kozel wrote:If you don't mind going outside for the coal, put the bin outside. My bin is outside and there is a top on the bin. It keeps the snow out, but the weather doesn't hurt the coal.
I thought about that Kozel. But then I figured that I had this space where I used to stack about 4 cords of firewood. It was already framed off so all I had to do was enclose it a bit and I had the lumber from a pile I made with an alaskan chainsaw mill.
We'd had some trees go down in a wind and ice storm so I milled them up and they had been drying for a couple of years.
My barn is attached to the house through a summer kitchen where they used to move the cookstove in summertime. It's nice to just walk through there and be able to grab a hod or bucketfull in my slippers.