billw wrote:It's definitely getting delivered. The bin will be accessible through a garage door.
Make sure you put the access for the bin as close to the garage door as possible. Personally i hated putting it through garage doors because a) your restricted on the height of the chute and b) they were always too far back. I'll put it to you this way, putting it through a garage door is pain in the ass. Only way its simple is if the height is like a commercial garage...
What I would suggest instead is if you have an area where the truck can get really close to the building without any overhead obstructions to cut out a window or opening with the bottom sill about 6 feet off the ground as centered as possible. Wider is better but a absolute minimum of one cinderblock, they even make metal doors this size if its ciderblock. Put the inside entrance as far away from this opening as possible. By the size you describe I could get 6--8 ton in an opening like that without touching a shovel and maybe more. Putting it through a garage door even if the opening for the bin is right near the front cuts that in about half... truthfully.
That's assuming you're getting it delivered by a competent coalman with a high lift.
As far as coal quality goes just make sure its reputable dealer but that is not exactly easy either because I know more than few people that were shocked by either the amount of coal they got from me or the quality compared to others... I'm not selling either so don't ask.