Carbon12 wrote:My gripe is that the only place they can dump the coal is 150 feet from the door to the boiler room. Down hill and around the corner of the house to the opposite end of the house.
Yes, that is a logistical problem. I can't get the pickup truck to the backside of the house and had the same exercise routine but not quite as far...carrying the buckets from the back of the pickup truck across the yard, down the bilco steps through the basement to the other end of the house.
I built the outside bin that holds close to 2 ton back there at the basement window by the stoker and the loader barely makes it through to fill it. The coal bunker about 300' away is where the bulk is stored until it is loader'ed into the bin and it is then vac'ed inside to the day bin.