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When the septic guy bushhogged? we found a mound of coal, not alot, but...It's in a ver inconveniet place, where should I store it? We don't have a basement. Thanks
-- Cindy (S.E.IN) (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 11, 2001
You might put it in barrels if there is not too much there. Then if you do not need it perhaps you can trade it for something that you can use.
-- Ed Copp (OH) (email@example.com), November 11, 2001.
I'd put it in 5 gallon buckets and it wouldn't be too hard to carry and you could put it anywhere a few 5 gallon buckets won't be in the way.
-- gilly (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 11, 2001.
If I found a pile of coal, I'd figure I had stumbled on my Christmas presents :>) You should be able to pile it out of the way with a tarp over it if its a large pile.
-- Jay Blair in N. AL (email@example.com), November 11, 2001.
Remember if you are burning wood and have a "WOOD GRATE" if your burner or fire place, that coal burns hotter than wood and if you burn a lot of it it will burn your "WOOD GRATE" in two.
-- grant (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 12, 2001.
When I had a coal stove, I used to store it in 5 gallon buckets and a large wooden box I built out of 2x4's and plywood under the back deck.
-- Eric in TN (email@example.com), November 13, 2001.