Spontaneous Combustion and Bit Coal Storage

General topics about using bituminous coal for residential and commercial heating. Pros, cons, and where to get it.
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mslisaj
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Location: Klamath Falls, Oregon

Post Sun. Nov. 01, 2009 10:07 am

Well I think the myth has been busted. There are more comments here to NOT worry they there are that say it's a problem. I see the point too that in reality there are many things in our lives that can start a fire so we have to be careful with everything but I think my coal will be okay........

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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice
Location: Warrenton, NC

Post Sun. Nov. 01, 2009 10:09 am

Duengeon master wrote:THIS LOOKS LIKE A JOB FOR MYTH BUSTERS!!!!!
Noooooo ! That'll just add more fuel to the fire. The entire Discovery channel viewer base (1000 strong now?) would see that, and be even MORE fearfull/hatefull of coal. Well, maybe not if they prove it can't spontaneously combust in a 1 ton coal bin.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

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mslisaj
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Post Sun. Nov. 01, 2009 10:35 am

Thanks Chris.......... Point well taken for sure................


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Duengeon master
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Coal Size/Type: Anthracite pea and nut mix. Bituminous lump
Location: Penndel, Pa.

Post Sun. Nov. 01, 2009 2:40 pm

Yeah I know I just wanted to stir the pot a little.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
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Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice
Location: Warrenton, NC

Post Wed. Feb. 10, 2010 11:01 am

mslisaj wrote:I just read to my HUGE surprise that there is a possibility of bituminous coal spontaneously catching fire. While I have never heard of this before I did a little research and it seems when you have large storage piles this is an issue. I have just one ton stored in a 2'X2'x4' wooden bin in my garage. It's been there a year now and should I worry about this? I have to have a real good wood fire going to get this to ignite and burn in my stove so I find this fact hard to believe but any insight into this would really be appreciated. The last thing I want is to catch my house on fire with the storage of my coal. All advice and comments will be appreciated............
Lisa
No worries Lisa,
It will only Spontaneous Combust if you stock this much.......
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