how much space needed for ton of coal?

how much space needed for ton of coal?

PostBy: coalrunner On: Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:44 am

I know this has been answered before but i cant find it, so how many sq.feet does one ton of hard coal take up?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Clayton
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Re: how much space needed for ton of coal?

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:52 am

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Re: how much space needed for ton of coal?

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:39 am

approx. 40 cubic ft. per ton (give or take).

ex) 4' x 4' x 4' = 64 Ft3 / 40 (ft3/ton) = 1.6 ton.

Take your total bin size in Feet (L x W X H) / 40.
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Re: how much space needed for ton of coal?

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:53 am

Oopse, I have it in my head 43 :bang: The 3 extra cu.' can go towards wood chips. :lol:
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Stove/Furnace Make: axeman anderson
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Re: how much space needed for ton of coal?

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:37 pm

Always good to error on the PLUS side, and make it a tad bigger, just incase your dealer throws a little extra on or not quite exact.
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Re: how much space needed for ton of coal?

PostBy: coalrunner On: Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:41 am

thanks everyone. 40 was in my mind but i needed to know for sure. want to start work on the new 5 ton coal bin
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Stove/Furnace Make: Clayton
Stove/Furnace Model: 1600

Re: how much space needed for ton of coal?

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:46 am

Coalrunner,

Here are pics of my outdoor bin : COAL BIN Pics

I just had it filled with 5 tons of rice. It actually will hold 6 tons but that would require some shoveling to fill the corners and under the stationary part of the roof.



ETA: My pics are about 2/3 way down the page.




Rick
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Re: how much space needed for ton of coal?

PostBy: Chuck_Steak On: Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:10 pm

AA130FIREMAN wrote:43


Richard Petty fan!
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