better coal scoop?

better coal scoop?

PostBy: Tim On: Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:46 am

Hi All,
Well after destroying my piece of crap little coal shovel on the Nut size, I picked up one from Tractor Supply, It wasnt much better..it held up but ya end up chasing coal that falls off the edge at every filling.
SO I DECIDED TO BUILD MY OWN~!, it is 1/16" rolled steel with a nice heavy handle.
check out the pics, Opinions wanted....this Scoop will hold a couple lbs. of coal and I have yet to chase any that didnt want to be burned!....lol
Could possibly turn out a few if anyone wants.
later,
Tim
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Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood
Stove/Furnace Model: Oak #30

Re: better coal scoop?

PostBy: budster On: Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:31 am

..nice work ! ..it is certainly better than anything you could buy in a store..if you decide to make a few and sell them, count me in..Bud..
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Re: better coal scoop?

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:47 am

budster wrote:..nice work ! ..it is certainly better than anything you could buy in a store..if you decide to make a few and sell them, count me in..Bud..


Wow, I'm impressed! Ditto to what Bud said. I'd be second in line if you should decide to make and sell a few. I've been using a feed scoop and I'm on my second in two years. Lisa
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Re: better coal scoop?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:13 am

WOW!!! I too would like one if you decide to build and sell them.
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Re: better coal scoop?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:49 am

Looks good! I have been using a short square shovel to feed the boiler...doesn't look real fancy but it does the job.
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Re: better coal scoop?

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:15 am

Thats Great! whats the width? that might be a good fuel feeder for the jotul. I would be interested too. they do come with the craftsman stamp marking dont they? 8-)
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Re: better coal scoop?

PostBy: ceccil On: Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:08 am

You could stamp them with a stamp not seen much these days. MADE IN USA
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Re: better coal scoop?

PostBy: whistlenut On: Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:08 pm

You just might have a new career. No one sells the quality products we are willing to pay for anymore.....well, some still do, but you could sell every one you can make. Nice job, excellent execution...count me in also.

PS: we need a flat shovel that will slide in the clean-out door for hand-feds that are DURABLE and don't fold up like a .......______________________fill in the blank.....32" long, 6 to 8" at the face, 6 to 8" deep to bring out the stubborn ashes in the back of the boiler. The ash pans a re OK, but that is only about 1/2 the job. :idea:
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Re: better coal scoop?

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:18 pm

Looks nice! How did you roll the curve into the steel?

Poconoeagle wrote: might be a good fuel feeder for the jotul.
A Jutol 507? I had one & someone taught me this: The ash pan does not live in the stove. It is used as a shovel to load the stove as well as a shovel to empty the ashes. That's why it's three sided.
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Re: better coal scoop?

PostBy: Ashcat On: Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:39 pm

Nice scoop, Tim. What is the overall weight? I found a durable, but a bit too small, conventional coal shovel. But side spillage is definitely a problem.

whistlenut wrote: PS: we need a flat shovel that will slide in the clean-out door for hand-feds that are DURABLE and don't fold up like a .......______________________fill in the blank.....32" long, 6 to 8" at the face, 6 to 8" deep to bring out the stubborn ashes in the back of the boiler. The ash pans a re OK, but that is only about 1/2 the job. :idea:

The transfer shovel pictured below is in its third year and going strong. I use it not only for transferring coal from bin to hod, but it's great as a winter driveway ice scraper. Tempered steel scoop, with a deep-enough body to be effective. Fits your desribed needs well, except may be a bit too large. The D-handle would also allow good control for reaching ash in far corners.
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Re: better coal scoop?

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:50 pm

Grainger has them, seems like tractor supply sells them also, I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE THE PRICE, SHOULD BE A GOLD SCOOP :shock: http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/AMPCO-HandSugar-Scoop-4RPP1?Pid=search
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Re: better coal scoop?

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:01 pm

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Re: better coal scoop?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:52 pm

AA130FIREMAN wrote:Grainger has them, seems like tractor supply sells them also, I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE THE PRICE, SHOULD BE A GOLD SCOOP :shock: http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/AMPCO-HandSugar-Scoop-4RPP1?Pid=search

I have that same exact shovel. Except I paid $19 for it from the local Feed Supply by my house.
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Re: better coal scoop?

PostBy: wsherrick On: Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:47 pm

Very nice Tim. Sign me up for two.
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Re: better coal scoop?

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:09 pm

Yup, count me in too. Right now I'm using a plastic version of your scoop I got at Agway. It's only a matter of time before it stays too close the fire and it will be history.
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