Bucket Full of Fines

A Coal stoker furnace or stove controls most operations including automatically feeding the coal. They are quite similar to any conventional oil and gas units and easily operated for extended periods of time. They commonly use rice coal but may use larger sizes like buckwheat. They can be used as primary heat, supplementary heat or have a dual set up with your existing oil/gas furnace.
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Arte
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Post Mon. Feb. 24, 2014 8:30 pm

Back once again but still new to forum and COAL ( loving it ) I have a vf3000 Harman and I have almost a 2 gal bucket full of fines after about 4 tons used . My question , is there a use for these fine , been burning rice if that helps

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Post Mon. Feb. 24, 2014 8:51 pm

Small landscaping endevour perhaps???
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Horace
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Post Mon. Feb. 24, 2014 9:42 pm

Don't throw them on top of the fire!

I tried that once and they sifted down through the coal and blocked the airflow. CO all over the house. Had to pull the whole fire off the grates and restart.

I give mine to my Uncle who owns a train shop and is a member of a train club. They love them and use them for landscaping and in the coal cars. He also puts them in little canvas bags and sells them for a couple dollars. People snap them up.
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Post Mon. Feb. 24, 2014 9:53 pm

:gee: Small landscaping endevour...who'd a thunk'it???
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Richard S.
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Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite
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Post Mon. Feb. 24, 2014 10:16 pm

I had a lady call me once wanted coal delivered around her bushes... LOL... I'm not kidding.
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Lightning
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Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size
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Post Tue. Feb. 25, 2014 3:12 am

Richard S. wrote:I had a lady call me once wanted coal delivered around her bushes... LOL... I'm not kidding.
:lol: So,, did you?


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Post Tue. Feb. 25, 2014 8:23 am

No, I think she balked when I told her the price.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
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Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.
Location: Girardville Pa.

Post Tue. Feb. 25, 2014 8:31 am

I love it! Black mulch that never breaks down. Do it once and done. You wouldn't have to replace it every spring.

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Post Tue. Feb. 25, 2014 6:42 pm

blrman07 wrote:I love it! Black mulch that never breaks down. Do it once and done. You wouldn't have to replace it every spring.

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Ashland Pa.
Very funny but true, :lol:
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Post Tue. Feb. 25, 2014 6:58 pm

I do throw them on the fire but it has to be a very hot fire; if not as someone said they smother the fire and that's no fun. If the fire is hot enough the fines will burst into flames on contact and that's sort of cool. Lisa
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