BULDING AND EXTERIOR COAL BIN FOR 2-3 TONS OF RICE COAL

BULDING AND EXTERIOR COAL BIN FOR 2-3 TONS OF RICE COAL

PostBy: NICHOLEA On: Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:13 pm

HI I AM NEW TO THIS. I HAVE SEARCHED EVERYWHERE FOR PLANS ON HOW TO BUILD AN EXERIOR COAL BIN.I HAVE HAD NO SUCCESS. I NEED IT TO HOLD AT LEAST 2-3 TONS OF RICE COAL. I ALSO NEED IT TO BE EASY TO ACCESS WEATHER ITS FULL OR LOW SINCE I AM ONLY 5FT 3IN.
I DONT WANT TO DO ANYTHING WITH A TARP I WOULD RATHER SOMETHING ENCLOSED WITH A HINGED LID BECAUSE I AM GOING TO HAVE IT ON THE SIDE OF MY ATTACHED GARAGE AND IT WILL BE VISABLE. MY GRADFATER IS BUILDING FOR ME HE IS VERY HANDY AND HAS ALL WOODWORKING TOOLS AND CAN WORK WITH SHEET METAL, SO HE DONT CARE HOW COMPLEX OR SIMPLE. IF ANYONE HAS ANY IDEAS, PLANS OR DIRECTIONS I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT. THANKS!!!!!!!!!
NICHOLEA
 

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:45 pm

For simplicity's sake just make it 4x4x8, that will hold approx 3 tons of coal. A hinged lid or light removable roof makes for easy deliveries however that's not necessary for access to the coal.

(This part is hard to put into words) On one of your 4x4 sides instead of a solid wall leave it open. Place 2x4's or really any width board on both sides of the opening perpendicular to the ground, so you have lip. Cut boards that you can place behind the lip, during delivery you put the boards in as the coal is coming in, the pressure of the coal will hold them against the lip. To visualize this it will be something like a guillotine, the lips being the sides and the slats being the chopper. :P

Leave a small space at the bottom and shovel the coal from there and remove the top slats as you remove the coal. Eventually you'll be able to shovel from the top and once all the slats are removed you can walk right in. 8)

If you check the coal bin picks you'll find a few examples...

http://nepacrossroads.com/viewtopic.php?t=441

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FYI, GENERALLY USING ALL CAPS IN A FORUM IS CONSIDERED SHOUTING AT SOMEONE.... :wink:
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:56 pm

edit: forum acting up again ignor this post...
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite


PostBy: NICHOLEA On: Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:53 am

Thanks for you help!!!!!!!!

and thanks about the fyi I never heard that all caps meant shouting
i never have been a forum member before and i dont chat online.

thanks again nichole :) :)
NICHOLEA
 

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:09 pm

NICHOLEA wrote: I never heard that all caps meant shouting
i never have been a forum member before and i dont chat online.

No problem, if you don't know you don't know. just figured I'd tell you, some people get uptight over stuff like that. :lol:
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:41 pm

I'm going deaf anyway, I could barely hear her. :)
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

PostBy: PACKERFAN On: Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:27 pm

I recently built a basic shed like the other guy was talking about and believe me, I'm no carpenter.

I pre-fabbed three walls using 2x4 studs 16 inches on center like usual framing. The two sides were 6 feet in length by 5 feet high. I built a standard roof with equal pitch.

Roofing sheeting was used for the walls and then I weather proofed it with stain. Built a standard entrance door only I put a 2x10 kicker on the bottom to stop the coal from running out when you open the door.

Very basic shed, holds 3 ton and total cost of lumber was $160. Works great.

good luck!
PACKERFAN
 

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:57 pm

Packerfan, can you post some photos of your coal bin on the 'coal bin pics' thread?

Greg L


Here: http://nepacrossroads.com/viewtopic.php?t=441
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

PostBy: PACKERFAN On: Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:15 pm

LS FARM .... I'm not that great with computers so give me a couple of days. I'll figure it out one way or another.
PACKERFAN