air chisel :gee:

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Post Tue. Jan. 01, 2013 11:54 am

Is that bituminous coal? My furnace is an older Clayton model 1537G.

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Post Tue. Jan. 01, 2013 12:16 pm

Sub bit it's the only thing I can find around here and I still had to drive 170 miles to get that

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Post Tue. Jan. 01, 2013 1:26 pm

Haha dude that is so awesome ! I'm sorry but I laughed so hard when I read this . It should split pretty easy. Are you stuck with it? What did you say to the guy when it brought it?

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Post Tue. Jan. 01, 2013 2:14 pm

Well I told him bigger was better cuz I could break it up I just wasn't expecting that big but I didn't say anything else to him I'm not to worried about it I'd much rather have this then all the shake I got last trip I just thought I'd share some of my spoils of war with the forum

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Post Tue. Jan. 01, 2013 3:53 pm

Between these two tools it seems like I will be able to break it down easy enough the one is a slide hammer splitting maul and the air chisel works once you get them broke down alittle harbor freight is a great store.
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Post Tue. Jan. 01, 2013 4:17 pm

Are the pieces real hard like anthracite or do they break up pretty quickly with a single smack of the maul ?
How long do you think it will take to break up the entire load and how many tons is the load ?
How does it compare to splitting wood ?

Sorry for all the questions but I'm not familiar with bit coal.

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Post Tue. Jan. 01, 2013 8:18 pm

holy crap... all I can say is F that! those might as well be mountains to me, I guess they grow men alot bigger and stronger in PA LOL
20% off any single item until midnight tonight at harbor freight (Love that store!)

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Post Tue. Jan. 01, 2013 8:26 pm

The big chunks take a couple smacks to break just got to find the seem. There is 3 and 1/2 tons ill just break it as I haul it in.

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Post Wed. Jan. 02, 2013 5:21 am

As long as it burns well, I'd just have at it and smack it into what you want. Nice big chunks is best with that type fuel.

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Post Wed. Jan. 02, 2013 9:15 am

WOW, never saw as big as that :shock:
One piece like that in the Golden and I'm good for all Winter long :lol:

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Post Fri. Jan. 18, 2013 7:16 pm

Would a hydraulic wood splitter work on these, They are protected with a pressure relief valve, so it would split or stop when it reached the pressure limit. What type of coal is this? :chop:
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