NEPAForum Admin wrote:Welcome to the forum Bill, where do you want to put your bin? Inside or outside? How many ton do you want it to hold?
There's all kinds of ways to do it depending on the material you want to use, space avaialable etc. . My two big suggestions concern making sure you have easy access. If for example you build it outside make the roof removeable, on hinges etc. As long as you can prop it up somehow is fine. Build a access door with slats like a guillotine on the side of the bin, as the coal is removed from the top of the bin you remove the slats one by one. Once you get them low enough you can go right into the bin to get to the coal that is not acessible instead of climbing over the top.
I just put a knowledge base online and I have been meaning to make up some basic plans for the last century now, maybe I'll get to it one of these days.
I am wondering if a truck can deliver coal down a chute through my basement window and allow me to store some coal inside? The window hole measures about 30" wide x 11" high (pic attached). I would build a box about 5' x 5' x 5'. The chute would need to come in at an angle because the box would be lightly to the right of the window. Is this enough room?