Storing coal

Re: Storing coal

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:46 am

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.




Rick
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: Storing coal

PostBy: KLook On: Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:35 am

I would question how you are going to maintain a dry hole through the wall of the basement. Hopefully, you have good drainage already In place around the foundation. A well done job with water plug will do it but care has to be taken or you will have water pouring into the boiler room. I have seen many homes with no perimeter drain or just dirt put up against the foundation. Punch a hole through this and build a box and you have a funnel to the basement. Prehaps the foundation is sticking up out of the ground some distance?

Kevin
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman (Back In Maine)
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: Storing coal

PostBy: xandrew245x On: Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:15 pm

KLook wrote:I would question how you are going to maintain a dry hole through the wall of the basement. Hopefully, you have good drainage already In place around the foundation. A well done job with water plug will do it but care has to be taken or you will have water pouring into the boiler room. I have seen many homes with no perimeter drain or just dirt put up against the foundation. Punch a hole through this and build a box and you have a funnel to the basement. Prehaps the foundation is sticking up out of the ground some distance?

Kevin



I understand your concern, I installed my share of pipes and wires through external brick walls, we cement them up real well, and haven't had an customer complain about any issues so far.

From what I can tell the top two block are actually exposed, but brick covers it on the outside, my sump pump line goes out right below the second block down and outside it is just buried underneath my mulch so that tells me at least 1.5 blocks are above grade and should be no problem.
xandrew245x