I'm nowhere near VA, but live in a mining community in So IL, and own the only laundromat here. I have "pit" washers designated just for mining clothes to keep other customers from ruining their clothes. I completely sympathize with cleaninghelp, the coal dust is a whole different type of dirt than most are used to cleaning up. It has completely ruined the paint on my concrete floor, and when I clean the lint out of the dryers, there's always 1/4" of coal dust in the bottom. So, regular detergent does NOT get them clean. I found this site myself, looking for a way to actually get the clothes clean.
What really blows my mind on this forum, is the people making fun of her for trying to find a way to keep the coal from ruining her house. Coal dust is very abrasive and leaves stains, and the fact that she WANTS to find a way to clean it, is proof that she is NOT a bad housekeeper. The smart a$$es on here must have IQs so low that it prevents them from getting their own jobs. That's why their advice is "clean it up, be a good wife, cuz the coal pays for everything". I'm also a tenured college professor, and I would never dream of telling someone that my job pays for everything, so clean up after my dirty ass!! It's no wonder this country is in the condition it is, look at the kind of people that are allowed to vote!
#23 Aug 11, 2012
VERY WELL SAID, THANK U!!!!
#24 Jan 3, 2013
Hi all ! I moved in with a man who heats with coal help !!! He has years of build up on his walls how in the heck do I get this off ???? A warm heat but man it's filthy yikes !!!
#25 Jan 19, 2013
go to laundry mat
#26 Jan 20, 2013
Buy a house with a basement were the basement has its own entrance use this entrance when coming home from work.
Put in a bathroom very close to the entrance and if you can very close to were the main sewage pipe comes in the house. Use dark colored tile and dark colored grout in the bathroom including the shower, do not buy a prefab white or tan shower stall.
Place all dirty mining clothes in a trash bag next to the door until you go to the laundry mat. We purchased a separate washer and dryer just for mining clothes but the washer needs to be places close to he main sewage line and put in the largest drain line you can to the washer.
I shower in Joy and wash down the shower with Joy when I am finished, only thing I have found that will cut MOST of the coal dust. Keep a dark color rug in front of the sink to step on. I use dark colored towels as well.
We also run an air cleaner in the basement area to pickup any coal dust in the air from taking my work clothes off.
Pain in the ass yes, but our house is clean.
“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”
Since: Mar 11
Rockin' USA ;)
#27 Jan 21, 2013
Have your Ole' Man STRIP on the back porch BEFORE .entering the home..BEST yet, Hose him down..Wash his clothes OUTSIDE in a BIG TUB!! Hope this helps!!
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