A LOT of Anthracite coal is shipped to Norfolk (Lambert's Point Coal Terminal, if you want to look it up on Google Earth or something), loaded on ships, and sent over seas to supply foreign power plants and steel mills with fuel. I believe that modern power plants (not sure about the steel mills) grind up the coal into a fine powder and blow it into the furnace or firebox or whatever they call them. In the form on an aerated powder, I believe it burns much faster. I wouldn't say hotter, but you're able to produce more heat. Or in other words, extract more energy from the fuel faster.Yeah, well that clinker was all over our roads as of first snow. So if you were sledding hills you would eventually hit it. It would slice you up but good!
Thorns are fun too.
I wasn't sure you could get much anthracite outside of PA, figured there would be plenty bituminous elsewhere.
But one could use hardwood or charcoal, or briquettes.... Or electricity.
I will be trying to see if I can get some redness with the propane alone. Worst case, I imagine it would work cold for how much it needs bent. The v-bit one only needs a short offset in 2 directions rather than a 90° twist like the other ones
Like, if you try to burn a lump of coal, it burns from the outside in and the surface area of the coal is shrinking as it burns (also being covered in ash and whatnot). If you turn it to powder, you have exponentially more surface area.
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