Below are some common questions we are asked about the CharCone and it’s uses. Please contact us directly if you need more information or you would like to have your question posted.
Any wood or woody material that is less than 1″ thick and is dry (seasoned for at least 2 months after trimming or dead wood) and less than 12″ long. Anything “woody” can be used including hedge trimmings and decorative grass stalks. For a complete list of recommended feed stock click here.
Do not burn any non-organic material in the CharCone. This includes all plastic, rubber, and metal and most cloth. Also, do not burn any treated wood. This includes, painted, stained or pressure treated wood. In addition, do not burn any poisonous or dangerous plants such as poison ivy. Leaves will work, but only if very dry and in small, light additions. As a rule, the lighter the wood product the more ash and less charcoal will be produced.
The CharCone currently (4/16) sells for $549.00 plus shipping. Shipping costs are between $40-60 and are sent UPS small package delivery. Shipping time is 1-5 business days depending on how close you are to western Massachusetts.
The CharCone is manufactured by SpitJack in western Massachusetts in a couple of different fabrication facilities and is assembled, packaged and shipped from the SpitJack warehouse. The metal and fabric covers are both made in China.
The CharCone is designed to be “authority friendly” in most situations when used as directed. That being said, you should always check with your local fire department before purchasing or using the CharCone. They will let you know about any burn regulations either local, regional or state that might affect how or when you can use it. Don’t forget to mention that you might be cooking while using it!
Good question. The best use is to grind it up, mix it with some good organic compost and dig it into a garden bed or other plantings. If you can’t do this (or have so much charcoal you are seeking other uses), see if your neighbors want any. Getting it to your local landfill can’t hurt – in fact it will help reduce odors and emissions – but you might have to pay for that.. You can always use it for fuel (cooking or heating) but that will negate the carbon and environmental value.