I need to work on my coal bin project!

I need to work on my coal bin project!

PostBy: GoodProphets On: Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:15 pm

SO it is time for me to start on my coal bin(s)

Being in a sticky situation here, limits ALOT of things.

Ok, here it goes.

I have a front window that is to the left of my front door.
It is approx 20 ft from the curb. I have large trees out front (look at my avitar) to where
I do not think a deliver guy could raise it enough to get the angle of attack.
Plus, the coal then would have to be transfered into the other room to the bin

SO, I have two coal chutes on the side of my house,
one goes to the boiler room, which is not where my coal will go.

But the other is into the room where my bin will (should be).
If I do a 4x8x4 or 5 high, I could get 4 ton deliveries.
PROBLEM is this is my neighbors driveway.
I DO NOT want to rely on any type of agreement for allowance verbal or not.
It would be a PERFECT chute though.
And it would probably only take a simple phone call and ask.
It is a rental, which they just purchased a couple months ago.
But who knows...things could happen and I dont want to tie up the driveway in snow or damages from the weight.

So I think I came up with my only way.

My outside basement entrance is on the other side or the house (left)
My driveway runs that side, and a coal truck could pull in straight, back up to the side porch and chute it into (design will be coming below) basement.
Then it could pull straight and turn around at end of driveway to pull back out to street. done.

Now, my thinking has so many variables because of the numerous options.

I was thinking of buying a pallet jack to start.
Then building 3x3x4ft or 3x4x4ft "bins" that would take a ton or so each. I would make maybe say 5 or 10 of them. (approx $50 piece or so)

So the delivery could load one, and I switch out of an empty to continue (approx 1 minute to switch out) until the load is complete
My guess is 4 tons or so total.

I could then pallet jack a full bin over to the auger.
When almost empty or empty, I just pull out that one and then pallet jack a full one to the auger.

It in theory would be about the same as the 1 ton sacks some are using on skids etc.

Now, I could also set my full 4x8x4 bin to just grain auger each individual 3x4 into, but I would still need the small 3x4 anyway,
so I should just make that my stoker auger bin themselves.

Any ideas?
I will have to add video/pics on this if it is hard to understand.

Thanks,
Rob
GoodProphets
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Anthra Rice
Other Heating: 3 Fireplaces

Re: I need to work on my coal bin project!

PostBy: GoodProphets On: Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:21 pm

I could also build a 4x8 bin near my outside entrance to chute deliveries into, then
auger into 55 gallon drum or something?

Might even be able to put the 55 gal drum into the boiler room, so we wont have to knock out the wall.
GoodProphets
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Anthra Rice
Other Heating: 3 Fireplaces

Re: I need to work on my coal bin project!

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:29 pm

Sounds like with your lay-out--the outside bin & auger would be ideal. I've seen posts of guys doing some nice things auger wise. I'm not sure exactly what I'd put in the search box (top right corner here) but I bet you'd get some good ideas--plus I'm sure you'll get some good feed back from the auger guys :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix