I would look for any foundry that casts iron. They will have coke since
they use it to melt the cast iron. Most likely it will be in larger
chunks than you want, but you can chop it into smaller pieces with a
hatchet. Also, if the foundry will let you poke around the pile, the
smaller pieces fall to the bottom.
I once traded my labor to make a long handled pair of tongs for 200
pounds of what they call "4 X 6" coke. That's the coke that will just
fall through a 4" X 6" sieve (or something like that).
As an aside, I keep several of the larger chunks on my forge table to
cover my work when it's reheating. It's easier to move one or two large
pieces to check the work than to rake a bunch of small pieces out of the
way. The large pieces just slowly get smaller as time goes by.
As you probably know, coke burns hotter than charcoal or coal and so,
firepots don't last as long. Watering coke is pretty much ineffective
and since the water runs right over it, may cause the firepot to crack,
Coke fires tend to go out quickly when the blast is turned off.
After saying all that, maybe you meant COAL! If so, I'd google around
for the blacksmith associations in your country. Try this search:
On Wed, 6 Aug 2008 05:18:18 -0700 (PDT), email@example.com wrote:
I was about to tell you that you can buy Coke syrup in the 5 gallon Bag-in-box
at any Sam's Club...
Oh well... :-)
John De Armond
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Tellico Plains, Occupied TN
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