Coal bin pictures from Riegelsville

Coal bin pictures from Riegelsville

PostBy: kjb501 On: Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:28 pm

Here are my coal bin pictures ... It holds around 4 tons max delivered through the window.
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With coal in it.
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kjb501
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S500

Re: Coal bin pictures from Riegelsville

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:34 pm

She's a beauty! :up: Nice design on the tapered floor. :clap:
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Coal bin pictures from Riegelsville

PostBy: tsb On: Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:41 pm

That's about some nasty looking coal !
Looks like all different sizes and cement dusty.
If it burns, that's all that matters.
tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II


Re: Coal bin pictures from Riegelsville

PostBy: kjb501 On: Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:45 pm

Yeah that was the nasty coal! I agree it looks terrible. This was all the old coal that was here in the house from the 1950s when the original coal furnace was torn out. I was too cheap to waste it, so I burned it up even though it was nearly too big for the auguer. Within 2 weeks it was gone, and then I switched to my proper pea coal .. nice shiny, consistent nuggets from N&B coal in Northampton PA.
kjb501
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S500

Re: Coal bin pictures from Riegelsville

PostBy: Razzler On: Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:40 pm

kjb501 wrote:nice shiny, consistent nuggets from N&B coal in Northampton PA.


Welcome to the Forum kjb501 did you ask what breaker they get there coal from? I stoped at the yard two times but there wasn't anyone thare to talk to. Nice bin! ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman SF 250

Re: Coal bin pictures from Riegelsville

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:29 am

Is the auger stock from AHS or of your own supply.
How well did it handle the bigger stuff?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: Coal bin pictures from Riegelsville

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:18 am

Very nice design and construction on the bin.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Coal bin pictures from Riegelsville

PostBy: kjb501 On: Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:51 pm

Good question - I don't know what breaker they get the coal from actually. I burn Pea size from N&B. I do know that the coal snap crackle pops in the fire though. And I don't seem to be producing what I would call excess clinkers or other waste. It does burn with a pretty decent sulphur smell outside the chimney though. I tried several places in the lehigh valley last november when I finished up my installation - and by then several either wouldn't deliver to riegelsville or already had enough customers apparently (ie no returned calls, etc). So I ended up with N&B by default because their price was in the middle of reasonable and they delivered next day. I stuck with them because their deliveries are very reliable and usually next day. "No hassle" counts for a lot with me even if the coal might be lacking in some minor way.
kjb501
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S500

Re: Coal bin pictures from Riegelsville

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:43 pm

I agree your design looks great, looks like you did your homework. My first thought was that is nasty coal. I thought will that burn? I am glad I am not the only member looking at it that way. I am glad you got free coal, for years I was given coal from many sources with mixed results. :o Last year was my last batch of free coal, it burned great! I wish all free coal burned as well. now I have a stoker requiring rice I believe my free coal days are over :x
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: Coal bin pictures from Riegelsville

PostBy: New Hope Engineer On: Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:26 am

kjb501 wrote:Good question - I don't know what breaker they get the coal from actually. I burn Pea size from N&B. I do know that the coal snap crackle pops in the fire though. And I don't seem to be producing what I would call excess clinkers or other waste. It does burn with a pretty decent sulphur smell outside the chimney though. I tried several places in the lehigh valley last november when I finished up my installation - and by then several either wouldn't deliver to riegelsville or already had enough customers apparently (ie no returned calls, etc). So I ended up with N&B by default because their price was in the middle of reasonable and they delivered next day. I stuck with them because their deliveries are very reliable and usually next day. "No hassle" counts for a lot with me even if the coal might be lacking in some minor way.

if you ever get in a pinch for coal let me know,i can be down your way in 15 to 20 minutes with a load.i have a dealer near my house he is at 190 a ton. :)
mark
New Hope Engineer
 
Stove/Furnace Make: RUSSO
Stove/Furnace Model: CW-2

Re: Coal bin pictures from Riegelsville

PostBy: kjb501 On: Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:33 am

Thanks for the heads up on your coal dealer!
kjb501
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S500

Re: Coal bin pictures from Riegelsville

PostBy: kjb501 On: Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:53 pm

I missed the question about the auger - it came from AHS .. and it mostly ground up the big stuff into dust and jammed THAT into the hopper. LOL So for strength of the motor you can't go wrong.
kjb501
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S500

Re: Coal bin pictures from Riegelsville

PostBy: New Hope Engineer On: Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:30 am

kjb501 wrote:Thanks for the heads up on your coal dealer!

no problem. ;)
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Stove/Furnace Make: RUSSO
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