What Do You Do With All Your Fines

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 Mon. Jan. 14, 2013 7:54 pm

I saw that video. But then I thought that cement couldn't be good for the stove.

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Post Mon. Jan. 14, 2013 9:23 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:I saw that video. But then I thought that cement couldn't be good for the stove.
Seems to me its such a small amount of cement as compared to the other ingredients that it would just turn to powder when the coal brick is burned.. Thats just my best guess, I'm excited to see how it turns out 8-)

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Post Tue. Jan. 15, 2013 7:19 am

Try using Corn Starch as a binder. I have and it has worked very well. The corn starch holds the fines together very well and the "coal balls" I have made and burned have done very well in the Jr. Waste not want not I say.
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Post Tue. Jan. 15, 2013 9:32 am

Lightning wrote:
I'm On Fire wrote:I saw that video. But then I thought that cement couldn't be good for the stove.
Seems to me its such a small amount of cement as compared to the other ingredients that it would just turn to powder when the coal brick is burned.. Thats just my best guess, I'm excited to see how it turns out 8-)
I'm curious too. But I'd of found a different binding agent. :-)

I just kind of scoop my fines up with the coal and put them in the fire.

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Post Tue. Jan. 15, 2013 1:32 pm

Coal 8 - fine bricks.jpg
Here is my 1st 3 batches of "fine" bricks
I made 3 batches yesterday, I think the coal weather isn't helping the drying process. This may have to be a spring job...

I'll keep you posted...

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Post Fri. Jan. 18, 2013 9:36 pm

Well, I checked the "bricks" today, and well I either I didn't use enough cement or it wasn't warm enough for the cement to cure.

I made a mess, they all crumbled when I went to pick them all up.

Back to the drawing board. I am going to wait till it gets warmer out and let the Sun help "cook" them.

Dan

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Post Sat. Jan. 19, 2013 8:04 am

I wish it would have worked for you Dan, I'm interested to see how your next batch turns out. Like baking a cake, I guess you have to have the correct portions and I'm sure you will get it .
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