Getting Coal next week!

Getting Coal next week!

PostBy: WNY On: Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:17 pm

Already thinking of stocking up, called the coal guy and hopefully next Wed.

He's not too busy yet, so I got right in and on the list! Normally after Sept. into Oct/Nov. it's a 4-6 week waiting list!

I will have 4 - 4.5 ton delivered.!! :) Let's hope I built the bin big enough!
WNY
 
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PostBy: coal berner On: Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:33 am

Hey Wny/Dave if i read your measurements right 4x6x12= 7.2 tons I think you should call and order more coal :lol: you will have lots of room left over with 4 to 4.5 tons 4x4x12= 4.8 tons 4x4x10= 4.0 tons nice bin see ya :)
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:29 am

Wishful thinking... :P
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PostBy: WNY On: Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:08 am

It's Approx. 4' x 12' x 4-5' High. should be enough!

Thanks!! :)
WNY
 
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PostBy: ewcsretired On: Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:08 pm

I get 5.5 tons in mine and I have basically the same size.
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PostBy: WNY On: Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:21 pm

Sounds good. I can alway push it up higher in the back, my walls go all the way to the floor joists (approx 6'). So it should be fine!
WNY
 
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PostBy: coal berner On: Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:46 pm

WNY wrote:It's Approx. 4' x 12' x 4-5' High. should be enough!

Thanks!! :)
then you are looking at 5.4 tons
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
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Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:59 am

NOrmally we burn 2.5-3 ton, but bigger house and a bigger stove, probalby use a bit more, so I should be safe with the 4-4.5 tons.

I will put the other stove either in the attached garage to heat the back of the house OR in my new garage (Once built) if I need some heat!!
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
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PostBy: WNY On: Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:27 pm

Well, the coal man cometh....4.75 Ton.!!! :)

Here we are setting up with the chute/auger.

Filling the bin.

I filled the first bin about 4-5' high in the back and 3.5-4' in the front (give me room to push it back and about half in the overflow bin.

First time, make sure you have enough room to PUSH it over if needed, the chute was just dumping just inside the bin, I had to push it to the back with my homemade 2x3 pusher and a shovel. I had about 4 more feet beyond the large pipe that had to be filled.

I also put a board in to direct it farther back into the bin...buired now!

Phew, it was almost 85 Degrees out, only took about 45 mins.
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PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:48 pm

Chrome wheels on the coal truck! :thumbleft: .
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PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:12 pm

I'm glad everyone is still around. No, I haven't built a coal bin yet, been too busy. I guess I'd better get moving soon.....
Best regards to all!

John
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:27 am

coaledsweat wrote:Chrome wheels on the coal truck! :thumbleft: .


Thats not a coal truck, thats a dump truck with coal in it. :P

Here's a coal truck, this BTW was one owned by Great Grandfather.
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PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:16 am

That one should have alloys. Is that a Ford? What is the mechanisim called to lift the body like that?
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PostBy: Yanche On: Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:08 am

coaledsweat wrote:What is the mechanisim called to lift the body like that?

It's called a "scissors dump" as distinguished from a "scissors lift" which just lifts the cargo still keeping it in the horizontal plane.
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:22 pm

It's all steel, most of these were made prior to the 70's. Just about anyone you see will have been made before then. They don't wear out, that particular one is sitting in yard. Not sure what manufacturer but probably a Ford.

As Yanche mentioned it could be called a scissors dump but most refer to it as a Hi-Lift.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite


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