Coal bin in the barn

Coal bin in the barn

PostBy: SteveZee On: Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:20 am

I just finished my coal bin in the barn for bulk deliverys. Now I just need to cut a hole for the access door in the side the barn. Any suggestions as to how high up and what size I should make it on the wall? The bin is 4'x4'x10' plus another dog leg spillover section of 6'x4'x6'.
With the bin being 4' deep should I put the delivery door up 4' on the wall? They use 12ton delivery truck with chute/conveyor to do the delivery. I just put the order in today for 5 tons of nut so I need to get that access door cut.
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Re: Coal bin in the barn

PostBy: oros35 On: Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:36 am

I'd ask the company delivering what they would prefer.
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Re: Coal bin in the barn

PostBy: SteveZee On: Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:55 pm

oros35 wrote:I'd ask the company delivering what they would prefer.


yep good plan! I figured that I didn't want to go any lower than the 4' depth of the bin, but I'm going to talk to the delivery guy to make sure it has a lift body. They did say it had a conveyor so we'll see.
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Re: Coal bin in the barn

PostBy: kozel On: Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:35 am

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.
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Re: Coal bin in the barn

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:07 am

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. ;)
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