xandrew245x wrote:So, I never really had my first question answered, If I were to get my coal delivered in the summer, which I plan on doing would it stay dry in an outside bin that has a lid on it. I was talking to someone and they said I would have to keep my coal stored indoors or else it would get wet and I would lose a lot of btu output.
As long as you have the ability to get in the bin and break up the frozen clumps, there is no issue. We get delivery of rice in September/October and it dries enough to not be an issue. Just make sure you have a good tarp or covering on the roof and adequate ventilation and you should be OK for even a late fall delivery.
After all you are not living in Maine or other climates where it freezes early.