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Anthrocite
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kugan    Posted 08-03-2004 at 05:06:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
does anyone know how I can get anthrocite
lit?


Doc    Posted 08-03-2004 at 14:35:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
The local Elevators keep it on hand around here. You might want to check there. If you have an Amish community around, someone close should be selling it.


Ron/PA    Posted 08-03-2004 at 06:20:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sure we can. First what size are you trying to light? Anything from rice, up to stove coal is fairly easy to light.
For smaller sizes we keep a dozen or so charcoal briquets soaked in kerosene, we put them on the shaker bed, light them then sprinkle a light layer of coal over top of them. Make sure you are getting some air to it, and pretty soon you will have burnin coal.
You might have to go to a little bigger fire for lighting nut or stove size.
Good luck and iffen yer burning it inside, for heat keep a close eye on your draft and ventilation. Remember it isn't the stinky sulphur smellin gas that'll kill ya, it's the stuff you never smell that'll do ya in.
Ron/PA


Alias    Posted 08-03-2004 at 05:33:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
No such word......However, Anthracite, spelled with an "a" is coal. They got tons of it in Pa., W.Va., and Ky, Depending on where you live, it might be found at a coal fired power plant. What are your plans for it and how much do you need? My dad useta feed small amounts of coal to his hogs I think it was to improve their digestion. Maybe not, I don't know for sure....... Hope this helps................gfp


DigitalMat    Posted 08-03-2004 at 22:25:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here in WV we have tons of the stuff, literally. We burned it when I was a kid. If I remember right, we started it with kindling and paper just like a wood fire. The old Franklin stove seemed to handle it well. Just shovel out some ash, and throw it on the hot coals, and Presto!

By-the-way, my dad couldn't wait to show us how pigs crunched coal. I thought he did it just cause it was funny to see.


Ron/PA    Posted 08-03-2004 at 06:22:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not sure but I think he already has it, since he's wondering how to get it lit.
Ron


Alias    Posted 08-03-2004 at 07:33:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know that now. I should a had my glasses on before.....What's that? Oh, just a dozen or two of eggs on my face.......gfp


Ron/PA    Posted 08-03-2004 at 08:25:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Phhhht, yeah right, I have bi-focals, and they don't help a bit! My problem is they don't make a set of glasses that will connect to my brain, clear the fog, and make sense of things. hehehe
As for the eggs, lemme know when they're done, we'll compare recipes. BTDT LOL
Ron


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