Have any of you successfully used a vertical standing grain bin (feed bin) with conical discharge for coal storage and dispensing?
Something like the one seen in this link, only perhaps a bit larger (200-300 bushels): http://www.brockgrain.com/products.php?product_id=304
If coal comes in wet and freezes....... These would work great if you want next to the house, the coal came in super dusty dry , and it does not leak water (beware of used ones). My old man is a corn burner and has one behind his house with a flex auger under the sidewalk, through the basement wall, twisting and turning to where it can dump directly over his corn hopper.
Of course he and my brothers grow 5-6 hundred acres of the yellow gold!