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HankB

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Asbestos in Royal Oak Lump?
« on: March 03, 2018, 07:11:28 PM »
After a recent cook I found a couple rocks and a piece of fabric in the ash. I know of only one fabric that will survive the heat of a hot fire and that's asbestos. I'm not very happy about that. I can't find contact information on Royal Oak web site and the page for reporting hazardous products to the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) is "Under Maintenance" >:(

This sucks. Asbestos is carcinogenic if inhaled or ingested.

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Re: Asbestos in Royal Oak Lump?
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2018, 11:21:03 PM »
That's concerning, Hank. Here's a phone number you can try https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=11113193
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Re: Asbestos in Royal Oak Lump?
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2018, 03:41:26 AM »
If you are unable to get a phone response, I would suggest posting the same info on their social media platforms and I can almost guarantee that it would spark a response.

HoosierKettle

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Asbestos in Royal Oak Lump?
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2018, 04:09:38 AM »
I think itís a piece of fiberglass. It doesnít burn either I donít think.


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« Last Edit: March 04, 2018, 04:15:39 AM by HoosierKettle »

HankB

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Re: Asbestos in Royal Oak Lump?
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2018, 06:08:26 AM »
I think itís a piece of fiberglass. It doesnít burn either I donít think.
That's a possibility I hadn't thought of. I wonder how I could tell the difference w/out paying for a lab analysis.

Edit: Glass will start to soften at 560įC (1100įF) I wonder if the fire gets that hot.
« Last Edit: March 04, 2018, 06:16:04 AM by HankB »
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Re: Asbestos in Royal Oak Lump?
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2018, 06:10:35 AM »
I agree with @HoosierKettle looks like fibre glass probably from the wall of the container they make their lump in , I would say you got a bottom of the pit bag full of all the shit in the kiln . Probably time to change brands coz itís not cool ether way


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Re: Asbestos in Royal Oak Lump?
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2018, 06:18:38 AM »

I think itís a piece of fiberglass. It doesnít burn either I donít think.
That's a possibility I hadn't thought of. I wonder how I could tell the difference w/out paying for a lab analysis.

Edit: Glass will start to soften at 560įC (1100įF) I wonder if the fire gets that hot.

Itís used as an insulator


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Dsorgnzd

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Re: Asbestos in Royal Oak Lump?
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2018, 06:54:47 AM »
There are fiberglass fabrics rated for 1000F, and other non-asbestos insulation fabrics that can be used up to 1000C. Still, not what you want to find in your bag of charcoal.

Vette10R

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Re: Asbestos in Royal Oak Lump?
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2018, 07:10:07 AM »
I've found rocks in every bag of RO Lump and was a little curious about it. I didn't think rocks would hurt anything so I didn't think much of it. Should I be concerned about the rocks? I've never found fabric...

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HankB

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Re: Asbestos in Royal Oak Lump?
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2018, 07:33:29 PM »
I don't worry about the rocks.
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Schaefd2

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Re: Asbestos in Royal Oak Lump?
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2018, 08:03:11 AM »
Oh man, I hope this isnt the case!! I use GFS Lump (RO rebranded) and it is by FAR my favorite fuel. I have only found two rocks in the many, many bags that I have gone through - and never any fabric.

I recently bought some true RO Lump from Home Depot and I noticed the pieces are smaller than the bags from GFS. Looks like I will stick with GFS lump until I find some fabric.
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Re: Asbestos in Royal Oak Lump?
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2018, 10:32:19 AM »
I've found rocks and what looked like fiberglass insulation in bags of lump (Royal Oak and BGE).  That and the undercooked pieces that smoke like crazy turned me to using Stubbs fuel.  If I go for lump again I might try the center cut lump below.  I remember reading a lot of good reviews about it on the forums here.

https://www.charbroil.com/centercut-lump-charcoal
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Re: Asbestos in Royal Oak Lump?
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2018, 02:14:09 PM »
I like the Char broil lump. But I got it for $2 a box at Lowe's on clearance in the fall. Regular price was $22 I think. I'm never going to buy it at full price.
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