coal delivery, bin access?

Re: coal delivery, bin access?

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:13 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:I wanted to build a coal bin too...just too expensive.


Nothing beats some cheap rough cut lumber from a sawmill. Now I was able to save a few bucks by using some material I had around like a bag of shingles and some siding. Plywood is absolutely ridiculous, I blame it on sending it all overseas.
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Anthracite

Re: coal delivery, bin access?

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:51 pm

I used ASB chip board. Seems like it was around $10 a sheet or something like that. I built my bin for under $100 but two sides are basement walls so I really only needed to build half a bin lol.
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: coal delivery, bin access?

PostBy: tcalo On: Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:59 pm

I'm jealous of you guys with basement bins. One day....maybe
tcalo
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Coal Stove
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anthracite


Re: coal delivery, bin access?

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:04 pm

tcalo wrote:I'm jealous of you guys with basement bins. One day....maybe


I dont think I will ever want an indoor bin. Even if I ever get one of those fancy girly stoves I would probably poke a hole through a wall and put the auger into an outside bin. Alot of unwanted dust occurs on delivery, why not keep that outside.
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Anthracite

Re: coal delivery, bin access?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:20 pm

anthony7812 wrote: Alot of unwanted dust occurs on delivery, why not keep that outside.


The coal is usually damp and there is very little dust, most of the dust is created from the bin itself. The coal comes in and it kicks up the dust on the floor or the walls. Take a garden sprayer and wet it down before they start putting coal in. If for any reason the coal isn't damp or not damp enough have a hose ready to wet it down a little in the truck, the nut for example can dry out considerably on long hauls if it's really hot. The rice on the other hand never really dries unless they are getting it from a stock pile and it hasn't rained for weeks, even then it's just a few feet into the pile and it will be damp.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: coal delivery, bin access?

PostBy: dcrane On: Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:26 pm

Richard S. wrote:That's a good setup too Anthony. I used to carry 16D's with me on the truck, for yours I'd pound two set of nails on either side up near the peak somewhere, inside of course. The nails would be so I could hang the chute from a pull strap, open 'er up and watch the bin fill. :)


well clearly most drivers are NOT Richard around here :mad3: They should send these guys to a seminar to learn these tricks of the trade before unleashing them on the public :taz:
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: coal delivery, bin access?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:09 pm

You either use your brain or your back, I preferred using my brain. :) That was all the more important because I was making most of those deliveries myself.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: coal delivery, bin access?

PostBy: Wiz On: Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:42 pm

If I was putting bin outside it would be concrete retaining blocks. Don't need to worry about painting, rotting, etc. Place metal roof on and done. $25 per block.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(

Re: coal delivery, bin access?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:53 pm

'Those aren't that expensive but it's just complete overkill.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: coal delivery, bin access?

PostBy: Wiz On: Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:48 am

Richard S. wrote:'Those aren't that expensive but it's just complete overkill.

Might be complete overkill for some not all.
Wiz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(

Re: coal delivery, bin access?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:38 am

You wouldn't need something like that unless you making a pad for a loader and getting deliveries by the tri-axle load.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite