Coal Bin Plans

PostBy: Yanche On: Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:01 pm

How about using some vertical 2x4s as high as the wall on the outside and then ratchet webbing to keep it from pushing out. Or if you have lots of blocks weave in some like stair steps on the outside as a brace.
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PostBy: crmoores On: Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:41 pm

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.


Hello,
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?
Thanks!
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Re: Coal Bin Plans

PostBy: OILEYMAN8 On: Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:22 pm

TO DO BELIEVE IT WOULD BE SIMPLE TO DUMP IN THAT WINDOW JUST SO LONG AS THE TRUCK CAN REACH THE WINDOW AREA AND CHEAK FOR OVER HEAD WIRES AND TREES
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Re: Coal Bin Plans

PostBy: crmoores On: Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:06 pm

Can anyone guess who is in the Coca~Cola machine cover on the right :?:
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Re: Coal Bin Plans

PostBy: BugsyR On: Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:08 am

The Intimidator, Iron Head, Dale Sr.!! #3

Was he a coal burner? :shock:
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Re: Coal Bin Plans

PostBy: shooter On: Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:13 pm

Does anyone have plans to build a coal bin to hold 3 tons. I am placing it ouside next to my basement window, and am trying to figure out how to make a chute from the box thru the window directlly into the hopper. Want to use pvc piping for the chute. ANy suggestions? Not sure which tool to use to cut the hole at an angle into wood (the wood will cover the window). Thanks p.s. I just bought a new keystoker koker.
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Re: Coal Bin Plans

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:40 pm

2 by 4's and 3/4" plywood should work. 4 by 4 by 8 feet will hold about 3 ton. Make the 2 by 4's in the corners overlap and brace the front corners? Drive pointed stakes in the grund & screw the braces to them. Make a slat door on the front. As the coal get's used remove a slat. When the last slat comes out you walk in.
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Re: Coal Bin Plans

PostBy: Sting On: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:40 pm

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