Finesat Bottom of Coal Bin

Finesat Bottom of Coal Bin

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:52 am

So I try to think about issues I might be up against down the road with my coal setup and plan accordingly.

I am on my 4th year of filling my coal bin with 5 tons of rice each year.

I am wondering if I will eventually get to a point where the bottom is filled with fines and needs to be cleaned out.

Has anyone had this issue? If so, how many years before it becomes a problem and how deep were your fines?

Anyway, appreciate any suggestions, feedback and experiences or even ways to avoid this problem if it is , in fact, a concern.

Thanks
jrn8265
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker 160

Re: Finesat Bottom of Coal Bin

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:07 am

Every time you move coal dust is created, especially during delivery if you're getting delivered with coal truck. If you were to actually look what you'll find below where the chute was is the most fines and the flatter pieces of coal. Those fines will gravitate to the bottom. If you can avoid it never put a new load of coal on top of the old coal. You should try and empty your bin out every year but if that is not possible alternate what side you clean out so you only have one side that is more than year old. If you let it go it's only going to get worse.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Finesat Bottom of Coal Bin

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:16 pm

Good ideas, thanks!
jrn8265
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
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