Do you have a lock on your outside bin?

Do you have a lock on your outside bin?

PostBy: jkabdoors On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:21 am

With the demand of coal and the shortage that i hear of Rice coal should we lock our bins? I Dont, I feel living where i do is very safe.
jkabdoors
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Do you have a lock on your outside bin?

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:38 am

Where I live, I can't imagine having that problem. They would be far more likely to come in and steal my copper piping than take my coal.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Do you have a lock on your outside bin?

PostBy: theo On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:48 am

yes, 12 gauge, oo buck :shock:
theo
 
Stove/Furnace Make: LL
Stove/Furnace Model: Hyfire 2


Re: Do you have a lock on your outside bin?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:00 am

Does anybody remember my constant posts about "the only stupid questions, are the ones we don't ask? " OK, ya finally got me :clap: toothy Sorry jk, couldn't help myself. ;)
jkabdoors wrote:With the demand of coal and the shortage that i hear of Rice coal should we lock our bins? I Dont, I feel living where i do is very safe.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Do you have a lock on your outside bin?

PostBy: jkabdoors On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:57 am

I feel i am (we-tarted) thanks lol just havin fun
jkabdoors
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Do you have a lock on your outside bin?

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:05 am

In areas where anthracite is still king, your question is actually a quite good one! I just happen to live in an area where people are more likely to be terrified by coal than to desire it enough to steal it.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Do you have a lock on your outside bin?

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:10 am

People that are to lazy to work need to steel, and why would they wan't coal, thats work. They would propably tap an oil tank first :|
AA130FIREMAN
 
Stove/Furnace Make: axeman anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 anthratube

Re: Do you have a lock on your outside bin?

PostBy: oliver power On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:52 pm

LIKE AA130FIREMAN SAYS; Too much work for the thief. Sure isn't fast easy money. It'd take a while. If I ever caught someone stealing some of my coal, I'd assume they fell upon hard times. And are desperately trying to keep thier family warm. And if that's the case (I'd verify), most likely I would call my supplier, and have some coal shipped to thier home. I don't believe in kicking someone when they're down. To answer your question; I'm not concerned about locking my coal bin. Oliver
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Stoker Coal Boiler: KEYSTOKER Kaa-2
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93 & 30-95, Vigilant (pre-Vigilant-II)
Baseburners & Antiques: MANY (Mostly when burning wood)
Stove/Furnace Make: HITZER / KEYSTOKER
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93 & 30-95 , Kaa-2

Re: Do you have a lock on your outside bin?

PostBy: jkabdoors On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:59 pm

Just a question. And like everyone here on this site i would rather give it away to people who need it ( just ask ) already done that. Thanks for the replies Hell we dont lock our doors
jkabdoors
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Do you have a lock on your outside bin?

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:58 pm

No lock and no coal bin just a pile. At $85 a ton they have to work hard to hurt me much.
carlherrnstein
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: combustioneer model 77B
Coal Size/Type: pea stoker/Ohio bituminous

Re: Do you have a lock on your outside bin?

PostBy: Mark (PA) On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:02 pm

No Lock... haven't had cause for one yet...
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Stove/Furnace Make: 1953 EFM SF-520 High Boy
Stove/Furnace Model: Fitzgibbon Boiler

Re: Do you have a lock on your outside bin?

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:49 pm

Well up in these parts where the coal runs $300 a ton plus, I have noticed two things. Since I moved my boiler to inside my locked garage and have the bin next to it, it seems that i no longer go outside and look at my bin and think that there was alot more coal there yesterday than there is today ;) The second , and I'm sure they are not related, my neighbor is all of a sudden buying pallets of coal with his truck. I never knew he had a coal burner :o
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 700. Van Wert 1200.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Do you have a lock on your outside bin?

PostBy: bja105 On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:03 pm

Maybe we're the only one who has had coal stolen?
Our farm has been used as a weekend place most of the 42 years it has been in the family. Until I installed a gas furnace 10 years ago, we heated with but in a gravity coal furnace. Every few years, Dad would have a few tons of coal delivered, in a pile outside the coal chute. ( I don't know why not IN the coal chute.) One day when the road was snow covered, Dad caught the neighbor's kids loading their sleds with our coal! They said that their parents had sent them. I guess they were poor, but they were the kind of people who could have bought a lot of coal if they would have sold all the junk vehicles on blocks in their yard, or scrapped all the mufflers they removed from every vehicle they owned.

Its not the worst thing to have had stolen. Better than the furniture, light fixtures, copper, taxidermy, and booze that have walked away over the years. Much better than the bank barn who's siding now grace's some criminals game room or kitchen table. I can't believe they stole our barn!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Riteway 37
Coal Size/Type: Bit

Re: Do you have a lock on your outside bin?

PostBy: steamup On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:21 pm

No people around me can burn buckwheat, so my pile is safe for now.

I have had problems with my wood pile shrinking in years past. I have thought about putting in a security camera but didn't want to spend the money to catch someone stealing wood.

You need CSI type evidence or catch them red-handed anymore to convict someone. Take a shot at them and you will be the one going to jail.
steamup
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130, Keystoker K-6
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Coal Size/Type: pea, buck, rice

Re: Do you have a lock on your outside bin?

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:45 pm

I have had the crosshairs on peoples asses when they bent over to steal my vegetables out back or steal the pumkins off the roadside stand at night. They don't know how close they came. Worst part is having to see these people face to face and act civil. :mad:
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 700. Van Wert 1200.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck